Candidates have until May 13 to file 5.7

Written by David Green.

Townships residents interested in running for office have until Tuesday, May 13, to file a petition with their township clerk.

Medina Township clerk Suzette Burk reports that all four incumbents have filed for another term in office. Supervisor Jim Craig, treasurer Ruth Ann Mansfield and trustees George Cleghorn and Jack Quigley have all filed petitions, along with Burk.

In Seneca Township, supervisor Kiel Plummer has decided not to seek another term. After seven years on the job, Plummer said he’d like to devote more time to his own activities. Clerk Kim Quist and treasurer Becky Metcalf are also leaving the board.

Allison Ott has filed a petition to seek the clerk job and Bob Walton turned in a petition to serve as treasurer. As of Monday morning, no petitions had been filed for supervisor nor the two trustee seats that will expire, currently held by Chris White and Don Emmons.

Nominating petitions and affidavit of identity forms can be obtained from the Seneca clerk, Kim Quist, by calling 458-7726.

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    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.
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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    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.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    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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