Norway Current September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016

EST. 1885

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 38 2016

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On behalf of the Kenneth Moraska family, Sheriff Scott Celello read a statement prepared by Moraska’s sister, Mari Moraska Negro at a recent Transportation Committee chaired by Senator Tom Casperson (R) Delta County. The bill introduced by Representative Ed McBroom (R) of Vulcan, Michigan on March 4, 2016 was approved unanimously. From there it travelled to the Senate Transportation Committee held September 8, 2016 where it was also approved unanimously. The bill was referred to the committee of the whole on September 20, 2016 and will go before the entire Senate for consideration sometime in October of 2016. Sheriff Celello read the following statement at the committee meeting held in Lansing on behalf of the Moraska Family: “I respectfully request that HB 5205 be passed. Ken Moraska a patrol officer for the City of Norway was slain in the line of duty on May 23, 1971. I was 13 years old at the time. His death, bravery, and sacrifice has left an indelible mark on my heart and soul. That pain has been a constant reminder of his sacrifice. It is my hope that by renaming a section of Highway U.S. 2 running through

Sheriff Scott Celello, (D) Dickinson County, and Candidate for 108th House of Representatives

Senator Tom Casperson, (R) Delta County

Representative Ed McBroom, (R) Vulcan, MI

the City of Norway will help to ensure that his name, sacrifice and service will never be forgotten. More importantly, that this honor will also help to serve as a reminder to all his law enforcement brothers and sisters that the magnitude of their service, commitment and readiness to put themselves in harms way to protect each and every one of us is understood and acknowledged. This memorial will serve as reminder to young officers starting out today that they, too, are heroes. Ken’s entire family is appreciative of your support in making this dream a reality. Thank you. Mari Negro” Celello said that it was an honor to be able to read the statement on behalf of the Moraska family and that he anticipates that it will be passed without further issue. An opportunity for family and interested parties will be available sometime in October to travel to Lansing to witness the final enactment of the bill to law. Negro plans on attending as well as the Norway City Manager, Ray Anderson. Once the bill becomes law, Negro hopes to have a dedication celebration. Plans for that have not yet been determined. The family expresses its deep appreciation to Representative Ed McBroom, Senator Tom Casperson, City of Norway, Chief Schaffer, Sheriff Celello and all those involved with this project. Celello is currently seeking the office of State Representative for the 108th District. Representative Ed McBroom’s term expires at the end of this year. DEAR MUM COLUMN DEBUTS The first Dear Mum Column debuts this week. It is located on Page 5. Dear Mum is intended to provide a common sense approach to life and will answer reader submitted questions on a weekly basis or however often a question is submitted. Advice will be based on “Old School” wisdom and the kind of straight forward no nonsense answers you might have expected from your own Mother growing up The column is not meant to be in lieu of professional help or guidance. It is intended to be for entertainment purposes only. Always be sure to consult the advice of a professional for more complex situations. Questions can be about a wide variety of subjects and must inspire content that is family orientated. Your question can be submitted via email at or by mail: T he Norway Current Attention: Dear Mum 605 Saginaw St. Norway, MI 49870



Pictured at right: 5th grade students are learning about water. Here Domenic Pritchard, Brandon Dunn, and Douglas Dabb are looking over their water shed model.

Logan Schlegel and Owen Kjell work on the art project at Norway Elementary School. 605 Saginaw St. Norway, MI 49870 906-563-5212 fax:906-563-5904 email:

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