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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
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    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

Seneca Township plans tire collection, clean-up 08.18.2010

Written by David Green.

Two events are scheduled in Seneca Township next month and one of the two is open to the public.

The Seneca Township board has scheduled another Tire Recycle Day that’s open to anyone.

 Tires will be collected from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at the Township Hall, near the railroad tracks in Seneca.

The cost is $2 to dispose of a car tire, $10 for a semi tire and $30 for a farm/tractor tire. There is an additional $2 fee for tires left on rims.

The tire recycling day is scheduled to help clean up the township and surrounding area. Recycling tires also removes a breeding habitat for mosquitoes.

The annual fall trash day is scheduled from 7 a.m. until noon Sept. 25. The clean-up is for township residents only.

At the Aug. 9 board meeting, trustees approved a land split for Stutzman’s property at 6568 Brower Rd. The board learned of  a special use permit granted by the planning commission to Dan and Heather Wilson. Planning commissioners are also working on a wind energy ordinance that they intend to present soon to the township board.

The board voted to move forward with a ditch project on Mulberry and Camburn that will be paid by the township. A decision was made to buy 1,000 tons of stone at $14.03 a ton and a new vacuum sweeper for the township hall.

Bids will be sought from the county road commission, Bales, and Slusarski for repair of the township hall parking area.

Rosemary Dickerson spoke to the board about One Lenawee, a group looking for collaboration among county government units.

Jeff Ewald of the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department urged board members to speak with county commissioners about proposed budget cuts that would make a 10 percent across-the-board cut to all departments.

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