VOLUME 13 ISSUE 6 2016

June 7, 2017

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Congratulations to the School District of Niagara's High School for being awarded the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award. Niagara High School was one of six high schools awarded. Mr. Trevillian and Mrs. Petschar accepted the award from Tony Evers at the State Capitol. Niagara High School was awarded as a High Progress School and only one of six high schools out of 178 total schools in the state of Wisconsin to be awarded in all categories. The state superintendent recognized 21 High-Achieving schools and 21 High-Progress schools as identified by results from 2015-16 statewide assessments; nine schools earned both High-Achieving and High-Progress honors. Four schools earned the award for a 10th consecutive year, while nine schools earned the award for a fifth consecutive year. “Our Schools of Recognition are staffed by dedicated educators,” Evers said. “Their success is something to celebrate; it serves as an example of the importance of schools, families, and communities working together to ensure that every child graduates ready for college and careers.” SERVICE DOG COLUMN A new column featuring articles on Service Dogs and written by Katie Johnson will now appear monthly. The first column is on page 19! We hope you will enjoy reading about these wonderful

Officer Ken Moraska’s family gathered under the sign The stretch of highway US 2 from City limit to City limit in Norway has been dedicated in honor of Norway’s only fallen Police Officer, Kenneth J. Moraska. Moraska was fatally shot on May 23, 1971. Many area Police Officers, family, and friends attended the unveiling ceremony held May 31. Norway City’s Mayor Pro Tem, Lee Meneghini spoke on behalf of the City. Meneghini remembered his father who served as Norway’s Chief of Police at the time of Moraska’s untimely death, noting, “My father knew that when he (Moraska) failed to pick him up for the next shift, something was wrong.” Meneghini continued, “The dedication and renaming is an honor not only to Moraska’s supreme sacrifice but to the City and it’s residents as well.” Father Tim from the St. Mary and St. Barbara’s Catholic Church blessed the sign and led the group in prayer. Former Representative Ed Mcbroom also spoke. McBroom sponsored House Bill 5205 that became law in December of 2016 as PA 352 of 2016 and renamed the highway the “Kenneth J. Moraska Memorial Highway”. McBroom stated he felt privileged to have been able to introduce the bill that renamed the highway. “This memorial to Officer Moraska should help us remember the danger our officers face to keep us all safe, even in our small communities.” he said. The Moraska family has stated they hope this honor and tribute to a brother, father, husband, Uncle and grandfather, will serve as a reminder to all officers that their service is appreciated. It is also hoped that it will serve as a reminder of who Ken was and that his name and sacrifice will indeed never be forgotten. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to al that made this dedication possible.

animals and their handlers, as well as give you an inside look at the effort and time required to train a service dog. Anyone having questions is encouraged to ask!

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