Ralph A. Buffano is leaving the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury to join a museum in California. After opening the new Ward Museum in April, Buffano will lead a planned expansion at an undisclosed West Coast site. Ward Chairman Marshall W. Moore saluted Buffano for his three-year tenure in Salisbury and said the search for a new Executive Director is already under way.
State Delegate Samuel Q. Johnson III announced Saturday that he is a candidate for the 1st District congressional seat currently held by Wayne T. Gilchrest. Johnson, who was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1982, said he wants to become a member of Congress to help control federal spending. Johnson said he would support cutting military spending and foreign aid to help balance the federal budget.
The Wicomico High Indians had their greatest season bid for a first-ever state championship ended Saturday with a 46-6 loss to the Allegany Campers. Played in Cumberland, five-time champion Allegany advances to the Maryland Class 2A state final. Wi-Hi finished the season with an 11-1 record.
Fooks Funeral Home on West Road in Salisbury was heavily damaged by fire, smoke and water on Sunday. Firefighters were called to the funeral home at about 11:56 a.m., said Assistant Salisbury Chief Tom Lewis. Funeral Director Russell A. Fooks Jr. said he has arranged for embalming to be done at another funeral home. He said scheduled service could still be held at the Fooks Funeral Home Chapel, which is located behind the main building, which was damaged in the blaze.
Wicomico County wheat grower William Toadvine has been declared the local winner of the 1991 National Wheat Yield Challenge. Toadvine produced an 88.52 bushel yield of soft red winter wheat, which is 42.19 bushels more than the average for Wicomico County.