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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    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.
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    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.

Taylor, Patricia

Written by David Green.

Patricia Taylor, 83, of Clear Lake, Fremont, Ind., died March 15, 2012, at her home.

She was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Petrolia, Ont., Canada, the daughter of Joseph and Vera (Volway) Tobin. She married Hugh B. Taylor on April 19, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1987.

Patricia was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel at Clear Lake. She was known as “Grandma Patsy” to everyone and was known for her great sense of humor. She enjoyed Friday Night TGIFs, mowing on her John Deere, refinishing furniture, Wednesday afternoons at Kasota Island in Clear Lake, cooking, gardening and working on the family farm in Alvordton, Ohio. She was a 2007 Clear Lake Calendar Girl.

Survivors include one daughter, Chris (and Bill) Geiger, of Clear Lake; two granddaughters, Haley Jo (and Eric) Stoegbauer of Milwaukee, Wis., and Kelby Geiger of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Jane Riblett  of Plymouth, Mich., Joanne Whetro of Alvordton, Ohio., and Susan Bany of Bryan, Ohio.       

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and four sisters,  Madeline Sentle, Merlene Creek, Carol Figgins and Margaret “Shorty” Gleckler.

Funeral mass is planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at St. Paul’s Chapel Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with Father Philip Schneider officiating.

Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday March 19, at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Monday.

A graveside Committal Service at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, Ohio, will be announced at a later time.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Chapel, Steuben County Cancer Association or to the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy 

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