An online subscription is required to access the content on this website.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to have total access 24 hours a day to the Newberry News.

August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Water & Light’s Fairbanks Generator on Road to Recovery

Water and Light superintendent Eric Buckler started out a special joint meeting of the Newberry Village Council and Water and Light Board last Wednesday, July 30 by discussing cost to rebuild the Fairbanks electrical generator He estimated that it wi More...

Visit Curtis Museum— a Hidden Downtown Gem

The Curtis Historical Society has had to cut back the hours for its museum for the first time since 1975. Beginning immediately, it will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on summer Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  More...

Special Sections

News

August 3 - 9 National Farmers Market Week

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host t More...

Grand Sable Dunes Section Closed Due to Hazardous Erosion

A portion of Grand Sable Dunes is closed to all public entry for visitor safety. The northeast section of the Grand Sable Dunes is rapidly and unpredictably eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior.  More...

Antlerless Deer License Applications On Sale Now

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the application period for antlerless deer licenses is now open through August 15. Hunters may apply for one license in any open Deer Management Unit (DMU) statewide. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

The issue was raised at the last County Board meeting that the past three meetings were not legal. If that is the case, it could put the county at risk for incurring the cost of a special election and unknown other costs. More...

To the Editor:

The Luce County Board of Commissioners’ choice for Rita Lemanek’s seat on the board was not its finest moment. More...

To the Editor:

It is my privilege to announce our 2014 United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Community Drive. This year we have set a goal to raise $300,000, and your support allows us to continue our mission of addressing community needs. More...

Sports

Photo

Athletes take to the water a the start of the eighth annual Tri- Lakes Triathlon. More...

2014 Tahquamenon Falls Little League Teams

Newberry Motors Team — Tahquamenon Falls Little League Coach: Matt Birk. Back row: Livi Birk, Sebastian Patterson, Addison Schroeder, Owen Yeadon, California Bales. More...

HORSESHOES

Doldrums, according to Webster’s New World Dictionary, are defined as: “1. low spirits; dull, gloomy, listless feeling. 2. equatorial ocean regions noted for dead calms and light, fluctuating winds.” More...

Primary Election Results

Click here to view results. More...

County Commission Picks Frank Holmberg to Fill Third District Seat

Frank Holmberg was appointed by a two-to-one vote to fill the vacant seat of late Luce County commissioner Rita Lemanek at a special July 31 meeting.  More...

TAS Board Gets Evening of Show and Tell

Monday’s Tahquamenon Area Schools Board Workshop was a fast-paced, high-tech, information-packed session, perhaps reflecting the personal style of new superintendent Dave Barry. More...

Tahqua- Land Theatre Tries Kickstarter Again

The Tahqua-Land Theatre is making one final attempt to keep its doors open with another Kickstarter fundraiser.This time the goal is $35,000, and as of Monday, only $2,600 had been donated with a total of 17 backers. More...

Local News

Feds Deny Deep Freeze Funds

U.P. to Receive $6 Million from State for Winter Repairs

Governor Rick Snyder recently announced $6,000,000 in assistance for six Upper Peninsula and three northern lower peninsula counties that received a “state of emergency” declaration after sustaining heavy infrastructure damage due to extr More...

Photo

Brooke Neeb accepts $1000 from Ron Wiggins as a representative of the St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus in Utica, MI. More...

CORRECTION

The Tahquamenon Valley Cruisers regret the omission of Linda Alexander Hankins from last week’s Car Show listing. Her 1951 Chevy Pick-up won first place in class O. She is from Warren, MI.   More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 3, 1889 More...

The Counseling Corner

Vacations Should Be Time to Relax, Not Stress Out Summer vacation is a time to rest, recharge and get away from the demands of work or school. At least, that’s the theory. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Making Wind Chimes with Kids

Are you looking for a windy day project for your young children? Create your own beaded wind chimes to teach patterns, design and color. Provide fine motor skill practice and another opportunity for conversation. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy A. Pringle

Lifelong Newberry resident, Dorothy A. Pringle, 65, died Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014 at Golden Leaves Living Center.   More...

Jeaneen Marie (Jenkins) Smith

Jeaneen Marie Smith (Jenkins) passed away July 22, 2014 in Debary, Florida. Born in Newberry, Michigan, July 15, 1955 to the late John Jenkins Sr. More...

Julia R. Kisro

Lifelong Newberry resident, Julia R. Kisro, 94, died Friday afternoonAugust 1, 2014 at her residence with her family at her side and the care of North Woods Hospice.  More...

Features

Did You Know?

In 1971, Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx saved the company by gambling their last remaining $5,000 and winning $27,000 over a weekend. More...

Michigan Growing Season Hitting Prime

Upper Peninsula farmers’ markets continue to offer fresh greens, radishes, green onions and snap peas. More...

Word of the Week

[wurd] [ov] [thuh] [week]

Quidnunc noun /kwid-nuhnk/ One who always wants to know what is going on   More...