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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.

Peck/Vanlerburg wedding 1.14.09

Written by David Green.

Jason Peck and Joanie Vanlerberg were united in marriage Oct. 25, 2008, at the Morenci United Methodist Church. Rev. Richard Burstall performed the ceremony.wedding.peck.jpg

Matrons of honor were sisters of the bride, Julie Alward of Durand, Mich. and Jennifer Blaker of Morenci. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride Kylie Long of Morenci, Amy Pettit of Adrian, Cindie Trevillian of Naples, Fla. and Maureca Wolf of Portland, Mich. Flower girls were cousin of the groom, Hailey Wolf, of Portland, Mich. and cousin of the bride, Ava Loomis, of Hillsdale, Mich.

Cousin of the groom, Justin Wolf, of Portland, Mich. served as best man. Groomsmen were brother-in-law of the groom, Nate Boyers of Leslie, Mich. and friends of the groom, Chris Ryman and Randy Plum both of Waldron, Eric Baker of Richmond, Va. and Jerred Parkhurst of Adrian. Ushers were brothers-in-law of the bride, Jake Blaker of Morenci and Derrick Alward of Durand, Mich. Ring bearers were nephews of the bride, Owen Blaker of Morenci and Darrin Alward of Durand, Mich. and cousins of the groom Dylan and Dustin Wolf of Portland, Mich.

A reception, hosted by the bride’s uncle and aunt, Don and Shirley Myers, followed the ceremony in the Junior Fair building in Wauseon, Ohio.

Joanie is the daughter of David and Kathy Vanlerberg of Morenci. She graduated from Morenci Area High School in 1999. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 2004 from Central Michigan University and will graduate in May 2009 with a masters degree in education from Siena Heights University. She is employed by Hillsdale community Schools as a sixth grade math teacher.

Jason is the son of Brenda Peck of Waldron and Stan Peck of Pittsford, Mich. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1999 and is employed at Adrian Steel Co.

After a honeymoon trip to Mexico the couple has made their home in Waldron.

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