DCI inmate Joseph Dopirak measures steel before using a cutter to help make bunk beds at the welding shop at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)


Daniel Isom, of Smyrna, shows off the new game Stop the Germs! at the Dover Public Library last week. Mr. Isom runs a company called Simple Design Publishing out of his home and has started a Kickstarter campaign to get the game published. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)


Daniel Isom holds up tiles from Stop the Germs!, a fast-paced strategy game for two competitors that plays in 10 to 15 minutes. Players take turns placing, flipping, and moving hex tiles until someone plays their last remaining germ tile, which ends the game. The player with the most points is the winner. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)


The Smyrna Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit room has plenty of space to operate.

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The current Smyrna Public Library, at 107 S. Main St., is confined to a 2,500-square-foot space. The new library hopes to provide 10 times the room of the existing one. (Delaware State News file photo)

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The Smyrna-Clayton 4th of July Association had placed more than 5,600 American flags in front of residences throughout the communities. (Delaware State News/Mike Finney)

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Smyrna Mayor Joanne Masten was incensed that an individual or individuals snapped 42 American flags off at their stems along a stretch of Carter Road on Thursday night. (Delaware State News/Mike Finney)

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Smyrna High School football players Brandon Bishop, left, and Jeff Campbell were on the field at Delaware Stadium Sunday for the first time since the Eagles won the Division I state championship against Salesianum on Dec. 5.

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Smyrna Town Manager Dave Hugg stands inside the Wright Mansion’s east parlor room on Friday morning. (Delaware State News/Craig Anderson)

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The Wright Mansion at 47 E. Commerce St. in Smyrna is in need of significant restoration and bids are now being accepted. (Delaware State News/Craig Anderson)