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Quarantines, school closures and advice on preventing the spread of illness sound all too familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. But such news stories also appeared in local newspapers more than 100 years ago when the Spanish flu and an infantile paralysis (polio) outbreak raged thro…

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Strasburg resident Eva Mae Pifer, 93, was born almost a decade after the Spanish flu attacked the valley. But her life has been marked by the pandemic that killed her father-in-law, Joseph Edwin Pifer Sr.

Volunteers at the Strasburg Museum have been working on new projects and upcoming exhibits while the museum remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strasburg Town Council members during a Monday night work session started discussions on a project that could bring new revenue into town and improve cellphone service for Verizon users.

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After a nearly week-long search for a Strasburg man who led police on a multi-county chase Sunday evening, police said they arrested Justin Cook and his father on Thursday.

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Judge Dennis L. Hupp joined the Strasburg Town Council meeting Tuesday night to swear in the members who won their seats in May.

A Strasburg man was still at large Monday after a chase by Strasburg police from town to Warren County and back failed to result in an arrest Sunday evening.

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The new Town Council in Strasburg is leaving the remnants of the last council in place for the time being.

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In its last act as a Town Council, Strasburg council members voted on Monday night not to condemn a piece of property in the Strasburg Business Park that would have led to allowing the town to extend Borden Mowery Drive to Radio Station Road.

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Several of the area’s localities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations and festivities this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others plan to hold Independence Day events either as scheduled or at a later date.

The Strasburg Town Council approved a $13.9 million budget Tuesday for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. It was reduced from about a $17 million budget previously under consideration before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In 1943, Lana Le Vine’s father, Leo J. Farber, wrote a postcard from a German prisoner of war camp in Poland to his college football coach at the University of Dayton.

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Several local law enforcement leaders condemned the actions of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd last week that ultimately ended in Floyd’s death and sparked nationwide demonstrations protesting police brutality against African Americans.

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Brandy Hawkins Boies won the single contested mayoral election in Shenandoah County on Tuesday, picking up 44% of the vote to unseat incumbent Richard Orndorff Jr. 

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Strasburg Town Council members say they are ready to advertise a budget for citizens to comment on but some pieces are still up in the air.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Shenandoah County Registrar Lisa McDonald said she hopes all eligible voters will participate in Tuesday’s election and that her office is doing every thing possible to ensure safety.

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Strasburg Town Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution asking Shenandoah County to consider a more equitable way of funding the current and future landfills used by everyone in the county.

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With just over a month to go before the town’s budget is due, Strasburg Town Council members continued to fine-tune a proposal that has seen major changes due to COVID-19.

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When the coronavirus pandemic began in the region and it seemed like changes to guidelines were being made daily, Jackie Ferguson wasn’t sure what would happen to her Queen Street Diner in Strasburg.

When local military historian Neil Thorne learned of a Strasburg sailor believed to have been buried at sea during World War II, he wanted to know more. He found out pretty quickly that the story he heard had some conflicting details.

Before raising water and sewer rates to help cover the expense of repairing outdated infrastructure and overhauling its meters, Strasburg sat down with an engineering firm to look at the best way of pushing costs up over time that will have the smallest impact on its residents.

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When one of the Strasburg’s largest employers shut down earlier this year the mayor and town manager went to work on how it would affect the town’s budget — their early jump served them well to deal with another blow when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Virginia.

Strasburg Town Council members gave the town manager and town attorney the green light to move forward with setting up a new contract for the town to continue providing curbside trash pickup on Tuesday night.

Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity has extended its homeownership application deadline, giving area residents struggling to afford a new home another option for future housing.

Easter is on Sunday, and around the area, church communities are preparing to celebrate together while maintaining their physical distance.

Some Strasburg Town Council members objected to the idea that COVID-19 has brought “disaster” to the town and voted against an ordinance that allows members to meet virtually rather than in person.

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Town governments might need to wait until May to see how the coronavirus epidemic hurts their bottom lines.

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One day last week, a piece of banana bread when down the wrong pipe for Becky Moser and she spent 10 minutes trying to get a cough under control. She said she “immediately” thought she had the coronavirus and her anxiety level kicked through the roof so much that she made herself go to sleep.

STRASBURG – The town's Recreation, Parks and Trails Committee discussed current and potential park policies during its meeting on Thursday.

A local dog recently won an award after taking part in one of the largest and most prestigious dog shows in the world — the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which was held last month in New York City.

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STRASBURG – Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. announced Wednesday that he will seek reelection in the upcoming May election, despite ongoing legal troubles.