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.

Whitted, Wanda

Written by David Green.

Wanda L. Whitted, 79, of Fayette, Ohio, died Sept. 9, 2006 at Heartland of Wauseon, where she had resided since July 24, 2006.

She was born Oct. 28, 1926 in Winameg, Ohio, the daughter of Percy and Helen (Fouty) Whitted.

Wanda was a resident of the Fayette area for 15 years. She was a homemaker and also worked at Sauder Museum in Archbold, Ohio. She was a member of Christ Community Church in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio.

Wanda is survived by two sons, Nolan Riegsecker of West Unity, Ohio, and Mark (and Carol) Riegsecker of Defiance, Ohio; three daughters, Louise Wirick of West Unity, Janene Ely of Montpelier, Ohio, and Alyse (and Mick) Mull of Wauseon, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one step-brother, Dick (and Judy) Whaley of Fayette; one half-brother, Ron Whaley of Miamisburg; one sister, Myrna Givin of Billings, Mont.; and one half-sister, Marsha Crew of Lakeside.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Kenneth Whaley; and one sister, Margaret Curtis.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Christ Community Church in Ridgeville Corners with pastor Mike Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Winameg Cemetery.

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