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.
ROLLS of straw await transporting on the Bernath farm west of Morenci following the wheat harvest that’s been going strong in the area. Crops still in the ground could use more moisture with continued dry weather. Only 0.16 of an inch fell in Morenci on Sunday, according to National Weather Service observer George Isobar, and the remainder of the week looks dry.
WILLOW HOLUBIK walks between her mother, Kay, and her grandmother, Rosemary Dickerson, on the short trek across Morenci’s pedestrian bridge on Labor Day morning. Next year Willow might be pushing a stroller across with her new sibling. A rainstorm earlier in the morning left puddles, but the weather turned out perfect for Morenci’s annual spoof of the Mackinac Bridge walk at the top of the peninsula.
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.
RUNNERS in the inaugural Mike Gillen Memorial 5K take off from the starting line on Sims Highway Saturday morning. The event drew 84 competitors along with 93 people in the one-mile walk. The event raised money for the Christian Mission based in Adrian. Results from the run are listed on page 12 of this week’s Observer.
A FACE ONLY A MOTHER SPIDER COULD LOVE—A spider studies the camera lens while perusing a staghorn sumac leaf at the edge of Oak Grove Cemetery. Dozens of spiders appeared to be traveling from dew drop to dew drop. Walk slowly along the north edge of the cemetery and you may be surprised by the array of activity taking place.