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April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Manistique Man Arrested for Triple Homicide

Sunday, April 26, Michigan State Police arrested Kenneth Daniel Brunke of Manistique for the murder of three people found in a burned-out vehicle in Schoolcraft County April 17.  Brunke was arrested in the West Frankfort, IL area. More...

Understand Ballot Proposals Before Going to the Polls

As a tax payer, the word “ increase” may cause some anxiety. Being well informed before going to the polls may help to settle some of those butterfly feelings. More...

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News

MDOT Lifts Weight Restrictions on US-2

Effective April 27, weight restrictions were lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2 from Iron Mountain to St. Ignace. Frost restrictions are still in effect on M- 185 on Mackinac Island. More...

Multiple Openers Kick Off MI Fishing Season

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to remind anglers to dust off their fishing gear, as two fishing seasons opened Saturday, April 25. More...

Fish Stocking Creates Numerous Fishing Opportunities

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced it’s in the middle of its new fish-stocking season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I hope the citizens of the area will vote NO on Proposal 1. Increasing the sales tax is the wrong way to raise taxes. A tax on an activity will reduce that activity. More...

Obituaries

Carrie Ann Nelson

Carrie Ann Nelson, 32, of Gould City, died unexpectedly with her baby sister on or about Thursday, April 16, 2015.  Born August 12, 1983 in Alma, daughter of Sandy Nelson and Kellie Roll, she attended Newberry High School until the 11th grade an More...

Heather N. Aldrich

Heather Nicole Aldrich, 25, of Germfask died unexpectedly with her older sister on or about Thursday, April 16, 2015.  Born May 12, 1989 in Lansing, daughter of Rodney Aldrich and Kellie Roll, she was very proud to receive her GED a few years ag More...

Beverly J. Komperda

Beverly Joyce Komperda, 86, of Engadine died Sunday evening, April 19, 2015 at U.P. More...

Features

Calling Before Digging Dramatically Reduces Chance of Causing Damage

John D. Quackenbush, chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), recently joined utilities and others at the annual Michigan Safety Conference in Lansing to stress the importance of calling 811 before digging. More...

Missing Women Found Safe in Luce

Leslie Roy and Lee Wright, who had been missing in the Upper Peninsula for nearly two weeks, have been found alive and in good condition. The two sisters are 53 and 56, respectively.  Roy is from Omaha, NE, and Wright is from Depew, OK. More...

TAS Board Seeks to Solve Budget Deficit

TAS Board Seeks to Solve Budget Deficit  The Tahquamenon Ar e a Schools Board of Education held its regular April meeting in the school cafeteria Monday, April 27, one week later than originally scheduled. More...

Village Council Approves the M-123 “Road Diet”

Ken Estelle, CEO of Feeding America, West Michigan, gave a presentation about Newberry becoming the proposed Feeding America hub for the central and eastern Upper Peninsula at last week’s Newberry Village Council meeting April 20.  More...

Local News

First Tahquamenon Area Relay for Life Preparation Kicks Off April 30

by Lauren Burton  The American Cancer Society (ACS) will be hosting the first ever Tahquamenon Area Relay for Life Kickoff at Zellar’s Village Inn in Newberry on Thursday, April 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

April 20 – 26 April 20—Trespass, CR 462, McMillan Township. Report taken. April 20—Personal Protection Order served. April 20—Animal at Large, CR  More...

Michigan State University Extension

Let’s Get Physical More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of May 2, 1890 LOCAL &  More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

I never had much use for the medical profession; once you give them access to your body, they’re going to find something wrong. More...

Sports

NHS Girls’ Track Team Runs for First Place at Pickford

Not since the days of Chris Nance, Angie Ducsay, Jeannie Hetrick and Amy Brock has Newberry seen a girls’ track team with so much talent.  Last Saturday at the Web Morrison Invitational in Pickford the Indian girls proved to be the team wi More...

Youth Wrestlers Wrap Up Season

The Newberry Youth Wrestling team traveled to Manistique this past Saturday to compete in the final tournament of the year. Twenty-four members of the squad were warmed up and ready to compete individually and as a team.  More...

Middle School Boys Track Starts the Season Off Right

On Friday, April 24, the Newberry Middle School boys traveled to Engadine for their first track meet of the 2015 season.  The team does not have much experience, as 10 of the 16 boys on the team have never run before. More...