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.

Kutzley, Luva

Written by David Green.

Luva Kutzley, 86, of Morenci, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2012, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Ogden Township, the daughter of Vernon and Olive (Clevenger) Addleman. She was married to Lawrence Kutzley in Seward, Ohio, by the late Rev. A.T. Cox.  Lawrence preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2009.

Luva graduated from Metamora High School and earned a teaching degree from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Mich.  She began her teaching career in a one-room country school, teaching all eight grades. She retired from Adrian Public Schools after 30 years in education. Luva was a member of the Metamora Area Historical Society, the Ridgeville Cemetery Board, the Lenawee County Retired School Personnel, a life member of the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Agricultural Society of Lenawee County.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (and David) Nafziger of Archbold, Ohio; two sons, Gaylord (and Kay) Kutzley of Morenci and Douglas Kutzley; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Luva was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dale and Keith Addleman.

Funeral services are planned at 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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