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 sewer cleaning planned 2011.06.29

Written by David Green.

Soil borings taken throughout Fayette along with the mapping of current utility lines are helping the village engineering firm plan for upgrades to the sewer system.

The next step in the project is to clean  several sewer lines and take a close look  inside them via a video camera. 

The truck from the Bowser Morner company that looked like a drilling rig finished taking soil borings last week and the Arcadis engineering firm has created a map showing existing lines.

Beginning July 6, Cam-Tech Industrial Services will begin cleaning certain sewer lines in the village before inspecting them.

Homes that don’t have proper sewer system venting could experience a burst of air in toilet bowls during the cleaning process.

The following statement was issued by Arcadis: “Residents who are unsure whether their house sanitary sewer plumbing system is properly vented should avoid use of their commodes and keep covers closed and secured when cleaning is occurring in front of their residence.”

All residents affected by the cleaning should expect to receive notification from the village.

Cleaning is scheduled along:

• Walnut Street;

• Mill Street and a small portion of S. Gorham Street south of Mill;

• Union Street between S. Gorham and S. Fayette Street;

• Water Street and the first block north of Ohio Street, plus a portion of Fayette Street south of Ohio;

• Main Street, from Lawrence Street to the east village limits;

• Spring Street, from Eagle to just beyond Ohio Street;

• N. Gorham and N. Cherry, from Spring Creek south to the alley.

A sewer line that parallels Spring Creek will also be cleaned.

A map of the cleaning project is available at the village office.

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