From the pages of the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, October 19, 1988

From the pages of the
October 19, 1988
Here’s an Update on Elections
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    Elections are just three weeks away and locally, Smyrna-Clayton residents will see three different contests. One involves an incumbent running unopposed, a second finds three vying for one seat, and the third finds two contesting one seat.
    In the 28th Representative District, Bruce Ennis (D) finds himself running unopposed for the second time in a row. Ennis, 49, will be seeking his fourth term as representative. He lives in Smyrna with his wife, Grace, and children, Cindy and Sandy….
    In the 29th Representative District, a three-way race is on for the seat belonging to incumbent Donald Clark (D). Clark, 64, has held the seat since 1982. Challenging Clark are Bruce Walls (R) and Ed Ruyter (I)….
    In the race for a seat on the 1st District Levy Court, two newcomers to politics highlight this contest. Richard Ennis (D) and Saxton Lambertson (R) vie for the seat vacated by Jeff Adams (R)….
Elladean Brigham Named to School Board
    The Smyrna School Board has a new member. Elladean Brigham will take the oath of office at the meeting to be held tonight…
    Brigham takes the place of David Morrison, whose letter of resignation was accepted by the Smyrna School Board in a special session Monday night. Morrison was hired by the district as a high school social studies teacher, so the resignation was necessitated by state law.
    Board member P. Brooks Banta placed Brigham’s name in nomination…
    Board member Bill Bowser seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor of the appointment….
Sewage May Be in Kenton Storm Drain
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    Although the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control disconnected a sanitary sewer line from a storm drain which runs into the pond of a Kenton Amish farmer, concern is still expressed over whether or not there are any additional sewage lines still doing the same.
    Former Kenton mayor C. Stanley Short said Amish farmer Rudy Byler has had seven dairy cows and one $1,000 draft horse die within the past three years from contamination in Byler’s pond due to a connecting sewer line.
    Short said Byler has lived on the 125-acre farm, across from the Kenton school building, for nearly 30 years. The pond, about half an acre in size according to Short, is the water source for diary cattle, horses, and other livestock on the farm.
    “In about August of this year we physically separated a sewer line from a house into the storm drain,” said Al Farling, manager of the groundwater section, Division of Water Resources, for DNREC. “There is a strong possibility waste in getting in from cows. We’re not sure and we’re retesting the water samples.”…
Musto, VanDorpe Shut Out Hockey, Soccer Opponents
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    …Amy Musto, the junior goaltender for Smyrna’s field hockey team, and Steve VanDorpe, senior goalie for the soccer team, are both riding a crest of shut-outs and wins during midseason play for their respective teams.
    While both are quick to mention their whole defense and how teamwork has helped in the wins, it does take something different to be the last, lone target for the other team….
    At the end of play last week, Musto had recorded five shut-outs and VanDorpe put the finishing touches on his third in a row. Both also have a lot of saves, with VanDorpe accounting for 20 saves in a match against Sussex Central….