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.

Newcomer, Mildred

Written by David Green.

Mildred M. Newcomer, 92, of Waldron, Mich., died Dec. 5, 2012, at her home.

She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Ransom Township, Mich., the daughter of Cecil and Dollie (Britton) Bavin. She married Rex E. Newcomer on March 20, 1943, in Waldron and he survives.

Mildred graduated from Pittsford High School in 1937, attended Wayne State University for three years and graduated from Hillsdale College with a teaching certificate. She was a school teacher for 31 years, 29 in the Waldron Area Schools. She attended the Waldron Church of Christ and her hobbies included painting, gardening and reading.

In addition to her husband, Mildred survived by one daughter, Carol M. Newcomer and her husband, Michael Cox of Morenci, Mich.; two sons, John M. (And Carol D.) Newcomer of Chantillly, Va., and James W. "Bill" (and Nancy) Newcomer of Ada, Mich.; one sister, Gela Vreeland of Somerset Center, Mich.; one brother, George (and Doris) Bavin of Pittsford, Mich.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Joy Anne Newcomer; one sister, Joyce Stubli; and one brother, Robert Bavin.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Waldron Church of Christ with Minister Don Crane officiating. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Waldron Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Waldron District Library or Waldron Church of Christ.  Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home in Waldron.

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