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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Fayette council receives 13 applications 1.30.08

Written by David Green.

There’s no shortage of people wanting to serve as Fayette’s part-time village administrator.

After the Jan. 21 deadline passed, village council members had 13 applications on file.

The administrator will replace Tom Spiess who resigned Dec. 31. Spiess served on a full-time basis, but he advised council members that a part-time administrator would make more sense due to the village’s financial situation.

Three council members will join mayor Anita Van Zile in looking through the résumés to determine which candidates will be called in for an interview. Van Zile is hoping to add a community member to the  committee, also.

Although council intended to have a new administrator in place by the first of February, Van Zile said it’s likely that interviews won’t be completed in time for the Feb. 14 council meeting.

Before an administrator is hired, Van Zile first intends to fill the empty police chief slot vacated by Rick Kline. Only two applications were received for that position.

Van Zile expects interviews to be wrapped up by the end of January.

In the meantime, acting chief Jason Simon remains the only full-time officer on the squad. He works with several part-time officers to fill the patrols.

 

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