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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    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.

Eisel, Nancy

Written by David Green.

Nancy Eisel

Nancy Ann Eisel, 71, of rural Alvordton, Ohio, died Feb. 22, 2006 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 4, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, to Charles and Dorothy (Baker) Gelsleichter. She married Charles S. Eisel on Feb. 4, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio, and he survives.

Nancy graduated from St. Ursula Academy High School and earned an associate’s degree from Northwest State Community College in Archbold. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and Altar Rosary Society in Fayette, Ohio. Nancy and Charles spent the last eight winters in Picacho Peak, Ariz.

Besides her husband, Nancy is survived by five daughters, Pamela (and Richard) Rosema of Augusta, Ga., Cindi (and Dennis) Siegel of Alvordton, Ohio, Vicki (and Tom) Gray of Waterville, Ohio, Dianne (and Jeffrey) Cole of Ottawa Lake, Mich., and Kristi (and Alan) Krathwohl of Macomb, Mich.; eight sons, Stephen (and Kit) of Kennett Square, Pa., Edward (and Amber Ebersole) and Douglas (and Loretta), both  of Alvordton, Ohio, Dale (and Kimmy Lorenc) of St. Louis, Mo., Charles of Brownstown, Mich., Matthew (and Tammy) of Swanton, Ohio, Patrick of Toledo, Ohio, and Brian (and Misty) of Pioneer, Ohio; one brother, Jan (and Sue) Gelsleichter of Tucson, Ariz.; 31 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Fayette with Fr. Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to a Memorial Mass for Nancy Ann Eisel or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

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