The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
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    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

Goodlock, Phillip

Written by David Green.

Phillip Henry Goodlock, 85, of Hudson, Mich., died March 3, 2007. He was the oldest living member of the Goodlock family.

He was born July 6, 1921, in Hudson, to Arthur Lewis and Veda May (Harley) Goodlock. He married Bonnie Mae Taylor on Dec. 7, 1946, and she preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1985.

Phillip served in the U.S. Army from December 1942 until January 1946, with a tour of duty in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor attack. He was employed by Stubnutz Green for 40 years, retiring in July 1979.

Phillip is survived by three sons, Philip “P-Nut” (and Sheri) Goodlock and Eugene “Shorty” (and Becky) Goodlock, both of Hillsdale, Mich., and Duwayne “Tater” (and Nancy) Goodlock of Clayton; five daughters, Brenda (and John) Baker of Hudson, Sylvia (and Larry) Shearer of Harrison, Mich., Hilda McCarley of Morenci, Linda (and Gary) Hill of Spanaway, Wash., and Cynthia (and Norman) Maxson of Pittsford; a brother, Milford (and Luliville) Goodlock of Clayton; a sister, Ione (and Larry) Schmucker of Pioneer, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Goodlock of Hudson; a brother-in-law, Robert Sommerlott of Jacksonville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford and Harley Goodlock; and three sisters, Violet Cox, Vena Sommerlott and Evelyn Goodlock.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson with full graveside military rites conducted by the Hudson American Legion, Hannan-Colvin Post #180.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Anderson’s.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sons of the Hudson American Legion, Hannan-Colvin Post #180 or Hospice of Lenawee.

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