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.

Corkle, Roger

Written by David Green.

Roger W. Corkle, 73, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Oct. 1, 2011, at the Swanton Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center in Swanton, Ohio.

Roger was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Pettisville, Ohio, to the late William Sterling and Laura (Greely) Corkle. He married Mildred A. Wiler in 1960, and she preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1984.

Roger and his family moved to Fayette at a young age, where attended Gorham-Fayette High School. He later served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Roger was employed as a foundry worker for Multi-Cast Corporation in Wauseon, where he retired in 2003 with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #265 in Wauseon and enjoyed golfing, reading and playing cards.

Surviving Roger are three sons, Gene Corkle of Morenci, Mich., Randy (and Christy) Corkle of Morenci, and Jeremy Corkle of Wauseon; three daughters, Roxann (and Kevin) Steeb of Adrian, Mich., Sue Ann Waldfogel of Wauseon, and Katy Corkle of Wauseon; two sisters, Roberta Nihart of Folkston, Ga., and Ruthann (and Warren) Esterline of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Justin, Joe, Kendal, Trevor, Sophie, Alise and Andrea.

In addition to his parents and wife, Roger was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Corkle, and a daughter, Joanne Herr.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Paul Flores officiating. Military honors conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard will follow the service. Private interment will take place at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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