November ballot set in Fulton County 8.29

Written by David Green.

Fayette village and school district votes will have a choice to make in the Nov. 6 general election.

Three candidates filed to serve as village council members, with only two positions expiring.

Incumbents Mike Maginn and Ruth Marlatt will be joined on the ballot by Eugene Rosinski.

Mayor Anita VanZile will not face a challenger in her bid for another term in office.

Four candidates are running for three positions on the Gorham Fayette Board of Education.

Kelly Bentley chose not to seek another term, but incumbents Terry Kovar and David Brinegar will appear on the ballot. Kirk Keiser and Karen Joy King are also seeking a term on the board.

Fred Stockburger needs voter approval to continue his appointed position. He was named to the board following the resignation of Kim Winzeler, whose term will expire Dec. 31, 2009. Debra Leininger will challenge Stockburger for the post.

Area races

The only other contested races across northern Fulton County are in Royalton Township and the village of Lyons.

Brad Peebles will challenge incumbent Bill Smith for a term as Royalton Township trustee. Joe Damman will seek another term as township fiscal officer.

In Lyons, incumbents John Good and Joan Klier are seeking another term on council, along with challenger Delbert Neill. Mary Vroman is unopposed in her quest for another term as mayor.

In Gorham Township, Randy Merillat (trustee) and Mike Figgins (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

In Franklin Township, Mark Ballmer (trustee) and John Winzeler (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

In Chesterfield Township, Jerry Bates (trustee) and Tina Jones (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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