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July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

State Correction Facilities Transtioning to Trinity Services Group for Prisoner Food Service

Michigan prison facilities will begin transitioning to a new food service provider this month under an agreement reached between the state of Michigan and Trinity Services Group. More...

Special Sections

News

Governor Christens First Ferry Built in Northern Michigan, Shepler’s ‘Miss Margy’

Gov. Rick Snyder recently christened the newest addition to the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry fleet – the $3.8 million, 85-foot “Miss Margy” – the first ferry to be built in northern Michigan.  More...

Forest Insurance Center Named Preferred Agency

At its Executive/Agency Round Table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Forest Insurance Center Agency Inc., located in Newberry, as a Preferred Agency for 2015.  This distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all independent agencie More...

Critical Need for Blood in Upper Peninsula

The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health Systems in Marquette, is in critical need of A – positive, O – negative and A – negative blood types throughout the Upper Peninsula. More...

Columnists

The Counseling Corner

When the Demands of an Aging Parent Go Over the Line

The good news? We’re living longer. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Pathways and Ramps Fascinate Kids

Making pathways and ramps are fun outside and inside on rainy days. The experience teaches young engineers to plan, construct and solve problems. More...

Earth Talk

Questions & Answers About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk: How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008, and what efforts are underway to protect them? —Melissa Underhill,Bangor, ME More...

Sports

HORSESHOES

Now that warm weather has arrived, the action in the horseshoe pits has heated up. 12 packs of four ringers out of four shoes (one player throwing two, then his opponent throwing two on top to cancel) were in abundance. More...

Swamper Softball Tourney Swings Through Curtis

The 40th annual Swamper Softball Tournament is July 17- 18 in Curtis at the Portage Township Recreation Area.  More...

Bear License Results Posted, Leftover Licenses on Sale

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that results of the 2015 bear hunting license drawing have been posted at www.michigan .gov/huntdrawings. More...

Newberry Car Show, Cruise this Weekend

Tahquamenon Valley Cruisers’ Cruise Night and Car show is this weekend. The cruise will be leaving from the Comfort Inn at 6: 00 p. m. to Curtis with a drive through the Luce County Park. More...

Reinvention Gives New Flavor to Two Area Restaurants

Businesses come and go— some within that precarious first year and some slowly winding down over a long period of time. It can be heartbreaking when a community tradition finally closes its doors.  More...

Local News

Photo

The Grand Master of Michigan Masons Richard Wisley conducts a rededication ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Masonic Temple in downtown Newberry. More...

Photo

This past Saturday, the Mary’s Dream Ride Against Domestic Violence drew 59 motorcycles and various other vehicles. More...

Chamber Connection

—The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Rainbow Lodge and Bear Hug Photography as new members. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

350 WORDS MAXIMUM

All Letters to the Editor must be no longer than 350 words. To be considered for publication they must be signed by the author with an address and telephone number included for verification only. More...

Obituaries

Robert R. Blakely

Robert R. Blakely, 78, a lifelong Newberry area resident, died at his home following a courageous battle with cancer Friday, July 3, 2015.  Born April 17, 1937 in Pentland Township, he was a son of the late Walter and Hanna (Paquin) Blakely. More...

Samuel H. Lennox

Samuel Herbert Lennox, 72, of Curtis passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Olathe, KS. More...

Edward Brockman Jr.

Edward J. “Skip” Brockman Jr., 66, of Newberry, died suddenly Saturday, July 11, 2015.  Friends may call at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Engadine on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Features

Did You Know?

Whey protein is often taken by weightlifters who are looking to increase strength, muscle size and lean body mass, and studies have shown that whey can help men and women achieve such goals. More...

TRIVIA

Peanuts Comic Strip: The last original Peanuts Comic Strip was published February 13, 2000. Coincidentally, creator Charles M. Schultz died the night before.  More...

TRIVIA

The average cup of coffee contains more than 1000 different chemical components, none of which is tasted in isolation but only as part of the overall flavor. More...