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Student Saves Classmate from Choking

By Terry Rogers Sabrina Kadow says that it was the end of the school day when someone handed her a Lifesaver which she popped into her mouth. She and the rest of her 5th grade class, including her friend, Kylie Moorman, were walking downstairs at the time. “I had the Lifesaver in my mouth and […]

Whaley First Black Nursing Student at MMH

Celebrating Black History Month By Terry Rogers Oveta Whaley Gray says that from the time she was small, she always wanted to be a nurse. Growing up as a black girl in Milford, she attended Benjamin Banneker until the 9th grade. Until 1962, she would have been required to attend a black high school in […]

P&R Receives Approval for Kayak Dock

By Terry Rogers On Monday, February 13, Milford City Council approved a plan for a floating kayak dock to be located in the Mispillion River next to Arena’s. The kayak dock is designed so that boaters using the river can dock, leave their boat and visit downtown merchants or restaurants. The dock will be large enough […]

Mr. Walmart Returns to Work

By Terry Rogers In October, Atwood Tucker, a popular greeter at Milford Walmart, ended his 4 to 11 shift at Walmart. He picked up a few things after work and was pushing a shopping cart across the parking lot after leaving work.  “I saw one car and let it go then stepped out into the […]

Secrets to a Long, Happy Marriage

By Terry Rogers With Valentine’s Day hearts and bears filling up shop windows, thoughts turn to love and marriage. For Thurman and Leatha Banning, who will be married 78 years in June, the secret to a happy marriage is fairly simple. “Love and trust, you have to have love and trust,” Mr. Banning said. “We […]

Milford Museum Seeking Volunteer Docents

By Terry Rogers Milford Museum is in search of volunteers to act as docents for special events and tours at the museum. Docents are volunteer tour guides who help visitors understand some of the exhibits in the museum, providing them more insight into the history displayed. “One of the things that our docents enjoy is […]

Division of Revenue Delays Release of Refunds  

By Terry Rogers According to David Gregor, Director of the Delaware Division of Revenue, identity theft related to tax returns is a growing problem, not only in Delaware but throughout the nation. As a result, the department made the decision this year to delay the release of all tax refunds to Delaware citizens until February […]

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Underway

By Terry Rogers Starting this past weekend, Girl Scouts began delivering pre-ordered cookies and setting up cookie booths at local businesses for the Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale. The attraction of Thin Mints, Samoas and Tag-a-Longs draw many people to order ahead or purchase the cookies at booths, but Girl Scout leaders and parents say […]

DE Turf Plans April 1 Opening

By Terry Rogers Bill Strickland, chairman of the Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corporation, states that the DE Turf sports complex north of Milford is 99 percent complete and on target for opening on April 1, 2017. Mr. Strickland, at a Town Hall meeting at the Frederica Fire Hall held on Wednesday, February 8, shared […]

Celebrate Black History – City Councilwoman Katrina Wilson

By Terry Rogers When she was elected in 1994, Katrina Wilson became the first female black member of City Council, taking a place in Milford history. Councilwoman Wilson, who has served 24 years, 12 terms of office, took the seat previously held by Douglas Gibson. “Being the first black American woman to serve on City […]

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