Candidates file in Fulton County 8.26.09

Written by David Green.

The November ballots are nearly filled for voters in the Fayette and Lyons areas. With one exception, voters will see at least one candidate for each position.

The exception is the Fayette board of education where only one candidate filed to fill two slots. Incumbent Deb Leininger filed to seek another term on the board, but board members will have to appoint another member after Paula Schaffner’s term expires at the end of the year.

FAYETTE—Ruth Marlatt is the only candidate running for mayor. The term will expire Dec. 31, 2011. Marlatt currently serves as a council member and has served as mayor in the past.

Incumbents Kenneth Delphous and Julia Ruger will vie for one of four council seats. Other council candidates are Rodney Kessler, Eugene Rosinski, Paula Ferguson and Thomas V. Molitierno.

LYONS—Lyons voters have a surplus of candidates seeking council seats. Incumbents Dale Hallett, John Arquette and Julie Fenicle will run for reëlection, although four council seats will need to be filled. Other candidates are Joan Klier, John O’Neil, Lee Patterson, Amanda Winters, Ty Walker and Andrea Gleckler.

EVERGREEN—Incumbents Gary Pennington, Gregory Creque and Julie Carter will vie for three positions on the Evergreen Board of Education.

 CHESTERFIELD—Incumbents Paul Holman and James Stubbins will run for two trustee positions. Clark Emmons was appointed to fill an unexpired term and will run against Paul Johnston to complete the term.

FRANKLIN—Incumbents Keith Buehrer and Jon Rupp will vie for two Franklin Township trustee positions.

GORHAM—Incumbent William McKinney will run for one of two Gorham Township trustee positions against Brian Keefer and Matt Lumbrezer.

ROYALTON—Incumbents Ronald Lumbrezer and Steven Gillespie will vie for two Franklin Township trustee positions.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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