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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.

Briskey, Paul "Skip"

Written by David Green.

Paul M. “Skip” Briskey, 64, of Hudson, Mich., died April 7, 2007, in Tecumseh, Mich., at the home of his son, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 17, 1942, in Hudson, to Harry and Eleanor (Kaminski) Briskey. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1960 and served in the U.S. Army.

Skip worked with his sons at Briskey Brothers Construction in Tecumseh and was a lifelong truck driver who enjoyed meeting people wherever he went. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him and loved his quick wit and kind ways.

Skip is survived by a daughter, Chris (and Steve) Wilden of Fleming, Ohio; three sons, Rob (and Kim) Briskey and Rick Briskey, both of Tecumseh, and Harry Briskey of Hudson; three sisters, Michelin Dietrich of Osseo, Pauline (and James) Schaedler of Waldron, and Margaret Briskey of Fayette, Ohio; two brothers, Jerry (and Eunice) Briskey of Waldron and John (and Jackie) Briskey of Stryker, Ohio; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; friend and former wife, Shirley Briskey of Hudson, and special friend, Patricia Roan of Hillsdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janet Everingham, and a brother, James Briskey.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Fr. H. Paul Ruddy officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fr. H. Paul Ruddy Education Endowment Fund or Hospice of Lenawee.

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