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.

Mick, Mary Lou

Written by David Green.

Mary Lou Mick, 75, of W. Spring St., Fayette, Ohio, died March 10, 2011, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio, following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Athol, Ky., the daughter of the late Wallace and Minnie (Tolar) Wilson. She married Larry Mick on Nov. 23, 1979, in Fayette, and he survives.

Mary Lou grew up in Athol before moving to the Fayette area in her teenage years. She retired from Fayette Tubular Products in 1994, following 42 years of service. She enjoyed quilting, making afghans and crafts, and is fondly remembered for her skill in cooking and baking.

Surviving Mary Lou besides her husband are two daughters, Roxann (and Jim) Crisp of Toledo, Ohio, and Rhonda (and Ed) Watkins of Clanton, Ala.; a son, Randy Robinson of Fayette; seven brothers, Robert Wilson of Ypsilanti, Mich., Charles (and Betty) Wilson of Bellevue, Ky., Joe (and Bonnie) Wilson of Fayette, Danny (and Carol) Wilson of Wauseon, Ohio, Wilfred (and Carolyn) Wilson of Fayette, Bert (and Lula) Wilson of Napoleon, Ohio, and Larry (and Lori) Wilson of Napoleon; two sisters, Bonnie (and John) Elkins of Hudson, Mich., and Myrtle (and Robert) Brehm of Wauseon; five grandchildren, Casey Johnson, Sheena Bucklew, David Watkins, Andy Crisp and Adam Crisp; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin Liechty and Braylin Barr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Gary Lynn, in infancy.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Robert Damschroder officiating. Interment will follow in Tedrow Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorial contributions in memory of Mary Lou to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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