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.

Newlin, Delila

Written by David Green.

Delila S. Newlin, 70, of Blissfield, Mich., died Oct. 1, 2007, at Bixby Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Adrian, to Floyd and Olah K. (Fike) Stutzman. She married Ned Newlin on Sept. 12, 1959, at Fairview Church of the Brethren in Blissfield, and he survives.

Delila attended the Elem3nt Church Blissfield Campus, was a dedicated teacher, and was a home health aide with Hospice of Lenawee for 13 years.

Besides her husband, Delila is survived by sons, Ned (and Elizabeth) Newlin II of Port Orchard, Wash., and John (and Judy) Newlin and Glenn (and Mary) Newlin, both of Blissfield; daughters, Melissa (and Douglas) Mutter of LaSalle, Mich., Sharilyn (and Curtis) Shoemaker of Morenci, and Agnes Newlin of Big Rapids, Mich.; brothers, Edward (and Keitha) Stutzman, William (and Lora) Stutzman and James (and Carol) Stutzman, all of Blissfeild; a sister, Lorayne (and Calvin) Crew of Cedaredge, Colo; 15 grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, George Bryant.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elem3nt Church Blissfield Campus (formerly the First U.B. Church of Blissfield) with Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.

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