The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    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.
  • Front.newpaper.2
    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.
  • Front.code.2
    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.
  • Front.gym.new
    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.
  • Front.lift
    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.
  • Front.library.books
    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.

Wilson, Mervin

Written by David Green.

Mervin L. Wilson, 90, of Waldron, Mich., died Feb. 7, 2012, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility, Hillsdale, Mich.

 He was born May 18, 1921, in Wabash, Ind., the son of Clinton J. and Lola Ruth (Martindale) Wilson. He married Maxine Kimpel and she preceded him in death in 1957.  He then married Elaine B. Strauss on Aug. 31, 1958, and she survives.

Mervin was previously employed at Strydell, Inc., in Stryker, Ohio, for more than 25 years and retired from Addison Products with more than 14 years of service.  He was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Hudson, Mich., and served in the United States Army during War World II.

In addition to his wife, Mervin is survived by four sons, Paul Wilson of Hillsdale, Rodney Brehm of Ada, Mich., Bill Brehm of Xenia, Ohio, and Maynard Brehm of Hudson, Mich.; one sister, Marcella Beverly of Hicksville, Ohio; one brother, Jack Wilson of Waco, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Maxine, and two sons, James and Lester Brehm.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at First Assembly of God Church in Hudson, with Pastor John King officiating. Military honors by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 will follow at Waldron Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Assembly of God Church.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016