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

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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.
  • Yoga Library
    BEND AND STRETCH—Using beach towels as yoga mats, children participating in FrankenTime Family Storytime at Stair District Library Monday night strike the “Bendy Banana” pose during Fruit Monster Yoga led by library assistant Cally Gautz. The monster-themed storytime was part of the library’s Lenawee Reads Frankenstein activities for Reading Month. See page 7 for an additional photo. A FrankenToys! Lab is planned today, Wednesday, from noon to 3 p.m.
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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.