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.

Fayette village council 03.30.2011

Written by David Green.

The Fayette village council meeting was canceled Monday due to a lack of quorum and might be rescheduled this week.

At a committee of whole meeting March 14, village administrator Amy Metz reviewed a proposed agreement for an expansion project at the TRW plant.

The agreement calls for the creation of 24 new jobs at the factory and for the village to provide a 25 percent refund on the income tax created by those jobs. TWR would receive the funds as a credit to the income tax paid to the village.

This would result in the loss of $2,700 in village revenue in each of the next five years. Metz spoke with council members about extending the period of time longer than five years to reduce the annual loss to the village. She recommends that approach in case the village needs to borrow money to complete a paving project along the factory site.

Council has not yet voted on accepting the proposed agreement.

Metz told council about Ohio’s Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) that offers “utilities helping utilities” in times of need. By joining WARN, resources could be shared, such as the emergency need for a spare pump.

Aqualine workers came to Fayette recently to search for water line leaks. One was discovered at North Gorham and Gardner.

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