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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.

Conrad, Raleigh

Written by David Green.

Raleigh B. Conrad, 87, of Hudson,  Mich., died at his home March 15, 2007. 

Raleigh was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Lyons, Ohio, the son of Chancey and Audrea (Spangler) Conrad.

He married Alice L. Merillat June 26, 1948, in Orlando, Fla.  She preceded him in death Nov. 24, 1995. Raleigh and Alice made their home on a farm on Rome Road for 32 years before moving to Hudson in 1988. 

Raleigh graduated from Lyons High School and was veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Hudson, V.F.W. Post 275 in Adrian and the James W. Kahle  V.F.W. Post 7574 of Lyons, Ohio. He enjoyed working outside, reading the Bible and having breakfast in Hudson.

Surviving Raleigh are his children, Brenda Conrad of Atlanta, Ga., Ronald (and Bridget) Conrad of Addison, Mich., Susan (and Robert) Delezenne of Hudson, Dennis Conrad of Tampa, Fla., Linda (and Lawrence) Micol of Addison; 13 grandchildren, Kriss (and Mike) Brady, Lisa Weaver, Connie (and Rod) Norton, Greg (and Amber) Delezenne, Brandon Conrad, Curt (and Shelley) Micol, Carrie (and Jim) Kandell, Jacob (and Misty) Conrad, Jeff Delezenne, Jessica Conrad, Kimberly Micol, Kayla Conrad and Kyle Conrad; eight great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Marie Weaver of Sebring, Fla., Nina Patton of Toledo, Ohio, Earl (and Jean) Conrad of Sebring, Fla.,  Lawrence Conrad of Adrian, Mich., Marjorie Allwood of Sebring, Fla., Duane (and Charlene) Conrad of Metamora, Ohio, Maxine Mabee of Jasper, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Raleigh was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Funeral Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Matthew SeGraves officiating.  Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson.  Full military honors will be performed by the Lyons V.F.W.  

Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.  Memorials are suggested to the Lyons V.F.W. or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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