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.

Crist, Paul

Written by David Green.

Paul R. Crist, 92, of Waldron, Mich., died March 15, 2012, at Hillsdale Community Health Center. 

He was born Feb. 5, 1920, in Waldron, the son Ozzie and Ruth Annie (Hinkle) Crist.  He married Ila Ruth Hall on July 31, 1948, in Waldron, and she preceded him in death.

Paul was a life-long Waldron area resident and farmer.  He graduated from Waldron High School in 1937, earned a degree in agriculture from Michigan State College, was a member of the Waldron Board of Education for 13 years and the Waldron 4-H Club.

Paul is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Crist of Waldron; one son, Michael (and Krystal) Crist of Waldron; two grandchildren, Christopher Michael (and Jennifer) Crist of Pioneer, Ohio, and Eric Charles (and Kristan) Crist of Blissfield, Mich.; one sister, Margaret Fellows of Howell, Mich.; three stepsons and several step-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor Kim Repp officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Ransom Township, Mich.  Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wright-Waldron Fire and Rescue. 

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