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ELECTIVES—Fayette students Alexis Fruchey (left), Dylan Stannard and Koby Biddix work on their elective courses through the school’s new digital academy. Fruchey is enrolled in a criminology course while Stannard is studying medical terminology and Biddix is working his way through Spanish III. The academy will offer Advanced Placement and GED courses in the future.
STARTING IT OFF—Game official Bill Mullaly speaks with the captains of the Whiteford third and fourth grade football team at the start of Saturday night’s game. The youngsters finished the game playing under the lights, before the fifth and sixth grade teams tangled. A donation from Lenco Painting paid for the use of the field lights. Additional photos appear on page 9.
MILD WEATHER led kids to the front sidewalk of Morenci’s Stair Public Library during the International Games Day celebration Saturday morning. Libby and Leah Rorick try out the Wheel, a jump rope trick that Volunteer Club members demonstrated. Neili Pike and Tommy Marshall look on.
clean-up—Morenci Area High School student Nick Pless (right) joins other high school and middle school students during the first Day of Service project. Fifteen groups of students went to various areas around town to rake leaves for residents and collect trash. This group cleaned up yards on LaGrange Street. Assistant principal Phil Stark intends to repeat the project next year.
PLENTY TO DO—Kathleen Eriksen and Jake Hurlbut discuss the rehabilitation project located above Morenci’s Subway restaurant. Eriksen is administering the $70,000 Michigan State Housing Development Authority grant that will help fund the project. Hurlbut and his associate, Andrew Bailey, owner of AB Construction of Adrian, wrapped up the preliminary rehabilitation project at the building in February 2012. Basic structural work was completed at that time, along with the restaurant. The new project will create two apartments above the restaurant renovation.