The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
A BUMBLEBEE is busy early in the morning at Lake Hudson State Recreation Area collecting pollen from wild bergamot and clover. The forecast for the week calls for good pollen-collecting days until the weekend. Morenci climate observer George Isobar talks about last month’s weather on page 12 of this week’s Observer.
MORENCI runner Madi Gleckler runs through Harrison Lake State Park Saturday morning in Fayette’s annual Eagle Invitational cross country meet. The event draws runners from several Michigan and Ohio schools. A new award was announced this year honoring the state with the highest number of top-five finishers among the girls and boys. The honor went to Ohio.
MORENCI’S marching band performed a Beach Boys show at Friday’s football game against Summerfield and trombonist Clayton Borton takes it easy on a chaise lounge while Haylee Green fans him with a palm leaf. When Sand Creek visits Friday, the band will perform its Beatles show and a 70s show will end the season at the Whitmore Lake game.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL girls joined Morenci’s varsity cheerleaders in supporting the Bulldogs Friday against Sand Creek. Morenci’s football team didn’t need much help as they shut out the Aggies 63-0. The young girls went on the field at the start of the game to help form a tunnel for the team and then cheered from the sidelines for the first half of the game through the annual Cheerleader for a Day program.
MORENCI and Hudson started off in fair weather Friday night, but played only one quarter before a thunderstorm moved in and postponed the remainder of the game until Saturday. The Bulldogs toppled their oldest rival by holding on for a 21-16 victory. From the left are Morenci captains Chris Hinkley, Hunter Borton, Austin Vanderpool and Nick Pless.
CRUISE NIGHT brought a collection of classic cars to Morenci’s Main Street Friday night. The event was moved from the usual last Thursday of the month date to precede the sock hop at the Eagle’s club. The final Chamber of Commerce cruise night event for the year is scheduled Sept. 25.
ART PROJECT—Cody Wagner and other members of Morenci’s fourth grade class work on an art project Monday morning during a visit to Stair Public Library. The students first listened to author Kwame Alexander read his Michigan Reads! book, “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band,” aloud on a YouTube video and then painted jazzy roosters using cut potatoes, Q-Tips, cardboard and their fingers. The Library of Michigan selected the book for this year’s Michigan Reads! program, a One Book, One State program for young readers.
STRUGGLING—The freshman class tug-of-war team battles against Morenci’s senior class during the Homecoming Games pep rally last Friday. But who’s that big bearded freshman on the extreme right who is lending a couple of hands? The football team came through with a homecoming crowd pleasing performance, shutting out Whiteford, 49-0.
QUEEN’S COURT—Senior queen candidates are, standing from the left, Lindy Myhnier, Rebecca Heinze, Taylor Vanderpool, Madison Gleckler and Brooke Baumgartner. Underclass representatives are freshman Anna Gautz, sophomore Madison Bachman and junior Allison VanBrandt. The queen will be crowned during the half-time ceremony at Friday’s football game.