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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Nyce, Dr. Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Wynne Nyce, M.D., 85, formerly of Fayette, Ohio, died Sept. 28, 2011, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold, Ohio.

He was born July 24, 1926, in Souderton, Pa., to the late Wynne J. and Grace (Nice) Nyce. He married Ruth O. Yoder on Aug. 2, 1950, in Louisville, Ohio, and she survives.

Bob grew up in Doylestown, Pa., and graduated from Doylestown High School in 1944. After high school he joined the Civilian Public Service (CPS) to serve during World War II. His experiences during his CPS work led him to consider a medical career. He attended Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., where he met Ruth, and they moved to Pennsylvania where Bob graduated from Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia. In July 1956, Bob and Ruth moved to Fayette, where Doc began his medical practice that lasted for 47 years, retiring in 2003.

“Doc Nyce” was very involved in his community, serving as a member of the Gorham-Fayette Board of Education, Park Board and Fayette Lions Club. He was an avid supporter of the Fayette Opera House. His devotion to his community was recently publicly recognized with the dedication of “Nyce Drive” in Fayette.

He enjoyed camping trips, listening to music, reading and photography. He was very proud of his involvement in delivering hundreds of babies into this world. Bob was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two daughters, Karen (and Randy) Stuckey of West Unity, Ohio, and Susan (and Kirk) Stiffney of Goshen; two sons,  Richard (and Eileen) Nyce of Pettisville, Ohio, and Phil (and Maribeth) Nyce of Millbury, Mass.; siblings, Joyce (and Millard) Osborne of Harrisburg, Pa., Donald (and Faye) Nyce of Lancaster, Pa., and John (and Dorothy) Nyce of Goshen; 10 grandchildren, Emily, Jonathan, Rustin, Matthew, Hope, Kyle, Joshua, Aaron, Peter, and David; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Jay Nyce, in 1986.

A memorial service is planned at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold with Pastors Jeff Kauffman and Mona Sauder officiating. Private interment will precede the service at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, and also from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations  are suggested to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) or to Goshen College. 

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