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.

Disbrow, Larry

Written by David Green.

Larry Eugene Disbrow, 78, of Morenci, Mich., formerly of Clarklake, Mich., died Jan. 3, 2006 at Toledo Hospital after a long illness.

He was born March 30, 1927 in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Walter and Rosella (Crew) Disbrow. He married Doris Jane Ottmer on May 5, 1956 in Brooklyn, Mich., and she preceded him in death in 1995 after 39 years of marriage.

Larry was a long-time business owner in Brooklyn. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Morenci where he was also chairman of the deaconate. He was a member of the American Legion, Kiwanis, Masons, Zouaves and Community Chest.

Larry is survived by one daughter, Patricia; one son, Walter; a special friend and companion, Katherine Wollter; one sister, Geraldine; one brother, David; five granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews and many beloved family members and friends.

Besides his wife, Larry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard.

A celebration of Larry’s life is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Malsack officiating. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at Borek Jennings Funeral Home in Brooklyn and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Wilber Bartlett Post #315.

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