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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.

Herman, Paul

Written by David Green.

Paul Herman, 74, of Morenci, Mich., died April 23, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.

 He was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Ottoville, Ohio, the son of Othmar and Emma (Smith) Herman. On June 23, 1959, in Madison, he married Patricia DeLongchamp and she survives.

Paul lived in Morenci since 1994. He was formerly employed at American Chain and Cable in Adrian as a tool setter, from where he retired in 1986.  Paul served his country during the Korean War in the Air Force.  He was a member of the Morenci American Legion #368, a life member of the Adrian VFW, and a life member of the Korean War Veterans.

Besides his wife, Paul is survived by a daughter, Teresa (and David) Earles of Tecumseh, Mich.; a son, Paul (and Lorilie) Herman of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Rachel and Matthew Earles; six sisters, Carol (and Ora) Hatcher of Sylvania, Ohio, Joyce (and Mike) Dwyer of Morenci; Mary Ellen Davis of Adrian, Delores Rayer of North Branch, Minn., Lillian Warren (and Rollin Lauber) of Hudson, Mich., and Diana (and William) Mundhenk of Fayette, Ohio; three brothers, Richard Herman of Tennessee, Robert (and Ingrid) Herman of California, and David Davis (and Joan Hood) of Tucson, Ariz.; three half-sisters, Vicki Herman, Gayle (and Lyle) Clark, and Karen Herman; two half-brothers, Charles Herman and Daniel Herman; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth DeLongchamp and Lois Evans, both of Adrian; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Henry Davis; a sister, Clara Jeanette Herman; two brothers, Oscar and Edward Herman; and two brothers-in-law, Robert and William DeLongchamp.

A graveside service is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci with Fr. Gary Ferguson officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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