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Milford School Board seeks public comment on renaming MHS auditorium

Terry Rogers Education, In Memoriam, Milford Headline Story

With the permission of his wife, Colleen, Paula Bragg submitted a request to rename the Milford High School auditorium The Dr. Gerald W. Thompson Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Thompson, who passed away in September 2021, served as band director and music teacher in the district. “Just honestly, I expected there to be public comment on this tonight, based on …

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Family raising scholarship funds to honor Warren

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, In Memoriam

by Terry Rogers     The family of Dr. Bill Warren has set up a scholarship fund in his name Beloved teacher, Dr. William Evan “Bill” Warren passed away on January 22. The outpouring of sympathy and remembrances from former students was overwhelming, his wife of 57 years, Joanne, and his children, Kevin, Karen and Adam, said. For this reason, …

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Milford’s political star:  John M. Clayton

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines, In Memoriam

by Terry Rogers     John M. Clayton, who grew up in Milford, served as Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor A statue of John M. Clayton stands at the United States Capital, donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection in 1934, stands today, yet very few are aware that his political career began in Delaware and that he …

Former Governor Minner passes away

Terry Rogers Headlines, In Memoriam

Ruth Ann Minner. Photo courtesy of Delaware Public Archives. Former Governor Ruth Ann Minner, who served two terms as Delaware’s only female governor, died on Thursday, November 4. Minner overcame significant obstacles before being sworn in as governor and she was known for her toughness and strength. “She was a leader who had a real common touch,” Governor John Carney, …

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Remembering Jerry Thompson

Terry Rogers Headlines, In Memoriam

Dr. Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Thompson passes away Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Thompson, a beloved educator and band director, passed away on Tuesday, September 28. The news devastated many in Milford who remember him leading the band at Milford High School for many years. Memories of Thompson were shared across social media platforms as the news spread that a Milford icon had …