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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Newberry News Introduces Online Version of Paper

In a continuing effort to expand its online presence, the Newberry News soon will be available for purchase in an online version. More...

Special Sections

News

M-123 Work in Chippewa County to Begin Monday

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be replacing four culverts along M-123 at separate locations between the Luce - Chippewa County line and the town of Paradise starting Monday, July 28. More...

Sons of Civil War Union Veterans to Meet in Marquette

The Albert and James Lyon Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) will hold its next bimonthly meeting Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the basement boardroom of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. More...

Cloverland Electric Warns Members about Phone Scam

Cloverland Electric warns members to be aware of a recent phone scam that names the utility . More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Last weekend John and I did our first helping with the Lumberjack Breakfast at the Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and we came away with a greater appreciation for the effort Rose and Pete Anderson and their small crew of volunteers have put into this ev More...

To the Editor:

The question is clear: Do the citizens of Portage Township want to support the continued availability of paramedic staffing on the 150+ ambulance runs experienced each year in our community? More...

Obituaries

John H. McNamara

John H. McNamara, 81, of Newberry died at his daughter’s residence in Newberry July 24, 2014 while under the care of North Woods Home Health and Hospice. Born July 9, 1933, he was a son of the late Charles and Maude (Walters) McNamara. More...

Beverly E. Smith

Beverly E. Smith, 80, a lifelong Newberry area resident, died at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Born October 3, 1933 in Soo Junction, she was one of 14 children of George E. and Ida (Mitchum) Wood. More...

Memorial Service

Carol J. Crouch Carol J. Crouch, 72, of Lakefield Township died Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014 at her residence with her husband, Larry, Sr., at her side. More...

Features

Famous Firsts

André-Jacques Garnerin 1797 --- 1st parachute jump. Dropped from about 6,500 ft. overMonceau Park in Paris in a 23-ft.-diameter parachute made of white canvas with a basket attached (Oct. 22). Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com More...

NEWBERRY PIONEERS

Erick Westin Mr. and Mrs. Westin arrived in Newberry in 1889 from Sweden with two children, Lizzie and Andrew. Two other children were born to them later, Alex and Ida Knutson. Erick worked as a carpenter, building many homes in the area. More...

Trivia

The phrase "sleep tight" originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the rope. More...

County Election Features More than Usual Number of Candidates

The August primary is upon us, featuring state and districtwide issues, as well as greaterthan normal interest in seats on the Luce County Board of Commissioners. More...

Rodney Richards Saluted for Life of Economic Development

For the last 40 years or more one man has been quietl y working behind the scenes— and sometimes, reluctantly, out in front—to insure a stable, forward-thinking Luce County and eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Village Council Plans Renovation, Repairs

The July 21 meeting of the Newberry Village Council began with a statement read by president Carol Anderson about the use of social media by employees and Council members. More...

Local News

Car Show Attracts Good Crowd

The 21st annual Mid-Summer Classic Car Show had approximately 60 cars in the show and 50 on the cruise Friday night. Winners of the trophies are: More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

July 14 – 27 July 14—Two-Car Property Damage Accident, Newberry Avenue, McMillan Township. Report taken. July 15—Animal at Large, Vulcan Street, Newberry. Report taken, owner cited. More...

Mackinac Bridge Celebrates 57 Years!

“The Mackinac Bridge celebrates 57 years of service!” was the title of the presentation Kim Nowak, chief engineer of the bridge since 2002, recently shared with a group gathered at the Curtis Public Library. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of July 27, 1889 More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

The Incredible Shrinking Penny More...

The Counseling Corner

Evaluating Communication within Your Relationship Most of us tend to believe we’re pretty good at communications. We talk to our boss and co-workers, chat with our friends, try to get our kids to listen—all communicating, right? More...

Sports

Tahquamenon Motorcycle Club Brings Wild Weekend of Racing

This past weekend was round three in the Tahquamenon Motorcycle Club’s summer race schedule. More...

UP ORV TDA Summer Ride Takes Off This Weekend

This coming Saturday, the U.P. Off Road Vehicle Trail Development Association will host its third annual Summer Ride. More...

HORSESHOES

In the middle of a summer only a Yooper could love, an amazing deep-blue sky brought out a record number of spectators, filling the benches on a calm and bug-free evening, even if it was too cool for “Daisy Dukes.” Still, the dreamy lure More...

Personals

Four Generations of the Smith Family

Marie Smith (back left); Gina Vix, daughter (back right); Andrew Schultz, grandson (front right); and Mckenzie Schultz, great- granddaughter (front left). More...

Class Of 1974 — 40- Year Class Reunion — Newberry Country Club — Saturday, July 5, 2014

Top row: Steve Thompson, Gary Craig, Terry Hood, John Leazier. Seventh row: Scott Simi, Bob Derusha, Kip Cameron, Dennis Stratton. Sixth row: Lillian (Brown) Clark, Bill McNamara, Gary Whitmer, Mary (Baker) Whitmer. More...