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.

Sell, Kenneth

Written by David Green.

Kenneth L. Sell, 82, of Morenci, died Jan. 4, 2006 at Banner Gardens Hospice House in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born Sept. 4, 1923 in Riga, Mich., the son of Hervey and Neva (Fatchett) Sell. He married Lynette Studer on June 3, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., and she survives.

Ken graduated from Blissfield High School in 1941. He was a farmer all his life, retiring in 1999. He worked for many seed companies, trucking their seed products, and also sold corn and soybeans for many years. He enjoyed visiting with farmers while he sold seed products.

Ken and his wife spent winters in Mesa, Ariz., for eight years. He attended Apache Wells Community Church in Arizona and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Weston, Mich. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed mowing his property.

Besides his wife, Ken is survived by four children, Roger (and Connie) Sell of Morenci, Shirley (and Neil) Foreman of Houston, Texas, Delores (and Walter) Wurst of Saline, Mich., and Walter Sell of Adrian; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Helen and Betty Sell and Ruby and Evelyn Klump; a brother-in-law, Wayne McMunn and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maneta McMunn; brothers, Edward and Gerald Sell, and a nephew, Richard Sell.

Funeral services were Jan. 9 at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial followed in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Weston United Methodist Church.

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