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.

Nick Erbskorn wins scholarship from Illitch Charities 08.04.2010

Written by David Green.

A Morenci hockey player is one of eight student athletes to win a college scholarship from Illitch Charities.

Recent Morenci graduate Nick Erbskorn received a $2,500 scholarships from the Little Caesars AAA Hockey program and the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League. He will attend Michigan State University in the fall.

The students were honored last month at a ceremony at Hockeytown Café in Detroit emceed by Ken Daniels, play-by-play TV announcer for the Detroit Red Wings.

In addition to Erbskorn, students from St. Clair Shores, Algonac, South Lyon, Macomb, Fowlerville and Romulus, Mich., were honored, along with a player from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

“Little Caesars youth hockey players represent some of the best young hockey talent in the country,” said Christopher Ilitch, who is also president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc. “These young people are not only talented athletes, but outstanding students and overall great people. Through sponsorship of our youth hockey programs we have had the opportunity to help these athletes achieve great things in the sport of hockey. Now through Ilitch Charities, we are happy to invest in their educational goals as well.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average, be a current member of a Little Caesars AAA or LCAHL team and have plans to attend a college or university within the next two years.

Erbskorn played “house hockey” at Tam-O-Shanter in Sylvania for 11 years, then moved up a step to the Jackson Generals traveling team for the past three years.

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