The flood gates and the rip rap at Hearnís Pond stand ready for the rising water level. The water is covered in part with algae and even with the recent rains is not making much progress in increasing its level, but over time the pond will be filled and the excess water will begin spilling over the top of the dam once again.

Photo by Phil Livingston

Fire truck returning - The 1921 fire truck, which was Seafordís first motorized equipment, will be returning to Seaford next Wednesday after spending a year in Hope, Maine, where it was restored. The public is invited to a ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Seaford City Hall Annex on High Street.

Traditional start - The Truittís Sub Shop sign had not been lit in 10 years. But when Lisa and Rick Wilkerson cleaned it up and plugged it in, all four light bulbs jumped into action. Page 2

Be prepared for anything - The Nanticoke Senior Center hosted a presentation of Community Outreach-Operation Preparedness. Page 3

Towne & Country Fair preparation - Sign up for the pageant and talent show and buy prayer breakfast tickets now for the Towne & Country Fair. Page 4

Bowling for the kids - The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club in Seaford and Laurel is holding its annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 12. Page 6

Murder and arrests top list - A homicide update, arrest of five at a Seaford motel, accident involving a 14-year-old driver and identity arrest are found in the Police Journal. Page 14

Nanticoke restocked - More than 6,200 largemouth bass fingerlings averaging three inches were stocked in the Nanticoke River recently to supplement natural reproduction. Page 19

Flood of 2001 anniversary pics - A look at Hearnís Pond today and a look back at the flood that caused so much local damage last year are on page 28.