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.

Borer, Mary Alice

Written by David Green.

Mary Alice Borer, 74, of Rochester, Ind., died Sept. 23, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Metamora, Ohio, to Ralph H. and Alice Emmegene (Ries) Butler. On April 10, 1954, in Angola, Ind., she married Fredrick Leroy Borer and he survives.

Mary Alice was a housewife and a farmers wife. She drove a school bus for 10 years for Evergreen Schools in Metamora, Ohio, and later worked for Kelly Services.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society and was formerly involved with WIBC Bowling Association for 32 years. She was also active with the Ladies Altar Society at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church near Lyons.

In 1978, she returned to Evergreen High School in Metamora and earned a diploma. She then entered Northwest Tech and in 1981 received a three-year degree in secretarial/accounting. She was a 4-H leader for 10 years in Chesterfield Township, Ohio.  

In addition to her husband, Mary Alice is survived by two daughters, Joyce Ilene (and Martin) Dominique of Orland Park, Ill., and Janice Anne Hawk of Rochester, Ind.; three sons, David Earl (and Mary) Borer of Fayette, Ohio, Donald Leroy (and companion Patricia) Borer of Monterey, Ind., and John Edward Borer of Fayette;14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, William (and Deanna) Butler of Lead, S.D.; a sister-in-law, Tina Butler of Toledo, Ohio; sisters, Jessie (and Joe) Malosh of Michigan; Gladys Gerardo of Liberty Center, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dolly Lubinski; a brother, Henry Butler; and a son-in-law, Randy Hawk.

Graveside services are planned at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (today), Sept. 26, at the Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, with the Rev. Bob Metzger officiating. Burial will follow at Leiters Ford Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Ind.

Memorial contributions are suggested to  Hope Hospice of Fulton County, 420 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Arrangements were made by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Ind.

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