Scenic Delaware: On the farm

Zook of Magnolia took this photo May 23, of an irrigation system on a farm in Camden.

Camden duo roping some attention in rodeo

CAMDEN — It’s not like people around here don’t see their share of horses and cows. Still, telling their classmates about rodeo usually takes a little bit of explaining for Caesar Rodney High’s Wyatt Long and Dawson Mitchell. They are the only high school rodeo competitors in Delaware after all. “Really, they just think it’s […]

Retiring teachers’ careers cut short by pandemic

Teaching is a strange way to make a living, said DuWane Sandlin. “But it’s pretty rewarding and we’ve had a good career,” he said. “I wouldn’t change anything.” For 30 years, Mr. Sandlin and his wife, Vanessa Sandlin, have taught in the Caesar Rodney School District, serving as director of bands and assistant director of […]

22 Camden protestors won’t face prosecution

WILMINGTON — Seeking expanded common ground in a time of ample social unrest, Delaware’s attorney general announced on Wednesday that 22 people arrested during a June 9 protest in Camden will not be prosecuted. AG Kathy Jennings said the determination followed evidence review including videos and photos from the scene, 911 recordings, dispatch records and […]

Caesar Rodney to hire equity and diversity coordinator

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney School District will hire a coordinator of equity and diversity in response to concerns identified by high school students regarding acts of racism and microaggressions. The board unanimously voted to create the position, with board member Scott Wilson absent from the meeting. The board plans to meet next week in a […]

Twenty-two arrested, including Dover reporter, after protest in Camden

CAMDEN — Several arrests resulted Tuesday night after Delaware State Police said protesters marching from Dover left city limits and reconvened on U.S. 13 where they began to act “aggressively toward motorists” and ultimately blocked all lanes of travel. According to spokeswoman State Police Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper, the sequence began within Dover city limits […]

Letter to the Editor: Heartfelt thank you to Harvest Years

This pandemic has revealed heroes great and small.  All heroes, nevertheless.  The Harvest Years Senior Center of Camden plays the hero part very low key.  However, they are doing a great service to senior citizens who are now homebound.  The coronavirus has been life altering.  This is particularly so for those of us who are […]

Postlethwait teacher named James Madison Fellow

CAMDEN — An eighth-grade social studies teacher is the recipient of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Andrea Edmonds, a teacher at F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School, was selected as the 29th annual James Madison Fellow. The fellowship supports the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, […]

Lebanon soldier’s sacrifice recalled

CAMDEN — Almost 10,000 members of the United States armed services in World War I came from Delaware. Of those, 43 had died by the time the guns fell silent at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918. For the family of Pvt. Clarence Vinson, the news of the armistice was tinged with uncertainty. James and Maggie […]

Driver’s education classes hit bump in road with crisis

When schools went remote for the rest of the academic year, the change put the brakes on clubs, sports — and driver’s education. The Department of Education is offering four options to address the state final exam during the COVID-19 crisis. The options began last week, and no matter the decision, the state-approved final exam […]