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A Day No Pigs Would Be Chased: Virus cancels fair plans

FRONT ROYAL — A fatal virus infecting millions of baby pigs across the U.S. has caused the cancellation of the popular pig scrambles at area fairs this year.

Bluegrass jams deemed a success

ELKTON – The first five months of a resurrected bluegrass jam were a success. That’s the word from Don DePoy, who together with his wife Martha Hills, organized the jam. The events, which were held every Tuesday evening at the Elkton Area Community Center, began in late January and finished for the summer on June 24. DePoy said $667 was raised for the nonprofit Shenandoah Music Trail from the events. That’s not counting $800, or $50 a night, that went to the Elkton Area Community Center.
The Valley Banner / 07-14-2014

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging returning to normal after financial scandal

FRONT ROYAL — With the exception of the diversion of most of its fundraising dollars to debt payments, Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) leaders say the nonprofit that assists senior citizens in the region has returned to relatively normal operations. Services provided to clients are increasing, Executive Director Cathie Galvin said, as are donations to the organization. That’s great news for the agency, which suffered financially for months after a financial scandal was uncovered in 2011.

Elkton mayoral election will be a three-person race

ELKTON – Mayor Roy Davis decided not to run again, but there will be plenty of competition for the seat come Nov. 4. Current Councilmen Joshua Gooden and Wayne Printz filed for the two-year mayor term, along with former councilman Randell Snow.
The Valley Banner / 06-23-2014

Elkton council raises rates on water, sewer, electricity

ELKTON – Water, sewer and electric rates are going up for Elkton residents, but not trash. Council on Monday approved 1.6 percent increases in water and sewer rates and a 4 percent increase in electric rates, but unanimously nixed a 1.6 percent increase in trash collection fees.
The Valley Banner / 06-18-2014

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