The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    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.
  • Front.newpaper.2
    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.
  • Front.code.2
    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.
  • Front.skelton.vigil
    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
  • Front.gym.new
    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.
  • Front.lift
    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.

Meeting set for Fayette swimming pool 6.25

Written by David Green.

Have some things to say about the future of the Fayette Community Pool? Your chance is coming soon.

The Fayette Park Board has set a community meeting for 7 p.m. July 9 to present information about the state of the pool and concerns about its future.

A fact sheet will be prepared to distribute to people attending the meeting.

Meetings scheduled in the past—before the decision to close the pool—had very sparse attendance. Park board members are hoping for more interest now that the pool’s future is at stake due to maintenance needs.

The meeting is scheduled at the park shelter house.

Park board members learned at the June 16 meeting that a profit of about $500 should be made from the sale of photographs of summer ball teams.

The pizza fund raiser also went well. More than 400 orders were taken for pizza from Don’s Pizza Stop. Future fund raisers will involve other businesses in town.

Discussion continued about a volleyball tournament. A decision was made against buying new sand for the court. Instead the ground will be used.

Plans continue for a blues festival tentatively scheduled Aug. 15 and 16. Cost estimates were presented and information about additional equipment is being collected. Menu items for concession sales were also discussed.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016