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.

Winzeler, Joan

Written by David Green.

Joan M. Winzeler, 74, of Orchard St., Morenci, died Jan. 10, 2006 at Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of Gerald and Marie (Estel) Schaffner. She married Robert Winzeler on May 22, 1951 in Fayette, and he survives.

Joan was a homemaker who lived in the Morenci and Fayette areas all her life. She worked at Winzeler’s 5¢ -$1.00 Store in Morenci, which was co-owned by her husband and his brother, James Winzeler. She was a member of the Morenci election board and enjoyed doing volunteer work at Stair Public Library and with the HOSTS program at Morenci Elementary School. She was a member of Morenci Trinity Lutheran Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Cindy (and Darren) Schmucker of Morenci; one son, Jeff (and Connie) Winzeler of Dublin, Ohio; four grandchildren, Monica and Mitchell Schmucker and Gracie and Mason Winzeler and a brother, Richard (and Joanne) Schaffner of Port Sanilac. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Raymond Schaffner.

Funeral services were Jan. 14 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor James Heffner officiating. Burial will follow in Lime Creek Cemetery in Medina Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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