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.

Tommy Molitierno resigns from Fayette council 04.06.2011

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council is in need a new member following the resignation of Tommy Molitierno. Council will consider candidates Monday at the committee-of-the-whole meeting.

Molitierno submitted a letter of resignation last week, explaining that he is moving to Bryan and would no longer be eligible to serve as a council member.

He praised the other council members for their continued efforts at improving the community.

Village administrator Amy Metz called Molitierno a forward-thinking councilor who pushed department heads to look for ways to operate more efficiently.

Molitierno previously served on the village council in the 1990s. He was elected to his present term in November 2009. A replacement will be appointed to council to complete Molitierno’s term that expires Dec. 31, 2013.

Any residents interested in serving are invited to attend the committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to briefly talk about their interest in joining council. Anyone unable to attend the meeting should submit a letter of interest by Monday.

Council members have 30 days to appoint a replacement. After that it’s up to the mayor to choose a new member.

Because council approved a two-month leave for councilor Paula Ferguson, council president Julia Ruger suggested quickly replacing Molitierno to help assure a quorum for the next two meetings. Council is expected to select a new member at a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. Monday.

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