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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Marks, William

Written by David Green.

William Carl Marks, 80, of Hudson, Mich., died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at home.

He was born March 1, 1930, in Ottawa Lake, Mich., to Elwin C. and Elsie E. (Ahlemann) Marks.

He graduated from Britton High School in 1947. On May 26, 1951, he married Mildred I. Emery in Adrian and she survives. Bill was a member of Carpenters Local #1004, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and American Legion #180. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1954 to 1956.

Bill also worked in commercial and home construction and was an avid craftsman who enjoyed woodworking, hunting, shooting trap, restoring vintage Ford vehicles and spending time with his family. Hosting large family gatherings brought him great pleasure, and he had a gift for lifting people’s spirits.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Nancy K. (and Leonard) Beaubien of Hudson, Judy L. (and Craig) Schneiderbauer of Whitehouse, Ohio, and Wendy L. (and Bently) Laser of Alanson, Mich.; two brothers, Herbert B. (and Jan) Marks of Mooresville, N.C., and Stanley A. (and Judy) Marks of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Leola (and Wesley) Hunt of Adrian, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Christopher Beaubien, Audrey (and Jason) Wegner, Eric and Emily Schneiderbauer, Bently, Holly and Shelby Laser; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Bradley William, in infancy.

Funeral services are planned at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Brian Keller officiating. Burial will be in Dover Center Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.      

Memorial contributions are suggested  to Hospice of Lenawee County, St. Stephen Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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