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.

Kuney, Gerald

Written by David Green.

Gerald Lee Kuney, 78, of Fayette, Ohio, died July 29, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Fayette, to the late Arlo D. and Delia A. (Hiser) Kuney.

Gerald was a life-long Fayette resident and worked in factories. He was most recently employed at ITT Industries in Archbold, Ohio. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1953-55. He is remembered for his ability to scuba dive, his enjoyment of fishing and camping, and for his love of his family and friends.

Gerald is survived by a brother, Allen Kuney, of Adelanta, Calif.; four sisters, Jeanette Kibler of Waldron, Mich., Arlene Wheeler of West Unity, Ohio, Mary Kuney of Fayette, and Margaret (and Bruce) Hayes of Frontier, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Neva Camadoll; and two brothers, Larry and Jerry Kuney.

Cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, with Pastor Kim Repp officiating. Military rites will be performed in honor of Gerald’s service by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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