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.

Roth, Marie

Written by David Green.

Marie E. Roth, 89, of Medina, Mich., died Feb. 9, 2006 at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio.

She was born June 24, 1916 in Lyons, Ohio, the daughter of James and Nellie (Smith) Richardson. She married Donald Roth on May 15, 1934 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1996.

Marie was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Morenci area. She worked as a cook at the Morenci Area Hospital for 15 years.

Marie is survived by four daughters, Jean (and Ross) Brazee of Wooster, Ohio, Joan (and Don) Emmons of Sand Creek, Jane (and Junior) Kruse of Morenci and Janet (and Allen) Livingston of Hudson; one son, Kenneth “Jerry” (and Liz) Roth of Adrian; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ruby (and Bob) Kime of Lyons, Ohio; two brothers, Martin (and Ruth) Richardson of Lyons and James (and Helen) Richardson of Toledo, Ohio, and two sisters-in-law, Catherine Smith of Fayette, Ohio, and Marjorie Jeffrey of California.

Besides her husband, Marie was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Phyllis Richardson, Dorothy Double and Mary Wagner.

Funeral services were Feb. 14 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Dan Maguire officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice of the donor’s choice.

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