From the pages of the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, Nov. 23 1988

From the pages of the
November 23, 1988
Smyrna Police Nearly Ready for Move to New Station
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    Smyrna Police Chief Don McGinty almost looks as proud as a new father as he stands in the lobby of a police station due to be the new home of 12 officers and six civilians by the end of this month. Nearly five times the size of the current Smyrna police station, McGinty boasts the Glenwood Avenue station “has as up-to-date and state-of-the-art equipment as you can get.”…
    The $302,000 building will more than adequately provide what the current department needs in terms of space with the thought of the future still in mind, said McGinty.
    “The entire project started with my floor plan several years ago. Then students at Delaware Tech designed the building. They did an outstanding job on it and it’s been a combination effort to bring it about,” McGinty said….

Developers Look at Parkview
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    Real estate developers from Philadelphia received an unofficial yet promising go-ahead from Smyrna Town Council Monday night concerning building townhouses and apartments next to Parkview Townhouses on North Main Street….
    The entire Parkview Townhouse parcel is about 18 acres, nine of which are already developed. The developers plan to build new housing and improve on the current townhouses at the same time if their plans develop in January…

Smyrna Considers ’89 Budget Proposal
By Susan Biro
Staff writer
    Smyrna’s budget committee is still banging away on a proposed $6 million-plus 1989 budget to get it in shape and approved at the Dec. 19 council meeting.
    In recent budget committee meetings, discussions have centered on where possible cuts may occur for ’89 along with alternatives for bringing in more money to the town through tax and water/sewer increases.
    Nothing is definite after only tow budget committee meetings, but in the recent Nov. 16 meeting, talk surfaced about how to bring more money into town….
    Town Finance Director Andy Johnson said the current tax rate is 39 cents per $100 of assessed value. The assessed value is 60 percent of market value….

Smyrna Teachers of the Year (photo caption)
    The Smyrna School District’s teachers of the year were honored at the Smyrna School Board meeting November 16 and those present were, pictured from left to right:
    Smyrna High School teacher and overall district teacher of the year Bill Cooper,
    Smyrna Elementary teacher Cathy Edwards,
    Clayton Elementary teacher Cyndi Boyd,
    Smyrna Kindergarten Center teacher Stephanie Finney,
    School Board President Richard Nelson and Acting Superintendent Dr. Wayne Barton.
    Other teachers who were honored were Vickie Kane of North Smyrna Elementary and Patricia Foltz of Smyrna Middle School.

Smyrna Century Club Welcomes 100th Member (photo caption)
    Helen Camac was recently welcomed in as the 100th member of the Twentieth Century Club of Smyrna by club President Stephanie Hawke. Mrs. Camac was sponsored by Mabel Dempsey and Esther Ridley….

Zippe Earns 4-H Trip to Chicago
    Six teenagers from New Castle County including Eric Zippe of Clayton have been named state winners in the 1988 4-H awards program. Each has won an expenses-paid trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, Dec. 3-9….