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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.

Bacon, Ellen

Written by David Green.

Ellen L. Bacon, 94, of St. Joseph, Mich., formerly of Hudson, Mich., died Friday, May 25, 2007, at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph after a short illness.

 Ellen was born June 9, 1912, in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of George W. and Susie Lea (Gorsuch) Leas. She spent her early life in Canada and then  moved to Hudson, where she lived until April 28, 2006.

She married Orville F. “Bill” Bacon Dec. 30, 1933. He preceded her in death June 5, 1982.

Since her marriage, she lived in her home at the corner of Main and Munson Highway in Hudson for nearly 73 years.

She was a former member of the Hudson Baptist Church and Canandaigua Community Church .

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Johnson of St. Joseph and Rebecca L. Brown of Addison, Mich.; three grandchildren, Barcley A. (and Lori) Johnson, Jody L. (and Charles) Fryman, and Shelby L. Brown; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Stevens, Parker and Hadley Johnson, and Jacob and Kylie Fryman; a sister in-law, Ruth C. Leas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, R.G. Leas and Charles Leas; and a sister, Martha M. Fergus.

A service celebrating her life is scheduled at noon Tuesday, May 29, at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home in St. Joseph with Pastor Blair Hayward officiating. Visitation is planned at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at noon Wednesday, May 30, in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund at The Chapel, an Evangelical Free Church, St. Joseph.

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