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.

Valentine-Apger wedding

Written by David Green.

Brittany Apger and Nathan Valentine, both of Morenci, were united in marriage April 19, 2008, at Morenci’s First Baptist Church. The couple exchanged vows before Rev. Bob Dister.weddingvalentine.jpg

Miranda Graham of Morenci served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Taylor, Megan Dominique and Haley Simpkins, all of Morenci, and Jennifer Williams of Fayette, Ohio. Brynn Frederick of Adrian was flower girl. Addyson and Haylee Valentine and Ashtyn Matthews were also in the wedding party.

Derrick Yatzek of Adrian served as best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Robison of Grand Haven, Mich., Troy Sanders of Morenci, Clint Allen of Sand Creek and Matt Sinks of Hudson. Tyler Sanders of Morenci was ring bearer.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Morenci Sportsman’s Club.

Brittany is the daughter of Bob Apger of Morenci and Tonya Pontious and Troy Sanders, also of Morenci. She is employed at Borchardt Brothers Market and the Fulton County Health Center.

Nathan is the son of Kim and Nancy Valentine of Morenci. He is employed by OCP Contractors.

After a honeymoon trip to New Bern, N.C., the couple has made their home in Morenci with daughters Addyson and Haylee.

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