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.

Bridge Walk to support reading program 2012.08.29

Written by David Green.

Bring a book to the bridge!

Participants will walk and read across Michigan’s southernmost bridge this Labor Day during the 18th annual Silver Creek Bridge Walk in Morenci. The event starts at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 3, just south of the Silver Creek Bridge on East Street South. 

Proceeds raised from commemorative T-shirt sales and sponsorships will benefit Stair Public Library’s “Prime Time Family Reading Time” program so the emphasis at this year’s walk will be on books.

The oldest book, the biggest book, the smallest book, the thickest book, the most obtuse book, the funniest looking book, the prettiest book, the best book that mentions Morenci...you bring the book and Stair Public Library staff will award prizes to winners in a variety of categories.

Animal tails

“Animal Tales,” the theme for this year’s Prime Time book selections, sparked an idea for another activity at the Bridge Walk. 

“All the books have something to do with animals,” said library director Colleen Leddy, “so I thought it would be fun for everyone to dress up as an animal with a tail.”

It’s not necessary to dress up or to bring a book to participate, but those who do will lead the walk across the bridge, says Leddy, and everyone who crosses the bridge will receive a commemorative certificate noting their accomplishment.

Shirts

The 18th Annual Labor Day Silver Creek Bridge Walk shirts cost $10 for youth sizes to XL. Size 2X costs $11.

The sapphire blue (with lime green ink) commemorative T-shirts can be purchased in advance at United Bank & Trust, First Federal Bank, Johnson’s Hardware and at Stair Public Library during open hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shirts will also be sold at the Bridge Walk.

The event is sponsored by the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce.

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