The search for Ty Sauer has been suspended

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The search for New Jersey’s Ty Sauer has been suspended after the remains of  a body were discovered.

The body was discovered around 3 p.m. about 2 miles from where the 18 year old was last seen on Thur..

The remains have been transported to the Manassas Medical Examiners for positive identification and cause of death.

All trails in the Hazel Mountain area have been reopened.

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Breakfast With Joe

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Greetings From The Booth!

The Booth this week is festooned in pink and green bunting for the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, and although this year’s Bloom is scaled down due to COVID restrictions, the spirit of the Festival is hardly dampened, as folks gussy up their property and proudly hang their Apple Blossom flags and dress up in pink and green regalia.

Sports is an integral part of the Bloom, and certainly one of the staple events of the SABF is the Sports Breakfast, started in 1965 by Russ Potts and Dick Kern. Those two, along with Wendell Dick, Walter Barr, Ken Mease, and Tommy Dixon, will be inducted as the first honorees in the Apple Blossom Sports Hall Of Fame. What an inaugural class!

The Sports always features a “Sports Marshal” who speaks to the assembled crowd. This year, our Sports Marshal is the one and only Joe Theismann. I won’t say Joe likes to talk, but they may have to put him on the clock at the Sports Breakfast. If you’re going, be ready for some great stories!

Joe was, of course, the Washington Redskins’ quarterback from 1974-1985, when his career ended after a Lawrence Taylor sack on Monday Night Football. Since then, Theismann has done everything from broadcasting to running restaurants, and has been successful at them all.

I could list Joe’s stats and football accomplishments , including the Super Bowl appearances, but you can look those up. The one thing that, to me, says everything you need to know about Joe Theismann was his willingness to return punts in 1974. That year, Washington was an “I Like Sonny” and “I Like Billy” town, with Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer alternating time at QB. The two were friends and drinking buddies, and Joe was a third wheel, with almost no hope of seeing the field. So Theismann, trying to do anything to help the ‘Skins win, and get the attention of head coach George Allen, volunteered to return punts, and did it well.

Joe’s day would eventually come, and under Joe Gibbs, got his ring. In ’74, he could have sulked on the bench, demanded a trade, any number of things that would have been a distraction to his team. Instead, he found a way to contribute, and there’s a lesson to be learned in that.

There are many that think of Joe Theismann as a “me” guy. A look back at 1974 would show you someone different.

Enjoy The Bloom, and until the next visit from the Booth…GO HORNETS!


VH has a walk in vaccination clinic at SU

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Valley Health (VH) and Shenandoah University (SU) will host a walk in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for anyone 18 and over.

This will be Thur. Apr. 29 at SU’s James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

No registration for this clinic is necessary.

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SABF continues with the Prayer Lunch today Apr. 27

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s (SABF) Prayer Lunch is the featured event today Apr. 27 from noon to 2 p.m..

The event features Cissie Graham Lynch at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Tickets for all SABF events are limited this year.

Information and tickets are available at

COVID-19 restrictions remain in place for all SABF events.

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VDH launches COVID-19 variant dashboard

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) establishes a new dashboard showing which COVID-19 variants are in the State.

Dashboard information includes where the variant was found age, sex, race and ethnicity of persons infected or testing positive.

Variants of the virus may escape vaccine protection and may spread more easily with more severe symptoms.

The dashboard is updated every Friday and COVID-19 precautions are still recommended.

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SU and Bank of Clarke Co. enter a partnership

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Shenandoah University and the Bank of Clarke County just entered a partnership that provides internships and learning opportunities.

Students have learning opportunities in marketing, finance, human resources and information technology.

The program includes a paid internship in which students will need to apply.

The deadline to apply is Fri. Apr. 30 by 4 p.m. at

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Sports: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

SU Softball Sweeps Randolph, Caps And Nats Back In Action Tonight

On the Shenandoah University sports scene, Softball won a pair of games at Randolph yesterday, taking the opener 10-5, and then completing the sweep with an 8-1 win in the nightcap. Men and Women’s Golf completed their season yesterday with seventh and fourth place finishes respectively in the ODAC Championships.

Today, Hornet Baseball travels to Eastern Mennonite, while Softball plays two at Mary Washington.

The Washington Nationals return to action tonight when they start a midweek series against Toronto. The Nats are 8-1, and at the bottom of the NL East, 2 games back of the New York Mets. Air time is 6:37 on Sports Radio 1450.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles held the Yankees to just 4 hits in a 4-2 win at Camden Yards. The two teams play again tonight at 7:05.

And, the Washington Capitals are back on the ice tonight when they wrap up 3 consecutive games against the New York Islanders. The Caps are now a point behind the surging Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL’s Eastern Division. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.