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.

Wisner, Helen

Written by David Green.

Helen M. Wisner, 76, of Fayette, Ohio, and formerly of Lyons, Ohio, died Aug. 7, 2012, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Clayton, Mich., the daughter of the late Amos and Annie Mae Jones. Helen married Don S. Wisner on Dec. 21, 1958, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1991.
 
Helen grew up in the Hudson-Camden-Morenci areas, and graduated from Morenci High School in 1952. She earned a three-year year Bible Diploma from the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, N.Y., in 1956. She worked for Peter Stamping in Fayette for 28 years until the company closed. She then worked at Fayette Tubular Products, retiring after seven years of service.
 
She is survived by a daughter, Luella (and Darwin) Hanks of Elkhart, Ind.; a son, Stephen (and Kristina) Wisner of Sylvania, Ohio; four grandchildren, Bergandy, Kapri (and Wesley), Alexander and Oliva; four great-grandchildren, Jalyssa, Marcus, Kaisha and Layla; three sisters, Marjorie Green of Elkhart, Ida (and Robert) Teats of Montpelier, Ohio,  and Mary Ann (and Garner) Parks of Albion, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Jones of Fayette.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Burlew; two brothers, Amos Junior Jones and Samuel Jones; two brothers-in-law, Jack Green and James Burlew; and her special friend, Lorraine "Shorty" Eichler.
 
A memorial service is planned at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of service.
 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Community Health Professionals Hospice in Defiance or the National Association of Mental Illness.

 

 

 

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