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.

Ort, Aldythe

Written by David Green.

Aldythe Ort, 88, of W. Weston Rd., Morenci, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at home.

She was born April 13, 1919, in Jackson,  the daughter of Reulen and Leah (Gillis) Milliman.  On June 27, 1937, in Wauseon, Ohio, she married Mahlon Lynn Ort. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1984.

Aldythe lived in the Morenci area most all of her life. She was a graduate of Morenci High School. She was formerly employed at Bancroft Cleaners and then at the Morenci Rubber Products from where she retired in 1985.

 Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Beaverson of Fayette; two granddaughters, Candi Garber of Wauseon, Ohio, and Penny Meyers of Napoleon, Ohio; two grandsons, Lynn (and Juli) Ort of Lowell and Terry (and Beverly) Beaverson of Morenci; a sister, Kora Terry of Morenci; daughter-in-law Judy Ort of Morenci; granddaughter-in-law, Pamela Ort of Ohio; and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Mahlon, Aldythe was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard; two grandsons, Chris and Tim; two sisters, Martha Aquino and Lulu Rickley; and one brother, Burdette Milliman.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at the Morenci First Baptist Church, with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci Fire Department or EMS.

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