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.

Powerlifters compete

Written by David Green.

Morenci’s Powerlifting team competed at a regional qualifier Saturday in Edwardsburg.

In the women’s competition, Katie Cox turned in a first place finish, competing in the 181-pound weight class. She had a 210-pound squat lift, a 120 bench lift, and a 255 dead lift for a 585 total. All her lifts were personal bests.

Makiha Lockwood also came home with a first place finish. Competing in the 198 weight class, she had a 235 squat, a 120 bench and a 290 dead lift for a 645 total.

Taylor Baugh came in third in the 114 weight class. She had personal bests in the squat with a 160 and the bench with a 95. Her dead lift was 230 for a 485 total.

In the junior varsity mens competition, Malachi Hoffman came in second in the 145 weight class. He had a 245 squat, a 180 bench, and a 325 dead lift for a 750 total.

Chris Hinkley brought home a third place finish in the 132 weight class. He had a 245 squat, a 155 bench and a 300 dead lift for a 700 total.

In the varsity mens competition Logan Drummond competed in the 194 weight class. He had a 235 squat, 220 bench, and a personal best 380 dead lift for a total of 835.

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