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.

Willeman, Dallas

Written by David Green.

Dallas L. Willeman, 95, of rural Wauseon, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in his home.

He was born in Wauseon April 22, 1912, the son of the late Oliver and the late Margaret (Storey) Willeman. On Jan. 14, 1934, he married Lyla M. Feeney and she preceded him in death in 1999.

He was a member of the North Dover United Methodist Church, rural Wauseon, and a member of the Wauseon F & AM.

Prior to his retirement in 1974, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Tubbins & Green in Adrian, Mich. for more than 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Larry (and Rebecca) Willeman and David (and Kim) Willeman, both of Wauseon, Ohio; four daughters Adonna (and William) Nofziger of rural Montpelier, Ohio, Shirley Champion of Sun City, Ariz., Martha (and Bernard) Smith of Norwalk, Ohio, and Patricia (and Harold) Perryman of Morenci, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 24 step great-grandchildren; 15 step great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Marilyn Willeman of Bridgman, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lyla;, son Richard; four brothers, Bernard, Russell, William and Cleo Willeman; great-grandson Michael R. Bowers; son-in-law Steve Champion; and step-great-granddaughter Jessica Terrell.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the North Dover United Methodist Church with the Rev. Laura Saunders, officiating. Interment will follow in the Winameg Cemetery.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, where a Masonic Service is scheduled at 7 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to North Dover United Methodist Church or the Hands of Grace.

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