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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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Roan, Elmer "Larry"

Written by David Green.

Elmer L. Roan, 83, of N. Market St., Hudson, Mich., died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at home.

He was born July 19, 1923, in Delaware Twp., Ohio, to Lurly Edward and Hermina (Kinstle) Roan. He married Idris Borton on July 20, 1943, in Waterloo, Ind., and she survives.

Elmer was a life-long Hudson area resident and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1941. He retired from Kewaunee Manufacturing in Adrian, Mich., in 1985, with 34 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army in England and France during World War II.

Elmer was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hudson Fire Department and E.M.S. for more than 22  years and as a radio dispatcher for the department from 1985 until 2007.

He had a love for art and made maps for Hudson, Clayton, Morenci, Addison, Manitou Beach, Britton and Onsted fire and ambulance departments. He also enjoyed archery, hunting and fishing.  He dearly loved his children, grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all.

Surviving Elmer besides his wife, Idris of Hudson, are three children, Susan (and Michael) Marry of Hudson, Gary Roan of Hudson and Tina (and Steven) Snider  of Fayette, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Roan of Hudson, 15 grandchildren,  15 great grandchildren and goddaughter, Danielle (Devloo) Blackmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rita Warner and Mary Barrett; one brother, Russell Roan; one son, Lurly Edward Roan; and great granddaughter, Traci Lynn Marry.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled  at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson with Fr. Richard Eberle and Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrants.  Military interment by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.

Visitation is planned from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.     and 6-8:30 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hudson Fire Department and E.M.S., Hospice of Lenawee County or Fr. H. Paul Ruddy Endowment  Fund.

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