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

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    SMACK!—Cevin Milhoan takes a swing at a foam ball with a foam paddle—not as easy as it might seem. Students had to hit the ball around a marker and back to the start. See page 12 for more photos.
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    STAIR DISTRICT Library staff member Cally Gautz urges students to make a louder noise when Drummunity visited Morenci Elementary School last week. The visit helped get kids ready for Summer Reading Program activities with the musical theme “Libraries Rock!” See page 10 for more information about the program.
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    SISTERS Emily and Josette Zuvers, members of the State Line Hustlers 4-H Club, joined others Saturday morning to fill Morenci’s downtown planters with flowers. The 4-H club worked with the Morenci Garden Club to get the job done. The Garden Club’s hanging baskets will make their appearance soon on downtown light poles.
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    THE FRAME of the first medical marijuana growing facility takes shape in Morenci’s industrial park. The building will be used by HutchSwinn Enterprises, Inc., which operates a provisioning center in the former skating rink. Along with other companies planning to build in Morenci, products will be sold through the local center and also sold to others throughout the state.
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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.