From the pages of the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, March 14, 1990

From the Sun-Times
March 14, 1990

Two properties up for annexation in Clayton

By John Flood

Clayton Town Council may annex two properties at its next meeting March 26.

Clayton attorney William Witham will prepare for consideration at the next meeting ordinances which will allow the council to annex two properties requesting annexation.

One property, owned by Wheatley Farms Partnership, is approximately 55 acres and includes Wheatleys Pond. Approximately 100 townhouses and 35 singe family lots have been proposed for the site between Rt. 300 and the Maryland-Delaware Railroad.

The townhouses are planned for the $90,000 range and the homes in the $125,000 to $150,000 area.

The other property being requested for annexation is an approximately two-acre corner of the V.F.W. Post 8801 property on Rt. 300, currently mowed grass, with a probable future as lawn. The corner was inadvertently left out of town, and the board of directors of the non-profit holding company that owns the property would like to have things squared off....

Smyrna Museum marks one-year anniversary

The Smyrna Museum celebrated one year of operation and hundreds of years of Smyrna history with an open house Sunday.

Mayor George C. Wright vowed his continued support for the museum, located in the building on South Main Street formerly known as the Barracks.

The museum is owned and operated by the Duck Creek Historical Society. 507 people visited the museum last year, according to curator Katherine Bailey, despite it being open only three hours a week, 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and by appointment....

Although promising no town money, Wright said that the museum is exactly what Smyrna needs to preserve its history and character during the coming years of growth....

Area students earn degrees

The University of Delaware conferred degrees at its winter commencement exercises, held January 9 at the Delaware Field House in Newark....

Smyrna area students who earned degrees were David Ray Alston, B.S. in business administration; Joseph Robert Gaynor, Jr., B.S. in business administration; Deborah Elizabeth Matthias, B.S. in education; and Janice Margaret Vennard, B.S. in agriculture.

Townsend area students were John Joseph Johannsen, B.S. in business administration; and Kenneth David Donovan, Dawne Denise Estep, Christine Marie Meloni, Corinthia Ann Pierce, and David George Willey, Jr., all earning Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Four varsity basketball players named all-conference

Four varsity basketball players from Smyrna High were named to the 1990 all-conference teams by the Henlopen Athletic Conference, it was announced last week.

Davin Harrison and Steve Pierce, both juniors, were named to the southern division all-conference teams. Harrison received 1st team selection in the south and Pierce received honorable mention in the south.

Janet Jones and Kris Russell were named to the girls all-conference teams. Jones, a sophomore, was named to the 2nd team all-conference, and to the 1st team in the south. Russell, a senior, received honorable mention for the south.

Diamond Wrestlers win at Penn tournament

Several members of the Diamond Wrestling Club placed in tournament competition held March 10 at Warwick High School in Lititz, Pa.

Harry Blendt took first place in the 55 pound competition; Jeremy Thompson, first in the 70 pound class; Aaron Jester, third in the 60 pound class; Joe Gonzon, fourth in the 50 pound class; and Kent Robinson, third in the 70 pound class.

Bobby Robinson won first place in the 90 pound weight class in competition March 10 at St. Marks High School in Wilmington.