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July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Project Backpack Fast Approaching

For years St. Gregory Parish has sponsored Project Backpack to qualifying families. The program benefits children in kindergarten through eighth grade attending Tahquamenon Area Schools of Newberry or Three Lakes Academy in Curtis.  More...

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Bicyclists from 26 different states and Canada participated in the MUP (Michigan Upper Peninsula) Ride that travels through five Eastern U.P. communities. More...

Dry Conditions Across State Increase Risk of Accidental Fires

Even if the grass near you looks green, Michigan’s recent hot, dry weather has sucked most of the moisture from this year’s grass and completely dried last year’s growth, greatly increasing the risk of fire.  More...

Sen. Schmidt Schedules Coffee Hours

State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of July.  Local coffee hours include:   —Newberry – Tuesday, July 24, 11:00 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

1. All Letters to the Editor must be no longer than 350 WORDS.  2. They must be signed by the author, with an address and telephone number included to be considered for publication.  More...

Obituaries

Nadine J. Peake

Nadine J. “June Bug” Peake, 80, from Hulbert died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.  Born September 9, 1937 in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Leon H. and Bertie (Arnett) Bowerman, Sr. More...

Shirley A. Feigel

Shirley A. Feigel, 85, a lifelong Engadine area resident, died at McLaren Flint hospital in Flint Saturday, July 7, 2018 surrounded by her family.  Born November 20, 1932 in Engadine, she was a daughter of the late William H. More...

Nancy J. Quick

Lifelong Newberry resident Nancy J. Quick, 79, died Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018 at her residence under the care of her family and North Woods Hospice.  More...

Features

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Godwin’s Law is an internet culture rile from the ‘90s that states the longer an online conversation continues, the more likely it is that someone or something will be compared to Hitler.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Get Organized, Set Priorities, Be More Efficient!

No matter what your work or family circumstances are, your days are likely a juggling act.  You need to adopt personal strategies for making sure everything gets done, whether that’s running a business or keeping the household organized. More...

TRIVIA

An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts. ________  An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

TAS Board Shifts Bond Issue to November Ballot

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday, July 12 to discuss several issues of far-reaching complexity.  Two of the trustees, Tuffy Burton and Tasha Stielstra, were unable to attend.  More...

Village Takes Steps to Close Out Park Grants

Approximately a dozen citizens attended the Monday, July 16 meeting of the Newberry Village Council at the village office.  More...

Car Show Returning This Weekend

The 25th Annual Tahquamenon Valley Mid-Summer Car Show will be held this Friday and Saturday.  The events include:  Friday:  The annual cruise to Muskallonge Lake State Park. The line-up is at the Quality Inn at 5:00 p.m. More...

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Dean Oswald, owner and operator of Oswald’s Bear Ranch, right, recently gave thanks to Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson, left, by dedicating the cub petting area to him for his efforts to r More...

Local News

County Takes Animal Shelter One Step Forward

The regular meeting of the Luce County Board of Commissioners was held Monday, July 16 and saw the passage of several millage questions to be decided at the November general election; the tabling of one millage language question; and approval of a lo More...

HNJ Awarded $65,000 to Improve U.P. Health

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital will receive $65,000 in grant funding at a ceremony July 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Newberry Country Club courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.  More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

July 9 – 15  July 9 — Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, West Victory Way, Newberry. Investigated, report taken.  July 9 — Threats, Shell Road, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Columnists

Just Bill

Nice to Leave France on Winning Note

I become a soccer fan every four years when the World Cup begins, and this year it was good to be a fan. On the eve of my trip to the Upper Peninsula, France beat Croatia 4—2 in a match that didn’t seem like 90 minutes long.  More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News  of July 21, 1893 Local and County News   —Oliver and Alex Labombard and families left for Au Train on Tuesday to engage in berry picking.  More...

The Counseling Corner

Developing Realistic Approach to Life

All of us, in our younger days, had dreams and hopes about the things that would bring success and happiness to our lives. More...

Sports

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2018 4-H Street Hockey Club: Back row, Grant Lewicki, Levi Vruggink, Oliver Sevarns, Davin McNamara, Kade Schroeder, Gavin Maki, 4-H Leader Erin Mc- Namara, Finn Price, Garrett Lewicki, Landon Hollin More...

Slide For Kids Race a Success

The annual Slide For Kids charity flat track race was held last Saturday night, at the Tahquamenon Motor Cycle Club’s Frank W. Bosek Memorial Race Track, located at the club’s facility about three miles east of Newberry, on M-28.  More...

HORSESHOES

The dust was flying again on a hot, dry Wednesday evening. Much-needed rain has fallen in the U.P. since last Wednesday, easing up on the fire danger. More...