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.

Anniversary: Darrel and Jane Knisely

Written by David Green.

p.anniv.kniselyDarrel and Jane Knisely will celebrate 60 years of marriage. Darrel Knisely and Jane Leininger were united in marriage June 14, 1952, in the house where they have lived most all of those 60 years.

The Kniselys worked as dairy farmers raising registered Holsteins for nearly 60 years on their farm near Fayette. They have sold dairy animals to dairy farms in several  states across the Midwest and to Japan, Italy, France, Hungary and Columbia, South America. Darrel is a member of the Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Jane has worked as a poll worker for the Gorham Township election board for more than 50 years and has enjoyed sewing most of her life.   

The couple has four children, Denise Knisely of Ayersville, Dennis  (and Susan) Knisely of Fayette, DeeAnn Simmons (and Clint Shoumaker) of Delta, and David (and Tracy) Knisely of Fayette. They also have five grandchildren, Tari (and Chad) Pennington of Fort Bragg, N.C., Michelle (and Beau) Chinn of Columbus, Kirk Simmons (and Sarah Serres) of Fayette, Kristoffer Knisely of Toledo and Katherine Knisely of Fayette; and three great-grandddaughters,  Emileigh, Alicen, and Elizabeth Pennington.

Cards and notes of congratulations would be appreciated by the couple.  

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