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.

Sallows, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Sallows, 86, of Union Street, Morenci, Mich., died May 13, 2006 at his home.

He was born Nov. 26, 1919 in Jasper, Mich., the son of Leonard and Clara Louisa (Brown) Sallows. He married Rosetta Flint on Nov. 29, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio, and she survives.

Robert was a lifelong Morenci area resident. He worked at Koncor Industries in Wauseon, Ohio, retiring in 1986. He was also a farmer and was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by four children, Clara Moore of Sand Creek, and Jeff (and Cathy) Sallows, Sue (and Bill) Fee and David (and Carla Repp), all of Morenci; 14 grandchildren, Cheri (and Craig) Kent, Holli Stetten, Mindy Sallows, Jessica (and Heath) Jones, Leather (and Jon) Casebere, Kristen Sallows, Shane Curtis, Christopher Curtis, Stephanie (and Mike) Mossing, Michelle (and Scott) Jarrell, Shelly Jones, Tonja Moore, Paula Torres, and Jimmy Moore; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Woodward of Blissfield and Anna Lou Lantz of Fayette, Ohio; two step-sisters, Ola (and Jack) Brink of Morenci and Shirley (and Ulysess) Buck of Fayette; a special nephew, Ward “Fred” Smith and nieces, Linda Rector, Sandy Cooper, Brenda Bell and Christine Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert, Jr., in infancy; his step-mother, Freda Sallows; two sons-in-law, Gerald Curtis and James Moore; three sisters, Marie Hess, Leora Maham and Nellie Solmonson; and four brothers, Kenneth, Clair, Ralph and Harold Sallows.

Service are planned at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Don Sunman officiating. Private burial will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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