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 police report 2011.08.31

Written by David Green.

Fayette police responded to 16 village ordinance violation reports in the month ending Aug. 24.

Police also responded to one report of a sex offense, two reports of domestic violence, three harassment complaints, three vandalism reports, two breaking-and-entering reports, three civil situations, six thefts, five complaints about juveniles, eight complaints about animals, three suspicious situations, eight reports of disturbing the peace, and one fireworks complaint.

Police gave assists to other departments six times and to citizens five times. Six open doors were investigated, two warrants were delivered, and one welfare check was made.

Police responded to 23 traffic-related incidents. Traffic citations were written for accidents (two), speeding (eight), suspended operators license (three), failure to yield and an unsafe vehicle.

Two criminal citations were written for disorderly conduct.

CARTS—Police chief Jason Simon reminds residents about the new regulations governing the operation of golf carts on village streets. The ordinance took effect Aug. 26.

Any resident who intends to operate a golf cart on streets should contact the police department to schedule an inspection.

Chief Simon said, as of Aug. 24, he had received no requests for an inspection.

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