The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

2008.05.07 David Blesing

Written by David Green.

Camburn Highway south of Yankee Road should only be traveled with due caution. Large sections of pavement have been churned up and destroyed by heavy waste wagons operating out of the factory dairy in Fulton County. This was the route of choice the last couple of weeks on their way to new dumping fields along Clement Highway. What started as a few potholes is now large sections of unsafe roadway.

Clement Highway north of Yankee Road has been closed to traffic due to damage to the roadway over a culvert.

Perhaps this is part of the economic development the promoters of those animal factories keep touting. It will certainly keep your county workers fully employed. Of course it will be at the taxpayers’, expense.

As I write this, the waste haulers are headed to a new dumping field on Sand Creek Highway via Terry Highway and Mulberry Road. We will just have to wait and see if those roadways hold up any better. It doesn’t appear that the factory is going to run out of waste any time soon.

– David L. Blesing

Lyons, Ohio

 

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