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.

Plummer, Vicki

Written by David Green.

Vicki Plummer, 74, of Morenci, Mich., died March 5, 2010, at home. 

She was born Nov. 13, 1935, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Victor and Mary (Kelley) Middleton.  On Sept. 2, 1957, in Grand Rapids, she married Howard Kiel Plummer, Jr., and he survives.

Vicki lived in Seneca Township, Mich., since May 27, 1999.  Vicki earned her Bachelor in Science in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan in 1957.  She was a fourth generation pharmacist working at South Gate and Taylor, retiring after 40 years of service. Vicki was a past member of the Dearborn Garden Club, a member of the Morenci Garden Club and a member of the Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.

Besides her husband, Howard “Kiel,” she is survived by a son, Howard K. Plummer III of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Julie (and Phillip) Carroll of Ann Arbor, Mich., Laura (and Ed) Middleton of Vermont, and Jessie (and George) Schemm of Georgia; three brothers, Victor (and Maris) Middleton of Ohio, Grant (and Brenda) Middleton of Grand Rapids and Louis (and Erna) Middleton of Saline, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vicki was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Lou Hodel.

At Vicki's request there will be no funeral, visitation or viewing.

Arrangements were made through the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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