John Nedza planted his first Christmas tree seedlings 35 years ago. They have been growing pretty well for him since then. With the holiday season over, it’s time for him to get back to tending the trees at Windrush Christmas Tree Farm on Jouett School Road.

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Without any political connections, the young men of the Louisa County High School Class of 1943 had a good idea what awaited them. As the war raged in Europe and the Pacific, it was a certainty that any healthy 18-year-old would be drafted.  

In 2016, Janine Desrochers was worried because she was late for her mammogram.

A new fitness instructor is making a name for herself at the Betty J. Queen Center.

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Anyone looking to add some color to their day would do well to visit the newest exhibit at the Louisa Arts Center’s Purcell Gallery.

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Dennis Harbin’s interest in airplanes began with building model airplanes with his father in their hometown of Flint, Michigan. Their focus then grew toward larger projects after the two of them joined the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1963.

Jack Buckley, 14, wrote, directed, produced and starred as a voice actor in his 87-minute animated film “Remnants” which will premiere in Charlottesville June 22.

Maggie Suhling, a Mineral native, is currently working towards becoming a U.S. Naval Aviation Warfighter.Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Finley.

Jennifer Choffel took to social media to try and locate her dog, Max, after he ran off following a car accident on Courthouse Road. After eight days and more than 5,000 shares on Facebook, her persistent search resulted in her family’s joyful reunion with their beloved dog. Photos submitted …

Austin Mills grapples with an opponent during a home meet in his senior season. He hopes to continue the success he had at Louisa in college and will be wrestling for the Southern Virginia University Knights beginning in the 2019-20 season.File Photo.

The elegant 80s ladies pictured include Jan Coulter (l to r), JoAnne Urion, Beverly Ellis, Pauline Harris, Jo Owens, Mary Weiner and Evelyn Ross. Not pictured are Willie Wood Biscoe, Darlene Gerwitz, Dottie Pritchard and Peggy Rower.

The Louisa County High School Envirothon team consists of (front row, l to r) Gwyneth Swan, Moriah Moss and Shayla Carter, and (back row, l to r) Coach Jake Sarmiento, Gordon “Buddy” Alexander, Tyler Gibson, Tavon Whalen, Jacob Barlow, Coach Kim Jancaitis-Martinak, Coach Logan Horne.

Rachel Mills, a sophomore in the Louisa County High School Horticultural Class waters trays of marigolds to keep them fresh for the plant sale that began May 1.

Kendall Carter watches fellow Moss-Nuckols Elementary School first-grader Ma’Nya Johnson-Allen put the finishing touches on her kindness rock.

Through a division-wide vote and a nomination process that involved Louisa County Public Schools students, staff and community members, six certified employees and seven classified employees have been honored for their excellent work.

Surrounded by cheering students, Kate Fletcher crosses the finish line at Jouett Elementary, just over seven hours after starting at Moss-Nuckols Elementary.

Moriah Moss plays the role of the beloved character, The Cat in the Hat, the story’s narrator in “Seussical: The Musical” playing in the Alan Jackson Theater at the high School Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Photo courtesy of Louisa County Public Schools

Ira Wallace is the 2019 recepient of the American Horticultural Society’s Paul Ecke Jr. Commercial Award. She, along with other award recepients, will be honored at the Great American Gardeners Award Ceremony and Banquet on June 21.

Surrounding Miss Louisa 2019 Taylor Talley (c) are from left, second runner-up Nicole Harlow, first runner-up Jayde Tucker, Miss Louisa 2018 Carley Knight and Miss Congeniality Jessica Faith Hopkins.

Louisa County High School’s speech team of Ashton Lonce (l-r), Hannah Gissing, Max Montana, Cameron Horton, Megan Hall, Tyler McDaniel, Anjelina Watson and India Bachelor placed second in the Super Region 4B tournament at Chancellor High School on March 2. Montana, Hall, McDaniel and Bachelo…

Jouett Elementary School student Owen Yarrington (c) won the 2019 Black History Trivia Contest sponsored by The Kerry Wynn Why Not Me Foundation Tuesday. Behind him are Jouett Elementary School Principal Justin Griggs (l) and NFL player Kerry Wynn (r).(Photo by Louisa County Public Schools)

Caitlyn Davis, of Tammy Brown’s cosmetology class, provided guests of the CTE Showcase with hair cuts and styles and hand massages Feb. 22, 2018, as members of the community came to see which technical and vocational skills were being taught at Louisa County High School’s Career and Technica…

Louisa County Middle School student Danielle Gordon displays a heart she filled out for the Rainbow of Confidence project designed to help students learn to appreciate themselves. By the end of lunch period on Feb. 12, a stack of hearts several inches thick had been collected at the school.

Layaunna Burruss, a student in Jessica Mehlhaff’s third-grade classroom at Trevilians Elementary School, reads from the book she published. Her book was one of 12 chosen for publication.

Dozens of students, parents and community members attended Louisa County Middle School’s Financial Fitness Night on Jan. 9. Attendees enjoyed a potluck dinner.

Louisa County Public Schools students have missed six full school days in the first semester, largely due to weather-related factors. In addition, they have also experienced four two-hour delays and an early dismissal.