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.

McNett, Gale

Written by David Green.

Gale Edward McNett, 73, of Munson, Mich., died May 7, 2011, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian, Mich.

He was born April 13, 1938, in Clayton, Mich., the son of Robert and Gladis Mart (Shadbolt) McNett. Gale married Phyllis Jean Richardson on March 1, 1959, in Clayton. She preceded him in death Feb. 6, 2005.

Gale retired from Goodwill Industries where he was director of operations.

Surviving is one son, Randy (and Sonya) McNett of Morenci; three grandchildren, Dennis McNett of Waldron, Rusty Haskell of Pioneer, Ohio, and Stacy Haskell of Pittsford, Mich.; eight great-grandchildren, Zane Ridenour, Chyna Haskell, Levi McNett, Katie Rose, Travis Rose, Kelsey McNett, Onika Haskell and Joshua Brown; his mother, Gladis McNett; one brother, Kim Shadbolt of Colon, Mich.; two sisters, Wendy (and Dave) Lamant of Lafayette, Ind., and Patti Price of South Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife; father, Robert McNett; brother, Richard McNett; and sister, Judy Shadbolt.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor Don Merillat officiating. Burial will take place in the North Dover Cemetery, Dover Township, Michigan. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.

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