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April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Northern Long-Eared Bat now a Threatened Species

Recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( USFWS) announced that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species with an interim 4( d) rule under the Endangered Species Act. More...

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Adopt-A-Highway’s 25th Year in Michigan Begins

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program will begin its 25th year when volunteers head out to pick up litter from April 11 to 19.  More...

License Buying Easier for Hunters, Anglers, ORV Riders

Spring has arrived, and with spring turkey hunting season and many fishing seasons opening soon—and 2015 licenses on sale now—the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters, anglers and ORV riders of changes to Michigan’s licen More...

DNR Forest Legacy Applications Available Online

The Department of Natural Resources has announced that the application to nominate forestland for enrollment in Michigan’s Forest Legacy Program is available online. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I’m sure many of your readers are aware of the lane marking changes that MDOT is proposing to make to M- 123/Newberry Avenue from Hamilton Lake Road northward to the tracks. More...

Obituaries

Ernest L. Burdett, Jr.

Ernest L. “Lee” Burdett, Jr., 87, of Paradise died at his home Tuesday, March 31, 2015 surrounded by family and under the care of North Woods Home Health.  More...

Patricia L. Yale

Patricia L. Yale, 78, of Gould City died April 3, 2015 at her home in Gould City in the care of her family.  She was born March 17, 1937 in Gould City, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Sly) Cassidy, and attended school in Gould City.  More...

Carolyn F. Reynolds

Carolyn F. More...

Features

Think Twice Before Spending Tax Refund

Tax time is here and experts advise the many Michiganders expecting a refund from Uncle Sam to think twice before spending that check. More...

TRIVIA

One of the holiest Christian holidays is named after a pagan goddess. The name "Easter" derives from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre, who governed the vernal equinox.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

TRIVIA

A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

The Stamper’s would like to thank the Curtis business owners and Curtis residents who donated to the 24th Curtis Easter Egg Hunt.  A special thanks to Curtis True Value Hardware and Lynn, for her assistance, for donating the four children& More...

Grand Marais Author Accepts “Writing the U.P.” Award

An Upper Peninsula writer whose work is inspired by her small town and Michigan upbringing is the recipient of Lake Superior State University’s “Writing the U.P. Award.”   More...

EUP Population in State of Flux

Not much in the Eastern Upper Peninsula has changed since 2008, when a University of New Hampshire reasearcher surveyed 1,008 residents of the five counties about their plans to move. More...

Water Main Abandonment Considered

At last week’s special joint meeting of the Newberry Water & Light Board and Village Council the topic of “abandonment of the water utility in the alley on the west side of the 200 block of Newberry Avenue” was discussed. More...

Local News

Photo

Hometown Pharmacist Dave Demerse presents a check to Dr. Patricia Gill for the Newberry Playground Fund with assistance from Stephanie Kilburn and Heather Flatt. More...

Decorated Shirts Protest Sexual Assault, Rape

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, a time when the tri-county Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Team organizes special programs and activities to raise awareness and show support for survivors. More...

American Legion District 11 to Hold Spring Meeting

American Legion Department of Michigan District 11 will hold its spring meeting this Saturday, April 11 at Menominee American Legion Post 146 starting at 11:00 a.m.  Nominations and the election of officers for the upcoming year will be held. More...

Columnists

Forestry Notes

Wood Energy Revisited

When should wood heating be employed? First, wood-fueled technologies should be considered when it’s time to replace an aging system. More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

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Editorial

It’s interesting that Luce County Commissioners would want to develop a task force (as reported in the March 25 issue of the Newberry News) looking into the bleak economic prospects for Luce County and what can be done to reverse the trend.&nbs More...

Sports

French Racing Takes Second in GLASS Points Championship

The Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series (GLASS) recently held their year-end banquet and announced the winners of the points championship. More...

Top of The Lake Communities Association in Transition

On Monday night, the Top of the Lake Communities Association held their regular monthly meeting at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway. More...

Newberry Girls Win One, Drop Two at Superior Dome

The Newberry girls’ softball season got underway last Saturday as 16 teams from around the Upper Peninsula invaded the Superior dome in Marquette for three games in Marquette’s annual Spring Swing.  The Indians played Norway, Stephen More...