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

  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    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.
  • Front.newpaper.2
    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.
  • Front.code.2
    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.
  • Front.skelton.vigil
    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.
  • Front.gym.new
    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.
  • Front.lift
    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.

2010.05.05 Mary Gautz: Staff commended for Annie, Jr.

Written by David Green.

Just wanted to take a moment to recognize and publicly thank Mr. Filipek, Mrs. Acuña and Mr. DeVoe for their vision, motivation and just plain hard work in taking on an all-school production like Annie Jr.  It was a delight and a great opportunity for our kids in community theatre.  Really a top notch show.

It was a tremendous and heroic effort on the part of these adults to undertake this. Way above and beyond their usual responsibilities, typical work day, or their job descriptions. I greatly appreciate their efforts and enthusiasm. Especially for teachers or staff on the rookie end of the seniority list, this was an amazing first big project. 

Thank them in person and they will graciously deflect and share their success with all. They will remind you that many were involved in this, such as the teens who stepped up and jumped in too.  Thanks, kids. You guys were SO good with the little ones.

Thanks to all our teachers and staff, who give more than they need to. Our humble, and understated, thanks.

– Mary Gautz

Oak Street, Morenci

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016