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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Fether/Keller wedding 12.04.08

Written by David Green.

Heidi Jane Keller and Matthew Jacob Fether were united in marriage Sept. 20, 2008, at the Morenci United Methodist Church. Nick Keller performed the ceremony.wedding.fether.keller.jpg

Haley Keller of Fayette, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were friends Taryn Donahue of Napoleon, Ohio, and Emily Ford of Cleveland, Ohio; and sister of the groom Jen Fether, of Holland, Ohio. Cousin of the bride, Brea Baumgartner of Morenci, was flower girl.

John Bird of Wauseon, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were brother of the groom Brian Fether of Fayette and friends Andy VanZile and Zach Lester, both of Fayette. Ushers were brothers of the bride, Scott Keller of Holland, Ohio, and Brian Keller of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cousin of the bride Bowen Baumgartner of Morenci, was ring bearer.

A reception hosted by Steve and Alice Smith, aunt and uncle of the groom, followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus hall in Archbold.

Heidi is the daughter of Dan and Jackie Keller of Fayette. She earned a bachelor of education degree from the University of Toledo in 2007. She is employed as the K-12 music director at Deerfield Public Schools.

Matthew is the son of Curtis and Irene Fether of Fayette. He earned a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Toledo in 2006. He is employed as an electrical engineer at Wauseon Machine and is also a member of the Delta Community Fire Department.

Following a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple has made their home in Delta, Ohio.

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