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.

Shadel, Eva Pauline "Polly"

Written by David Green.

Eva Pauline “Polly” Shadel, 90, of rural West Unity, Ohio, died Nov. 15, 2011, surrounded by her family at home.

She was born Oct. 20, 1921, in DuPont, Ohio, to the late George and Hazel (Anders) Watters. She married Duane C. Shadel on May 5, 2001, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, and he survives.

Polly spent most of her life in the Morenci and Fayette areas, and was a member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene. She retired from Fayette Tubular Products following 22 years of service.

Surviving Polly besides her husband are a son, Jerry Ferguson of Edon, Ohio; a step-son, Don Shadel of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy (and Dale) Merillat of Hudson, Mich., and Alberta Bradley of Fayette; four brothers, George (and Bonnie) Watters of Adrian, Mich., Richard (and Mary Ann) Watters of Tecumseh, Mich., Albert (and Garnet) Watters of Spring City, Tenn., and Paul (and Phyllis) Watters of Adrian; one grandson, John Ferguson of Mesick, Mich; six great-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen, Martha, and Estella; two brothers, Frank and William Watters; and a daughter in infancy.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial donations are suggested to CHP Hospice or the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

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