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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Recreation Authority Spurs Fundraising for TahquaDome

The Tahquamenon Area Recreation Authority (TARA) has created a GoFundMe account to raise money for the TahquaDome Arena and associated facilities. More...

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News

Registration Deadline Nearing for March Presidential Primary

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that they have until Monday, February 8 to register to vote in the March 8 presidential primary election.  More...

Public Comment Sought Straits Pipeline Issue

The state of Michigan is seeking public comments on two draft requests for information and proposals (RFIs) that will be issued for prospective contractors who are interested in performing an independent risk analysis and an independent alternatives More...

Health Foundation Accepting Mini-grant Applications

The Superior Health Foundation is again accepting minigrant applications to help provide funding for small, innovative health-centered projects across the Upper Peninsula.  Students, neighborhood groups, local clubs, non-profits and anyone withi More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Are we there yet? Are we beginning to understand that the people we send to Lansing and Washington make a difference in our lives? Do you see what is going on in Flint?  More...

Obituaries

Richard P. Erickson

Richard P. Erickson, age 83, died on January 25, 2016, in Longboat Key, Florida. More...

Wallace W. Planck III

Wallace Wadsworth “Wally” Planck III, 71, husband of Judy Heppe Planck for 48 years, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  He was born May 9, 1944 in Newberry to the late Wallace W. Planck, Jr. More...

Features

COFFEE TRIVIA

Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

This Day in History

February 3

1468 – Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died.  1870 – The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.  1913 – The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified.  More...

Avoid Food Safety Penalty This Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level. More...

Tahqua-Land Theatre Finally Going Digital

After two Kickstarter fundraisers that failed to meet their goals, Fred Dunkeld’s Go Fund Me fundraiser has finally provided him with enough funds to switch the Tahqua-Land Theatre over to digital.  More...

Snowmobile Museum Expanding

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway is expanding. When the facility was moved from its temporary building to a permanent site about two and a half years ago, museum officials knew they could fill it up quickly. More...

Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Alger County

Wednesday, January 27 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Alger County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle snowmobile accident on Trail #8, approximately three miles west of the M-94 intersection in Autrain Township.  Responding unit More...

Local News

Luce, Schoolcraft Get Snowmobile enforcement Patrol

The Luce County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, conducted a snowmobile enforcement patrol in Northern Luce and Schoolcraft Co More...

Snowmobile Driver Killed in crash with Pickup truck

Michigan State Troopers continue to investigate a January 29 snowmobile crash that happened at 7:30 p.m. on highway M-94 at a snowmobile trail crossing known as the N. More...

Luce County SHERIFF’S LOG

January 25 - 31

January 26 – Snowmobile personal injury accident, Dollar Street, McMillan Township. Report taken. January 27 – Snowmobile personal injury accident, Trail #9, McMillan Township. Report taken. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of January 30, 1891 More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Taking Winter Science Walks

When a warmer sunny winter day comes around, grab it, for there is fun and learning outside. Children also need vitamin D provided by sunshine, milk, and some juices. Vitamin D works with calcium to develop strong healthy bones. More...

The Counseling Corner

Fighting the Feeling That You Just Don’t Fit In

Our society places a large value on being popular. Television, movies and magazines tend to focus on “winners,” people who excel at what they do and seem to be loved and/or respected by everyone around them.  More...

Sports

GLASS Racing Season Opens

Saturday, January 23 the Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series began its racing season with the Bogie Buster 200 in Newberry at the Luce/West Mackinac Fairgrounds. More...

Bantams

Back row: Mason Miller, Katie Rahilly, Jonah Miller, Bailey Masters, Kilian Maki, Ethan Edwards, Mitchell Green, Jared Wallace. Front row: Alex Misniakiewiet, Lucas Gould, Morgan Miller, Hunter Clark, Owen Klarich, Leif Gustafson, Ricky Loehr. More...

Squirts

Back row: Gavin Nutkins, Jacob Mohar, Cameron Skeens, Ethan Pavey, Zachary Burton, Matthew Rahilly, Hunter Cameron. Middle row: Kennedy Depew, Ethan Edwards, Brett Bufford, Kaylen Clark, Trenton Glaesmann, Cooper Pigeon. Goalie: Camden Labadie. More...