The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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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.

Area 4-H winners at Fulton County Fair 10.01

Written by David Green.

Dairy and Beef

Mariah Bovee, Reserve Champion Beef Breeding.

Sarah Kovar, Champion Female two years and older, Dairy Feeder Calves Showmanship 16.

Kalley Martin, Holstein Grand Champion Dairy Cow, Holstein Sr. Champion Female.

Ben Kovar, Sr. Dairy Feeder Calves Showmanship 17 and over.

Jena Myers, Dairy Feeder Calves Showmanship 13-14.

Joel Smith, Dairy Feeder Calves Showmanship 12.

Levi Seiler, Beef Feeder Calves Showmanship 9, Beef Steers Showmanship 10 and under.

Austin Krieger, third place rate-of-gain steer.

Courtney Krieger, fifth place rate-of-gain steer.

Dylan Henricks, third place rate-of-gain carcass.

Arrin Short, fourth place rate-of-gain carcass.

Hogs

Andrea Allan, Gilt Champion Heavy Weight Hog, Overall Grand Champion Hog.

Poultry

Jordan Simon, Reserve Champion Fancy Poultry.

Rabbits

Jessie Torres, Sr. Showmanship 16 or older.

Christian Renner, showmanship 9.

Goats

Rebecca Rash, Reserve Champion Dairy Goat Wet, Reserve Champion Dairy Doe Dry, Sr. Showmanship Dairy Goats, Showman of Showmen Representative, second place rate-of-gain.

Sheep

Sarah Kovar, Grand Champion Market Lamb, Ewe lamb Sheep Breeding, Junior Sheep Flock, Grand Champion Breed Ewe.

Ben Kovar, Sr. Showmanship 18 and older, Yearling Ewe Sheep Breeding, Reserve Champion Breed Ewe.

Rachel Seiler, Showmanship 17.

MacKenzie Fruchey, Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Showmanship 16.

Lauren Keefer, Showmanship 14.

Jerad Seiler, Showmanship 11.

Cole Burkholder, Aged Ewe Sheep Breeding.

Clay Burkholder, Sr. Division Sheep Skill-a-thon.

Casen Burkholer, Jr. Division Sheep Skill-a-thon, Outstanding Sheep Exhibitor.

Horses

Amber Gordon, English Showmanship.

Woodworking

Jon Boesger, Outstanding Woodworking Project.

Booths

Franklin Blue Ribbons, first place 4-H Booth Contest.

Country Club 4-H, third place 4-H Booth contest.

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