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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Addison, Lewis

Written by David Green.

Lewis Edward Addison, Jr., 56, of Bryan, Ohio, died Aug. 11, 2006 at his home.

He was born Oct. 26, 1949 in Oberlin, Ohio, the son of Lewis Edward, Sr. and Elsie Christine (Hostetler) Addison. He married Casey B. Bohner on April 28, 1990 in Celina, Ohio and she survives.

Lewis graduated from Western Reserve High School. He retired from Verizon Communications as the local manager of the Bryan and Bowling Green service areas, and had management positions with Verizon for 30 years.

He served as mayor of Fayette, Ohio from 1984 until 1988 and served on the Fayette Village Council from 1980 until 1984, serving two years as council president. He returned to council in 1989 to fill an unexpired term, giving him 10 years of service to the Fayette community.

Lewis was a member of the Gorham Fayette Masonic Lodge #387 and served as master twice. He was a 25-year member of the Scottish Rite of Toledo and a life member of the Bryan Moose Lodge #1064, of which he was a two-time governor. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2489 Men’s Aauxiliary in Bryan and the Sons of the America Legion Post #210 in Celina.

Besides his wife, Lewis is survived by one son, Jeffery Addison of Perrysburg, Ohio; two grandsons; four stepdaughters, Christy Coutz of Pioneer, Ohio, Cathy Lesniak of Hudson, Mich., Ronda Goebel of Bryan, Ohio and Karen Cline of Edgerton, Ohio; eight step-grandchildren and two sisters, Christine Archbaucht of Sarasota, Fla. and Peggy Wolff of North Port, Fla.

Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Krill Funeral Home in Bryan, Ohio, conducted by the Bryan Masonic Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran Relief Fund for VFW Post #2489 or Hospice Care of Williams and Fulton Counties.

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