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  • The Boise State and Maryland teams walk through the Laurel Little League opening day parade. The league held its opening day parade and ceremony on a Friday night, festival style. Photo by Mike McClure

Category 2 tornado rips through Laurel area, causing widespread damage

April 18th, 2019|Categories: LAUREL, MAIN HOME|

Sussex County, including concentrated areas near Laurel, was impacted heavily by a very strong weather band that resulted in significant tornado activity in the early morning hours of Monday, April 15.

Investigators with the National Weather Service said on Monday afternoon that the tornado that hit near Laurel and along the U.S. 9 corridor was identified as an “EF-2” tornado. It had estimated maximum winds of 120 miles per hour and struck near Laurel at about 3:38 a.m. According to federal weather officials, the tornado’s path stretched about 6.2 miles and had a maximum width that extended to 400 yards at times.

On Monday morning, emergency crews were busy doing clean […]

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Rev. John L. Rittenhouse, 78

Rev. John L. Rittenhouse died on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in the presence of his wife, sons, grandchildren and pastors at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, W.V. John was born in Stevens, Pa. on [...]

Tia A. Tucker, 34

Tia A. Tucker of Seaford, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Laurel. She was born on Sept. 27, 1984 in Milford to Lamont K. Lane and Yvonne Tucker. Tia went to Milford [...]

Ronald E. Scott, 78

Ronald E. Scott of Laurel, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Ron was born in Lewes, a son of the late Edward and Anna Scott. Ron attended Wingate College, [...]

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Delmar Alumni Association

The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips to members, family, and friends:

  • Saturday, May, 18– Strawberry Festival at Peddlers Village in Lahaska, Pa. The cost is $75. Eat “on your own”.
  • Saturday, June 15– Ovation at American Music Theatre. Eat “own your own” at Cracker Barrel. The cost for the trip is $59.
  • Saturday, July 13– New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. The cost of transportation and admission is $125. Game time is 1 p.m., seats in section 233 A.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24– Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Rays at Camden Yards. The cost for transportation and admission is $106.50. Game time is at 7:05 p.m, seats are Box Terrace seats in section 15.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4– Mama Mia at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. The cost is $110.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5– Apple Harvest Festival in Biglerville, Pa. The cost is $86.25. Eat “on your own”.

For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.

Legion Riders AYCE breakfast

The Legion Riders will sponsor an AYCE breakfast on Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Laurel American Legion, Rt. 24, in the upstairs hall. Cost is $8 per person and $2 for kids under 12. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, coffee and juice. The public is welcome.

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