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April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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MI Teens Get Real about Finances this Month

It’s not taught in very many schools, but knowing how to live within one’s means is a critical life skill. That’s why credit unions are giving Michigan teens a dose of financial reality this month. More...

Restoration Work Begins on US-2 Cut River Bridge

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is continuing restoration of the historic ornamental sandstone facing on the US-2 Cut River Bridge near Epoufette. The estimated completion date is June 2015. More...

Michigan Dog Owners Warned of H3N2 Canine Flu Outbreak

Fears of the flu for Fido are running high with many Michigan dog owners thanks to a rare strain of canine influenza that has sickened an estimated 1,100 dogs in Illinois and Wisconsin. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

To the Editor: Right now, Michigan permits trucks to weigh two times as much as trucks can weigh in all other states but Alaska. —Michigan: 156,000 pounds (78 tons). —Other states: 80,000 pounds (40 tons). This is destroying our roads. More...

Obituaries

Suzan D. Taylor

Suzan “Sue” D. Taylor, 72, of Engadine died Thursday evening, April 16, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital with her family at her side. More...

Louise Jean Ulrich

Louise Jean Ulrich, 95, of Cadillac passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She was a former resident of Seney, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 2003. Per her wishes no services will be held. More...

Betty L. Skarritt

Longtime Germfask, MI resident, Betty L. Skarritt of Silver Spring Shores, FL died April 12, 2015 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. More...

Features

April Announced Physical Activity Month

It’s officially spring — time to put down the tablets and pick up the tennis shoes. More...

AARP Seeks Nominations for Andrus Award

AARP Michigan is seeking nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their senior community members. More...

Volunteers Improve Veterans’ Lives

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, a time for celebrating the contributions volunteers make and their role in strengthening local communities. More...

Three Bodies Discovered in Burned Out Vehicle

The Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal vehicle fire that occurred in Doyle Township of Schoolcraft County. Three bodies were located in the vehicle. More...

Business Owners Object to the Abandonment of Alley Water Main

Retiring Water and Light superintendent Eric Buckler met last week with four downtown business owners operating on the 200 block of the west side of Newberry Avenue: Fred Dunkeld, owner of North Coast Reality and the Tahqua- Land Theatre; Steve Maki, More...

Water System Improvements Close Several Village Roads

The following streets will be closed to through traffic during the day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. They will be reopened each evening at approximately 7:00 p.m. The closures will be for a two-week period, starting this past Monday, April 20. More...

Local News

Newberry Country Club Offers Free Golf for Youngest Generation

The Newberry Country Club (NCC) is extending a new promotion to its golfers: all youth 11 years old and younger can now play unlimited golf for free. “They’re the future of our game,” announced Lance Byrns, owner of the NCC. More...

State Employees Retirement Association Meets

The Upper Peninsula Chapter #16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its annual spring luncheon meeting at the Terrace Bay Inn in Escanaba Monday, May 4. Luncheon begins at 12:00 noon. More...

SHERIFF’S LOG

April 13 – April 19 April 13 — Mental Health Transport, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital to Marquette. April 13 — Trespass/Malicious Destruction of Property, County Road 392, Pentland Township, report taken. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of April 25, 1890 LOCAL More...

The Counseling Corner

Teens, Messy Rooms and Parental Frustration Somewhere, there might actually be a teenager who doesn’t have a messy room. Most parents would doubt that. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: How can I find Earth Day events near me, or are there other ways to show my support for the green movement on Earth Day ?— Jessica Monteleone, Bridgeport, CT More...

Sports

Engadine Announces Award Winners at Annual Basketball Banquet

This past Tuesday night, the Engadine Eagles held their annual basketball banquet at the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club’s Activities Building. Following a potluck dinner, the first speaker to take the podium was Engadine athletic director Deb DeWyse. More...

Newberry Track Teams Own EUP Hurdles

Taylor Bryant, participating in dual sports this spring, picked them up and put them down as she kept her form of heading over hurdles, winning both the 100-meter (17.4) and the 300- meter (50.2) hurdles at the first track meet this spring, held in S More...

Academic All-Stars

Newberry’s 2014-15 boys’ basketball team was ranked fifth in the state in academic standings with a combined GPA of 3.478. More...