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December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal Snowmobile Crash on Trail Nine

December 20 at approximately 10:30 a.m. More...

Holiday Schedule

The Newberry News will be closed by noon on Christmas Eve and New Year ’s Eve. More...

Special Sections

News

Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits throughout Holidays

Although the state of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 to observe the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, unemployed workers can still contact the Agency’s automated syst More...

Employers Warned: Don’t Roll Dice with Snow, Ice

As temperatures drop and winter hazards increase, the Michigan Department of Licensing and RegulatoryAffairs’ (LARA) Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) are remin More...

Some Driving Fines Can Be Erased by Community Service

Secretary of state Ruth Johnson and state treasurer Kevin Clinton recently announced that select motorists are being sent letters this month stating they are eligible to perform community service in place of paying certain driver responsibility fees. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn A. Chamberlain

Lifelong Newberry resident, Evelyn A. “Evie” Chamberlain, 80, died Friday afternoon, December 19, 2014 at Robin’s NestAdult Foster Care Facility.  More...

Arthur Riffenburg

Arthur “Art” Riffenburg, 50, of Hulbert and Newberry died Saturday, December 20, 2014 with his wife and friends by his side and under the care of North Woods Home Health and Hospice.   More...

Sports

Wrestlers Enter New Year Undefeated

TheNewberry Indian wrestlers hosted the first Straits Area Conference meet last Wednesday night at the J.L. DeCook gym with victories over the St. Ignace Saints and Rudyard Bulldogs. More...

Lady Indians Celebrate Fifth Straight Win

Once again the Newberry Indians’ full court press wreaked havoc over their opponents, which in their latest game were the Rudyard Bulldogs.  More...

Newberry Boys Bested by Emeralds, Bulldogs

The Indian boys’ Varsity basketball team had a couple of tough road games last week. First they were dumped by Manistique 67—49, and then went to Rudyard, where they played better, but still lost 84—60.  Manistique  More...

Luce County Commission Mulls Ice Rink Options

The December 16 meeting of the Luce County Board of Commissioners had several additions to the agenda dealing with the ice arena, Sheriff's vehicle and Luce County Ambulance Service.  More...

TAS Teacher, Support Staff Contracts Ratified

Tahquamenon Areas Schools board president Patti Weinreis called a special meeting to order at 12: 15 p. m. Friday, December 19 in the superintendent’s office. More...

Federal Court Order Relists Wolves as Endangered Species

A federal court judge has orde r ed the U. S. More...

Christmas Light/ Music Show Dazzles Newberry

Newberry once again is home to a Christmas music and light show at 4411 South Airport Road (CR 399). The annual show features Christmas lights and decorations timed to music, running nightly through January 4.  More...

Local News

Village Approves 2015 Budget, Revises Ice Rink Agreement

A public hearing and special meeting of the Newberry Village Council was held Monday evening, December 21.  More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

December 15 - 21  December 15—Two-Car Property Damage Accident, Newberry Avenue, Newberry. Report taken.  December 16—Natural Death, CR 399, Pentland Township. Report taken.  More...

Mackinac Minutes

2014 In Review

The Mackinac Economic Alliance (MEA) was again funded by the county and was very active in trying to bring new businesses and job opportunities to our area. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of December 21, 1889 More...

The Counseling Corner

Making New Year’s Resolutions that You Can Keep

It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and the changes you’d like to see for the coming months. Unfortunately, most of us tend to break many (or all) of our resolutions, sometimes before New Year’s Eve is even over. More...

SAVVY SENIOR

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road. Almost 65 Dear Almost, More...

Features

Did You Know?

Though laughter is often referred to as “the best medicine,” no definitive study has been conducted to determine the effects of laughter on overall human health, leaving open the possibility that maintaining a good sense of humor and a po More...

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Trivia

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  —Norman Vincent Peale   More...