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.

Colegrove, Virginia

Written by David Green.

Virginia Mae Colegrove, 91, of Main St., Fayette, died May 22, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 13, 1920, in Fayette, to the late Jerome and Willo Belle (Gleason) Kline. She married Leslie “Bus” Colegrove on Aug. 3, 1938, and he preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2000.

Virginia graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1938 and was a life-long resident of the Fayette community. She was also a life-long member of Fayette Christian Church-Disciples. Virginia is remembered for her gentle compassion toward people, her joy of playing cards and dominoes, and her love for her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Marjory (and Fred) Shadbolt, of Fayette; two sons, John (and Mary) Colegrove and Jeff (and Joyce) Colegrove, all of Fayette; a step-daughter, Connie (and Vern Harper) Vinton of Tecumseh, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Lynn Smith and Barbara Ann Schaffner; a great-grandson, Kellen Keiser; a son-in-law, Jon Schaffner; a step-grandaughter, Sandy Kish; two sisters, Marjorie Pound and Geneva Huntley; and four brothers, Clifford, George, Hubert, and Nelson Kline.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gorham-Fayette Fire Department, Hospice of Fulton & Williams County, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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