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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.

Kast, Harry

Written by David Green.

Harry W. Kast, 73, of Wauseon, Ohio, formerly of Fayette, Ohio, died June 14, 2010, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, the son of George and Marjorie (Lane) Kast. He married Ruth Ann Friedhoff on Dec. 27, 1997, and she survives.

Harry served his country during the Korean War. He worked for 24 years at Fulton Industries and for 25 years at Winzeler Stamping in Montpelier. He worked until the age of 71.

Harry attended Crossroads Evangelical Church where he was very active in church activities. He was a life member of the Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post #265 in Wauseon where he served as chaplain for a few years and then became commander of the post and served in that position for two years. He was a member of the Fulton County Honor Guard and the Fulton County United Veterans. He donated blood and blood platelets for many years.

Besides his wife, Harry is survived by nine children—six daughters, Vicki (and Fred) Wheeler, Kandy (and Troy) Wood, Krista Bree, Heather (and Dave) Roberson, Holly Kast, and Michelle (and Rusty) Schaffner and three sons, Marc (and Stephanie) Friedhoff, Michael Friedhoff, and Matthew (and Kerri) Friedhoff; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry (and Nancy) Kast, Larry (and Karen) Kast, Gary (and Mary Jo) Kast, and Rex Kast; and two sisters, Sally (and Bob) Fay, and Cheri Kast.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Eloise (and Junior) Lantz.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Crossroads Evangelical Church, with Pastor Tyler Quillet and Pastor Nate Hamblin officiating. Burial will follow in Wauseon Union Cemetery where military rites will be performed by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the chapel at Crossroads Evangelical Church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wauseon Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post, Crossroads Evangelical Church,  American Red Cross, or Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.

Arrangements were handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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