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.

Green/Morrison wedding

Written by David Green.

Benjamin Daniel-Leddy Green and Sarah Elizabeth Morrison were united in marriage Aug. 23, 2008, in the bride’s parents’ back yard in Suttons Bay, Mich. Rev. Karen Schulte performed the ceremony.wedding.green.1.21.jpg

Emily Morrison, sister of the bride, of Chicago, Ill., served as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were friends of the bride Kelly Holcombe of Charleston, S.C. and Kristie Janman of Mesa, Ariz., cousins of the bride Elizabeth Prantera of Petoskey, Mich., and Olivia Morrison of Elk Rapids, Mich., and sisters of the groom, Rosanna Green-Ballinger of New Orleans, La., and Madelyn Green of Morenci.

Elizabeth Kakela, friend of the couple, of East Lansing, Mich., was the flower girl.

Jacob Bach, friend of the groom, of Bangor, Mich., was the best man.

Groomsmen were friends of the groom Nicholas Bushon and Allan Sharp, both of Charlotte, N.C., Bradley Burton of Royal Oak, Mich., and Thomas Howard of Ann Arbor, Mich., brother-in-law of the groom, Taylor Ballinger, of New Orleans, La., and brother of the bride, Michael Morrison of Suttons Bay, Mich.

Alex and Ben Kakela, friends of the couple of East Lansing, Mich., were ring bearers.

A reception followed the ceremony in the bride’s parents’ back yard.

Benjamin is the son of David Green and Colleen Leddy of Morenci. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and is employed by the Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, a landscape architecture firm.

Sarah is the daughter of Charles and Kimberly Morrison of Suttons Bay, Mich. She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned a degree in elementary education.

After a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple has made their home in Miami, Fla.

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