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February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Council Hears Report on Snow Removal

At Monday night’s Newberry Village Council meeting, president Carol Anderson talked about a call she received from a resident of Luce County, outside of the village, who was approached by a person who said he was from a rival natural gas compan More...

Antique Snowmobile Show this Weekend

It was almost 25 years ago that Tom King and Charlie Vallier proposed hosting an antique snowmobile show to the Naubinway/Engadine Merchant’s Association. That first show was enough of a success that it became an annual event. More...

Special Sections

News

BBB Launches U.P. Tax Resource Center

The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has launched a Tax Resource Center microsite that aims to provide a guide for consumers embarking on preparing their own taxes or finding a trusted business to do so.  More...

Lowest Gas Prices in More Than 12 Years Hit Midwest

The cheapest gasoline prices in over 12 years are showing up in some lucky states in the heart of the nation, with previously unthinkable 99-cent gasoline becoming a strong possibility as wholesale gas prices plunge amidst growing supply.  More...

DNR Urges Anglers to Take Precautions on Lake, River Ice

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers. Recent warm temperatures and snowfall have undermined ice in some areas, producing less-than-ideal conditions. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of February 20, 1891  Local News   —The old corn doctor, fortuneteller and a general nuisance was brought before justice Main Thursday, who sentenced him to Marquette prison for thirty days. More...

The Counseling Corner

Retirement: Maybe Not What It Used to Be

Not that long ago, retirement for almost everyone meant the end of that daily commute and free time to take up hobbies, travel or simply enjoying life at home. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Helping to Make Stronger Families

How can we strengthen families so children can be successful? More...

Sports

Newberry Boys Nicked by Pickford, Stomp Rudyard

Varsity

PICKFORD—The Indians went to Pickford last Wednesday and were just a few points shy of a victory, losing to the Panthers 50—46. The Newberry boys started out just fine and ran up a 13-to-two-point run in the first four minutes of the game. More...

Youth Wrestling Squad Takes First at Rudyard

Newberry Youth Wrestlers and their families traveled to Rudyard this past Saturday to compete. Approximately 90 wrestlers were there to represent their programs from across the Eastern U.P.  More...

Indians Prevail over Pickford, Rudyard

Varsity PICKFORD — The game started out slowly, with neither team getting past the defense of the other. Newberry was in a man-to-man coverage, while Pickford set up in a one-three-one zone. More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the entire Duflo family, we would like to express our most heartfelt appreciation to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, the doctors, nurses, Tracey Paramski, American Legion, North Woods Hospice, Beaulieu Funeral Home, Living Water Assembly of More...

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone who sent cards, called and helped after Jerry’s heart attack. Thanks to the ambulance crews and ER doctors and nurses, Steve Taylor, Sr. More...

Novena

St Jude and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, loved, glorified and adored throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. More...

Homecoming Schedule

—King and Queen Assembly: 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, February 25 in the auditorium .— Pep Assembly: 2: 00 p.m. on Friday, February 26 in the gymnasium. — Homecoming Game: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26 against the Detour Raiders. More...

“Winter Comes to Michigan”

Rediscovered Film is a Blast from the Past

After spending decades in a basement in the eastern Upper Peninsula, a 1930s-era newsreel from the Michigan State Highway Department has resurfaced to remind us of the challenges - and the fun - of winters past. More...

Regional Students Invited to Enter LSSU Short Story Contest

High school students interested in writing have a chance to win a $ 500 cash prize or $1,000 scholarship for their stories if they enter Lake Superior State University’s second annual Short Story Prize competition. More...

Snowmobile Crash Proves Fatal in Grand Marais

Thursday, February 11 at 11:52 a.m. the Alger County Sheriff’s office received a 9- 1-1 call reporting a snowmobile personal injury accident on Trail #8 near Airport Road in Grand Marais. More...

Local News

Luce/West Mackinac Conservation District

,The ground is covered in snow, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about spring planting. Most people think about gardens when they hear spring planting, but it’s also a good time to get trees into the ground.  More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

February 8 – 15

February 8 – Credit Card Fraud, County Road 408, Pentland Township, report made.  February 8 – Mental Health Transport, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital to Marquette.  February 8 – Car vs. More...

CCSS Spellers Advance to Regional Spelling Bee

Consolidated Community School Services hosted the District Spelling Bee Tuesday, February 9 for students in fifth through eighth grades from Newberry and Paradise. 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

Richard A. Kinney

Richard A. “Dick” Kinney, Sr., 65, of Newberry died Monday morning, February 8, 2016 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.  More...

Walter J. Strauser

Walter J. Strauser, 79, of Manistique died February 11, 2016 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility.  He was born June 17, 1936 in Newberry, the son of Gilbert and Tillie (Price) Strauser, and attended school in Newberry. More...

Ruth E. Bugg

Former Newberry resident, Ruth Elizabeth Bugg, 100, died Monday, December 18, 2015 in Grand Rapids.  Born July 20, 1915 in Newberry, daughter of the late Guy and Ellen (Cassidy) Cronk, she was formerly employed at Duke’s Sport Shop, Wilson More...

Features

This Day in History

February 17

1600 – Italian philosopher, alchemist and Copernican theory advocate, Giordano Bruno, was burned at the stake for heresy by the Inquisition.  1801 – The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by the House of More...

Did You Know?

It is forbidden to die in Longyearbyen, Norway. More...

FACT OF THE WEEK

Smoking marijuana is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. Five joints a day can be as harmful as 20 cigarettes a day. More...