2012.05.02 Hudson school bus in Morenci

Written by David Green.

We were recently asked why a Hudson school bus picks up children in Morenci. Waldron sends a bus to Morenci to pick up students who chose to attend that school, but that’s not the case with the Hudson bus.

Superintendent Mike Osborne gave the following explanation:

The Hudson bus is actually a cooperative agreement between Morenci and Hudson. Both districts have students that attend Addison’s cognitively impaired program. Since a Morenci bus has to pass through Hudson to reach Addison, a decision was made to use one bus to carry all students.

A Hudson bus is being used because it’s cheaper overall, Osborne said. A Morenci driver retired and a new one would have been needed to make the trip. Hudson already had a driver in place. Also, a new Morenci driver would have  been hired at a higher rate than the existing Hudson driver.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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