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Cadets help Wounded Warriors

Earlier this school year, cadets from Thomas Dale High School assisted Wounded Warriors from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the 60th Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention in Washington, D.C.

TDHS JROTC receives community award

The Chester Community Association(CCA) presents a $500 community award to the Thomas Dale JROTC, in part, for their “outstanding participation” in last year’s ChesterFest.

Magnolia Grange: A brief love story

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) held its quarterly meeting at Magnolia Grange Sunday, May 1, in celebration of the 25th year since the site first opened to the public. There, Mary Arline McGuire, former CHSV president and former country treasurer, gave a presentation titled “A Love Story: A Story about a Beautiful, Refined, and Sophisticated Lady Who Has Had Many Lovers, Magnolia Grange,” sharing some early history regarding one of our county’s most beloved historical relics.

High School graduations scheduled June 8-11

More than 4,200 Chesterfield County students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 8-11 at VCU’s Siegel Center.

Sunset Memorial Park plans expansion

Sunset Memorial Park, a perpetual care cemetery and mausoleum in Chester, announces the start of construction of a long-planned expansion at its location at 2901 West Hundred Rd.

Police Blotter

NECHO CT  5/26  Kings Forest.  Item removed from a trailer parked at the side of victim’s residence.   

HOPKINS RD  5/23  Falling Creek Elementary School.  Property removed from the back of a pickup truck while parked at the listed location.  

MAIN ST  5/26  Three unlocked vehicles entered with items taken from one.  

Annexation and feeling neglected

Chesterfield County lost 4.3 square miles in 1954 when Colonial Heights declared its independence from the land of Pocahontas.

Boy Scout Troop 178 held awards meeting

Boy Scout Troop 178 held an awards meeting at the VFW in Chester on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Tom Ferguson, commander of the post, is to thank for providing Troop 178 with a meeting location. The following is a list of awards and recognitions that were presented: