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.

Schrock, Ada

Written by David Green.

Ada Pauline Schrock, 88, of Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 24, 2011, at Greencroft Health Center in Goshen, Ind.

She was born June 26, 1923, near Pettisville, Ohio, the daughter of Aaron and Anna (Rupp) Frey. She married Joseph M. Schrock on Aug. 12, 1950, and he preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2000.

Ada and Joe operated her father’s farm near Pettisville until 1964, when they moved with their five children to Zone, Ohio. She and the children then assisted Joe with the care and maintenance of the Franklin Township School.

After retirement, Ada and Joe moved to Archbold. She was a charter member and elder of Zion Mennonite Church.

Ada is survived by five children, Joseph S. (and Mary) Schrock of Goshen, Ind., Thomas (and Cheryl) Schrock of Adrian, Mich., Norma (and Bruce) Hershberger of Canton, Ohio, Ann Mooney of Portland, Ore., and Douglas (and Sarah) Schrock of Fayette; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Velma Kamp of Archbold.

Besides her husband, Ada was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Aurelius, Elias, Jesse and A. Dale Frey; and six sisters, Mary Louise Frey, Agnes Schmucker, Violet Aeschliman, Bertha Stuckey, Grace Short and Ivah Beck.

Graveside services are planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Pettisville Cemetery, followed by memorial services at 11 a.m. at Zion Mennonite Church, with Pastors Jeff Kauffman and Mona Sauder officiating. Visitation is scheduled today (Monday) from 2 to 8 p.m. at Zion Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall.

Arrangements were handled by Short Funeral Home.

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