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.

Lyons Grill restaurant opens 2011.10.20

Written by David Green.

The Lyons Grill restaurant is back in business, one year after closing, and there will be a familiar face in the kitchen for many Morenci area residents.

Dan and Cheryl Storrer, owners of Stella Blue restaurant in Archbold, are the new owners in Lyons.

“We heard it was closed and knew it had a good location,” Dan said. “There’s a good radius of other towns and that sparked our interest.”

Dan used to work in construction and he welcomed the challenge of clearing out the old restaurant and creating a new look inside.

The Storrers hired Andrew Whitehead of Morenci to serve as chef and they’re pleased to have him as part of the Lyons Grill team.

Dan expects to make a few menu changes as they settle into their routine, but customers should expect to find prime rib back on the menu like the former Lyons Grill, along with New York and rib eye steak, and Cincinnati style chili (spaghetti with brisket, Texas-style chile), burgers, pastas and home-cut french fries.

“We’ll add some features as we go,” he said, and the Storrers also aim to establish lunch hours.

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