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.

Gleckler, Dale

Written by David Green.

Dale E. Gleckler, 81, of Lyons, Ohio, died March 17, 2012, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian, Mich.

He was born May 30, 1930, in Lyons, to the late Harvey George and Thelma L. (Rowland) Gleckler. He married Margaret “Shorty” Tobin on Aug. 4, 1951, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Assumption, Ohio, and she preceded him in death Dec. 28, 2010.

Dale was a life-long resident of Lyons and graduated from Lyons High School in 1948. From 1951 to 1953 he served his country in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, he worked for SE Johnson Road Construction until retirement in 1992, and belonged to Local 18, Ohio Operating Engineers of Ohio.

Dale was active in his community, serving as a member of the Lyons Village Council for 12 years and the Lyons-Royalton Fire Department for 44 years. He also was a member of the Lyons VFW Post #7574 and the Lyons American Legion.

Dale is survived by three sons, Kim (and Linda) Gleckler of Lyons, Kip (and Jo) Gleckler of Clear Lake, Ind., and Kelly (and Andrea) Gleckler of Lyons; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Howard Gleckler; and two sisters, Leona Gleckler and Ida Mae Slagle.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons. Visitation Is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Lenawee Medical Care Facility Activity Fund, Lyons-Royalton Twp. Fire Dept., or a charity of the donor's choice.

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