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.

Kloepfer, Wanda

Written by David Green.

Wanda Kloepfer, 90, of E. Main Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 16, 2006 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.

She was born April 28, 1915 in Steuben County, Ind., to Walter and Ola (Kelso) Smith. She married Vernon “Doc” E. Kloepfer on Jan. 1, 1937 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1999.

Wanda was employed at Fayette Tubular Products for more than 20 years. She attended Fayette United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Local Chapter 67 of Wauseon, Ohio.

Wanda is survived by one brother, Deburl (and Dorris) Smith of Angola, Ind.; special caregiver and niece, Beverly (and Robert) Manley of Toledo, Ohio; special friends Pauline and Babe Jones of Fayette, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Audra Luttrell, and one brother, Virgil Smith.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. James Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of  Northwest Ohio or Hospice of Fulton and Williams County.

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