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.

Bargman, Mary Ellen

Written by David Green.

Mary Ellen Bargman, 88, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Heartland of Wauseon. 
She was born July 11, 1921, in Frankfort, Ohio, the daughter of Morris and Grace (Morris) Hise.  On Dec. 23, 1966, in Morenci, Mich., she married Martin E. Bargman, Jr.  He preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1988.
Mary was a graduate of the Edgerton High School. She was formerly employed at Fulton Industries in Wauseon, Ohio, as an inspector.  She retired in 1983 after 28 years of service.  Mary enjoyed crocheting and spending time at her lake house near Montgomery, Mich.
Survivors include two sons, Fred (and Patricia) Osborn of Manitou Beach, Mich., and Dan (and Betty) Osborn of Wauseon; four grandchildren, Kellie (and Mark) Seyfried of Lansing, Mich., Brad (and Melissa) Osborn of Morenci, Dustin Osborn of Wauseon and Amber Osborn of Wauseon; three great-grandchildren Bradey, Brennen and Ava; sister-in-law, Lucy Hise of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Madelyn Fee; a brother, Kenneth Hise; and brother-in-law, Bill Fee.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating.  Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of donor’s choice.

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