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.

Ranger, Harold

Written by David Green.

Harold H. (Buck) Ranger, 87, of Morenci, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, in Bloomfield, Mich.

He was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Medina Township to Claude G. and Rena Fay Ranger. He married Leila E. Rorick, May 30, 1941 in Seward, Ohio. She preceded him in death on June 11, 1992.

Buck lived his entire life in Morenci. After many years of farming, he went to work for the Parker Company in Morenci for 30 years. He retired from the company in 1981. 

For the last two years, Buck was a resident of the Charles Fay Village. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Morenci and he was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Wauseon, Ohio.

He is is survived by two daughters, Barbara F. (and Darrel) Borton of Kennewick, Wash., and Lee Ann (and John) Bancroft of Royal Oak, Mich.; four grandchildren, Julie A. (and John) Toon of Richland, Wash., Nicole D. (and Geoff) Gronewald of Yakima, Wash., Benson A. (and Shelley) Bancroft of Huntington Woods, Mich. and Michael A. Bancroft of Royal Oak, Mich.; five great-grandchildren, Bailey R. Toon, Brady A. Toon, Abigail E. Gronewald, Mason H. Gronewald and Joley A. Bancroft and a sister, Bernita Stout of Tecumseh, Mich.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys A. Spangler, Genevieve Gallagher and Alice E. Sutherland.

Graveside services are planned at noon Friday, March 17, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Morenci Elementary School, c/o Jeanie Thompson, principal, 517 E. Locust St., Morenci, MI 49256 for the Elementary School Playground Fund, or to Charles Fay Village, 811 W. Coomer St., Morenci, MI 49256, to benefit the residents of the Village.

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