Madison churches pledge support for county schools
Madison County Public Schools Superintendent Anna Graham. MadRapp file photo. Madison County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent of Schools Anna Graham updated members of the Madison Ministerial Association at their monthly meeting on May 24 on upcoming needs to support students in the school system for the next school year. MCPS District Summary Cover by Chuck Jackson on Scribd Snack Bags for reach it through reading In early July, teachers will be delivering books to students in grades K-5 in the "Reach It Through Reading” program which encourages children to read throughout the summer. In Madison, Graham said that "there are a lot of kids who are hungry in the summer,”...
Graves' Mountain Music Festival puts Virginia bands in spotlight
Roots will be showing at the 29th annual Graves' Mountain Community Heritage Music Festival in Madison County. Bluegrass bands with ties to Madison and the surrounding area will be well represented, and there will be a variety of activities celebrating storytelling, the yoga community and the student-teacher bond. The festival,...
Strasburg wins shootout, 4-3
Deadlocked in a scoreless tie after 100 minutes of regulation, two overtime and two sudden-death periods, it came down to a shootout Wednesday afternoon to see whether host and No. 2 seed Madison County (16-6) and No. 3 Strasburg (16-4) would advance to the VHSL Class 1 state boys soccer championship round. SLIDESHOW: VHSL Class 1B SF – Strasburg at Madison. MadRapp photos by Amber Woodson. MadRapp VIDEO: Shootout. Strasburg’s Holden Mrizek hit his shot from the point, kicking the ball high into the right side of the net, giving the Rams’ their fourth point. The win puts Strasburg into Friday’s regional championship against unbeaten Clarke County (21-0), who beat Stuarts Draft...
Greene man arraigned for allegedly torching Rose Park UMC
The Stanardsville man accused of setting fire to Rose Park United Methodist Church in Wolftown back on January 25, 2023 had his arraignment on five related felony charges Wednesday morning in Madison County Circuit Court. David Gordon Netting’s case had been delayed several months while court-appointed psychologists evaluated the 45-year-old Greene County resident for competency and his sanity at the time of the January offenses. The court first appointed Charlottesville-based Jennifer E.M. Rasmussen, Psy. D., to perform the evaluations. Two weeks later, the court appointed Bay Forensic Psychology of Norfolk after Rasmussen couldn’t meet the timeline ordered by the court. Defense Attorney Michael J. Hallahan II informed the court Wednesday that be...
Community services board launches new program to combat senior food insecurity, social isolation
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS) Area Agency on Aging has launched its new Mobile Outreach Program to address Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) of adults 60 years of age and over who live in Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison or Orange counties. Initially, this program will focus on food insecurity and...
Application submitted to create substance abuse treatment center in Madison
Next week, planning commissioners and supervisors will receive public comments regarding an application to operate a substance abuse treatment center in Madison County. In April, Dr. Christopher von Elten, Noel Jewell and William Manning of NWC Investments LLC (also known as Addiction Allies) applied for a special use permit (SUP) to operate a licensed substance use disorder treatment center on the current 120-acre Sevenoaks Retreat facility. The treatment center would be a licensed day treatment service and intensive outpatient treatment service with overnight guest accommodations. Licensed services would be provided by behavioral health providers with staff on-site to assist with accommodations. All clients and patients would be medically and psychiatrically cleared by a physician prior to receiving services. There would be no detox on-site.
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services introduces new Mobile Outreach Program
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS) Area Agency on Aging has launched its new Mobile Outreach Program to address Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) of adults 60 years of age and over who live in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange or Rappahannock counties. Initially, this program will focus on food insecurity and...
Madison boys one game away from states
Juniors Seth McLearen and Silas Carter both scored second-half goals to life No. 2 Madison County into Wednesday’s VHSL Class 2B boys’ soccer semifinal against third-seed Strasburg. The winner of that game is assured a spot in next week’s state championship round. The goals held up as the Mountaineers (16-4) beat a pesky Central – Woodstock (6-10-2) team that entered the tournament as the No. 7 team in the region. A 35-minute lightening delay held up play in the first half when referees halted play just 17 minutes into the match played on the McLearen pitch. Strasburg (14-4) beat No. 6 East Rockingham, 3-0, in another quarterfinal played Monday. Unbeaten Clarke County (20-0) demolished Luray, Monday, and will meet the Tuesday winner of Stuarts Draft and Mountain View – Quicksburg game on Wednesday in Berryville.
Record gobbler harvest recorded in Virginia this spring
Greene, Madison and Rappahannock counties all saw increases too The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) announced a record harvest of 24,447 turkeys harvested during the 2023 spring turkey season. This represents the highest spring turkey harvest ever recorded in Virginia. The previous record was 20,580 set during the 2015 spring hunting season. Gobbler harvests in Greene, Madison, and Rappahannock counties also saw the increase. Sixty-seven gobblers were taken by hunters in Greene County this past spring, and increase of 25 over 2022. Madison County saw and increase of 38 turkeys harvested and Rappahannock County rose to 168 turkeys killed, bettering 2022 by 20 gobblers. Ryan Brown, DWR Executive Director, stated "Turkey populations remain...
Memorial Day ceremony reminds all to learn from the past to continue our freedom today
Albert Yowell read parts of a letter he uncovered several weeks ago that had been sent by a family friend to his family back on February 9, 1945 at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Madison American Legion Post No. 157. MadRapp VIDEO: Madison’s Memorial Day Ceremony. While the ceremony normally is held outside on the grounds of the county’s War Memorial Building, moving it indoors due to the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of attendees nor lessen a time to remember those who died so we could continue living in freedom. In the letter, Francis Mitchell described his friendship with U.S. First Lieutenant Robert Yowell and that he and his...
Coffey, Cougars Stun No. 2 Madison On The Road
MADISON — There’s something special about Stuarts Draft and the postseason. One year after making a run to the Virginia High School League Class 2 state semifinals in their first season under head coach Chris Henkel, an SDHS alum, the Cougars are gearing up once again. Seventh-seeded Draft...
Gaskins, Page Dominant In Rout Of Mountaineers
SHENANDOAH — If there was any doubt Page County would make noise in the postseason, that was removed Monday. Two massive six-run innings in the second and the fourth propelled the top-seeded Panthers to a five-inning 12-0 shutout of No. 8 Madison County in the Region 2B softball quarterfinals in Shenandoah.
28th Senate District Dems might be holding caucus Saturday
If only one candidate vying for seat, caucus could be canceled The Greene County, Madison County, and Rappahannock County Democratic committees announces the Call to Caucus to select a Democratic Candidate for the Virginia General Assembly’s 28th Senate District, for the General Election on November 7, 2023. All Democrats who are registered to vote in the 28th Senate District may vote in the caucus. The 28th Senate District includes Madison, Culpeper, Greene, Orange, Rappahannock and parts of Fauquier and Spotsylvania Counties. To find out if you vote in the 28th Senate District, you may look up your registration and voting districts. The caucus will take place at the Culpeper County Democratic Committee Office, 205 S. East St., Suite A, Culpeper, Virginia, on Saturday, June 3, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Democratic voters may come and cast their votes any time during the caucus hours. If there is only one candidate, the caucus may be canceled. So far, Culpeper resident Jason Ford has announced his candidacy.
Thompson sex-crimes case will begin Tuesday in Orange Circuit Court
Madison County man now faces just two counts instead of eight When David Wayne Thompson faces a jury of his peers Tuesday morning in the first day of a scheduled three-day criminal trial in Orange County Circuit Court, his attorney will only have to defend two counts rather than the eight he faced eight days earlier. The Aroda resident now stands accused of aggravated sexual battery of a female victim less than 13 years of age and taking indecent liberties with a child less than age 15. The first count took place on November 10, 2018 and the second on November 10, 2019. A grand jury direct indicted him on...
Big changes this week at GMMF but music and downhome feel remains
The 29th-annual Graves Mountain Music Festival – a longtime favorite of Madison County residents and people across the commonwealth and beyond – will offer a major shift this year but one thing’s for sure, music lovers will still get to enjoy downhome music and story-telling at a reduced price for festival-goers. Searching for local up-coming bands and youth musicians, the Graves’ organizers found both lacking. In fact, the search revealed just two local bands and no youth. So, with a new mission statement in place, festival program director Vince May and his team has developed workshops and music sessions that will cater to young and old alike, making it possible...
SEL curriculums should reflect Madison values
Last week’s paper contained a letter that accused me of wanting to end social and emotional learning (SEL) in Madison County Public Schools. Usually I ignore misinformed letters but I feel I ought to respond so the community knows what I really think and intend to push for on this topic.
Described as someone who possesses the three qualities of a great teacher, Erin Mitchell is this year’s Teacher of the Year for Madison County Public Schools. “In my opinion, there are three things that great teachers all have in common,” Madison Primary School Principal Mike Coiner said. “One is a strong professional knowledge base. Simply stated, they are well-versed in best practices. Two, they love and appreciate children, instinctively placing them at the base of their decision-making process. And three, they possess an energy level commensurate with that of a nuclear reactor. You will notice that only one of these three traits can be learned in a classroom, which is why a great teacher is defined, not only by what they do, but also who they are. No one exemplifies these three traits more than Erin.”
Chamber hosts business appreciation dinner
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce held its business appreciation dinner Monday. The event, held at Early Mountain Vineyards, honors local businesses in the county. This year’s dinner, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic, featured food by the Bavarian Chef. The local eatery is celebrating 49 years of business.
Panthers Pull Off Upset Of Top-Seeded Madison
One of the most storied programs in the Shenandoah Valley is suddenly heating up at the right time. Fourth-seeded Page County racked up 14 hits as a team and got a stellar relief outing out of junior Jordan Foster, upsetting No. 1 Madison County 9-7 in the Bull Run District baseball semifinals Tuesday.
All-Bull Run District Baseball Team
1B, Kody Dobyns, Madison County, Sr. 2B, Ryan Williams, East Rockingham, Jr. SS, William Dickey, Madison County, So. 3B, Luke Martz, Rappahannock County, Jr. OF, Wade Fox, Madison County, Sr. OF, Ben Dinkel, East Rockingham, Sr. OF, Zander Jodrie, Mountain View, Sr. C, Joey McNamara, Mountain View, Sr. P, Kody...
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