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September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

40,000 Expected for Mack Bridge Walk

While it’s too soon to know what the weather will be like, it’s not too early to start planning a trip for the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, which is less than a week away.  More...

Bus Schedule Update

Tahquamenon Area Schools’ bus routes have changed since last week’s article in the Newberry News. The individual drivers will call parents with the approximate times of pick-up.   More...

Special Sections

News

Drug-Resistant Lice Found in Michigan

When many parents find out their kids have brought home some unwanted visitors in the form of head lice, the first stop is often the drugstore, but experts say a better treatment might be found in your pantry.  More...

Extra Officers to Look for Drunk Drivers over Labor Day

Michigan law enforcement agencies have a message for the state’s motorists: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Beginning August 21 the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. More...

Grants to Secure Snowmobile Trail Easements Offered

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced a new grant program for 501(c)(3) organizations and local governments to purchase permanent easements for snowmobile trails. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

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

Dennis L. "Pink" Robinson

Lifelong Newberry resident, Dennis L. "Pink" Robinson, 66, died Friday morning August 28, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.  More...

Sports

Bear-hunting Clinic Part of DNR Outdoor Skills Academy

The Department of Natural Resources’ recent bear-hunting clinics, held at the Carl T. More...

Manistique Lakes Fishing Shows Marked Improvement

Fishing on Big Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake this summer “was fantastic,” said Roland Lambert, proprietor of the Trading Post in Curtis.  “Fishing is always good,” he said, “but this year the catching ha More...

DNR to Hold Early Teal Hunting Season Again This Year

This year marks the second year of Michigan’s experimental early teal hunting season. The season runs September 1 - 7. These small ducks, especially blue-winged teal, are some of the earliest duck species to migrate each fall. More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

The family of Scott Simi “Toivo” thanks one and all for the many acts of love shared with us upon the unexpected loss of our son, brother and beloved uncle.  More...

Veterans Service Officer Honored

Rick Minard, Luce County veterans services officer, was the recent recipient of the Leo M. Leggett Award for division four of Michigan. Only four Michigan counties were given the award this year.  More...

“Honoring the Waters” Powwow this Saturday

This Saturday the ninth annual Honoring the Waters Powwow will be held in Newberry at the Powwow Grounds, located in the open area between the Soo Tribe’s Health Care office and M-28, just east of Newberry. More...

Curtis’ 16th Art on the Lake Festival Returns Saturday

The Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) is hosting its 16th annual Art on the Lake Art and Music Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, September 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. More...

Local News

SOS Offices to Close on Labor Day

Secretary of State offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 7. They will reopen Tuesday.   More...

Soo Film Festival Announces 2015 Schedule

The Soo Film Festival has announced its line-up for the 2015 evnet, to be held September 11 - 13 at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Photo

Senator Tom Casperson (12th from left) met recently with representatives from all MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) chapters from the Upper Peninsula. More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear Earthtalk: Are the California redwoods in danger because of the drought?  Jesse Pollman, Seattle, WA   California is home to two of the three redwood tree species: coast redwoods and giant sequoias. More...

Kids Korner

Earth’s Cousin

Since it’s always nice to make new friends, NASA is on the lookout for exoplanets. These are planets outside our solar system. They orbit a faraway star or float freely between stars. More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of September 5, 1890  LOCAL   —The excavation for cellarage under the new bank and store being planned has been completed.  More...

Features

Did You Know?

Parents have long relied on coupons to help them reduce the cost of raising their families. More...

TRIVIA

Developed in Egypt about 5,000 years ago, the greyhound breed was known before the ninth century in England, where it was bred by aristocrats to hunt such small game as hares.  ________  Every year, $1.5 billion is spent on pet food. More...

Help Kids Find Extracurricular Activities Suiting Their Interests

Sports may be the first thing that comes to mind when many parents think of extracurricular activities for their children, but not all kids are cut out for or interested in competitive athletics. More...