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.

Waldron Labor Day Fest coming soon 8.20

Written by David Green.

Waldron’s annual Labor Day Homecoming celebration brings back a pair of familiar events: the classic car show and the antique tractor show.

CAR SHOW—The car and truck show is scheduled from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. The show is planned on Water Street near the water tower.

Trophies will be given for a large array of features, such as best interior, best original restored car, best of show truck, best of show street rod, etc.

Music and games will be provided by Jim Hephner. The registration cost is by donation.

For more information, contact Randy Bernath at 517/437-2328, or Mike Tinney at 517/286-6369.

TRACTOR SHOW—Silver King and Minneapolis-Moline are the featured tractors in this year’s show, scheduled Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.

Setup is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 30, and contests get underway Sunday afternoon. These range from tractor driving competition to rooster, hog and cow calling.

In addition to the tractor events, there will be displays of antique equipment, steam engines, gas engines, drawings and a flea market. Vendors are invited to to display goods at the flea market.

Tractor pulling contests begin at noon Monday, Sept. 1.

Camping is free for exhibitors.

For more information, call Patti or Phil Siegel at 517/673-1623 or 517/383-2936.

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