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October 18, 2017 RSS feed / News

Pumpkin-Carving Pointers Add Pizzazz to Season

Transforming pumpkins into cleverly carved creations is a Halloween tradition. Each October, glowing pumpkins take up residence near doorsteps and porches, adding to the magical ambiance of the season. More...

Deadline Ahead for Cities in Financial Distress Grant

With the application deadline rapidly approaching, the Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding cities, villages and townships experiencing financial distress to apply for a grant to help fund special projects or services that move the municipali More...

Blood Drive

The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Monday, October 23 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Mary Nutkins at 293-8438.   More...

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Girl Scout troop #5138 held their Bridging Ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Mill Pond Park in Engadine. Six girls bridged from Juniors to Cadettes. More...

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The only wheelchair swing in the UP, and only the second in the state, was dedicated last month at the TORC project. It was manufactured by local welder Aaron Weller and donated by Paula Maki to her grandson Tyler Maki. More...

U.P. Media to Present 109th State House Candidate Forum

Voters in the 109th State House District will watch the Democratic and Republican candidates square off in a candidate forum Thursday, October 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on TV6.  More...

Tribal Center to Host Drum Circle, Potluck

The Newberry Tribal Center will host a Mukkwa Giizhik Drum Social and Potluck Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This event is open to the public. More...

Tdap Vaccination during Pregnancy Can Prevent Baby Whooping Cough

A new CDC study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that vaccination with whooping cough vaccine, Tdap, during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented more than three out of four (78 percent) cases of whooping cough (also k More...

Learn about Sugar Skull Tradition, Día de los Muertos

Halloween costumes may go away right after October 31, but the celebration of the macabre and spirits doesn’t get buried so quickly.  More...

Leadership Changes at EUP Workforce Agency

A continued drive to consolidate and reorganize workforce services across the Upper Peninsula has resulted in a new service center manager for the Eastern Upper Peninsula and a shift in priorities for the former regional executive director.  More...

CRIBBAGE LEAGUE

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Homelessness in Michigan Drops by Nine Percent

Michigan has made steady progress in reducing homelessness and is succeeding at prioritizing those most in need by providing quality Housing First care, according to a report released by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in conjunction More...

Presbyterians Plan Next Free Community Meal

Thursday, October 19 the First Presbyterian Church of Newberry will host its next Free Community Fellowship Meal from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. More...

DHHS to Host Free Documentary Tonight

The Luce County Department of Health and Human Services will host a free movie night in the TAS high school auditorium Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. More...

Falls Still Leading Cause of Fatal Injuries for Seniors

As Falls Prevention Awareness Day comes and goes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging residents to learn more about how to prevent falls, especially with slippery winter weather on the horizon.  A quick look at fa More...

Free Flu Shot Clinics Available to Veterans in Eastern UP

Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans can request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments.  Veterans also can get vaccinated during free walk-in flu shot clinics at the Sault Ste. More...

Comment Sought on Five-Year DNR Fisheries Plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities.  This draft plan expands on the division’s 2013 - 2017 effort, “ More...

Lemanek Jeep Run Honors Past County Commissioner

Saturday, October 14 marked the first annual Lemanek Jeep Run in memory of county commissioner Rita Lemanek and her husband, Lenny, harbormaster of Little Lake.  Close to 50 people in 19 jeeps, a razor and a lone quad came together from as far a More...

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Retired Luce County sheriff Kevin Erickson has received a special tribute from governor Rick Snyder recognizing him as the longest serving sheriff in Michigan’s history. More...

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In celebration of National 4-H Week, the Luce County MSU Extension office held a Family Fun Night on October 6, 2017. Nearly 150 people joined in the fun. Families enjoyed an evening of crafts, dinner, educational activities and good company. More...

CORRECTION

The Newberry News mistakenly called Lauren Leafers “Laura” in the Newberry Homecoming Queen Candidates photo on October 4, as well as in a caption below a volleyball picture on October 11. The News regrets this oversight.   More...

Bridge Alliance

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