The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    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.
  • Front.newpaper.2
    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.
  • Front.code.2
    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.
  • Front.skelton.vigil
    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.
  • Front.gym.new
    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.
  • Front.lift
    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.

Dick Martin retires from cemetery board 2012.05.16

Written by David Green.

A long-time member of the Pleasant View Union Cemetery Board of Trustees was honored May 7 and a new board member was appointed.

Dick Martin left the board in April after serving 33 years. Abigail Bieber was nominated to serve as the “at-large” member of the board during the annual joint meeting of the Fayette village council and Gorham township trustees. Bieber will serve a three-year term.

Bieber said she is looking forward to serving on the board and “assisting in the preservation and beauty of the cemetery for many decades to come.”

The cemetery board is comprised of a member from the village council, Julia Ruger; a member of the township trustees, Trevor Hibbard; and an at-large member nominated by the other members.

FOUNDATIONS—At the board’s April 9 meeting, members voted to increase the price of concrete foundations to $200 per grave space, effective immediately. The price adjustment was a decision based on the increasing costs of concrete and materials. All other prices, including grave spaces and openings, remain at the same rate enacted in February 2010.

The longer foundations spanning over the lengths of several grave spaces are proving stronger, Sexton Jason Ferguson said, pointing out that there are many older monuments leaning in settled ground. Ten more leaning foundations are in the budget again this year for replacement at no cost to the lot owner.

DECORATION POLICY—With Memorial Day less than two weeks away, citizens and lot owners are reminded that according to the Rules & Regulations of Pleasant View Union Cemetery, all decorations must be above the ground and in line with the markers. Planting of any shrubs or the use of glass or wire is prohibited. The board and sexton reserve the right to remove any item not in accordance with the regulations. 

The decoration policy is listed on the signs at the entrances to the cemetery and a copy can also be obtained through the mail by calling the cemetery office at 419/237-2466.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016