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.

Metcalf, Orville "Bud"

Written by David Green.

Orville G. “Bud” Metcalf, 80, of Camburn Hwy., Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 31, 2006 at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.

He was born Jan. 17, 1926 in Seneca Township, Mich., to Otto and Alice (Dippery) Metcalf. He was a lifelong Morenci area resident. He was employed at Bohn in Adrian for 22 years and with the City of Morenci for 13 years.

Bud is survived by one son, Orville (and Becky) Metcalf of Morenci; one daughter, Valerie Wells of Muskegon; one step-daughter, Teresa Priley of Berkey, Ohio; one step-son, Robert (and Sue) Craig of Sand Creek; one sister, June Ladd of Adrian; one half-sister, Judy (and John) Long of Morenci; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Penny Sue, in March 1998; eight sisters, Merle Tinite, Iola Skates, Wava Gillespie, Ella Smith, Elizabeth Fisher, Norma Shulters, Mable Redman and Margaret Merillat.

Funeral services were Feb. 3 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial will be in Porter Packard Cemetery in Seneca at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee County or the Morenci Sportsman’s Club.

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