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.

Brehm, Leland

Written by David Green.

Leland Brehm, 88, of Delta, Ohio, died Aug. 9, 2010, in the home he built for his family.

He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Fayette, Ohio, to Harold and Stella (Eicher) Brehm.

Leland served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed mainly at Pearl Harbor. After the war, he attended trade school to become a finish carpenter and later started his own construction company. He built many fine houses and oversaw commercial projects for businesses throughout northwest Ohio.

He held several positions after that, retiring from Dunbar Drilling in Swanton, Ohio. In retirement, he continued to work as a consultant in the water-treatment industry.

Leland enjoyed camping, fishing, working in his woods, and spending time with his family. He was a life-long learner, earning his private pilot’s license in his 50s.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lauretta (Vandock); three daughters, Nancy (and Robert) Perkins, Kathleen (and Robert) Chirdon, and JoAnne (and Terry) Cousino; grandchildren, Robert and Dayna Perkins, Kerri and Tyler Chirdon, and Kimberly Cousino; brothers, Merlyn (and Diane), Lowell (and Barbara), and Calvin (and Lelia).

A sister, Lois (and Edwin) Ament, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church in German Township. Interment will follow at Lauber Hill Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Ohio State Parks Legacy Foundation, P.O Box 295, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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