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.
    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.

Hanawalt, Vicky

Written by David Green.

Vicky Hanawalt, 58, of Morenci, Mich., died May 13, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.  

She was born Feb. 19, 1952, in Hudson the daughter of Frank and Phyllis (Swartzendruber) Woodby.  On May 22, 1971, in Morenci, she married John Hanawalt and he survives.

Vicky was a lifelong Morenci area resident and was a member of the Morenci Sportsman’s Club.  She was employed at TRW Automotive in Fayette where she worked for the past 12 years.  Vicky loved the outdoors, camping, gardening, fishing and traveling.

Besides her husband, Vicky is survived by two sons, Cody (and Lisa) Hanawalt of Buffalo, Wyo., and Ryan (and Angie) Hanawalt of Hudson, Mich.; six grandchildren, Anthony Hartman, Amanda Hartman, Lindraya Hanawalt, Dawson Hanawalt, Chaise Hanawalt and Cadence Hanawalt; and a niece, Sherry (and Steve) Miles.

Vicky was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Frank Woodby Jr.

A funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Aden Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 6 to  8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p./m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hanawalt family for a trust fund.

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