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.

Kenbeek, Kathryn

Written by David Green.

Kathryn L. Kenbeek, 89, of Quincy,  Mich., died July 5, 2012, at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater. 

Kathryn was born May 24, 1923, in Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of Earl D. and Mabel E. (Burkholder) Schmucker. On April 24, 1943, she married John J. Kenbeek and he preceded her in death in 1978.  

Kathryn was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy. 

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (and Chris) Christenson of Quincy and Jeanne (and Curtis) Johnson of Fayette; one son, Jim (and Tamera) Kenbeek of Okeechobee, Fla.; one sister, Marjory Koop of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, John Koop.

Interment is planned at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, in Pleasant View Cemetery, Fayette, Ohio, followed by funeral services at noon Monday at Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy, with Pastor Frank Snyder officiating.  Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Quincy.  

Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy.

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