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.

Monroe, Dora

Written by David Green.

Dora Lynn Monroe, 39, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and formerly of Lenawee County, died April 19, 2013, at Henry Ford Hospital Macomb, surrounded by her family. 

She was born Aug. 2, 1973, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of Daniel and Deborah (Moden) Herman. On Jan. 28, 2008, she married David Monroe and he survives. 

Dora was a 1991 graduate of Onsted High School. She served on the Tecumseh and Hudson fire departments. and also worked as a paramedic for Lenawee Community Ambulance (LCA) She volunteered as paramedic at the the 3 Bar B Rodeo and was employed as a medical assistant at doctors’ offices. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Thomas Michael Smith and Catherine Elizabeth Smith; a granddaughter, Angel Marie Ladd; her father, Daniel (and Flower) Herman; her mother, Deborah Howard; a brother, Dennis (and Joy) Herman; two stepsisters, Tina Marie Brighton and Stacy Lynn Lazarus; a stepbrother, Edmond Lee Rood; two brothers-in-law, Tyler Monroe and Anthony Monroe; a sister-in-law, Debbie Monroe; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Herman; a stepsister, SunSurray Rood; her grandparents, Richard and Clarice Moden and Othmar and Edith Herman; and her mother-in-law, Toni Monroe.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Dora’s family. 

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