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January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Signs Off on waste water Treatment Project

At the Newberry Village Council meeting January 18, Department of Public Works superintendent Buck Vallad offered a list of what he would like to get for the Toolcat utility work machine, including a bucket and forks. More...

CCSS to Hold District Spelling Bee

Consolidated Community School Services ( CCSS) will hold the district Spelling Bee for students in fifth through eighth grades from Paradise and Newberry Tuesday evening, February 2. More...

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News

Recent Barn Fires in Canada Prompt Fire Safety Warning

Over the past two weeks Canada has suffered several devastating barn fires that resulted in massive loss of animal life and millions of dollars’ worth of property damage. More...

DNR EUP Citizens’ Advisory Council to Meet in Newberry

Among the highlights of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council meeting agenda in Newberry Thursday, February 4, participants are scheduled to hear a presentation on off-road vehicle trails in the eastern U.P. More...

Turkey Hunting Application Deadline Approaching

Spring turkey hunting applications must be in by February 1. Purchase an application online at ELicense or anywhere hunting licenses are sold.  More...

Columnists

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

Congratulations Are Out of Order

Don’t get me wrong! I’m not against desire, commitment, hard work, character, teamwork, loyalty, toughness and comeraderie. And overcoming adversity, bouncing back, regaining momentum and seizing the moment. More...

Sports

Special Olympics Winter Games Held in Newberry

Last Thursday afternoon the Special Olympics Michigan EUP Winter Games took place just east of Newberry, adjacent to the softball fields on M-28. There, 16 Special Olympians competed in Snowshoe and Cross-Country Skiing events. More...

Newberry Men Back on Winning Track

BRIMLEY — After being derailed by Cedarville and St. Ignace, the Newberry men’s Varsity basketball team climbed back into the victory circle, beating the Brimley Bays 74— 62.  More...

Newberry Girls Destroy DeTour

After a long couple of weeks the Lady Indians had most of the last week off practicing and preparing for mid-term exams.  When both squads returned to action they completely devastated the DeTour Raiders—the Varsity winning 60—18 and More...

Paradise Snowmobile Accidents Leave One Dead, One Injured

At 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 22 the Chippewa County Sheriff’s office responded to a snowmobile accident on Trail #8 near Paradise. According to authorities the driver of the snowmobile, 43-year-old Eric S. More...

County Commissioners Deal with Fair Board Complaints

The most controversial item to come before the Luce County board of commissioners at its most recent meeting January 19 was a request by Kurt Patrick, a trustee on the Luce - West Mackinac County Fair Board, to establish a new fair board based on his More...

Tahqua Library to receive Community Innovation Training

In partnership with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and the Library of Michigan, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) announced January 15 that the Tahquamenon Area Public Library was one of 33 Michigan libraries selected More...

TAS Support Staff Supports Water Drive for Flint Children

Tahquamenon Area Schools support staff, in association with the Michigan Education Association, recently donated a half-pallet of gallon jugs of water to Flint’s area children. More...

Local News

Tahquamenon Area Schools Takes Pride in MSTEP Results

Monday was the middle of a busy 12-day stretch for the Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education. More...

Photo

Local musher Ed Stielstra takes off at this weekend’s race.   More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

January 18 - 24

January 18 – Suicidal Subject, M-123, McMillan Township. Transported to HNJH.  January 18 – Vehicle vs. snowmobile property damage accident, Avenue C and alleyway, Newberry. Report taken.  More...

Obituaries

Ervin Miller

Ervin Miller, 88, a longtime Seney/Germfask area resident, died unexpectedly at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry Wednesday, January 20, 2016.  More...

Martha E. Ratliff

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John A. Kovacs

John A. Kovacs, 97, of Newberry (Muskallonge Lake) passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.  He was born February 20, 1918 in Detroit, son of the late George and Theresa (Rakigyan) Kovacs. More...

Features

This Day in History

January 27

1880 – Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his incandescent light.  1944 – The Soviets announced the end of the two-year siege of Leningrad.  More...

Trying to Quit Smoking? It Can Take Several Tries

The addictive nature of nicotine makes kicking the habit extremely difficult, and some Michiganders who resolved to quit smoking in 2016 may have already thrown in the towel.  But cessation experts say it’s important to keep trying.  More...