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April 25, 2018 RSS feed / News

Hunting Michigan Morels with Mi-HUNT

It was early May, and a certain spring activity was on my mind – looking for some tasty morel mushrooms in the beautiful hardwood forests of northern Lower Michigan.  As that Friday’s work shift was drawing to a close, I thought abou More...

COLLEGE NEWS

For the 22nd consecutive year, Alma College students captured the highest awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.  This year the college was helped along by Monika Tomica of Newberry, a sophomore who represented More...

Schuette Files Civil Action over Straits Damage

After notifying the company earlier this week, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a civil suit against Van Enkevort Tug and Barge, Inc., whose ship dragged an anchor across the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Nominations Sought for Upper Peninsula-Wide Volunteer Awards

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development announces the launch of its 10th annual U.P. Service Awards to honor the contributions of volunteers across the Upper Peninsula. Nominations of volunteers serving anywhere in the U.P. More...

Newberry Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner Winners

Not pictured: Pat Norman received an “Outstanding Citizen” award and America’s Best Value Inn received “New Business of the Year.” The “Employer of the Year” award went to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.   More...

Fight Spring Fever With Curtis Vendor Show

Once again Curtis proves to be an event-filled little town. The Spring Fever Event will take place this Sunday, April 29 from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the community room of Whispering Pines Apartments, attached to the main office. More...

Redistricting Group Plans Curtis Meeting

Voters Not Politicians will host an informational meeting at Chamberlain’s Ole Forest Inn in Curtis Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Recent Regulation Change Helps Anglers Pursuing Steelhead

Recent legislation passed in Michigan has simplified fishing regulations for anglers, particularly those pursuing steelhead on the state’s rivers and streams in the spring.  More...

Annie Jr. a Double Success at Engadine

This past Saturday the students and staff at Engadine Consolidated Schools presented the play “Annie Jr.” This version of the iconic Broadway play is geared toward younger performers while still retaining the basic theme and most of the w More...

EUP CAC Talks About CWD, Deer, Other Issues

On the night of April 19, the Eastern U.P. Citizen’s Advisory Council met in their regular bi-monthly meeting. The meeting began at 6:00 p.m. instead of the customary 6:30 p.m. More...

Kirtland’s Warbler May Be Removed as Endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing the Kirtland’s warbler from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. The proposed delisting now enters a 90-day public comment period. More...

Safe Delivery of Newborns Law Saves Newborns from Abandonment, Death

Parents with an unexpected pregnancy who believe they are unable to raise their newborn child have options to safely, legally and anonymously leave an infant no more than 72 hours old in safe places.  More...

Newberry Man Arrested on Six Felony Charges

Police arrested Newberry resident Kevin James Waller, 31, on April 19 on multiple felony charges. More...

Photos

McMillan Lodge #400 Free and Accepted Masons participated in reading month with TAS students by giving away four bikes for those elementary students that complete their March Reading Calendar. More...

Additional Town Hall Meeting Called for May 10

There will be a citizen-led “Save Our Village” town hall meeting May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the McMillan Township Building. More...

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Returns this Saturday

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is urging residents to discard expired, unused and unwanted pills during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, one of two annual events held in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DE More...

LINK Asks Community for Help with Summer Feeding Program

Every summer the LINK feeds youth and other needy people breakfast and lunch daily, along with drinks and snacks. More...

Open Trout Season with Free Community Breakfast

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church serves a Free Community Breakfast the last Saturday of each month from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. The next breakfast will take place this coming Saturday, April 28, the opening day of trout season.  More...

Curtis Community Comes Together for Pot Luck Event

Curtis will once again be celebrating their Community Unity Pot Luck Bash Saturday, April 28 at the Erickson Center. This free event runs from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a pot luck dish. More...

Senator Schmidt Sees Light Turnout in Newberry

Friday, April 20 Senator Wayne Schmidt held his monthly coffee hour in Newberry. More...

Women’s Motivational Speaker Coming to Naubinway

The Christian Fellowship Churches of Naubinway and Rexton are hosting an evening event for “community mothers and others” entitled Aiming at a Moving Target. More...

Fasthealth Security Incident Impacts EUP

Community members may have received a letter from FastHealth Interactive Healthcare notifying them of a security incident. War Memorial Hospital has received inquiries from staff and community members regarding the legitimacy of the letter.  More...

Snyder Announces New School Safety Initiatives

Governor Rick Snyder recently unveiled a plan to phase in new school safety initiatives designed to help ensure that students in Michigan can focus on growing and learning, rather than being worried about violence in school.  More...

Michigan Receives D+ Grade in Infrastructure Report Card

The Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently released its 2018 Report Card for Michigan’s Infrastructure, grading 13 categories of the state’s infrastructure, resulting in an overall grade point average of &ldq More...