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.

McCaskey, Marie

Written by David Green.

Marie McCaskey, 97, of Morenci died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, Susan Merillat, in Medina Township with the assistance of Great Lakes Hospice. 

She was born Oct. 27, 1910, in Medina Township Mich., to Philip and Allie (Root) Colegrove. On Sept. 18, 1929, she married Harley McCaskey in Adrian, Mich.

Marie was a life-long Morenci area resident. She was a member of the Morenci High School class of 1927 and attended Stautzenberger College in Toledo.

 Marie is survived by 10 children, Bob (and Luella) of Morenci, Bill (and Joyce) of Hudson, Duane (and Arlene) of Toledo, Rita (and Richard) Borton of Riverside, Calif., Annabelle (and Lee) Peterson of Morenci, Peggy (and Larry) Johnson of Hudson, Jim (and Vickie) of Morenci, Susan (and Ron) Merillat of Hudson, Karen (and Bob) Beck of Morenci and Larry of Holt, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Mary McCaskey, of Toledo;  33 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Virginia Colegrove.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harley, in 1975; one son, Richard; great-granddaughter Angie McCaskey; two sisters, Edna VanLeer and Ethel Swartzendruber; and three brothers, Leslie, Frank and Ray Colegrove.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the charity of donor’s choice.  

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