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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.

Primary election results 08.11.2010

Written by David Green.

Former U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R) won the primary election for Michigan’s 7th District and will attempt to reclaim his seat from incumbent Mark Schauer (D) in the November general election.

Walberg defeated Brian Rooney, 41,940-23,605, with Marvin Carlson trailing at 7,441.

In Lenawee County, Walberg won by nearly a 2-1 margin.

In the governor’s race, newcomer Rick Snyder easily defeated four Republican opponents. Snyder polled 36.5 percent of the vote to Pete Hoekstra’s 26.8 percent, Mike Cox’s 23.4 percent, Mike Bouchard’s 11.8 percent and Tom George’s 1.6 percent.

In Lenawee County, Cox was the winner with 33 percent to Hoekstra’s 29 percent and Snyder’s 22 percent.

In the Democratic primary, Lansing mayor Virg Bernero finished with 58.7 percent to Andy Dillon’s 41.3 percent. Lenawee voters mirrored those results.

Nancy Jenkins (R) will take on incumbent Dudley Spade (D) for state representative. She garnered 54 percent of the votes to Jim Van Doren’s 46 percent.

In the district court judge race, Laura Schaedler and John Glaser will advance to the November election. Schaedler pulled in 33 percent and Glaser finished with 19 percent.

Other judge candidates were Grace Garno, 14 percent; Stanley Sala, 13 percent; Anna Marie Anzalone, 10 percent; Karen Tate, 5.7 percent; and Gary Baldwin, 5 percent.

Medina Township voters renewed a millage for road and bridge maintenance by a 72-17 margin.

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