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.

Koons, Peggy

Written by David Green.

Peggy A. Koons, 68, of Poultney, Vt., died June 30, 2007, from complications of multiple myeloma and renal failure.

She was born May 22, 1939, in Delta, Ohio, the daughter of Clifford and Chula (Wilcox) Baker. She married Rev. R. Paul Koons, whom she met while attending Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. They were married Sept. 6, 1959.

Peggy was a graduate of Delta High School. She enjoyed music and served as organist, choir accompanist and choir director in Morenci and Livonia, Mich., Swanton and Delta, Ohio, and Bernardston, Mass.

She served as clerk/treasurer for the town of Delta, Ohio. Her hobbies included designing and creating award-winning parade floats in Delta, as well as decorations for the bazaar in Bernardston, Mass. She was a member of the Board of Organized Work at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass., and volunteered in the gift shop, the day surgery unit, and served as vice president.

Besides her husband of 47 years, Peggy is survived by a daughter, Michelle (and Patrick); a son, Christopher (and Corelle); a grandson, Charles; a brother, Gary (and Jenny); and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of Peggy’s life is scheduled at 11 a.m. July 9 at the United Church of Bernardston in Bernardston, Mass., with Rev. Raymond Medeiros officiating. Interment will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Fund at the United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, Mass. 01337.

Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield, Mass., handled the arrangements.

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