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.

Borck, James

Written by David Green.

James H. Borck, 72, of Hudson, Mich., died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Hudson to Alvin and Mary Louise (Kingsley) Borck. He married Mary “Linda” Dupree Feb, 25, 1967, in Lake Charles, La., and she survives.

Jim retired from the United States Post Office in 1999, with more than 31 years of service. He delivered mail in the Hudson area on all three rural routes. He was previously employed at Rima Mfg in Hudson.

Jim graduated from Romeo High School in 1953, served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. His hobbies included woodworking, reading and stamp collecting.

Surviving Jim besides his wife is one daughter, Dawn (and Markus) Francoeur of Adrian, Mich.; one son, James (and Rachel Kornilakis) Borck of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two grandchildren, Makenzie Francoeur and Paragrine Borck; one sister, Bernice (and Earl) Griffee of Livonia, Mich.; two brothers, Joseph (and Theresa) Borck of Dryden, Mich., and Frank (and Mary) Borck of Fife Lake, Mich.; special family, Dennis “Ed” (and Pam) Jann and their children, David, Samuel and Abigail.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Sacred Herat Catholic Church in Hudson with Fr. Richard Eberle and Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrants. Military honors will be conducted at the church by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday with a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church or Hospice of Lenawee County.

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