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.

Top runners named in Donahue 5K in Lyons 7.27

Written by David Green.

Participation remained strong in the third annual Dennis Donahue Memorial “Trot for a Trot” run/walk Sunday in Lyons.

Total registrations came in at 520, said organizer Karen Donahue, and more than 400 people showed up to participate.

The top three male runners were Zach Phillips of Morenci (17:32), Curtis Farnsel (18:17) and Pete Betanzos (19:54).

The top female runners were Janell Toth (21:39), Sarah Mallow (22:00) and Heidi Keller (22:30).

Donahue was pleased that participation stayed on par with last year’s event. Registrations and donations put the profits for the event at about $18,000. Proceeds are used to pay for the Evergreen school running track that was dedicated a year ago.

Participants in the 5-K run ranged in age from the five-year-old Peyton twins to a 68-year-old female runner and a 73-year-old male runner. The oldest walker was 81 years old.

Following are the top three finishers in each age division.

Female

10 and under: Brooke Baumgartner, 30:24; Peyton Haywood, 33:36; Alexis McCormick, 45:06.

11-14: Sarah Mallow, 22:00; Rachel Audet, 22:49; Robin Foster, 27:01.

15-19: Melanie Brock, 23:46; Ashley Whitehead, 25:00; Cierra Taylor, 25:09.

20-24: Heidi Keller, 22:30; Brittany Nusbaum, 33:40; Michelle Raab, 35:22.

25-29: Trisha Langenderfer, 23:58; Cara O’Neill, 28:25; Stacy Lievens, 29:24.

30-34: Janell Toth, 21:39; Kasandra Dominique, 22:50; Heather Fee, 25:18.

35-39: Jennifer Lake, 27:59; Peggy Haywood, 29:10; Laurie Suntken, 31:41.

40-44: Karen Donahue, 22:37; Angie Vanostrand, 24:43; Ryndie Bzovi, 26:01.

45-49: Cindy Embry, 22:56; Beth Vollmar, 30:32; Laurie Liebich, 31:30.

50-54: Sharon Rodriguez, 29:25; Cheryl Stromski, 29:35; Kathy Brock, 31:11.

55-59: Diana Box, 41:49; Linda Dusseau, 46:33; Diane Patek, 47:54.

60-64: Mary Steinhauser, 31:39; Carol Willson, 52:10; Patricia Mitchey, 52:40.

65 and over: Theresa Marvin, 34:47; Karen Vollman, 52:15; Gloria Tejkl 54:00.

Male

10 and under: Trent Croci, 22:18; Phoenix Vanostrand, 26:40; Carter Bzovi, 28:34.

11-14: Riley Lane, 21:15; Matt Taylor, 21:33; Aaron Huffman, 22:33.

15-19: Zach Phillips, 17:32; Brian Embry, 20:07; Matt Fischer, 20:27.

20-24: Curtis Farnsel, 18:17; Pete Betanzos, 19:54; Matthew Fether, 21:18.

25-29: Jerry Drennan, 23:50; Justin Osburn, 26:00; Brandon Donahue, 27:20.

30-34: Josh Baumgartner, 32:04; Jason McVey, 51:06.

35-39: Ryan Peebles, 22:54; Shawn O’Neill, 23:25; Jason Taylor, 27:40.

40-44: John Dominique, 20:32; Chris Ritchy, 25:31; Tim Pinkelman, 25:40.

45-49: Ken Dymond, 24:24; Jim Zittel, 25:08; Kevin Neuenschwander, 26:56.

50-54: Dave Eicher, 21:43; Mike Williams, 21:44; Terry Rotalik, 21:59.

55-59: Tom Striggow, 21:55; Donald Brasher, 22:37; Randy Fielder, 24:31.

60-64: Gary Valentine, 20:52; David Koelsch, 22:57.

65 and over: Bernie Marvin, 29:28; Ronald Gill, 30:48; Cyril Steinhausen, 37:01.

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