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.
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.
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.
John Pope, who owns Cooling Pond Brewery with his wife Lori, has six beers on tap so far and another six on the way. The brewery opened in March off Zachary Taylor Highway (Rt. 522).
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.
Doreen Kaiser (l) received the William G. Thomas Educator of the Year Award, and Cheryl Seay (r) received the Chuck L. Tingler MVP Award.
The schools are buying 127 acres south and west of the middle and high schools to make room for a future career and technical education building and more school bus parking. The total cost to purchase the two properties is $500,000.
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.
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.
Jakayla Ragland (l) asks Louisa County High School seniors Hayden Bunting and Cayden Apple-Hollins to sign a petition which she plans to take to the school board to appeal the school’s dress code.
Max Montana practices a speech in front of his teammates in preparation for the VHSL Class 4 state championship this Saturday at Clover Hill High School.
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.
Raises for teachers, classified employees and administrative staff at Louisa County Public Schools, as well as the addition of several new positions are on the table for next year’s school budget.
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.
Rob and Janet Sarnoski were married 32 years ago on Valentine’s Day. The couple has four grown children and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren (l to r) Aria and Bella.
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.
Sal Anile meets every week at Louisa County Middle School with Katherine Rice, who has been a mentor to him since he was in the second grade.
Connor Stanton and Jack Bono learned how to input commands into small mice robots to help them navigate a maze as part of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School’s STEAM night activities.
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.
Colleen Hensley is coming back to her job in the communications division of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, and will have to work Christmas morning instead of spending it with her three young children and two teenage stepchildren.