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.

Fayette police 8.19.09

Written by David Green.

There are a couple of signs missing on North Fayette Street.

For years there was a four-way stop at North Fayette and Gross streets in Fayette, but not anymore.

The stop signs for Fayette Street traffic were removed recently to allow a continual flow of traffic on the north-south route.

Police chief Jason Simon told village council members Thursday that with the school now in a new location, the stop doesn’t have the importance that it once did.

In addition, the pressure on the pavement from loaded trucks is damaging the surface and that should cease without the stop.

Chief Simon said the department is monitoring the area and has not noticed an increase in traffic speed since the signs were removed.

Two faded “No Parking” signs will be replaced in the alley near the post office.

Simon’s activity report for the month, from July 13, included:

Two animal complaints; 13 incidents with juveniles; eight thefts; four assists to other agencies; three assists to motorists; one suspicious situation; four responses to alarms; one civil incident; two domestic incidents; two recovered properties;

three harassment complaints; one liquor violation; seven reports of vandalism; three disturbing the peace complaints; five open doors found; one complaint of open burning; one suicide threat; one report of breaking and entering.

Three citations were issued for disorderly conduct and six were written for curfew violations. Curfew is at 10 p.m. every night but Friday and Saturday when it is extended to 11 p.m.

Two traffic crashes were reported in the past month. Citations were written for failure to display registration (five), speeding (five), reckless operation (one) and driving with a suspended license (three).

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