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February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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No news to those who live here year- round, but for our snowbirds’ information — frigid temperatures closed most of the schools in the EUP area last Thursday and Friday, giving students a More...

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Participants and fans lined up for the return of the Cardboard Classic last Saturday. More...

Millecoquin Winter Carnival Returns this Saturday

This coming Saturday, February 28, the 2015 Millecoquin Lake Winter Carnival will take place just east of Engadine on H-33. More...

Special Sections

News

Michigan’s Presidential Primary Moves to March

Governor Rick Snyder recently signed legislation setting the date of the Michigan presidential primary to March 8, 2016.  More...

State-Mandated Newborn Screenings Saves Babies’ Lives

Failing a test has turned out to be a lifesaver for some Michigan babies, whose doctors were able to detect heart defects thanks to new state-required screenings.  The test, which takes just two minutes and costs less than $10, is called pulse o More...

Prevent Winter Damage to Water Systems

Winter can take its toll on water systems. Pipes, fittings, pumps, pressure tanks and any other parts of a water system can be damaged by expansion as water freezes into ice.  More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

One of Betsy Lewis’ beautiful photographs of the Tahquamenon Falls in winter will soon be hanging in the county courthouse in memory of Rita Lemanek’s service to the people of Luce County.  More...

To the Editor:

I stand by my recollection of the Hudson Board meeting of February 5. Seven of us who oppose [the mine] met after the meeting and all felt the same— disbelief—about what transpired. More...

Sports

Newberry Youth Wrestlers Survive Busy Weekend

Newberry Youth Wrestlers had a very busy weekend of wrestling, starting off on Saturday in Kingsford. Newberry’s five wrestlers were among approximately 260 wrestlers representing programs from the U.P. More...

Saints Sink Indians in Double-Header

Due to last Thursday’s school closing, the boys’ Varsity game with St. Ignace was moved to Friday night in combination with the girls’ Varsity game. Both sets of Junior Varsity games were moved to Tuesday, February 24.  More...

Indian Boys Blast Brimley

The Newberry boys’ basketball team traveled to the Karl Parker Gym in Brimley last week and came home with a 56—41 victory over the Bays.  More...

Personals

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Linda Paulson February 28, 2003 God’s Garden More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Michigan State University has announced that Samantha Beaulieu of Newberry was placed on the Fall Semester Dean’s List. The Dean’s List honors all full-time undergraduates in the university who earn a 3.50 or better grade-point average. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Darrell and Terese Schummer of Newberry have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Schummer, to Tyler Le Roy, son of John and Kristine Le Roy of Somerset, WI.  The bride-to-be is a graduate of Michigan Tech, where she receiv More...

Village Council to Pursue Improvement to Atlas Park

The Newberry Village Council meeting of February 16 saw an update on snow removal, Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) renovations, the possibility of Feeding America using Newberry as a hub and the Fairbanks generator. More...

Newberry Water and Light

is authorizing their customers to begin running their water to prevent water pipes from freezing up starting today, February 25.   More...

Luce County Road Commission

will no longer be plowing Co. Rd. 414 from Pine Stump because of the recent weather. They will plow 414 off of County Road 500 to Pike Lake with a turn around at that location.   More...

Michigan Records Safest Hunting Season in 2014

For the first time Michigan recorded no fatalities during all hunting seasons in 2014, according to reports compiled by the Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. More...

Finances Dominate County Commission Meeting

A finance meeting was held before the regular February 17 Luce County board meeting to discuss possible budget revisions, an update on employee health insurance and a challenge to recent raises awarded to some elected officials.  Lisa DenBoer ad More...

FERC Ruling Brings Electric Rate Relief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a decision last week ordering Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to develop a new method for how to pay for the costs of operating the Presque Isle Power Plant.  More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

February 9 – 22 February 9—Bad Checks, M-28, Lakefield Township. Report taken. February 9—Car vs. Deer, M-117, Pentland Township. Report taken. More...

Michigan State Extension

Deadline Friday More...

Erickson Center to Host Student Art Exhibit

The Erickson Center for the Arts gallery, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., is currently featuring the artwork of area students. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of February 22, 1890 <  More...

The Counseling Corner

Too Much Stress Can Mean Major Health Issues   In today’s busy world, stress is something we all face to some extent, yet most of us have little understanding of what stress is or of the problems it can cause.  More...

Obituaries

Mary J. Ott

Longtime Newberry resident Mary J. Ott, 92, died Monday evening, February 16, 2015 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.  More...

Jax C. Villemure

Jax C. Villemure, eight months old, died unexpectedly Monday, February 16, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.  Born May 22, 2014 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, he was a son of David A. Winchester and Samantha A. Villemure.  More...

Leon D. Flatt

Longtime Engadine resident, Leon D. Flatt, 98, died Sunday morning, February 22, 2015 at D.J. More...

Features

Don’t Get Carried Away at Auctions

Cost-conscious shoppers may want to consider auctions before making their next bigticket purchases. The opportunities for deep discounts abound at auctions, where shoppers can find all types of products, homes, cars and furniture. More...

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Full Story

NEWBERRY PIONEERS

Francis Gormely   Francis P. Gormely, wife Mary Ann and his partner, W. T. Murphy came to Newberry in 1887.They built and operated the Murphy Hotel. They owned two farms, one north of town and the other is now the Luce County Airport. More...