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.

David Borer joins Fayette council 02.03.10

Written by David Green.

Fayette has a full village council again following the appointment of David Borer.

Councilors voted unanimously Thursday night to appoint Borer to fill a vacancy that will expire Dec. 31, 2011. A seat was left empty after council member Ruth Marlatt was elected mayor last November.

Three residents appeared before council and expressed an interest in the position: Borer, Eugene Rosinski and former councilor Ken Delphous.

Council met briefly in a closed session to discuss the candidates before returning to vote for Borer.

The council met for its final time on a Thursday night. The traditional schedule of the second and fourth Thursday of the month will change to the third Tuesday, making the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

APPOINTMENTS—Earl Ferguson was appointed to the village tree commission and Susan Williams will join the zoning board.

A few openings on boards have yet to be filled, Marlatt said.

COMMITTEES—The following committee assignments were approved:

• Finance: Julia Ruger, Paula Ferguson and Tom Molitierno;

• Public Works: Rodney Kessler, Molitierno and Ruger;

• Public Safety: Mike Maginn, Kessler and David Borer;

• Governmental Affairs: Maginn, Ferguson and Borer.

After an initial organizational meeting, committees will meet only when called rather than at an established time.

RETIREMENT—Council passed a resolution to establish a voluntary retirement incentive plan, with the aim of potential savings to the village in the future.

FLOOD PLAIN—Marlatt told council that the village flood plain map has been redrawn and a few properties have been shifted either in or out of the flood plain.

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