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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    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.
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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.

120 mile garage sale underway 6.25

Written by David Green.

Every June, the number “120” takes on a new meaning when State Route 120 is mentioned. That’s when 120 miles of garage sales are set up.

This year’s Historic Old Territorial Road 120 Mile Yard, Barn and Garage Sale kicked off Tuesday and continues through Sunday, when half-price day will be offered by many sellers.

Last year’s event was bigger than the inaugural year in 2006, and organizers Dave and Sue Blessing expect an even bigger turnout this year as the sale grows in popularity. As they put it, expect more sales per gallon as you head either east or west on the old Territorial Road between Sylvania, Ohio, and Elkhart, Ind.

Sellers who aren’t located directly on the road but are close by are encouraged to post signs pointing to their sale.

Sellers are also encouraged to place their sale back from the edge of the road to discourage people from parking on Territorial Road. With the 55 mph speed limit and not much berm, the Blessings urge sellers not to be shy about asking shoppers to park in the driveway.

For more information, call the Blessings at 419/452-7438 or write to them at [email protected]

 

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