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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.

Martin Luther writings on display 2011.09.14

Written by David Green.

An important piece of history has been restored and is on display at Northwest State Community College’s McDougle Center.

Luther’s Werke is a collection of writings by Martin Luther, a German priest instrumental in the protestant reformation. They were printed from 1824 to 1860. The collection, which was restored with funds from the American Heritage Preservation Grant, is now on permanent display and is accessible to the public.

 Northwest State acquired the writings through the assistance of Edwin Oberhaus in 2008. Sixty-five of the sixty-seven total volumes are at NSCC, creating one of the most complete collections of Martin Luther’s writings in the United States.

 “Germans were one of several groups that migrated to the Midwest and settled in northwest Ohio. There’s a large population here with German ancestry and Lutheran heritage,” said Peter Wilhelm, coordinator of historic preservation at NSCC. “The College is excited to share these works with the community, and we feel the documents are valuable for immigration history and cultural perspective.”

 NSCC received the American Heritage Preservation Grant in 2010 and has recently completed the work included in the grant. The focus of the project was to repair and stabilize the collection and prepare the books for community access. This included de-acidification, cleaning and repairs to the books; installing special shelving for storage; and installing a monitoring device for temperature and humidity in the storage area.

 The newly restored works are on display in the McDougle Center, a research and special collections room located inside the NSCC Library. The McDougle Center is open to community members and students during regular library hours.

For more information on Luther’s Werke or to schedule an appointment at the McDougle Center, contact Peter Wilhelm at 419/267-1217 or [email protected]

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