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.

Fayette cemetery project, Civil War vets 2011.05.25

Written by David Green.

There are at least 55 Civil War veterans commemorated in Fayette’s Pleasant View Union Cemetery and each one will soon have a special marker.

Ruth Marlatt is working with others on a project to create plaques bearing short biographies of each veteran, although that’s proving to be quite a challenge in some cases.

Military records list the rank, regimen and company of each veteran, but that’s all she’s been able to learn about some soldiers. She and other researchers continue to look for information and they’re hoping to get some help from relatives of the veterans.

“Many of them weren’t buried here and we’ll have to go back to county records,” Marlatt said.

The multi-year project will take the biographical information and display it on a plastic board to be placed on each veteran’s grave. The Sauder company of Archbold is furnishing the plastic boards.

“We hope to honor 10 or 12 a year and we’re planning to have at least 10 erected by Memorial Day,” Marlatt said.

She said the group probably won’t succeed in identifying all the veterans buried here since the families of many are no longer in area.

Anyone with information about local Civil War veterans is urged to call Marlatt at 419/237-3061.

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