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.

Hallett, Myron

Written by David Green.

Myron Hallett, 59, of Fayette, Ohio, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Eaton, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 21, 1951, in Morenci, Mich., the son of Clifford and Janet (Murphy) Hallett.

Myron worked as a long haul truck driver for more than 35 years.  He was a 1969 graduate of Morenci Area High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from February 1971 through February 1974.  He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368 and a member of the Wauseon VFW.

Survivors include a daughter, Tiffany (and Rick) Fillmore of Quincy, Mich.; two sons, Dustin Hallett of Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Steven Hallett of  Howell, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Brody, Cady and Kody Fillmore.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Steven and Merrill Hallett.

A memorial service is planned at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Visitation is scheduled from noon until the time of service Monday.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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