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November 9, 2016

EST. 1885

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 45 2016

Menominee County News, LLC


Veterans Day Please see page 6

The Current USPS permit #572-550 is published for $35 per year by Menominee County News, LLC. Periodical’s Postage paid at Norway, MI 49870.



The Norway Current/Menominee County News Dori Carlson

The North Central Jets claimed the 8*-man Regional titile for the second time, back to back with an undefeated regular season as well as playoffs. The North Central Jets faced a tough CFFP Trojans team on Friday, November 4. The closest battle they saw this season kept everyone on their toes as tense moments arose and CFFP drew close to gaining the lead just as the 4th quarter began, getting as close as 46-44 Jets! The Jets never let the Trojans get the upper hand although at that point it got very close! . (continued page 12) Dylan Gagne races to the goal line!

The Backlund Family

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption® Program, honored Erin O’Brion-Backlund at an awards ceremony on September 20 and gala on September 21 in Washington, D.C. Erin has shown how loved and important people are by fostering children who are in need of care. Family for Erin has always extended beyond imme- diate relatives and includes friends, neighbors, coworkers, the athletes she coaches, and all of the children she had in her care babysitting growing up. When Erin expressed her desire to foster children everyone told her that it wouldn't be easy, and they were right. Everyone told her that it's hard to let go when they go back home, and they were right. But the one thing everyone forgot to mention was how worthwhile and rewarding being a foster parent can be. Erin and the children grow together and learn from one another. The joy the children have brought into Erin's life and the mark she has left on theirs is something that won't soon be forgotten. Maybe, the children she cares for won't remember her as much as time passes but they will always know of her love that she has for them. Erin is a big sister, a daughter, an aunt, a coach, a nurse, but her best role is her as a mother. (continued page 8)


The Norway Current/Menominee County News plans to launch a portrait studio in the very near future. The studio, Photos by Marietta will feature portraits of all types, including studio portraits, outdoor photography and will offer shoots on location. Photos by Marietta will specialize in family portraits, baby sessions, graduation, engagement, pet and wedding photography. The studio will be offering an Introductory package and will be offering an every day budget friendly package. A sitting will include both 1 hour indoor and 1 hour outdoor photography sessions with a variety of poses to choose from. The studio will offer print packages with any session on a variety of mediums. Sittings can be customized to suit individual needs. Clients will have their own special gallery which will make selecting photographs to print much easier and more convenient. It will allow clients the luxury to choose from the comfort of their home at anytime of the day or night! Online customers will have the added ability to print one, some, or all of their proofs in any size they choose. Photographs will be mailed directly to them. Personal Galleries can also be viewed from the Studio Office. Tim Soper from Norway’s Speedway will be joining Marietta as a photographer. Tim brings many years of experience and creativity behind the lense. Appointments for Holiday packages are now being scheduled. Call 906-563-5212 or 906-869-6336 to make your appointment. Because there are a very limited number of photography appointments available before the Holidays, people are encouraged to book now. NORWAY CURRENT TO LAUNCH PHOTO STUDIO

As the NCA cross country track team competed in the UP Finals in Flat Rock, they saw themselves without Junior Connor Robinson, who has been a leader for the team this year. However, Seth Polfus did more than his share to assist the team by placing 9th in the Division 3 race with a time of 18:00.7. Seth, a Senior at NCA, was also selected to receive all-state honors as a result of his per- formance! Congratulations Seth! 605 Saginaw St. Norway, MI 49870 906-563-5212 fax:906-563-5904 email:

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