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, Mary Lou

Written by David Green.

Mary Lou Brehm, 78, of Territorial Rd., Waldron, Mich., died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at her home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Williams County, Ohio to the late Lowell and Audra (Brannan) Kline. She married Melvin “Tom” Brehm on Dec. 18, 1954, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1991.

Mary worked alongside her husband as a dairy farmer and enjoyed baking and cooking for her family.

Surviving Mary are three sons, Dave (and Deanna)  Brehm of Everett, Mich., Terry Brehm of Kunkle, Ohio, and John (and Jene) Brehm of Waldron; six daughters, Irene Brehm of Williston, Fla., Judy Connin of Waldron, Chris (and Richard) Plum of Waldron, Colleen (and Ray) Shantz of Waldron, Linda (and Christopher) Hassenzahl of Pittsford, Mich., and Jolene (and Brian) Myers of Fayette, Ohio; one brother Jerry (and Geraldine) Kline of Maumee, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Jolene Kline, and two grandsons, Scott Ferguson and Michael Brehm.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Dr. Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County, Waldron District Library, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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