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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Newberry Scholar Athletes

These students had to carry a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.25 and play in at least one conference sport. Front Row: Taylor Bryant, Eryn Corinth, Megan Grigg, Maysa Sitar and Cameron Brockman. More...

Community Unity Returns This Saturday to Curtis

This Saturday the second annual Community Unity event will be held in Curtis at the Erickson Center for the Arts. Various groups from around western Mackinac County again will gather for the mutual fundraiser.  More...

Special Sections

News

Forest Legacy Nomination Apps Now Available

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that the application to nominate forest land for enrollment in Michigan’s Forest Legacy Program is available online. More...

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Casey Wendt and Madison Grigg use jump ropes provided by a TEF grant.   More...

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A representation of the History Club was recognized at the March 20 regular Board of Education meeting. Left to right are Isaac Wallace, Zachary Hogue and Sam Rahilly. More...

Obituaries

Beverly K. Krueger

Beverly K. “Bev” Krueger, 79, a longtime visitor and resident of Portage Township, died at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry Sunday, March 19, 2017. More...

Margaret R. Sanzo

Margaret R. “Peggy” Sanzo, 80, of Newberry since 2005 and formerly of Westland, died at her residence surrounded by her family Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Born in Detroit April 21, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Paul P. More...

Ellen Mae Smith

Ellen Mae Smith, 83, of Green Bay, WI, formerly of Newberry, died peacefully on March 12, 2017 at a Green Bay hospital. Born October 31, 1933 in Newberry, she is the daughter of the late Lauri and Lily (Ring) Haapalainen.  More...

Sports

Lady Eagles Win Quarterfinals

On the night of Monday, March 13 the Lady Eagles of Engadine traveled over to Negaunee to face the Trojans of Crystal Falls Forest Park in the Quarterfinal game of the MHSAA Class D State Tournament.  The Eagles earned this right by defeating M More...

Lady Eagles’ Cinderella Run Falls Short

The Lady Eagles’ dramatic run to the State Finals fell just a bit short last Thursday night. More...

The Sport Page

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EUP ISD Voc-Ed Training Returns to May 2 Ballot

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening, March 20 in the library. The meeting opened with special recognition of the fourth through seventh grade members of the History Club.  More...

Two U.P. Ladies Named to the All State, All Stars List

Taylor Bryant has been named to The Associated Press Class C All-State First Team. More...

EUP Conference All-Stars

Taylor Bryant repeats as the EUP Ladies’ Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year. More...

Neese Finishes Iditarod

Twenty-year-old Laura Neese, a dog sled racer representing Nature’s Kennel North of McMillan, crossed the finish line in Nome, AK March 16 in 42nd place out of 72 mushers that started the Iditarod March 6.  It took Neese 10 days and three More...

Local News

CHAMBER CONNECTION

—The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce had to cancel the Fishing Event in February for safety concerns. This has been somewhat of a yo-yo winter, and that event fell on the tail end of our February thaw. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, March 22   —The Curtis Quilt Club meets at the Curtis Library from 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Quilters are welcome to bring a packed lunch. More...

MACKINAC COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT

For the week of March 13 through March 19, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  More...

Columnists

Invasive and Invading: Himalayan Invader

The Eastern Upper Peninsula is home to a large variety of non-native plant and animal species, with nearly 75 percent being harmless to the area. Such species include apple trees, Coho Salmon and Colorado blue spruce.  More...

Planting Choices

Forestry Notes

There are millions of plants that potentially could be planted in woodlands, gardens and around residences. Nativity is one factor in selecting species, and an exotic is not necessarily a bad choice.  More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of March 25, 1892  Local   More...

Features

TRIVIA

On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC announced that Pluto would soon pass behind Jupiter and reduce Earth’s gravity, and that listeners would feel like they were floating if they jumped into the air at exactly 9:47 a.m. More...