The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
BACK TO BRICK—Morenci’s old brick road makes appearances now and then, particularly after a hard winter when pieces of pavement give way. Before it was paved over, Morenci’s North Street (M-156) was the longest remaining stretch of brick state highway in Michigan. Road crews have lots of work ahead of them filling in pot holes that emerged as winter wore on.
MORENCI’S student section was in full, boisterous support Friday at Camden Frontier to cheer on the Bulldogs in the district tournament final. Morenci tied the game with about 10 seconds to play, but lost by a pair of free throws.
PRE-K STUDENTS in Chris Mansfield’s Morenci classroom trace letters of the alphabet on iPads. That’s one of many ways the students use the devices. Mr. Mansfield had three iPads in his classroom and needed one more to cover each of his learning centers. A grant from Midwest Energy paid for the fourth iPad and representatives from the utility made a classroom presentation in January. Clockwise from the lower left is Levi Seitz, Landon Wilkins, Adam Fellers and Jameson Griesinger.
FAYETTE Elementary School student Haley Polaski clears the rope Friday during the school’s annual Jump Rope for Heart event. It wasn’t all fun and games. Pledges collected by students totaled $2,600 for a donation to the American Heart Association.
WARM, WINDY weather and spring vacation—a perfect invitation for kite flying. Tommy Marshall and his sisters headed for an empty lot with their kites to enjoy the nice day last Thursday. It was almost sledding weather again a few days later with 1.4 inches of snow on the ground Tuesday morning.
EVERY DAY a pair of squirrels spends time feasting on crabapples hanging over the driveway at John and Andi Rorick’s home in Morenci. The photographer’s report: sweet and sour, and leading to a bellyache. The Observer’s first robin report came Friday from Dave Lonis who spotted a single robin in his yard on West Main Street in Morenci. Lonis said he was shocked to see one in this weather. Anyone willing to challenge his claim of seeing the first robin of the year?
ISAAC MILLER gives chase to Chase Clark during a game of Duck, Duck, Goose! at Morenci’s youth wrestling program. Conditioning games are included along with wrestling instruction. The youngsters have competed in several weekend tournaments and will serve as hosts to a tournament April 12.