Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, March 1, 1985

Friday, March 1, 1985 —

  • A major staff alignment at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center has been implemented to save the county several thousands of dollars each year in payroll. Four employees — including two county workers who face pay cuts — have been offered positions in other departments of the county government. A third county employee — the Supervisor of Concession Operations — has been told his $18,800-a-year job will be eliminated within the next budget. Civic Center Director Richard Born said the moves are designed to convert the facility into a self-sustaining enterprise.
  • City Police are investigating four “purse burglar” break-ins all across Salisbury. Police said homes on Union Avenue, Priscilla Street, North Division Street and Pennsylvania Avenue were all hit. The victims were home asleep when the burglar crawled through unlocked windows, police said, and removed the purses. Among the victims was Salisbury City Councilwoman Martha Graham, who reported having her purse removed from her Pennsylvania Avenue home. (Graham’s purse was later recovered with no contents missing at a store in Shoppers’ World in east Salisbury, where she has accidentally left it the day before.)
  • Salisbury Realtor Henry H. Hanna has been named to the Wicomico Advisory Board of Peninsula Bank. The President of Ahtes Hanna McLaughlin Realtors, Hanna’s appointment was announced by Peninsula Bank President Hugh W. Mohler. Already serving on the Peninsula Board are: William Bostian, Martha Graham, Frank B. Hanna, John R. Lerch, Sheldon B. Seidel, Robert B. Twilley Jr. and Donald E. Williams.
  • State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein has been named the guest speaker of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, scheduled April 9 at the Ruth Powell Dining Hall at Salisbury State College. Recognition of the annual recipient of the Chamber Award will be the highlight of the night’s program.
  • Lee F. Whaley of Salisbury has been selected as an Outstanding Young Woman of America for 1984, in recognition of her ability, accomplishments sand service to her community. An alumnus of Queens College and Princeton University, Whaley is President of Chesapeake Productions, a Salisbury-based marketing and Public relations firm. She also serves as Chairman of the Board for MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging.
  • Seven Salisbury Fire Department members attended an all-day class at Delaware State Fire School which dealt with American LaFrance fire engines. Those attending: Edward Werkheiser, Thomas Day, Doug Brown, David See, Charles Hastings, Joe Perdue and Kenneth Townsend. Several department members also recently attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg. They were: Chief Francis Darling, Deputy Chief Bill Higgins, Assistant Chief Norm Conway, Assistant Chief Tom Lewis and Capt. Steve Grogan.
  • Betty-Jo “B.J.” Jones of Salisbury married David A. Keller of Baltimore at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The bride is a real estate sales agent with Anderson Stokes Realty; the groom is a sergeant with the Maryland State Police in Salisbury.

Greg Bassett is editor and general manager of Salisbury Independent. Reach him at gbassett@newszap.com

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