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.

Morrow, Linda

Written by David Green.

Linda “Lin” K. Morrow, 60, of Leesburg, Fla., and formerly of Lyons, Ohio, died Nov. 3, 2011, at the Villages, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Villages. 

She was born Feb. 11, 1951, to Robert and Virginia A. (Wanless) Hyter. When Lin was a child, she went to live with Wayne and Mary Wyse who loved her and raised her like she was one of their own. On Nov. 3, 1983, she married Dennis Morrow and he survives. 

 Lovingly called “Aunt Lin” by any and all who knew her, she could put a smile on your face at any moment, but you always knew she could wipe it off just as fast.  Never having any children of her own, Lin “adopted” her numerous nieces and nephews and treated them as though they were her own.

Lin loved to go gambling, fishing and making miniature doll houses, but probably one of her most famous hobbies was to make up silly songs about people.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Jeffrey and Barbara Wyse of Morenci, Mich., and John and Julie Wyse of Lyons; two sisters, Laura (and Abel) Flores of Lyons and Karen Amos of Coldwater, Mich.; seven nephews; nine nieces; eight great-nieces and nine great-nephews.  

At Lin’s request cremation has taken place.  Private memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. The burial of her cremains will be held in the spring in Winameg Cemetery, Ohio.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

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