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.

Mildren Uhler: Remembers time as correspondent

Written by David Green.

By LISA KLOK

The Fayette Review was not just a local newspaper to Mildred Uhler, it was also a past employer.

Mildred began working as the Munson correspondent for the Fayette Review while she was still in high school and while Gaylord Yost was still the publisher. 

mildred “Really what it was was a gossip thing,” Mildred said.

As a correspondent, Mildred would call Munson residents to find out who was going to visit whom and who had come to visit whom, information not printed much today.

Mildred said people were really interested in the information because they liked to know what their neighbors were doing.

“It was a human interest thing,” Mildred said.

Mildred also kept track of school and church events and noted them in her column as well.

Every Monday, Mildred would make her weekly calls to everyone in town. She said she got to know Watha Severnce, who worked as a telephone operator, very well.

After gathering the information, Mildred would write out the report and mail it into Fayette.

“That’s when the mail still went directly from Munson to Fayette and not through Toledo first,” Mildred said.

Mildred enjoyed her time working for the Fayette Review not only because she knew what was happening in the community, but also because writing came naturally to her, as she kept detailed diaries through many years of her life.

Mildred stopped writing for the paper when the Parsons took over the Review.

“They didn’t want that kind of gossip anymore. The paper became more news oriented,” she said. And shortly after she stopped working for the paper, Mildred moved to Maryland with her husband, Wayne, who was in the service.

Looking back at her job at the Fayette Review, Mildred said that it was just a reflection of the way things were then.

“That’s what the news was then. We were country folks,” she said.

   - April 14, 2004

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