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.

Johnson, Mary Alta

Written by David Green.

Mary Alta Johnson, 64, of Park Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 27, 2006 at Toledo Hospital.

She was born Aug. 10, 1941 in Emmet County, Mich., to Ellis Willard and Alta L. (Soules) Vincent. She married Vern L. Johnson on Feb. 18, 1967 in Flint, Mich. and he survives.

Mary graduated from Camden Frontier High School in 1958 and attended God’s Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an active member of the Fayette Nazarene Church. She delivered Meals on Wheels in Fayette and enjoyed reaching out to others by sending cards.

Besides her husband, Mary is survived by four sons, Vern L. (and Amy) Johnson, Jr. of Hudson, Mich., Garreth W. (and Rita) Johnson and Darrel J. Johnson, both of Fayette, and Steven H. Johnson of New Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Kenneth (and Janet) Vincent of Camden and Rev. Floyd (and Connie) Vincent of Wauseon, Ohio; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Jan. 31 at Fayette Nazarene Church with Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Burial was in Frontier Cemetery in Woodbridge Township, Mich. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Nazarene Church Sunday School fund. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

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