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.

Hart, Harold

Written by David Green.

Harold William Hart, 90, of Reston, Va., died Aug. 30, 2011, from a form of head and neck cancer. 

He was born Aug.14, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., and was raised in Morenci, Mich., the son of Harold and Caroline (Heck) Hart, who had 11 children. On March 28, 1952, in Germany, Harold married Rosa Eisele, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2002, shortly after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Harold served his country in the U.S. Army during the end of, and in the aftermath of, World War II. He was stationed in Germany from 1948 thru the early 1950s, primarily as a highway patrol officer. 

Upon returning to the U.S., Harold and Rosa settled in Roseville, Mich., then lived  in St. Clair Shores. In 1953, Harold graduated from the Wolverine School of Trades as an automobile mechanic and worked for J.L. Hudson Department Stores as an auto and truck mechanic for 25 years, before retiring. During this time, he was also enlisted in the Army Reserves for nearly 20 years and became a Master Sergeant.

In October 2009, he took up permanent residence with his eldest son, Robert.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (and Joann) Hart of Reston, Va., and Ralph (and Amy) Hart of Boulder, Col.; one sister, Donelda (and Harold) Potts of Prattville, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Samantha and Lindsay.

Harold will be remembered as an open-hearted and kind soul. One person summed it up when she extended a greeting for his 90th birthday by saying, “I remember your love of life and your spunky spirit. But most of all I remember that twinkle in your eye.”

Harold wished to be cremated with no funeral service. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date in Morenci.

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