At Chester Middle School, a sign just outside drama teacher Martha Stanley’s door echoes the enthusiasm of her students: “Welcome!!! It’s time to create awesome pieces of theatre!” The students’ affection for their task was obvious last week, as they warmed up by doing the Hokey Pokey and hustled to get into costume and rehearse their next show, Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress.
Roger Bothe, a 2006 Thomas Dale High School graduate who led the Knights to two state soccer titles, recently signed a contract to play professionally for the local Richmond Kickers.
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On a 25-0 roll entering the region finals, the Lady Knights seemed destined for a date in the state championship final four. However, a subpar first half against Cosby and a meeting with Eastern Region juggernaut Princess Anne brought the magical season to an end.
In a year of champions at Thomas Dale, with every sport sending teams or individuals to regional or state competition, one would have expected nothing less than a superb effort from coach Eddie Goss’ Knights.
The first suspect distracted the store greeter while the second suspect entered the store without presenting a membership card. The second suspect loaded the two computers into a shopping cart, walked around the store for several minutes and then exited without paying for the items.
THIRD AVE 3/01 Unknown suspect/s gained entry to the residence through a locked rear window where the suspect/s broke the locking mechanisms. Two screens to the rear windows were found on the ground and a metal chair was sitting under the window where entry was gained. Nothing was missing from inside and it was uncertain whether entry was actually gained.
Chester Elementary School couldn’t be finished fast enough. In 1959, leading up to the opening of a new school building on West Hundred Road, elementary students living in Chester were attending class in unorthodox settings.