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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.

Briskey, Eva

Written by David Green.

Eva Briskey

Eva Charlotte Briskey, 70, of Waldron, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at home.

She was born March 1, 1936, in Leipzig, Germany, to Erich and Charlotte (Sand) Knobloch. She married James P. Briskey on Feb. 27, 1960, in Hudson, Mich., and he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2006.

Eva immigrated to the United States in 1957 and settled in the Waldron area. She worked at Kroger Egg Company in Hudson, Ohio Art in Bryan, Ohio, and with her husband Jim, they owned Briskey Elevator, Prattville Fertilizer & Grain and Pittsford Grain.

Eva was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson, served on the Morenci Area Hospital Board of Directors and assisted on the Wright Township Election Board.

Surviving Eva are four daughters, Barbara (and Larry) Fether of Pittsford, Mich., Mary (and Douglas) Shatter of Livonia, Mich., Teresa Boyer of Wauseon, Ohio, and Donna (and Brian) Suboski of Alvordton, Ohio; one son, William Briskey of Hudson; three sisters, Ursula, Karin and Jutta of Germany; two brothers, Eberhard and Dietmar of Germany; 16 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Liese Briskey, in infancy, one sister Giesela, two brothers, Lothar and Roland.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Eberle as celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.

Visitation is planned Monday from 4 until 8 p.m., with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Fr. H. Paul Ruddy Education Endowment Fund or Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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