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July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Sewer Rates to Rise

The July 20 Newberry Village Council meeting saw the first report from the new Water and Light superintendent, Buck Vallad; the appointment of a village treasurer; and the likelihood that sewer rates are going to increase for village residents. More...

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News

Men Advised to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Men in Michigan can hit one out of the park this summer by stepping up to the plate to get screened for colorectal cancer. More...

CLM Conservation District Sponsors Workshop on Invasive Phragmites

The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is working with their partners at the Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development (UP RC&D) Council to sponsor a public workshop in Mackinac County to help educate residents and l More...

Free Mercury Collection Protects Great Lakes

US Ecology, Inc. has partnered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Program for a third year to collect and properly recycle mercury. More...

Obituaries

Eric J. Forsberg

Eric J. Forsberg, 42, of Beaufort, NC passed away surrounded by family on Friday, July 17, 2015. Eric was the manager of Blue Ocean Fish Market in Morehead City, NC. He also worked as a Chef for over 20 years. More...

Robert R. Fyvie, Sr.

Lifelong Newberry resident, Robert R. Fyvie, Sr., 95, died Sunday evening, July 26, 2015 at his residence. More...

Donald R. Gielow, Jr.

Donald R. Gielow, Jr., 72, of East Lake died Friday, July 17, 2015 at his residence. Born October 6, 1942 in Toledo, OH, son of the late Donald, Sr. and Eleanor (Shmul) Gielow, he married Lylian Gielow March 30, 1974 in Temperance. More...

Features

Hot Temps Put Pets in Peril

Dogs left in cars in parking lots are an all-too-common summertime sight, and animal experts say it is both extremely dangerous for animals and could land their owners in hot water. More...

Soundproof Noisy Rooms

What’s the first step in sound proofing a home? Finding which rooms have the least amount of sound resistance. More...

Some Snack Foods Promote Better Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, changes in sleep patterns are a part of the aging process. More...

Personals

Five Generations of Musgrave Women:

Back row (left to right): Shanna Church, grandmother; Tia Perttula, mother; Bunny Hollingshead, great-grandmother. Front row: Shirley Musgrave, great-great-grandmother holding Mavis Leigh Perttula-Holifield. More...

Pauline Ketola Rose

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County Fair Features Sick Air, Fun to Spare

The annual Luce- West Mackinac County Fair is returning to the fairgrounds next week, August 5 - 9. The event features rides, a petting zoo, pageant, games and shows for people of all ages. More...

Chicago Couple Counting Counties Concludes Crusade in Northern Luce

Early next month, the border between Alger County and Luce County, along the shores of Lake Supe r ior on Luc e County Road 407 (the Grand Marais Truck Trail) will become the site where a lifelong dream of 71- year- old John and 69- year- old Judy Fi More...

UPSET Busts Two for Meth Manufacturing in Luce, Chippewa

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) conducted an investigation involving the manufacture of methamp hetamine in Luce and Chippewa Counties. More...

Greenwood Appointed New Luce Parks and Rec Director

Approved at the regular Luce County Commission meeting of July 22 was a change in the retirement struct ure for the Luce County Ambulance Service. The ambulance service will switch from a defined benefit to a defined contribution system. More...

Local News

Lutheran Churches Team Up for VBS

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are teaming up for Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School: An Expedition through Proverbs. The VBS classes will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church August 10-13 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. More...

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

The road construction has officially begun, and while we anticipated that it was going to be slow in the library as a result, we were wrong. It was busy all week long, and we anticipate another busy one this week. More...

Garden Club to Meet

The Newberry Garden Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3 at Ruthanne Dean’s home. They will be having their annual plant exchange, so members are asked to bring a plant to share. Please call regrets to the host. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 1, 1890 LOCAL —The buggies used for conveying charcoal from the kilns to the stockhouse at the furnace will be run by power suppliedbya2h.p.electric motor. More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

It’s a Good Time to Be Ugly

You are aware, are you not, that no longer are you stuck with the body you were born in? Neither do you need to accept the effects of time and gravity. Thunder thighs can be recontoured into fine behinds. Noses can be selected from a catalog. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Kids Curious about Houses

Young children like to learn about houses and build them, whether they are people or animal houses. Studying houses while on a walk in the neighborhood or in the woods provides a time for rich discussion. Summer is a good time to observe and build. More...

Sports

Motosports Action this Past Weekend

This past weekend, motorsports fans in this area once again had the pleasure of seeing some of this area’s finest motocross and flat track racers take to the course as the Taquamenon Area Motorcycle Club hosted their second race of the year at More...

HORSESHOES

The final regular season matches were played in beautiful weather. All the teams had full rosters with parity among the play finally showing up as no two-person team went undefeated. More...

WJZ Harvesting Returns Swampers Softball Trophy to U.P.

At the 40th annual Swampers Softball Tournament held in Curtis July 18-19, WJZ Harvesting of Germfask battled their way through the competition to earn first place, followed by South Point Collision of Traverse City in second and Big D’s of Mid More...