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.

Fulton County Fair line-up announced 2012.07.04

Written by David Green.

Montgomery Gentry and Styx are the two headline acts heading for this year’s Fulton County Fair. The 155th edition of the fair is slated Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 at the “Top of Ohio” Fairgrounds, just north of Wauseon on State Route 108. 

On 7:30 p.m. Labor Day Monday, one of country music’s all-time greatest duos, Montgomery Gentry, will entertain the grandstand crowd with such favorites as “Work Hard, Play Harder,” “Missing You,” “So Called Life,” “Lucky Man,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” and their newest release, “Rebels on the Run.”

Two Kentucky boys, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have had 14 Top 10 singles and five No. 1 hits and are members of the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets for the Labor Day Country Concert with Montgomery Gentry cost $25, $22, and $20.

Styx, which has performed at two Super Bowls takes the fair’s grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2.  

Best known for its mega-hits, “Come Sail Away,” “Crystal Ball,” and “Grand Illusion,” Styx broke through the mainstream with “Lady.” Spawned in a suburban Chicago basement in the early 1970s, Styx continues to sell out at venues all across the nation. Tickets to the Styx Sunday night concert cost $25, $22, and $20.

The most expensive tickets are for a limited number of fans who wish to stand on the track (known as festival seating).

Other grandstand events include the first-ever Pickup Truck Pull competition Sept. 1;  the NTPA Tractor and Truck Pulls Aug. 31 the Lost Nations Rodeo Sept. 4; and Ohio's Greatest Demolition Derby on Sept. 6.

The Fulton County Christian Music Ministries tent will feature Elvis impersonator Elvis Wade and the Christian group 33Miles. Both performances are offered at no cost.

Tickets go on sale July 9 through the fair website (www.fultoncountyfair.com) or by calling 419/335-7469. The Fair ticket office opens July 11 at 9 a.m.

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