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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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of 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.

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