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.

Green, Shirley

Written by David Green.

Shirley A. Green, 75, of Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 11, 2012, at Provincial House in Adrian, Mich.

Shirley was born Aug. 11, 1936, at home in Fairfield Township, the daughter of William and Marie (Newell) Lemke. On Nov. 11, 1956, she married Kenneth D. Green at Ridgeville Bible Church in Jasper, Mich.

Shirley was known as a devoted wife and mother, and treasured her children and her grandson. She loved to cook and helped with many of the neighbor kids wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, and with family reunions. She loved to embroidery, knit and crochet, and had fun with flower arranging. She belonged to the State Line Extension group for many years and also taught 4-H knitting class.

Shirley is survived by a daughter, Becky Zook of Sand Creek, Mich.; a grandson, Arthur Zook of Sand Creek; an ex-son-in-law, Bill Zook; her sister-in-law, Marian Lemke; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James; a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Richard Kern; a brother, Robert W. Lemke; her parents; two nieces; and a nephew.

Funeral services are planned at noon Saturday, Jan.14, at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Reverend William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 10 until 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fairfield Fire Department.

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