THE NORWAY CURRENT - MENOMINEE COUNTY NEWS MARCH 2017

March 1, 2017

EST. 1885

VOLUME 13 ISSUE 3 2016

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Jets Basketball Please see page 12

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NCA JETS HOLD NATIONAL TITLE

GOVERNOR SNYDER SIGNS MORASKA HIGHWAY BILL

North Central boys basketball team holds the longest winning streak record in the nation for boys high school basketball! Previously, in front of a packed house, the Jets beat nearby rivals, on January 27, 2017, the Bark River-Harris Broncos; to tie the long-standing state of Michigan record of 65 games. That record was set by another upper peninsula small town team from Chassell, MI. They set the record in 1956, 1957, and 1958. A record that has stood the test of times! The Jets currently have 72 straight wins racked up with two regular games to play yet this season. Tournaments begin in March which could possibly see the Jets adding up more wins to their already impressive total!

Pictured Seated: Governor Snyder and Standing L/R: Representative Ed McBroom, Ann Mari Muraro, Olivia Toretta, Mari Negro-family members of Officer Kenneth Moraska and Ray Anderson, Norway City Manager. COMMISSIONER DEGENAER GREETS GRETCHEN WHITMER

1000 Point Club

Recently, the Norway High School 1000 point scorers were recognized for their achievement. Up to this point, there had been no public recognition for their achievement so the Athletic Booster club spent many hours researching and notifying former players to make it happen. There will be a plaque placed in the trophy case, which can be updated as necessary. Thank you athletes and congratulations. counting, Rae Ann Seat, on behalf of Tony Mortier, (1987-1990), 1058 points, Diana Milligan, (1978-1981), 1194 points,and Matt McCarthy on behalf of Alan Kimichick, (1973-1977), 1081 points and David Kimichick, (1974-1978), 1378 points The Norway Current/Menominee County News Mary Spera Pictured left to right: Jordan Kraemer, (2013-2017), 1282 points and

Dickinson County Commissioner John Degenaer of Vulcan poses with Michigan Candidate for Governor Gretchen Whitmer at a meet and greet sponsored by the Dickinson County Democratic Party. Over 50 people were in attendance at the breakfast meeting held on February 15, 2017 at the Labor’s Union Hall in Iron Mountain. Whitmer stated, “"I'll be making sure that I’m getting around the state and engaging with people, building a network and platform that includes economic opportunity for everyone." Whitmore is a Former Senate Minority Leader and also served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.

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