May election results 2011.05.11

Written by David Green.

Ivy Hutchison was given another four-year seat on the Morenci Board of Education while Laura Spencer earned her first term on the board.

With only two candidates for two positions, voter turnout was extremely low. Statistics from the county elections department put turnout at less than three percent.

Hutchison garnered 74 votes and Spencer was given 79.

The homestead tax renewal for second residences passed by a 74-10 margin.

Spencer will take her seat on the board at the June meeting, replacing Dwight Mansfield who is stepping down after 20 years on the school board.

OHIO—Gorham Township voters approved a five-year 0.5 mill renewal for operation of Pleasant View Union Cemetery, 61-21. Voter turnout was just about 5 percent.

Lyons residents voted 21-5 in favor of a five-year 3.0 mill renewal for current operating expenses. The 26 votes equals 6.2 percent of registered voters.

Fulton County residents favored a five-year 2.0 mill renewal for EMS medical services, 3,310-1,212.

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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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