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.

Merillat-Goble, June

Written by David Green.

June L. Merillat-Goble, 66, of Hudson, Mich., died Sept. 16, 1921, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

She was born Sept. 13, 1946, in Hudson, the daughter of Marion A. and Lenore E. (Grant) Merillat.  

June graduated from Hudson Area Schools in 1964 and was previously employed at the Ypsilanti Post Office. She was also a self-employed beautician and was the owner/operator of the Golden G. Christian Bookstore in Hudson. She enjoyed quilting, painting and her pets.

June is survived by one son, Paul Goble of Jackson, Mich.; her mother, Lenore Merillat of Hudson; two sisters, Janet Cromer of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Joan Cromer of Milan, Mich.; two brothers, Steve Merillat of Osseo, Mich., and Mark (and Rebecca) Merillat of Pittsford, Mich.; and one granddaughter, Jordan Elizabeth Howell.

She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Timothy and Samuel, in infancy. 

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor John Rath officiating. Interment will follow in Lime Creek Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hudson First Baptist Church or to the family.

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