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August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CLARIFICATION

The Project Backpack article from the July 20 issue has caused some confusion regarding distribution and areas covered. The St. Gregory distribution is for youth in the Tahquamenon Area Schools district and Three Lakes Academy area. More...

Luce/West Mackinac County Fair starts Today!

Thursday—Queen Pageant, 8:00 p.m.  Friday—Judging of domestic animals, kids games, draft horses, timber show, dog show, and neon run.  Saturday—Kids day, eagle flight, horse show, lawnmower race, timber show, power wheels More...

Photo

An illegal campfire on the east side of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls was left smoldering underground and reignited last Wednesday, resulting in a ground fire. More...

Special Sections

News

Online Wildfire Safety Toolkit Offered

The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise ® Communities Program has published an updated Firewise Toolkit aimed at homeowners and other wildfire stakeholders interested in learning how to reduce wildfire risk. More...

Genealogical Society to Host Author

The next meeting of the Luce - Mackinac Genealogical Society will be held Thursday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m. More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

July 25 – 31

July 24 — Larceny of a generator, CR 405, McMillan Township. Report taken.  July 25 — Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, H-33, Lakefield Township. Subject taken into custody, report taken.  More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) really so bad for us and the environment, and given their prevalence in our food supply already, how can I avoid them?  Dianne Mercurio Richmond, VA   More...

SAVVY SENIOR

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you give me the details on required IRA and 401(k) distributions? I turned 70 this year and want to be clear on what I’m required to do and when I’ll have to do it.  More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 7, 1891 Local News More...

Features

TRIVIA

—Tony Sellers visited his 79-year-old mom every day at her nursing home, but one day he showed up and she was missing. He was really worried until he finally found her at a tattoo parlor. More...

Did You Know?

There’s a new preschool in Japan that’s designed to collect rainwater into one giant puddle for the kids to play in.   More...

TRIVIA

—When honey bees find a good food source, they do a little dance for each other. More...

Sea Lamprey Control Planned for Two Hearted and Little Two Hearted

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to the Two Hearted and Little Two Hearted rivers (Luce County) to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom.  More...

Whitefish Township School Hires New Superintendent

Whitefish Township Community Schools recently welcomed Tom McKee as its new superintendent.  McKee is a 2004 graduate of Rudyard High School. More...

Young Eagles Day Offers Chance to Soar the Skies

The Luce County Airport will host a Young Eagles Day with a complimentary small aircraft ride for youth ages eight through 17. Flights will take place this Saturday, August 6 (or Sunday, August 7 in the case of inclement weather) from 8:00 a.m. More...

Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Art, Hobby Show Returns this Weekend

The Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club will host the 66th annual Art and Hobby Show Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Club in Engadine with free admission and refreshments.  More...

Local News

What’s Happening at the LINK?

—August 10: Community Tie-Dye and Picnic, featuring a drum social, bouncy house and giant blow-up slide. Activities run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. —August 18: Project Homeless Connect will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More...

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

Become a kid again this week at the Tahquamenon Area Library. Today, August 3 at 12:00 noon, join Miss Linda for an Adults-Only Lunch Hour Coloring Recess. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, August 3   —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...

Obituaries

Freda Rose Fyvie

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Freda Rose Fyvie peacefully left her family here on earth to be with her family in Heaven.  More...

Leonard Lemanek

Leonard “Lenny” L. More...

Dennis R. Smith

Dennis R. Smith, 48, of Lakefield Township died as a result of an ATV accident Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Born December 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, CA, he was a son of David C. and Maureen A. Smith. More...

Sports

Newberry Girls Honored at All Star Game, Ceremony

Central Michigan University was the site of the MHSSCA All Star Softball Games Wednesday, July 20.   More...

Personals

COLLEGE NEWS

Anna Transit of Newberry graduated from Grinnell College on May 23 as one of 378 members of the class of 2016. Transit earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology.  Transit also was the recipient of the Rachel M. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Fair-McNeill

Sandra Hedberg and Roger and Lori Fair have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Lynn Fair, to Ted McNeill, son of Reverend Pat and Cheryl McNeill.  The bride-to-be is employed as a CNA in Manistique, and the More...