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.

Schaffner, Barbara

Written by David Green.

Barbara Ann Schaffner, 66, of Pettisville, Ohio, died March 10, 2010, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born March 22, 1943, to Leslie and Virginia (Kline) Colegrove. She married Jon D. Schaffner on June 18, 1994, in Pettisville, and he preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2009.

Barbara was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family.

Surviving Barb are her mother Virginia Colegrove of Fayette, Ohio; three sons, Leslie Sallows of Redlands, Calif., Scott (and Nora) Sallows of Wauseon, and Kyle Sallows of Fayette; one daughter, Christina (and Kirk) Keiser of Fayette; a sister, Marjory (and Fred) Shadbolt of Fayette; a half-sister, Connie Vinton, of Tecumseh, Mich.; two brothers, John (and Mary) Colegrove and Jeff (and Joyce) Colegrove, all of Fayette; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two step-children, and four step-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Barb was preceded in death by her father, Leslie “Bus” Colegrove, and a sister, Sherry Lynn Smith.                                                            Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Memorials are suggested for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

 

 

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