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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.

Stuckey, Maurice

Written by David Green.

Maurice J. Stuckey, 83, of Fremont, Ind., and formerly of Wauseon, Archbold and Pettisville, Ohio, died Sept. 8, 2011, at Parkview North Hospice, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Maurice was born to Dennis Stuckey and Herma Rupp who raised him in the rural Pettisville area. On June 15, 1947, he married Ilva Schrock in Midland, Mich.

Most of his adult life Maurice worked as an over-the-road truck driver and had the distinction of driving more than two million miles without an accident. Following his retirement, he assisted his son, Mike, at M&C Trenching and became a part of his new community in Fremont.

In his youth, Maurice became a member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church. He was a faithful church member all his life and served as a Sunday school teacher for many of those years. His current membership is with the Fremont Community Church where he served as Elder. 

In addition to his wife, Maurice is survived by six children, Karen (and Glen) Grieser of Hamilton, Ind., Sandra (and Bill) Fordley of Fort Worth, Texas, Debra (and John) Leininger of Fayette, Ohio; Michael (and Cheryl) Stuckey of  Fremont, Ind., Randall (and Sandra) Stuckey of,  Archbold, Ohio; and Denise (and Doug) Johnson of Fremont, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-sisters, Lois (and Melvin) Leidig of Canton, Ohio, Ruth Nafziger of Archbold, Ohio, and Lavonne Bixler of Saginaw Mich.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, in infancy; a brother, Kenneth,  in infancy; his parents; and step-mother, Mable (Klopfenstein, Gisel) Stuckey.

Funeral Services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind., with Rev. Darold Beck and Dr. Greg Chupp officiating.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Fremont Community Church.

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