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January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DNR Marks 2015 With Several Successes

Whether teaching a new angler to bait a hook, improving habitat for wildlife, leading a nature hike in the woods, expanding an off-road vehicle trail, or spearheading dozens of other efforts, for the staff at the Michigan Department Natural Resources More...

Updated Information

The article about Jason Bufford that was included in last week’ s “ Year in Review” did not include the updated information that all charges against him had been dismissed. More...

Special Sections

News

Michigan Poultry Exhibition Swap Meet Ban Lifted

Recently the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development lifted the statewide ban on poultry exhibitions. More...

Organization Can Bring Smooth Start to Tax Season

Now that the holiday season is over, attention soon will shift to the much less jolly income tax filing season.  The IRS begins processing returns January 19, and Luis Garcia, an IRS spokesman in Michigan, suggests getting a head start now by or More...

Most of Upper Peninsula Suffers Winter Job Losses

While Michigan is enjoying unusually good job news, the Upper Peninsula, Luce County and Eastern U.P. all took a solid hit in November.  Unemployment in the Upper Peninsula fell to 5.5 percent after five percent in October. More...

Obituaries

Eva Catherine Danielson

Eva Catherine (nee Moilanen) Danielson, 94, of Newberry, died Monday afternoon December 28, 2015 at Newberry Assisted Living Community in Newberry.  More...

Robert (Bob) Brown

Robert “Bob” Brown, 75, of Curtis, Michigan passed on New Years Day 2016 at the McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey from complications due to a series of strokes.  More...

Helen Mar Metzler

Helen Mar Metzler, 93, of McMillan, passed away on December 31, 2015 at her winter home in Murrells Inlet, SC. More...

Sports

Lady Indians Take Christmas Break Win

On December 30 the Lady Indians traveled to Manistique to beat the Emeralds in a Christmas Break contest by a score of 54—31.  That night the Newberry girls were in total control all game long, allowing Manistique only five points in both More...

Newberry Wrestlers in Top Third at Esky Invitational

The Newberry wrestlers held their own in Saturday’s Escanaba Elks Invitational, placing seventh among 24 teams with 103.5 points. Gladstone won with 190, followed by Esky 184.5, Grayling 154, Jenison 142.5, Westwood 120.5 and Benzie Central 105. More...

Senior Athlete of the Week

The Newberry News Senior Athlete of the Week is Engadine’s Hunter Collins, the son of Antoniette and Dennis Collins.  Hunter wrestles on the Newberry team.  Sponsored by Tahquamenon Area Credit Union   More...

LSSU’s Banished Words 2015 Could “Break the Internet”

So, if the wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University get their way, this is the last time a story lead like this will ever make it into print or broadcast. More...

Annual Sled Dog Race Postponed

“There’s just not enough snow up north,” declared John Waltman, member of the board of directors of the Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race, originally scheduled for this weekend. “It’s just too dangerous for the dogs.” More...

Ice Wars Coming to the Sault

Who’s ready to wage a little war? A battle is brewing and it’s expected to hit the streets of Sault Ste. Marie in late January, when the inaugural Ice Wars get underway as part of a special celebration of winter. More...

Local News

Newberry High School Bulletin

—The Newberry High School Snowball Dance will be held Saturday, January 9 at the Newberry Country Club. If you and your date are interested in eating dinner at the Country Club, please see Mrs. Canfield in the office for menu options. More...

ENGADINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS

—Happy New Year! As with every new year, it’s customary for each of us to reflect on what is working and what needs improvement. More...

Wildwood Mennonite to Present Program on Middle East

Leighton Miller, who recently returned from a Mennonite Central Committee-sponsored Learning Tour of the Middle East, will present a program of photos and stories, “Is There Hope for Peace in Israel and Palestine?” at Wildwood Mennonite C More...

Columnists

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: Are green groups using the campaign finance system like other “special interests” through Political Action Committees (PACs) or otherwise?  Wilson McClave, Washington, DC   More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of January 9, 1891 More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Adults, Kids Inspire Each Other

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou More...

Features

Did You Know?

When J.K. Rowling wrote the end of the Harry Potter series, she reported, “I finished it. Bawled my eyes out. Went to the [hotel] minibar. They had one of those pathetic little half bottles of champagne; it’s not very rock n’ roll. More...

This Day in History

January 6

1540 – King Henry VIII of England married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.  1759 – George Washington married Martha Custis.  1838 – Samuel Morse gave the first public demonstration of the telegraph.  More...

Did You Know?

Lawrence, Kansas artist Stan Herd, known as the Father of Crop Art, creates giant earthworks that can only be fully appreciated from the sky. His latest is an homage to Van Gogh’s Olive Trees.   More...