The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
MATH HELP—Children learn how to count and how to recognize numbers, said Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey, but some students have difficulty understanding what a number represents. The abacus can help make that more clear. First grade teacher John Craig bought the equipment with a grant from the Morenci Education Foundation. Clockwise, from the bottom left, are students Addyson Valentine, Layla McDowell, Rachel Meadows and Danica Wilmoth.
MEMBERS of Morenci’s school staff team take a break while other members of the team tangle with the 13ABC All-Stars from Toledo. Announcer Tim Bovee urged any EMTs in the audience to take front-row seats. From the left is Morenci graduate Brooks Rollins, retired Morenci teacher and coach Larry Bruce, and Morenci graduates Joe Farquhar, Chris Mansfield, Emilie Beach and Jed Hall. “It was a great turn-out,” said Morenci Athletic Booster member Laura Stover who organized the event. Admission to the game, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and taco dinner brought in nearly $4,000 for the Boosters’ new scholarship fund. This marks the 13th year for the Channel 13 team to participate in fund-raising events around the station’s viewing area. The games have helped schools bring in more than $700,000.
TEARING DOWN—Ryan Kast (left) and Paul Giberson carry wooden planks from the original bleachers constructed in 1969. A worker with a cutting torch can be seen in the background. School administrators determined that replacement was more cost-effective than the needed repairs. Motors that control movement of the units are now obsolete.
YELL IT OUT!—Maycee Beers was among the many Fayette girls who participated in the annual Mini-Cheer program. The girls performed during a basketball game last month.
ONE-ACT—Morenci Middle School students rehearse a scene from “A Dollar,” one of two one-act plays that will be presented Friday and Saturday. From the left are Connor Easter, Lauren Crawford, Destiny Knicley, Brooke Arno, Haylee Valentine, Jayden Smith and Drake Eichler.
MORENCI Fire Department members used the Jaws of Life Sunday to free the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train near the intersection of Horton Road and Tuttle Highway in Seneca Township. The driver was taken by ambulance to Bixby Hospital. The engineers in the train told law enforcement officers that the truck was airborne after being struck. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. The accident report was not completed by press time Tuesday and the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department was unable to report the name of the driver.
A PERMANENT Sunoco sign was raised into place at the Morenci Deli Monday afternoon, replacing the temporary plastic sign that broke loose during strong winds. Employees appreciated the completion of the sign on Tuesday—electronic price displays end the need for manually changing numbers with a long rod. The sign change was delayed due to a problem with Morenci’s ordinance book that the planning commission and city council worked to change.