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.

Dopp, Lyle

Written by David Green.

Lyle J. Dopp, 75, of Fayette, Ohio, May 30, 2010, at Heartland of Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Hudson, Mich., to the late John William and Marvel (Osmun) Dopp. He married Lila Jones March 1, 1984 in Wauseon, and she survives.

Lyle graduated from Chesterfield (Ohio)High School in 1953 and spent his life farming and working at various factories, most recently the foundry in Lyons. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid NASCAR and Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Surviving Lyle besides his wife are two sons, Nathan (and Michelle) Dopp of Holgate, Ohio, and Doug Pfund of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Deb (and John) Felix and Delene (and Don) Toia, all of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers, Paul (and Margaret) Dopp of Kosciusko, Miss., William (and Vickie) Dopp of Archbold, Ohio, Dale (and Sherry) Dopp of Jackson, Mich., and Roger Dopp of Findlay, Ohio; one sister, Judy Vanderveer, of Morenci, Mich.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Eagle Funeral Home–Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Verne Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. 

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