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.

Westhoven, Peter

Written by David Green.

Peter Westhoven, 50, of Camden Road, Waldron, Mich., died March 18, 2007, at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1957, in Napoleon, Ohio, the son of Bernard and Mary (Long) Westhoven. He married Pamela Frantom on April 17, 2003, in Paris, Tenn., and she survives.  

Peter graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1973. He received all-state honors in baseball and track.  He was employed as an inspector at TRW in Fayette. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #312 and the Eagles in Montpelier. He enjoyed softball, fishing, hunting and was a big Ohio State fan.

Besides his wife, Peter is survived by a son, Mitchell (and Jill) Westhoven of Hamler, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Sheena “Bean” Linebrink of Waldron; three grandchildren, Olivia, Quinnton and Ethan; five sisters, Jane (and Robert) Ostlund of Savannah, Ga., Rosemary (and Dale) Dunlap of Connersville, Ind., Mary  Sue (and Robert) Stephey of Wauseon, Ohio, Janis (and Kevin) Kern of Napoleon, Ohio, and Joann Westhoven (and James Frost) of Liberty Center, Ohio; five brothers, Fr. Thomas of Chamberlain, S.D., Vincent (and Ginny) of Harrisburg, Pa., Carl (and Joyce) of Defiance, Ohio, George (and Nancy) of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Bernard (and Kim) of Liberty Center, Ohio; and one half-sister, Antoinette Westhoven of St. Paul, Minn.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Clair Grace, in  infancy.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2007, at Eagle Funeral Home‑Fayette Chapel in Fayette, Ohio, with Deacon Vincent Westhoven officiating. Visitation is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or  Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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