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.

Sharp, Nicholas Dale II

Written by David Green.

Nicholas Dale Sharp II, 19, of Morenci, Mich., died April 13, 2006.

He was born July 12, 1986 in Adrian, Mich., the son of Nicholas Dale and Dorothea E. (Higgins) Sharp.

Nick graduated from Morenci High School in 2004, where he was a member of the cross country team. He enjoyed skateboarding and playing basketball with his friends.

Nick is survived by his parents; three brothers, Mathew Stanley of Hudson, Steven Stanley of Morenci and David Hinds of Minnesota; two sisters, Jessica Sharp and Katie Sharp, both of Morenci; grandparents, Juanita Sharp of Morenci, Margaret Garland of Adrian and Della Higgins of New Jersey; aunts and uncles, Terry (and Brenda) Sharp of Morenci, Joann Williams of Morenci, Cherrie Reimer of Morenci, Mike Higgins of Pennsylvania, James Higgins of Kentucky, Terry (and Maggie) Higgins of Bryan, Ohio and Tim (and Diedra) Higgins of Toledo; his girlfriend, Ashleigh Sloan of Morenci, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; uncles, Walt Reimer, Jr., Mark Williams and Roger Moore, and cousins, Crystal Sharp and Heather Sharp.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Purse Funeral Home in Adrian with Rev. Samuel Bond officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

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