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.

Glecker, Margaret "Shorty"

Written by David Green.

Margaret “Shorty” Gleckler, 80, of Lyons, Ohio, died Dec. 28, 2010, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian, Mich.

She was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Joseph and Vera (Volway) Tobin. On Aug. 4, 1951, in Assumption, Ohio, she married Dale Gleckler and he survives.

 Shorty has lived in Lyons since 1951, moving from Alvordton, Ohio, from where she graduated from high school.  Shorty was a bus driver for the Evergreen School District and retired on April 1, 1992, after 22 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima near Lyons until it closed and then she transferred her membership to St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon, Ohio.  Shorty loved kids and volunteered to drive bus to every sporting event that she could.

Besides her husband, Shorty is survived by three sons, Kim (and Linda) Gleckler of Lyons, Ohio, Kip (and Jo) Gleckler of Clear Lake, Ind., and Kelly (and Andrea) Gleckler of Lyons; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Jane Riblett of Plymouth, Mich., Patsy Taylor of Clear Lake, Joanne Whetro of Alvordton, Ohio, and Susan Bany of Bryan, Ohio.

Shorty was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Madeline Sentle, Merlene Creek and Carol Figgins. 

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon, with Fr. Edward Schleter officiating. Burial will follow at Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Ohio.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with a scripture service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Lenawee Medical Care Facility Activity Fund, Lyons-Royalton Twp. Fire Dept., or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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