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.

Keiser, Louise

Written by David Green.

Louise M. Keiser, 83, of Archbold, Ohio, died June 4, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. 

She was born June 23, 1928, in Morenci, Mich., the daughter of Elonzo and Ivah (Robinson) Overmyer. She married Ralph Keiser on Jan. 9, 1946, and he preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1975.

A resident of the Archbold area many years, she was a homemaker, seamstress and daycare provider. She was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, Bryan Mothers of Twins and American Legion Auxiliary Post 143 in Fayette.

She is survived by four children, Robert (and Kristine) Keiser of Fayette, Gloria (and Kevin Burnett) Pine of Waldron, Mich., Ruth (and Greg) Fry of Delta, Ohio, and Carol (and Timothy) Figgins of Fayette; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Merillat of Fayette.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ernest Miller; her husband; a great-grandson, Kellen Keiser; two brothers, Clyde and Russell Overmyer; two half-sisters; and a half-brother.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fayette United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow in West Franklin Cemetery. Visitation is planned Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold. 

Memorials are suggested to the Fayette United Methodist Church, Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold Fire and Rescue, or Community Health Professionals (Hospice of Defiance).

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