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March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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This pickup ended up in the snowbank after a twovehicle accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of M-123 and West Victory Way in Newberry. More...

Engadine’s Winter Queen and King

Queen— Samantha Bennett, King—Jeff Winchester were crowned recently during Parent’s Night on February 27. More...

Reminder

Daylight Savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. on March 8. Spring clocks ahead. More...

Trends in Child Well-Being in the Eastern Upper Peninsula

Percent of Children Percent of Increase of Poverty Rank Among Rank of Child Well-Being Living in Poverty Poverty Over Six Years Michigan Counties by County in More...

Special Sections

News

Follow These Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes During Arctic Blast

Mother Nature is blasting the area with cold and snow, and it’s only going to get colder. Insurance companies are already receiving claims on frozen pipes, but there is still time to prevent others from getting hit with damage. More...

DNR Frog Survey Marks 20 Years

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that its 20th annual statewide Frog and Toad Survey would begin this spring. Michigan’s survey is second only to Wisconsin’s in longevity. More...

Michigan Selected for National Guard Cyber Protection Team

Army National Guard officials at the National Guard Bureau announced recently that Michigan will host one of the first three cyber protection teams established by the National Guard. More...

Obituaries

Barbara E. Burton

Barbara E. “Barbie” Burton, 36, of Newberry died unexpectedly Friday, February 27, 2015. More...

Sports

Newberry Youth Wrestlers Cover Two Tournaments

It was a busy weekend for the Newberry Youth Wrestling team. Some athletes travelled to Marquette County to compete Saturday in Westwood, and some travelled to Sault Ste. Marie to participate in the Sault youth wrestling tournament. More...

Indians Fall in Defensive Game Against Sault Devils

The last home basketball game took place Friday evening when the boys hosted the Sault Blue Devils. The Varsity Indians put up a battle, but were defeated 50— 29 . It was a defensive battle, as the final score indicates. More...

Newberry Girls Bow to Blue Devils, End Regular Season 13—7

A poor third quarter negated a good first half as the Lady Indians lost their last regular season game against the Sault 47—40. More...

Personals

COLLEGE NEWS

Central Michigan University has released its roster of December 2015 graduates. Among those listed were Caitlin Whitmer of McMillan and Ambria Lewis of Germfask. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The Michigan State University Dean’s List honors all fulltime undergraduates in the University who earn a 3.50 or better grade-point average for the courses totaling 12 or more credits for a given semester and for which grades have been recorde More...

Michigan DNR Appeals Federal Court’s Endangered Wolf Decision

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened More...

TAS Playground Fundraising Initiative Continues

The Step Up 4 Our Kids fundraising committee is still hard at work collecting donations from local businesses, organizations and community members toward the construction of a new playground at Newberry Elementary. More...

Newberry’s Winter Queen and King

Queen Caitlin Nichols and King Hunter Buckingham were crowned February 13, but since Buckingham was at a college audit ion he was unable to attend. He did get word that he was accepted. More...

Paradise’s Winter Queen and King

Whitefish Township school recently crowned Queen Jennifer Marse and King Jameson Pigeau for Paradise’s “ Celestial Night” Homecoming Dance on January 31. More...

Luce County Ranks 80th in Michigan for Child Well-Being

Too many kids in Michigan remain mired in poverty at a time when policymakers have reduced help for struggling families, according to the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015 released recently. More...

Local News

Millecoquin Lake Winter Carnival Raises Thousands

What started out a few years ago as just a way to break up the monotony of winter has now turned into a major fundraising event for both the Engadine Consolidated School District and Top of the Lake Community Association. More...

Artists Sought for Second 5x7 Art Show

The Sault Ste. Marie Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center invite all regional artists to be a part of the second annual 5x7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and donating works on a 5x7 canvas. More...

Blood Drive Comes to Newberry

The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive Monday, March 9 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. For an appointment call Mary Nutkins at 293-8438. More...

Columnists

ENGADINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS

We had a fabulous weekend with the Winter Carnival, Polar Eagle Plunge and Snowmobile / Four-Wheeler Raffle! More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

February 23 – March 1 February 23—Family Issue, East Truman, Newberry. Contact made, report taken. February 23—Fraud, M- 123, McMillan Township. Report taken. More...

TEFAP Quarterly Food Distribution Set for Next Week

A TEFAP commodities surplus food distribution will be conducted in Newberry Wednesday, March 11, with the Paradise distribution following March 12. More...

Features

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NEWBERRY PIONEERS

Silas McTiver Silas McTiver was a timber cruiser who came to Newberry as a young man. He established a saw mill at Deer Park and other locations around Luce County, one being the flowing well at the roadside park. More...

TRIVIA

—The first Victoria Cross was awarded to a 20-year-old ship’s mate for picking up a live shell that landed on the deck and throwing it overboard. More...