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.

Kunkle, Helena

Written by David Green.

Helena M. Kunkle, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 31, 2007 at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Delta, Ohio, to Charles and Marie (Klorer) Krauss. She married Wayne E. Kunkle on Feb. 27, 1943, in Wauseon, and he preceded her in death, March 4, 2002.

Helena graduated from Delta High School in 1939  and was a lifelong Fulton County area resident. She was a member of Borderline Squares.

Helena is survived by one daughter, Janis (and Kim) Repp of Fayette; two sons, Dale (and Mary Ida) Kunkle of Fayette and Gene (and Judy) Kunkle of West Unity, Ohio; one sister, Mildred Evans of Florida; two brothers, Edward (and Bernita) Krauss and William (and Mary) Krauss, both of Delta; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Rosie Krauss and Ruth Smout, and one daughter, Ann Marie, in 1962.

Visitation is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Snow officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fayette Fire and Rescue or Visiting Nurses of Williams and Fulton Counties.

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