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April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Newberry Indians Move Back to Class C

Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2016 - 17 school year have been announced.  Enrollment breaks for postseason tourn More...

Winter Wipes Out Upper Peninsula Jobs

The Upper Peninsula jobless rate edged up by 0.3 percentage points in February to 7.0 percent, and Luce County suffered the same jump, to 7.1 percent. More...

Special Sections

News

Nearly $8 Million to Fund Home Visiting Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $7,971,034 in funding to Michigan—more than double the amount the state received in FY2015—to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Feder More...

Be Thrifty But Still Enjoy the “Finer Things”

Social media and the Internet make a person’s image seem important, but with money tight, some Michiganders can’t live the lifestyle they want while still paying the bills.  Blogger LaTashia Perry at “Mama Gone Thrifting” More...

Beware of Home Improvement Scams This Spring

The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula (BBB) is warning homeowners of spring home improvement scams that will be popping up in the next few months. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of April 10, 1891  LOCAL   More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Giving Kids Sense of Place

As the weather improves, families find it easier to get outside and give children a sense of place. Most children no longer have the experience of playing freely outside in the neighborhood. More...

The Counseling Corner

Helping Your Kids Survive End-of-Year Testing

Today’s students are facing more tests than ever. While taking course exams or state-mandated standardized tests may never be fun, there are many things every student can do to minimize the stress and maximize test performance. More...

Features

This Day in History

1830 – Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Fayette, NY.  1862– The Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War began.  1896 – First modern Olympic Games opened in Athens More...

Did You Know?

Koala fingerprints are nearly identical to human ones. They’re so similar that even trained experts using a microscope have trouble telling them apart.   More...

Did You Know?

There were Mickey Mouse gas masks during WWII. They were designed for children to carry and wear as a game, which was somehow supposed to be less scary.   More...

Newberry Robotics Wraps Up

The Newberry High School Tahquamenon Phenomenon (Team 5706) closed out its second season last Saturday at the Lake Superior State University robotics competition.  This year’s competition worked around many different facets of game play, i More...

Photo

Spring has sprung somewhere, but here in the U.P. the only flowers that are out are the plastic ones in the cemetery. More...

92nd District Court Leaves Customers “Satisfied”

For the third year in a row people who use the 92nd District Court in Newberry have reported that they’re “satisfied” with their experience.  Each district court in Michigan conducts surveys of the people who use the court&rsq More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

March 28 — April 3

March 28 — Title Forgery, West Victory Way, Newberry. Report taken.  March 30 — Unlawful Entry, East Truman, Newberry. Report taken.  March 30 — Suicidal Subject, McMillan Township. More...

Northstar News

The Academy students started the final quarter on Monday and are working hard preparing for the Junior Convention April 15. More...

Read All About It

News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

While it may not look like spring outside, in the Tahquamenon Area Library “Miss Nora” took down the snowflakes and put up the spring decorations. I think this means the season can officially begin. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I am writing this letter to implore Mike Jago, Michelle Clark, John Waltman, Mary Archambeau and Greg Schultz, our Luce County Board of Commissioners, to join more than 30 other area communities in passing a resolution calling fo More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Frazier

Donald R. “Don” Frazier, 77, a lifetime resident of Naubinway and Naubinway businessman, died after a lengthy illness at the Hospice House of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie Monday, March 28, 2016.  More...

Sports

Bay College to Introduce Athletics

Bay College has announced the addition of an athletic program in fall 2017, providing intercollegiate competition for students in women’s and men’s sports. More...

UPSWSC Selects Aspen Hood for Gil Heard Athlete Award

Each year, the Upper Peninsula Sports Writers and Sports Casters meet twice: in the fall, for football and in the spring for basketball. Most sports fans in the U.P. More...

Personals

In Loving Memory of Sheila Marie Mark

April 9, 2015

The Day God Took You Home   In tears we saw you sinking  And watched you pass away.  Our hearts were almost broken;  We wanted you to stay.  But when we saw you sleeping,  So peaceful, free from pain,  How could we More...