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Construction equipment stolen from job site

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is lending its resources to help recover two pieces of stolen construction equipment and identify the suspects involved.

Police blotter

VERDICT CT. 3/30. Courthouse Green Apts. Unknown suspect/s attempted to gain entry to the victim’s residence by prying open the rear sliding glass door. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 6
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Chesterfield doughboys

If Germany had been just a bit more persuasive, it’s possible that the Final Four games would not have been played in Houston. During February and March of 1917, Germany was trying hard to convince Mexico to enter World War I, promising the Mexicans that an allegiance would result in bringing Texas, Arizona and New Mexico back into the land of Pancho Villa.

THREE GEN, 10K: Family gets in shape to walk the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k

Last year, Anton Van Peppen, a long-time Chester resident, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during a May visit with his doctor. A few days later, he celebrated his 50th birthday by filling out a gym membership form.

Chesterfield schedules hydrant flushing for southern area

Roy E. Covington, director of utilities for Chesterfield County, advises residents in the southern part of the county that the department will begin flushing water lines on Sunday, April 3. Flushing will take place in the portion of the system that lies generally south of Route 360 to Colonial Heights, Enon and the Matoaca-Ettrick area.

GA speaks, Governor vetoes, Chesterfield agrees

The Chesterfield County Public Schools are high on physical fitness but they’re leery of paying for it. The school division supported Gov. Bob McDonnell last week when he vetoed a bill that would mandate that schools provide 150 hours a year to physical education.

Hope for Kasey

Chester native Kasey Crute, 18, a freshman at the University of Virginia, was building “eco-friendly” latrines in Panama during her Spring break when she suffered a paralyzing neck injury after diving into a pool of water on Thursday, March 10.