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July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Chippewa Armed Kidnapping Ends Without Incident

Saturday, July 23 at approximately 1:30 p.m. More...

TAS Board Begins Super Search

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education met Monday night in a special meeting to whittle down candidates vying to become the next TAS superintendent.  More...

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Patterson Visits Luce County in Run for State Rep

Melody Joy Patterson of Sands Township, Marquette County, is a woman with a mission in her run for State Representative for the 109th District.  That mission recently took her to Newberry, where Patterson attended several municipal meetings, mad More...

CORRECTION

In last week’s wrap-up of the Tahquamenon Valley Cruisers Car Show, the time for the Engine Blow-up was listed as an incredible two hours and 36 minutes; in reality, it was two minutes and 36 seconds until the engine seized up. More...

Michigan Drops in Educational Outcomes

While the overall wellbeing of Michigan kids is improving, a new report says children are falling behind when it comes to education. Michigan dropped to 10th worst nationally for education in the just-released 2016 Kids Count Data Book. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

1. All Letters to the Editor must be no longer than 350 WORDS.  2. They must be signed by the author, with an address and telephone number included to be considered for publication.  More...

Obituaries

James C. McKenzie, Jr.

With heavy hearts the family of James C. McKenzie, Jr, of Naubinway, shares the news of his passing at his home on July 16, 2016.  More...

Ronald J. Peters

Ronald John Peters, 76, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at his residence in Paradise.  More...

John “Jack” Panula

Lifelong Newberry resident, John Louis “Jack” Panula, age 79, went to his heavenly home Thursday morning July 21, 2016.  Born May 19, 1937 in Newberry, son of the late John O. More...

August 2 Primary has Influx of Candidates

The August 2 primary is just around the corner, with numerous candidates looking for a nod from the voters. Those mentioned in this article do not include any write-in candidates.  More...

Correction

Correction: Last week’s issue mistakenly stated that Arthur “Bud” Legault had passed away. Happily, that is not the case. At 86 years old, “Bud” is very much alive and still doing very well. More...

County Amends Minimum Hiring Requirements

The Luce County Commission meeting of July 19 was highlighted by a motion to change minimum requirements for employment in the various Luce County departments. More...

Names Released in Grand Marais Traffic Crash

The Alger County Sheriff continues its investigation into the July 18, two-car collision along M-77 in Grand Marais. Four people were injured in the crash. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

July 17 – 24

July 18 – Disorderly Person, M-28, Pentland Township. Subject taken into custody, report made.  July 18 – Retail Fraud, M- 123, Newberry. Report taken.  July 19 – Property Damage Accident, CR 478, McMillan Township. More...

SNAP-Ed

For the second year in a row MSU Extension and the LMAS District Health Department have partnered to offer “Cooking Matters for Kids” as part of the LMAS STAR program. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, July 27   —The Curtis Quilt Club meets at Curtis Library from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Quilters are welcome to bring a packed lunch. More...

Columnists

Just Bill

Do we want more head-on wrecks?

The other day I drove about eight miles on US-2 between the Curtis Road and M-117. I set the cruise control at 60, five over the speed limit. Six cars passed me on the two-lane portion, and a seventh waited for the arrival of the passing lane. More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of July 31, 1891 Avenged His Brother! Dan Dunn, who shot Steve Harcourt at Seney about a month ago, was shot dead at Trout Lake Sunday by James Harcourt, a brother of the man shot by More...

Go Green! Go White!

Once again, Exploration Days 2016 proved to be a fabulous time! The campus of Michigan State University was overflowing with more than 2,400 youth and adults from all over Michigan.  More...

Features

Famous Lasts

Marilyn Monroe: The last line ever spoken by Marilyn Monroe on the silver screen was "How do you find your way back in the dark?"  The line is from the 1961 film The Misfits with Clark Gable. She died in 1962.  More...

TRIVIA

The average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

This Day in History

July 27

1861 — Union general George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.  1974 — The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.  More...