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.

Elrod, Richard

Written by David Green.

Richard L. Elrod, 71, of Wauseon,  Ohio, died July 8, 2010, at Heartland of Wauseon, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Richard was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on June 20, 1939, the son of the late David and the late Clara L. (Conley) Elrod. On Oct. 27, 1956 he married Carol L. Morgan, and she survives.

Prior to his retirement, he had owned and operated Mustang Printing in Wauseon and Turkeyfoot Printing in Napoleon

He was a former Citizen of the Year in Wauseon and was active in the Wauseon Rotary Club and the Wauseon Elks. He was a member and former chairman of the Wauseon Homecoming Committee, a member of the Wauseon Bi-Centennial Committee, a member of the Eaton Springs Society, and a past-president of the Wauseon Chamber of Commerce.

He was also active with the Republican Party, past-president of many civic organizations in Wauseon, a member of the Wauseon Masonic Lodge (F & AM), and the Zenobia Shriners in Toledo. Some of his favorite times were when he had been in charge of the Wauseon Chamber of Commerce’s Gingerbread House.

Richard enjoyed his grandchildren, golf, and coin collecting. He also served on numerous advisory boards for the F & M State Bank. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and Ashland College.

Surviving besides his wife, Carol, are two sons, Rick (and Anna) Elrod of Sylvania, Ohio, and David Elrod of Wauseon; and four grandchildren, Alec Elrod and Mackenzie Elrod of Sylvania, and Joey and Nicky Elrod of Wauseon.

Funeral services will be private without a visitation. Interment will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to help someone who really could use it, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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