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.

Trippe, Kyra

Written by David Green.

Kyra Lynn Trippe, 52, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 in Bryan, Ohio.

She was born July 31, 1953 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Kenneth R. and Rita J. (Lamont) Rollins. She married Lester R. Trippe on Dec. 14, 1988 in Angola, Ind. and he survives.

Kyra graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio and was a licensed practical nurse. She had been employed at the Medical College of Ohio for seven years and then as an obstetrics nurse at Cameron Hospital in Angola, Ind. for 10 years. She was recently employed as a nurse with Hospice and Home Health Care in  Fort Wayne, Ind.

Besides her husband, Kyra is survived by her parents of Angola, Ind.; two sons, Tyler R. Trippe of Lexington, Ky. and Jordon R. Trippe of Angola, Ind.; one brother, Brooks W. (and fiancee, Celeste Heidelburg) Rollins of Wauseon, Ohio; one sister, Brigelle (and Russ) Stang of Angola, Ind. and four nieces, Sydnee Stang and Brooke, Brittany and Bailey Rollins.

Private funeral and burial services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Home Health Care and Hospice. Arrangements were handled by Krill Funeral Service in Edgerton, Ohio.

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