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.

Fayette class of 1954 meets for reunion 2009.09.23

Written by David Green.

The Gorham Fayette High School Class of 1954 met to celebrate its 55th class reunion Sept. 12, at Smith’s Family Restaurant in Wauseon. Following the meal, guests shared pictures and reminisced.

Those in attendance were Carol and Eldon Crawfis of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Jim and Maxine Crawford of Tedrow; Ann and Dale Schang, Gene and Sue Schaffner and Melvin and Eloise Wyse, all of Fayette; John Ford of Bryan; and Bill and Nancy Winzeler of Adrian.

Classmates who did not attend but sent notes were Paul and Karis Shull, Carolyn and Bob Figgins, Shirley Dragun, Barbara and Harry Tadda, Harvey and Jeane Johnson, Cloyce Leatherman, Faye Leuthold, Phyllis and Donald Simons and Jerry and Phyllis Zeigler.

Members of the class who are now deceased are Ramon Schaffner, Royal Flint, Lawrence Calvin, Gerald Ford, Kenny Potter, Leland Fahringer, Joyce Lavender, Alvin Carrothers, Gloria Wannemacher and Weldon Glaser.

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