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.

LeVeck, Steve

Written by David Green.

Steve Lewis LeVeck, 52, of Spring Lake, Mich., died Feb. 8, 2010, after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 16, 1958, in Hudson, Mich., to Patricia Murphy and Myron LeVeck. He graduated from Morenci (Mich.) Area High School in 1976, where he was the co-captain of the football team.

Steve was a paramedic for 28 years and a passionate entrepreneur. He founded Priorities, his own business consulting company, and was currently employed at North Ottawa Hospital in Grand Haven, Mich.

He loved reading, learning, being with people, eating warm butterscotch pudding, and life.

Steve is survived by his wife of 33 years, Darlene; daughters, Rachel, (and Logan) Bruursema and their son, Mack Steven; Heidi (and Aaron) Robison and their daughters Raegan and Addysen; and Holly (and Brad) O’Brien and their sons Lance Patrick and Brady Steven; and sons, Seth (and Chelsea) and their son Jackson Lewis; and Ethan Josiah; two brothers, Nate Elarton of Temperance, Mich., and Mark LeVeck of St. Louis, Mo.; and one sister, Pam Arquette of Morenci.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Green, and his mother Patricia Murphey.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at Spring Lake Wesleyan church in Spring Lake with his brother, Rev. Nate Elarton, of Temperance, Mich. officiating. Visitation is planned at Klaasseen Funeral Home in Grand Haven, Mich.

A local memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Christian Family Center in Adrian, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the LeVeck Fund at National City Bank in Grand Haven or Bedford Christian Community Church, 8970 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182.

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