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.

Ledyard, Mary

Written by David Green.

Mary A. Ledyard, 78, of Fayette, Ohio, died July 24, 2011, surrounded by her family at the home of her  daughter in Pioneer, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 14, 1932, in Ottokee, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew J. “Jack” and Sylvia P. (Eby) Viers. She married Lyle Ledyard in Fayette in 1971 and he preceded her in death in 1993.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Fayette.  She retired from Sheridan Manufacturing and in recent years worked at Pioneer Custom Coating. She was a member of the  Fayette  Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed Bible study and praying for those in need. Mary also enjoyed working in her flowers beds.  Mary loved her family and spent much of her time with them. 

Mary is survived by her eight children, Dan (and Sharon) Groves, Jack (and Donna) Groves, both of Archbold, Ohio, Larry (and Mary Jo) Ledyard of Fayette, Michael (and Marisol) Groves of Mexico, Ind., David (and Grace) Groves of Parrish, Ala.,  Glenda (and Bob) Johnson of Hudson, Ind., Merry (and Denny) Sentle of Pioneer, and  Carol (and Thad) Chodakauskas of Norko, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Robert and Roger Viers; and two grandsons, Shawn and James Groves. 

Funeral services are planned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul Baker and Pastor Scott Coats officiating.  Interment will follow in Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer, Ohio.  Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday  at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene or CHWC Hospice. 

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