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.

Morr, Leonard

Written by David Green.

Leonard W. Morr, 81, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 15, 2007, at Harborside Healthcare in Swanton, Ohio.

He was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Fayette, to Leon and Lena (Wyse) Morr. He married Aliene Keller in Fayette on June 7, 1963, and she survives.

Leonard was the water and sewer superintendent for the Village of Fayette from 1964 until 1975. He then became village administrator, retiring in 1988, after more than 24 years of service.

Leonard became a member of the Gorham Fayette Fire Department in 1944. He served as assistant fire chief from 1950 to 1962, and fire chief from 1962 to 1983 and again from 1993 until 1999.

He was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fireman’s Assoc., National Fire Protection Assoc., Ohio Fire Chief’s Assoc., and the Fulton County Fire Assoc. His hobbies included golfing and fishing, and he dearly loved his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Leonard is survived by two sons, Terry (and Terry) Morr of Fayette and Tommy (and Janis) Morr of Bryan, Ohio; three daughters, Manda (and Doug) Mack and Jeane (and Ken) Herrington, both of Stryker, Ohio; and Bonnie Verhoff of Selma, Ala.; one sister, Maranell Shaw of Okeechobee, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three great-grandchildren, Travis and Westin Morr and Daniel Verhoff.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fayette United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Clark and Mr. Curt Fether officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery.

Visitation is planned at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a firemen’s walk-through at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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