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

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    WORKERS from Kreighoff-Lenawee set block in place as the new Morenci Area EMS building begins to rise. Kreighoff built the ambulance garage in the background, funded by the Charles Fay estate. When the new living quarters are complete, the existing living area (right background) will be demolished. The older building once served as the Morenci Area Hospital clinic building. The EMS advisory board and Morenci city council investigated renovating the clinic building, but decided that it would not be a good investment.
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    RACING—Isaac Miller races around a cone in a relay event. The losing team faced some extra push-ups at the Junior Dawgs wrestling program.
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    WINTER weather led to removal of pavement in several areas of Morenci’s North Street, uncovering the former brick surface of the street. Before the road was paved, it was the longest stretch of brick state highway in Michigan.
  • Trailer Fire
    TOTAL LOSS—Firefighters had no chance to save a house trailer last week in a rapidly burning fire northwest of Seneca. Six members of the Aaron Wyse family lost their possessions in the blaze. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.
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    TAKING SHAPE—Scott Stewart shapes a piece of hardened resin that’s destined to become a shaving brush handle. A stream of shavings rises from the lathe. Each handle is shaped on the lathe, then buffed to bring out the design. The process is similar to working with wood—you never know what will emerge until it’s opened and sanded.
  • Front Dispensary
    SETTING UP SHOP—From the left, Zach Dimmett, Lucinda Swinney and Josh Smith are busy labeling, weighing and packaging items at In2utive Wellness, Morenci’s first medical marijuana provisioning center (dispensary) to open. The dispensary opened Saturday in the front of the former skating rink despite a few empty areas and continuing carpentry work. On Sunday, a second dispensary opened at the remodeled Dari-Ette building. Two more centers are in the works. A variety of cannabis products are available, including items for eating, smoking, rubbing on the skin, etc. Many patients use marijuana products in place of addictive opiates.