Boiler issue being repaired at Clayton Elementary

CLAYTON – A temporary boiler system was operating at Clayton Elementary School Tuesday with new parts expected to arrive within two days, Smyrna School District Superintendent Dr. Patrik Williams said. Maintenance crews worked throughout the weekend after a pipe feeding heat to the fourth-grade wing leaked last week, according to Dr. Williams. The boiler’s water […]

FSMA to host Bulldog Classic Drill Competition

CLAYTON — First State Military Academy (FSMA) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program will host the 2nd Annual Bulldog Classic Drill Competition on Saturday. The competition will feature teams from 12 schools from five different states. Scheduled to compete include teams from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and Delaware. The competition opening ceremony […]

Scenic Delaware: Above it all

Jerry Hull of Clayton took this photo of a pileated woodpecker in a wooded area west of Clayton on Jan. 26.

Clayton man, 19, dies in crash

DOVER — A 19-year-old Clayton man died in a single vehicle crash on Wednesday morning, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident occurred at approximately 5:59 a.m., when a 2006 Nissan Sentra was traveling southbound on Brenford Road (Del. 42) approaching Mt. Friendship Road (Del. 15). For unknown reasons the driver […]

First State Military Academy holds induction ceremony

CLAYTON — First State Military Academy held its fifth annual induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20. The ceremony is a formal recognition of all freshmen and first-year cadets at the school, while returning cadets reaffirm purpose and commitment during the Cadet Oath. Commanding general, U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command, Maj. Ge. William F. […]

First State Military Academy program ranks high

CLAYTON — Some day, perhaps, a cadet will make the cut into a service academy. The odds improve each year that First State Military Academy thrives in molding student leaders. For the second straight year, FSMA has been saluted as a Naval Honor School. The institution was ranked third among 70 schools in the Mid-Atlantic […]

Scenic Delaware: Calm before the storm

Jerry Hull of Clayton took this photo titled “Calm before the storm” of a thunderstorm threatening Clayton as it approached from the west on Sept. 4. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where […]

A meeting place for the community: Clayton to get new clock, ‘pocket park’

CLAYTON — After three years of planning and fundraising, Clayton’s three-person economic development committee is on the cusp of placing a 16-foot, 4-face decorative Verdin clock in a new “pocket park” at the intersection of Main Street and South Bassett Street. The brainchild of local Air National Guardsman and committee member Eric Young, he hopes […]

Smyrna-Clayton grabs Senior League softball title

MIDDLETOWN — After falling just short of a district title for the last three years, Smyrna-Clayton Little League finally made it over the hump. With a pair of consecutive wins over Milford on Sunday, the Smyrna-Clayton all-stars nabbed the District I Senior League softball title at M.O.T. Little League. Coming out of the loser’s bracket […]

Scenic Delaware: In flight

Jerry Hull of Clayton took this photo of a red-winged blackbird chasing after this immature bald eagle over the wetland marshes of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on May 24.