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January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

EUP Woman Dies in Ice Shanty from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

At approximately 6:45 p.m. January 3 a Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper from the Sault Ste. Marie Post responded to an incident on Munoscong Bay in Raber Township of Chippewa County. More...

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News

Tragedy Strikes Local Snowmobile Race Team

One of the local teams of snowmobile racing to watch over the years has been the #34 Polaris of Kovar Racing of Engadine. Year in and year out, this team has always been one of the top teams in the area on the ice oval racing circuit.  More...

Secretary of State Offices to Close for MLK Jr. Day

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16.  More...

HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to Benefit Michigan State Parks

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Epic Races to offer the inaugural HeartMISnow Virtual 5K. A portion of the proceeds will go back into Michigan state parks. More...

Obituaries

Annabelle “Phyllis” Gouza

Annabelle “Phyllis” Gouza, 66, of Rexton died unexpectedly at University Hospital in Ann Arbor Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Born in Detroit May 28, 1950, she was a daughter of Felix C. and Annabelle M. (Mitten) Dziuba. More...

Mary Ann Hall

Mary Ann Hall, 73, of Lakefield Township died Sunday morning, January 8, 2017 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.  Born August 4, 1943 in Flint, daughter of the late Cecil and Arlee (Smith) Loveless, she had been a resident of the Lakefi More...

Ethel F. Freeman

Ethel F. Freeman, (Drefs), 90, passed away December 28, 2016 at the Country House in Ossineke, Michigan.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians Hit 70 Points for Third Time Running

On January 6 the Lady Indians took off in the first quarter against Rudyard and never looked back, defeating the Bulldogs 71—34. More...

Newberry Men Drop Two Last Week

The Newberry men’s basketball team had the unfortunate experience to start 2017 with a trip to the Pickford Purple Palace on Tuesday of last week, where they were raked by the Panthers 65—38.  Rudyard then came to town last Thursday More...

NHS Wrestlers Earn Two Firsts at Esky Tournament

The Newberry wrestlers continued to hold their own Saturday, placing eighth among 17 teams in the Escanaba Elks Invitational.  More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

Cindy Marsh’s family wishes to thank the community for its support while she was a patient in the Petoskey Hospital and Newberry Hospital. More...

Two Yoopers Lose Borrowed Truck in EUP Wilderness

Have you ever chided yourself for losing something important? A wallet? Glasses? More...

New Bill Ensures that CPR will be Taught in Michigan Schools

The American Heart Association (AHA) applauded Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley today for signing the CPR in Schools bill on behalf of Governor Rick Snyder. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

Dec. 19 — Jan. 8

December 19 – Two-car property damage accident, Truman Boulevard, Newberry. Report taken.  December 19 – Larceny from a residence, CR 415, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken  More...

Northstar News

This weekend (January 14 - 15) Northstar will celebrate the 25th annual Yooper Youth Rally.  More...

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood, Platelet Donations

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.  More...

Columnists

COMMON SENSE AT 60

Mailbox Homage

Have you ever noticed mailboxes as you travel down a road? Simple things like that intrigue me. Mailboxes say a lot about the people who pick up their daily mail. More...

Cooking Matters for Families

Cooking Matters for Families is a wonderful, free program designed for parent-child teams to attend together. Families who sign up will take home free groceries weekly, as well as receive a free cookbook and guide.  More...

SLEEP ON IT: INFORMATION FOR TIRED PEOPLE

We all do it: stay up late to finish a project for work or school, dawdle over a late-night conversation with friends or watch the late, late movie on TV. More...

Features

TRIVIA

—The melody of America’s national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was originally an 18th century British drinking song about wine and sex.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

This Day in History

January 11

1935—Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.  1964—The first government report regarding the dangers of cigarette smoking was issued by the U.S. Surgeon General, Luther Terry.  More...

Did You Know?

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