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Bailey, Shruntz out; Kline in on Election Day

WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County voters ousted two supervisors and replaced two School Board members in a wave of change during Election Day on Tuesday. Cindy Bailey and Marsha Shruntz, who represent the 4th and 5th districts on the Board of Supervisors, were denied second terms by challengers Karl Roulston and Dennis Morris, respectively. Shelby Kline, a retired teacher and school principal, beat two fellow opponents to claim the District 5 School Board seat being vacated by two-term incumbent Irving “Skeeter” Getz. The other two seats up for grabs were won by candidates who ran unopposed. While challengers and political novices reigned over most of the ballot, incumbent District 1 Supervisor Dick Neese snuck past his opponent, Karen Kwiatkowski, by 73 votes to earn a fifth term in office.  

Valley Health prepares for future hospital in Warren County

FRONT ROYAL — Although a timeline for the construction of a new acute care hospital off Leach Run Parkway is unknown, Valley Health recently took preliminary steps to get ducks in a row through a series of deals with Warren County Public Schools. Valley Health purchased about 150 acres off Leach Run Parkway in 2008 for $2.6 million. Of that land, the hospital may cover about 25 acres. The land is currently zoned agriculture and open-space preservation, and would have to be re-zoned before construction. Valley Health recently received about 0.5 acres of land on the southeast corner of Leach Run Parkway from Warren County Public Schools, which the hospital will use for storm water management and signage. The schools, in return, were given a small patch of land adjacent to Warren County Middle Schoolís track and field.
The Warren Sentinel /  11-10-2017  

Phenix edges out Woodward to take supervisors’ chair, Bailey takes reins as school board chairman

LURAY ― The county will see new leadership in the coming year, when two top seats see new chairmen. Dr. Morgan Phenix will take the helm of the Page County Board of Supervisors, while Randy Bailey will take the reins as school board chairman. In Tuesday's general election, Phenix won the supervisors' chair with about 56 percent of Page County voters throwing their support behind the independent challenger, according to unofficial results by the Virginia Department of Elections. Two-term supervisors' chairman Johnny Woodward earned 2,768 votes, while Phenix garnered 3,540, winning the most votes in each of the county's five districts.
Page News and Courier /  11-10-2017  

New EACC director hired; police chief search continues

ELKTON — Elkton’s search for a police chief is expected to continue into next month, at least, but a new director for the Elkton Area Community Center is in place. Wayne Printz, the town’s mayor and acting town manager, said Tuesday that 17 people have applied to lead the Elkton Police Department. Elkton’s Personnel Committee has called a meeting for Nov. 21 to narrow the list of candidates to be interviewed by members of Town Council. Aaron Hammer resigned as the town’s police chief in early October to accept a deputy’s position with the Page County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Junior Kite was appointed interim chief by Town Council in accordance with the Town Charter.
The Valley Banner /  11-10-2017  
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Critical Access status remains at Page Memorial

LURAY ― Page Memorial Hospital will retain its critical access designation, Valley Health officials recently announced. That status ― which PMH received in 2005 ― “ends a six-month process undertaken by the Valley Health System and PMH to document and defend the continued legitimacy” of its designation, according to a March 4 news release issued by Valley Health. In August the local hospital was notified by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy that it no longer met the requirements for the Critical Access Hospital designation.
Page News and Courier /  03-09-2016

Elkton has yet to advertise for the town manager’s position

ELKTON – The town is heading into the budget season without a town manager. Towns and cities in Virginia must pass a budget by June 30 each year, the day prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year. Council fired former town manager Kevin Whitfield on Feb. 5. (Whitfield said he submitted his resignation on Jan. 25 and gave a March 31 departure date.) On Feb. 8, Mayor Wayne Printz said the town would be advertising for the town manager’s position in the near future.
The Valley Banner /  03-09-2016

Planners grapple with living center details

ELKTON – The town’s Planning Commission continued its work on how to add transitional living centers to the Elkton’s ordinance last week. The commission is attempting to create some guidelines for the homes, which local resident Pham Chopra has said he plans to open in town in the future for drug and alcohol addicts and victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. Currently, the town’s ordinance doesn’t mention transitional living centers.
The Valley Banner /  03-09-2016

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Local Sports

Jardine wins comeback bout in Utah

Unsure of how his surgically repaired left shoulder would hold up in his first mixed-martial arts fight in nearly a year, former Warren County graduate Brock Jardine passed the test with flying colors as he won his comeback bout with a second-round TKO over WEC vet Blas Avena.
05-11-2012

PCHS Field Gets Knighted

In an 8-0 victory over Wilson Memorial on Wednesday night, Knight - a retired four-time state champion volleyball coach - picked up softball win No. 420 in his 31st season.
05-11-2012

Page County names new football coach

Bridgewater assistant headed to Panther Country
05-07-2012

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