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.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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