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.

MIller, William

Written by David Green.

William Miller, 78, of Lyons, Ohio, died July 10, 2010, at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

He was born March 8, 1932, in Morenci, Mich., the son of Joseph and Edna (Divert) Miller. On Sept. 7, 1952, in Lyons, he married Reva Seigneur and she survives.

Bill lived most of his life in the Lyons area.  He was a graduate of Morenci High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was formerly employed at Stubnitz-Green in Adrian, Mich., from where he retired in 1987. Bill was a member of the East Chesterfield Christian Church, the Lyons V.F.W., Lyons Historical Society (past president) and a former member of the Lyons Odd Fellows Lodge. 

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (and Francis) Ladd of Sand Creek, Mich.; two sons, Kenneth (and Sheril) Miller of Brunswick, Ohio, and Mark (and Patricia) Miller of Archbold, Ohio; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Everingham of Adrian; and one brother, John Miller of Adrian.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Poling and Phyllis Nelson; and two brothers, Jim and Richard Miller.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Mark Harris officiating. Burial will follow at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the East Chesterfield Christian Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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