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May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Letter Carriers Aim to “Stamp Out Hunger”®

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the nation’s largest one-day food drive conducted by letter carriers, other postal employees and thousands of volunteers across the nation in their local communities. More...

Senator Schmidt Schedules May Coffee Hour

State senator Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th senate district this month.  The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues More...

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Women’s Club Raising Funds for Cemetery Sign

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Newberry will host its annual fundraising pancake supper at Mc- Donalds in Newberry Wednesday, May 18 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased from GFWC members, at the door or b More...

Blood Sought during Trauma Awareness Month

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.  More...

American Legion Invites Old Timers to Dinner

All WWII and Korean Veterans and their spouses in the Newberry area are invited to an “Old Timers Night” at the American Legion Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m.  Oven-roasted chicken and BBQ ribs with all the trimmings are on the menu at More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: Do scientists think there is a big environmental component to the huge rise in peanut allergies in recent years?Jay Williams More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of May 15, 1891 LOCAL A large, beautiful, engraved tankard water pitcher worth 75¢ given away with one pound of baking powder, only two dozen left at Shattuck’s. More...

The Counseling Corner

Taking Steps to Improve Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is simply your evaluation of your own worth. Feeling good about yourself is vital to living a happy, healthy life. More...

Features

Tips Offered for Choosing Right Insurance Agent

Keeping some options available is a good strategy when it comes to buying insurance. All consumers are looking for something different when it comes to an insurance agent, so what should consumers focus on when selecting an agent? More...

Did You Know?

Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues, and most from ancient Greece and Rome at one time had been painted or "polychromed." Over the course of years, rain washed the colors off the marble.   More...

Celebrate Foster Families during Foster Care Month

Approximately 13,000 Michigan children need loving foster homes while the state works to reunite them safely with their parents or find adoptive homes. More...

Forest Home Cemetery Finally Gets Own Marker

Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry is the recipient of a new sign, purchased and placed by the General Federation of Women’s Clukbs – Newberry this past week. The sign reads “Forest Home Cemetery, circa 1887.”   More...

Annual Veterans Healthcare Fair Returns

The second annual Luce County Veterans Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00 a.m. More...

Labadie Named NCF Officer of the Year

Brent Labadie was selected as the 2016 Newberry Correctional Facility Officer of the Year. He was recognized at a Department of Corrections awards banquet in Lansing on May 3, which was also attended by warden Mitch Perry.  More...

Local News

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Possible future pilots, Emeric Zellar, David Lusk and Hudson Fossitt, visited the Luce County Airport to check out Ken Gill’s aircraft and get the feel of the controls.   More...

CHAMBER CONNECTION

—Our Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner was held April 15. This was my first year planning this from start to finish.  More...

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Reese Zuhlke and Monika Tomica were crowned King and Queen of the Newberry High School Prom.   More...

Obituaries

Thomas M. Palmer Sr.

Lifelong Newberry resident, Thomas M. Palmer Sr., 61, died Sunday morning May 1, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Leo S. Demarest

Death Notice

Leo S. Demarest, 93, of Newberry died Saturday evening, May 7, 2016 at the Schoolcraft Memorial Care Facility in Manistique.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Beaulieu Funeral Home.   More...

In Memoriam

In memory of my dad, Ardeth Holt, who passed away May 13, 1989

Life is but a stopping place. We’re never meant to stay!  When the journey ends we find everlasting peace with the Lord.  Love and miss you, Dad. Jim, Lorraine, Terri, Kenny and Girls, Cindy, Ralph and Steve   More...

Sports

Newberry Boys Miss Title by SIngle Point

The Newberry boys were very much in the hunt, but fell a point short in their quest for a title in Friday’s St. Ignace Invitational.  First-place Pickford squeezed past the Indians 142 - 141 on this sunny and mild day.  More...

Newberry Runners Push Their Limits at Back to Back Meets

The Newberry Indian boys’ track team placed second at the Sault Invitational meet on Monday, May 2.  The Blue Devils were first with 152 points. Newberry had 121, St. Ignace 105, Cheboygan 91, Rudyard 31 and Ojibwe Charter 7.  More...

NHS Boys Basketball Awards

The Newberry High School boys’ basketball awards took place April 25, at which time five of the Varsity players were honored.  Josh Hood was co-MVP Offense. More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

The family of Kenneth M. Bryant would like to thank friends and family for all of your support and condolences during this difficult time.  More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you to mBank, Beaulieu Funeral Home, Rockhill Studio, Rahilly IGA, Great Waters Coffee, Newberry Florist, U.P. Trading Co. and Jessie Zellar who sponsored a “PROM PACKAGE” for a student signed up for the TAS Junior/ Senior prom. More...

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Lyla Luoto, a senior at Engadine High School, was recently awarded a STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship to attend Michigan State University. More...