Fayette History Day 2011.11.02

Written by David Green.

Fayette History Day is scheduled Nov. 12 and so far five people are planning displays at the annual event.

The program celebrating local history is scheduled at the Opera House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase, and cake and punch will be served during the annual celebration.

Jane Stiriz, Jim Fallon, Curt Cooley, Randy Scott and Kathy Fix will show historical items at the program. Anyone interested in displaying items should call Fix at 419/237-2418.

A collection of Fayette items formerly owned by David Loffer will be on display, along with a collection of photographs and memorabilia known as the Jim Fallon Collection.

The following current and former residents will be honored during the day: Dr. Robert (posthumously) and Mrs. Ruth Nyce, Kenneth Cooley, Don Glasgow, Eileen Woodard, Jane and Wilburn Brawley, Pauline Jones, Eleanor Myers, William Steinem, John and Wanda Bacon, and Durwood "Woody" Hibbard (posthumously). 

Look for additional details in next week’s Observer.

  • Cecil
    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
  • Front.rest
    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
  • Front.batter
    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.
  • Front.green Screen
    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.
  • Front.snake
    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.rock Study
    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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