The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
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    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

Boger, Pamela

Written by David Green.

Pamela J. “Pam” (Lillich) Boger, 63, died  Aug. 23, 2010, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s residence in Lyons, Ohio.

She was born March 10, 1947, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Harry and Marie (Grime) Lillich.

Pam grew up in Wauseon, Ohio, and graduated from Wauseon High School in 1965. She married Alvin Boger on May 28, 1966, at the East Chesterfield Church of Christ. She retired from German Village Products in Wauseon, then moved to Pleasant Lake near Hillsdale, Mich., where she enjoyed reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and frequent trips to Wal-Mart.

Pam is remembered by family and friends as a caring and loving person who loved to have fun, laugh, and spend time with them, especially her grandchildren who were the loves of her life. She enjoyed being with them, and supporting all of their various extracurricular activities.

Pam bravely battled cancer for more than a year.

Pam is survived by her husband of 44 years, Alvin Boger, three children: Bruce (and Debbie) Boger, Brian Boger, Denise (and Michael) Pennington; eight grandchildren, Eric, Bailey, and Courtney Boger, and Ashleigh, Ben, Tess, Austin, and Robert Pennington; three sisters,(her twin Paulette Gephart, Bobbie Roth and Becky Miller; three brothers, Phil Lillich, Terry Lillich and Joe Lillich; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci, Mich. Interment will take place at the Lyons Cemetery and a luncheon will follow at the VFW in Lyons. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or Community Health Professionals of Williams and Fulton County.

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