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.

Kime, Howard "Stub"

Written by David Green.

Howard “Stub” W. Kime, 80, of Sawmill Road, Lyons, Ohio, died Feb. 11, 2007 at Harborside in Swanton, Ohio,

He was born April 12, 1926, in Seneca Township, the son of Howard J. and Bertha (Kreighbaum) Kime. He married Mildred A. Lowe on Aug. 24, 1984, in Morenci, and she survives.

Stub lived all his life in the Lyons and Morenci areas. He retired from Tecumseh Products in 1986, where he was employed as a tool and die maker. He served in the U.S. Army during world War II. He was a member of Lyons First Christian Church, a life member of the Masonic Lodge in Fairfield and a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Diane (and John) Schuler of Clinton and Valerie (and Russell) Fritz of Onsted; two sons, Gary Kime of Indiana and Dennis (and Sharon) Kime of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; three stepdaughters, Jean Hallett of Lyons, Ohio, Sharon (and Duane) Peabody of Florida and Kathy Skates of Morenci; one stepson, Dale (and Sandy) Skates of Florida; and three brothers, Curtis of Morenci, Leonard of Bellville and Robert of Lyons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Howard William; a sister, Hazel Dulaney; and four brothers, Jesse, Glenn, Gaylord and Carl.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Brent Pomeroy officiating. Burial is planned at a later date in Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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