Revolutionary War prisoner life at the Chesterfield jail may not have been as rough as you might imagine. This week in 1779, Governor Thomas Jefferson had prisoners captured by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark in his campaign at Vincennes sent to the Chesterfield Courthouse jail.
Kayla Shefond Harris, a fifth-grader at Bensley Elementary School, is the grand-prize winner of the annual essay contest for Older American’s Month. Kayla was recognized for her winning essay during the May 25 Board of Supervisors meeting where she received a plaque and a $25 savings bond.
Ryan Carwile, of Chester, grandson of Mildred Carwile, made the Dean’s List at Virginia Tech for the spring 2011 semester.
Laura Pond, daughter of Lennie and Catherine Pond, a 2011 graduate of James Madison University and a 2007 graduate from L.C. Bird High School, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Corporate Communication.
Cline Appliances was a fixture in the Chester community for many, many years. The Cline family was as much a part of the community, as was Magee’s Pharmacy or the Chesterfield Bank. The appliance business is gone from Chester now but its legacy lives on through the Panchita Cline Scholarship at Thomas Dale High School.
The friends and classmates of Devin Hawkins, a student at Carver Middle School who was tragically lost this spring, planted a memorial butterfly garden in his memory on June 11.
Chester resident Bailey Galstan earned his Eagle Scout award on Sunday, June 5, 2011 – the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America – at a ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester.
Loren Favale, of Chester, was one of 165 students recently named to the Dean’s List at Emory and Henry College for the spring 2011 semester.