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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.

Humbert, Keith

Written by David Green.

Keith Humbert, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died March 12, 2006, at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1920 in Fayette, Ohio, to Galen and Alice (Fieldmire) Humbert and was raised by Dayton and Alice (Humbert) Woolace. He married Juanita Ingall on June 7, 1942 in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, and she survives.

Keith graduated from Fayette High School in 1938. He was a cattle feeder, farmer and astute businessman who participated in and had leadership roles in various farming associations throughout Fulton County and Ohio. He was inducted into the Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2004.

He was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, Lions Club and Fayette Masonic Lodge. He served on the board of directors for Tiffin Valley Bank and First National Bank of Northwest Ohio for several years. He was very civic oriented in the Fayette community and supported the Fayette Opera House, Fayette Normal Memorial Library, Fayette Community Pool and the youth at the Fulton County Fair. He was a Fayette Board of Education president and board member for several years.

Besides his wife, Keith is survived by two daughters, Jeanne (and Terry) Toth of Tipp City, Ohio, and Janette (and Robert) Yano of Fayette; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Humbert of Fayette; eight grandchildren, Ben Toth, Andy Toth, Robert (and Jody) Yano, Jr., Scott (and Christy) Yano, Chad Yano, Kip (and Kristie) Humbert, Kevin Humbert and Melissa Humbert and 10 great-grandchildren, Kaci, Mykhail, Mykaela and Madilyn Yano, and Storm, Colt, Slayde, Rayce, Braelyn and Benjamin Humbert.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roger Humbert and a son, Bill Humbert.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Greg Grover officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties, Fayette High School Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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