February 17, 2002
In January, a faraway war in Afghanistan came home to Mardela Springs. The death of Trae Cohee rippled down Main Street and shook the place to its core. But in grieving and remembering and comforting each other, the people of Mardela Springs learned something about themselves. The boy they raised had dedicated himself completely and wholly to values they held dear. He had become a man. He had become a Marine. He had served them with honor. To a traveler barreling down Highway 50 on the way to Ocean City, Mardela Springs looks like nothing but a stoplight and a produce stand.
May 16, 2008
David A. Stout, A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at his home in Mardela Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Faith Baptist Church, 8843 Cannon Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Arrangements being handled by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.
April 15, 2004
VIVIAN MARIE LEUSCHNER, 74, of Mardela Springs died Thursday, April 8, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Vienna. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Albion George Hatheway and Marie Grace Wedel Hatheway. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Mardela Springs. She is survived by her husband, Robert Andrew Leuschner of Mardela; two children, Cynthia Majors of Vienna, Robert Leuschner of mardela; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Horn of Baltimore, Lillie Franz of Hurlock and Darlene Hood of Pasadena and eight nieces and nephews.
November 4, 1990
A 58-year-old Pennsylvania woman died yesterday afternoon after driving through a red light in Harford County and colliding with a pickup truck, seriously injuring its driver.State police in Bel Air said Jean A. Kauffman of Hamburg, Pa., was driving a 1984 Toyota north on U.S. 1 about 1 p.m. when she drove into an intersection at Route 136 in Poplar Grove.The left front side of Ms. Kauffman's Toyota struck the right front side of a 1988 Dodge pickup driven by Ronald Marsh, 52, of Whiteford.
February 18, 1992
MARDELA SPRINGS -- Norman Christopher, the town councilman who sparked a monthlong controversy by referring to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as "Buckwheat," was a conspicuous no-show last night as the council received two petitions for his removal.At the end of a day that also saw 100 people in nearby Salisbury rally against racism, the Mardela Springs council president merely accepted the petitions. Asked what he would do with them, Leland Smith shrugged and said, "We've never gotten one before."
September 11, 1994
How does a roadside produce stand get its name? That is a question I often ask myself as I ride through the Eastern Shore on U.S. 50. This bit of mental amusement is no substitute for the enjoyment that comes from stopping at a stand and feasting on ripe plums, watermelon, cantaloupes or tomatoes. But it gets me down the road.For years I have guessed at origins of various names. Recently I checked up on my guesswork by interviewing some stand owners. I had figured, for instance, that the Toadvine Farms stand, west of Salisbury on Route 50 just past Naylor Mill Road, got its name from the family that ran it. But then cynicism seeped in and I wondered if produce stands, like so many other parts of American life, had been taken over by large corporations that had purchased the rights to the family name.