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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.

Malburg, Randy

Written by David Green.

Randy William Malburg, 55, of Sand Creek, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.

He was born June 21, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio, to Donald L. and Agnes (Ronau) Malburg.  Randy was a graduate of Sand Creek High School, Class of 1973.

He was a self-employed farmer, member of the Fairfield Zoning Board, and previously served as a school bus driver for the Sand Creek School System. His hobbies included downhill skiing and golfing.  Randy attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, Ohio.  He will be remembered most as a good neighbor and friend to all.

Randy is survived by two sons, Kevin (and Kristen DeVito) Malburg of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Andrew (and April) Malburg of South Bend, Ind.; his father, Donald Malburg of Sand Creek; one brother, John (and Anne) Malburg of Sand Creek; two sisters, Suzette (and Dave) Risner of Britton, Mich., and Nancy (and Gerald) Gomes of Romulus, Mich.; one grandson, Legend Malburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Malburg, on Dec. 2, 2001.

The funeral liturgy is planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, Ohio, with Father Ron Schock as celebrant.  Burial will take place in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where a prayer service is planned at 7 p.m. Visitation is also planned Monday from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor’s choice.

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