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February 20, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Feeding America Trucks to End Local Stops Soon

The United Way and Wal- Mart grant that funds the Feeding America truck coming to Newberry, Curtis and Paradise schools soon will come to an end. More...

Newberry Hometown Pharmacy Moving to New Location

Hometown Pharmacy is moving—- not very far, but still moving out of its current location inside Mac’s Market  100 yards to the north to the old Family Dollar store in the Indian Spring Plaza.  “We’re going from 500 More...

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News

Michigan Issuing March, April Food Assistance Benefits Early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. More...

UPEC Seeks Videos Featuring U.P. Environment

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition is hosting a video contest with a grand prize of $100. Videos must be submitted by February 28.  Participants are asked to shoot a video highlighting the U.P. environment and upload it to YouTube. More...

Enjoy Michigan Slopes with Safety in Mind

Winter enthusiasts enjoying Pure Michigan on the slopes this ski and snowboard season are reminded to make safety their top priority.  More...

Obituaries

Nancy C. Maas

Nancy Caroline Maas, 87, of Deer Park died Saturday morning, February 16, 2019 at Mill Creek Memory Care in Marquette.  Born April 28, 1931 in Pontiac, she was the daughter of Warren (Dan) and Laurie (McTiver) Abbott.  More...

Virgene I. Swanson

Lifelong Newberry resident Virgene Irene Swanson, 82, died Monday morning, February 18, 2019 at Maple Ridge AFC Home in Lakefield Township. She was born January 27, 1937 in Newberry, daughter of the late Peter and Ella (Beaudette) Miller.  More...

Sports

Engadine Eagles Nipped in Squeaker by Rudyard Bulldogs

Thursday, February 14 the Engadine Eagles boys’ basketball team went to Rudyard to take on the Bulldogs in an action-packed game that started right from the tip-off and went until the final buzzer, with fans of both teams on their feet and chee More...

Round Robin Cornhole Tournament

Starting in January the Erickson Center for the Arts began hosting the Cabin Fever Cornhole League every Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. More...

Newberry Men Defeated by Chiefs

The Newberry boys’ basketball team traveled to Cheboygan and blew a 16- point lead, bowing to the Chiefs 74—64 last Wednesday, February 13.  The Indians started out fine, leading 15—8 at the end of the first quarter. More...

Chamber Seeks Community Award Nominations

The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is seeking nominations for several awards presented to individuals, groups and businesses that make a difference in the community. Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, March 8. More...

Radio Auction to Benefit Champion Hockey Teams

WNBY radio will host a benefit radio auction Monday, February 25 starting at 10: 05 a. m. More...

Board Tweaks TAS Bond Issue

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education met Monday, February 18 in the library. Trustees Michelle Zellar and Jeff Puckett were not in attendance. More...

Weekend Events

The 2019 Millecoquins Lake Winter Festival will take place this Saturday at the Hiawatha Sportsmens Club Recreation Building on Lake Avenue. More...

Local News

Village Residents Express Concerns with Snowmobilers

The Newberry Village Council held its monthly meeting Monday, February 18 at the village office.  Village president Lori Stokes informed the council that she is attending the Michigan Municipal League Elected Officials Academy in Frankenmuth thi More...

Read All About It

News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

As you’ve probably heard, the Tahquamenon Area Library recently switched from Greatlakes Digital to Upnorth Digital for our Overdrive eBooks and downloadable audio. More...

Mobile Food Pantry to Visit TAS Tomorrow

Tahquamenon Area Schools will host a Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry Thursday, February 21. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News  of February 23, 1894 Local and County   —We are informed by Rev. V.K. Beshgetoor that a reading room will be opened during the months of April and May for the benefit of the lumber boys.  More...

Just Bill

Changing Climate Already Killing People

The weather is crazy, and we know in our hearts that it is our fault. The climate is changing because of human activity. More...

The Counseling Corner

Balancing Aging Parents and Family Demands

Today more of us are living longer. The changes we’ve seen in people’s lifestyles, along with improved healthcare, have meant that living into our 80s and 90s is becoming more common.  More...

Features

NASA Night Sky notes

Springtime Planet Party

March brings longer days for Northern Hemisphere observers, especially by the time of the equinox. More...

Forestry Notes

Pruning Trees

Now is a great time to prune trees. More...

TRIVIA

In September 2016 the world’s oldest man, a 113- year-old Auschwitz survivor, finally got his bar mitzvah. The ceremony, which marks a 13-year-old Jewish boy’s passage into adulthood, was delayed first by family tragedy, then by WWII. More...