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June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Knierim Memorial Run Takes Off this Saturday

The eighth annual Curt Knierim Memorial Run is set for this Saturday, June 25. The event has raised more than $35,000 over the past seven years. Funds from registration fees and donations will be given to youth organizations in Newberry. More...

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News

Michiganders Advised to Update Emergency Kits

Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 10 - 16. More...

Anglers Asked to Complete Online Muskie Survey

The Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Michigan Muskie Alliance, is investigating the muskellunge fisheries of the state by distributing an online angler survey. More...

Ride Against Domestic Violence Returns

The third annual Mary’s Dream – Living Without Fear Ride Against Domestic Violence will take place Saturday, July 9. The H-58 Fun Run will start in Newberry. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of June 26, 1891 LOCAL More...

Staying Well with Doc Surrell

Skin Cancer

About 40 percent of cancers in the United States are skin cancers, making them the most common form of all cancers diagnosed in the USA. More...

Sports

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Newberry’s Josh Hood and Bridget Stoetzer were participants in the 2016 U.P. All-Star basketball game held last weekend in Marquette. More...

MHSAA Softball, Baseball Tourneys Crown Champs

After beating Newberry’s girls 2—1 in the Regional 25 Softball tournament held in Newberry June 11, Indian River went on to take care of Rogers City 8—7 in the Quarterfinal on June 14, and Holton 2—0 in the semifinal June 17. More...

TOLCA Ready for Golf Outing This Weekend

The Top of the Lake Communities Association (TOLCA) Fireworks Golf Outing Fundraiser is set to take place this coming Sunday at the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Golf Course in Naubinway. More...

Personals

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Winner of this year's Hulbert Wildflower Day Scholarship is Kayla Davis. Kayla graduated in May from Tahquamenon Area High School and will attend Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City this fall. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Northern Michigan University has announced the students honored on the Dean’s List for the winter 2016 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher while taking classes full-time. More...

Construction Issues Dominate Village

Newberry Village Council trustees opened the June 20 meeting by voting on the Headlee Reduction Factor plan for property taxes. The tax base has not changed. Department of Public Works superintendent Buck Vallad reported: More...

Electric Rates Fry Germfask Citizens

A whole lot of angry people descended upon the Germfask Township Hall to voice their concerns over the utility rates charged by the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). More...

Local News

News from the Seney National Wildlife Refuge

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge welcomes all to participate in many exciting events scheduled for this summer. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, June 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. For additional information call Linda at 586-9411. More...

Local Youth Send “Visual Letters” to China

Thousands of Michigan’s kindergarten through sixthgrade children participated in the 2016 Michigan 4-H Art Exchange with China. Of those thousands, 100 pieces were selected to send to China. More...

Obituaries

Charles McNamara

Lifelong Newberry resident, Charles Robert “Bob” McNamara, 62, died Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice following a two-year battle with cancer. More...

Bonnie K. Johnson

Bonnie K. Johnson, 57, of Newberry died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor. Born July 9, 1958 in Flint, daughter of Arthur and Glenda (Koch) Betts, she was a graduate of Montrose High School. More...

Frank J. Obey

Graveside Service

Frank J. Obey, 86, died April 25, 2016 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, OH. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry with pastor Nancy Barkat officiating. More...

Features

Famous Firsts

William Blount 1797 --- 1st person in the US to be impeached by the House of Representatives, the first time it even exercised this power, and was simultaneously expelled from the U.S. Senate on July 8. More...

This Day in History

June 22

1815 – Napoleon abdicated his throne for the second time after his defeat at Waterloo. 1870 – The U.S. Justice Department was created. 1874 – Dr. Andrew Still became the first to practice osteopathy. More...

TRIVIA

The term "dog days" has nothing to do with dogs. It dates back to Roman times, when it was believed that Sirius, the Dog Star, added its heat to that of the sun from July 3 to August 11, creating exceptionally high temperatures. More...