Waldron village council news 4.23

Written by David Green.

Waldron village council members voted April 8 to put the wind to work to help keep the park pond in good condition.

Council voted unanimously, with Rick Bays absent, to spend $1,700 for a wind-powered aerator.

The pond was recently improved and now council wants to maintain its condition.

An aeration system will add oxygen to the water and lessen or eliminate the need to add treatment chemicals to the water.

Council also voted to buy 30 trees to fill in some empty areas along streets. Council will buy eight Profusion crabapples, eight Prairie Fire crabapple, nine Cleveland pears, and five Crimson King maples.

Any village resident who would like to have a tree planted in the boulevard should call clerk Ruth Hotchkiss at the village office.

SIDEWALK—Sidewalk repair was approved at the Catherine Crist and Glen Patterson residences. Meller Construction will do the work and the village will pay half the cost.

A tree in front of Roy Hall’s residence will be moved because it was inadvertently planted over a sewer line.

MISC.—Council voted against renewing membership in the Rural Water Association. The village code officer will be present for the May 10 clean-up day.

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    HOMECOMING—One senior candidate will be chosen Morenci’s fall homecoming queen during half-time ceremonies Friday at the football field. In the back row are seniors Mikayla Price, who will be escorted by Mason Vaughn; Madison Bachman, escorted by Kiegan Merillat, and Mikayla Reinke, escorted by Griffin Grieder. Senior Ariana Roseman is absent from the photo. Her escort is Garrett Smith. In the front is sophomore Abbie White, who will be escorted by Ryder Price; junior Madysen Schmitz, escorted by Harley McCaskey and freshman Madison Keller, escorted by Jarett Cook.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    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.
  • Front.train
    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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