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.

Burnett, Georgiann "Gege"

Written by David Green.

Georgiann J. “Gege” Burnett, 49, of W. Gamble Rd., Fayette, Ohio, died Feb. 13, 2013, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio, following a cardiac arrest. 

She was born Jan. 6, 1964, in Adrian, Mich., to the late George and Nancy (Brooks) Jacques. She married Bradford E. Burnett on Sept. 4, 2002, in Toledo, and he survives.

Gege lived her early life in Blissfield, Mich., and attended Blissfield Schools. She was employed at Perfection Finishers in Wauseon, where she worked for the past seven years. She was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, and enjoyed scrapbooking, drag racing and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Gege is survive by five sisters, Patricia Jacques of Morenci, Mich., Sandra (and Gregory) Burnett of Wauseon, Linda (and Rick) Burlew of Morenci, Phyllis (and Donald) McClure of Hudson, Mich, and Kimberly Clark of Morenci; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, George “Putz” Jacques, Jr.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Dr. Karen King officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family to aid with expenses.

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