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.

Hinkley, Christopher

Written by David Green.

Christopher W. “Boob” Hinkley, 32, of Reading, Mich., died Aug. 18, 2006, in Superior Township, Williams, County, Ohio.

He was born July 26, 1974, in Morenci, Mich., to Neil and Patricia (Johnson) Hinkley. He married Jeanne Seely on Jan. 4, 2001, in Hillsdale, Mich., and she survives.

Chris was employed at TRW in Fayette, Ohio, for more than 12 years. He was a member of the Lenawee Christian School graduating class of 1993. Chris enjoyed camping, playing all sports—especially slow-pitch softball with this dad—and he dearly loved his children.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Jeanne, of Reading, are his two children, Christopher and Camille, at home; mother, Patricia Hinkley of Unicoi, Tenn.; father, Neil (and Carol) Hinkley of Morenci; step-mother, Barbara Hinkley, of Waldron, Mich.; two sisters, Heather (and Dale) Green and Casey Hinkley, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; step-sister, Heather Walker Whitehouse, of Morenci, Mich.; half-brother, Shawn Hinkley, of Unicoi, Tenn.;  and grandmother, Mae Bryant, of Unicoi, Tenn.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at Eagle Funeral Home, Charles Fink Chapel, in Morenci with Pastor Bill VanValkenburg officiating. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Those planning an expression of sympathy can omit flowers and instead make a contribution to the Christopher and Camille Hinkley Education Fund.

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