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.

Borton, June

Written by David Green.

June M. Borton, 87, of Wauseon,  Ohio,  died March 23, 2012, at Fulton Suites in Wauseon.

She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor (Schneider) Sulewski. She married George Borton, and he preceded her in death in 2005, after 56 years of marriage.

June had been employed by the 180th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard in Swanton. She also worked for the Fulton County Expositor and volunteered for many organizations. She was a graduate of Davis Business College.

June is survived by three sons, Don (and Jane) Borton, David (and Phyllis) Borton and Mark (and Julie) Borton; a daughter, Barbara Galvin; grandchildren, Tony (and Beth) Borton, Patrick Borton, Angela Borton, Curt (and Trina) Borton, Christy (and Randy) Corkle, Carla (and Rich) Odneal, Cyndi (and Hal) Cassidy, Dean Ricker, Chad Borton, Michael (and Heather) Borton, and Ian (and Katie) Borton; great-grandchildren, Nick Cassidy; Zach (and Danielle) Cassidy; Lindsay Borton; Matthew Bowron; Braydon, Clayton and Sarah Ricker; Trevor and Sophie Corkle; Levi Miller; Lewis and Lisa Borton; Hank Borton; Gavin and Ava June Borton; Hannah Warnke; and Noah and Josiah Borton; great-great-grandchildren, Carson Cassidy and Brielle, Landon, Briana and Brynn Casey; sisters, Rheda Pasch, Joanne (and Steve) Powers, and Joyce Michalkiewicz.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Edward and Ron Borton; two grandchildren, Nic and Nancy Borton; and a brother, Robert.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m.  Tuesday, March 27, at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at First Christian Church in Wauseon with Pastors Michael Borton, Joanne Powers, Mitch Maxted, and Mary Jo Bray officiating. A private burial is planned in Wauseon Union Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Society, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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