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August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Cub Scouts Celebrate Summertime at Campout

Last weekend Newberry Cub Scout Pack 130 enjoyed a weekend campout at Camp Hiawatha, located south of Munising. More...

Primary Election Results

More primary election results for Luce County and part of Mackinac County appear on page 10 in this issue.   More...

Special Sections

News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

August 1 – 7  August 2 — Operating While Impaired, Property Damage Accident, M-123, McMillan Township. Report taken.  August 2 — ORV Personal Injury Accident, North Wide Waters Road, Whitefish Township, Paradise. More...

Motorcyclists Expected by the Hundreds at St. Ignace Event

Hundreds of bikers in search of the perfect road trip will don leathers and point their handlebars toward St. Ignace later this month, making their way to the inaugural Motorcycles on the Mac event, August 19 - 20.  More...

Photo

Two local girls, Maysa Sitar (left) and Katrina Webb (right), raced in the 25K Tahqua Trail Run on Saturday, August 6th. They ran with 70 other runners and placed first and second in their age group (15-19 years).   More...

Obituaries

Michael Scott Hellerstedt

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Scott Hellerstedt shares the sunset of his life on July 19, 2016 after a bravely fought ten-month battle with cancer. Mike’s sunrise was on March 19, 1980. More...

Clifford David McMichael

Clifford David McMichael, 78, a resident of Engadine, passed away at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry Monday evening August 1, 2016. More...

James L. Beaudin

James L. Beaudin, 84, a lifelong resident of Newberry, died unexpectedly at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette Sunday evening, August 1, 2016  More...

Features

TRIVIA

Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mam__m__al_.___  A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation ._ _______  An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 More...

Famous Firsts

Frederick Muhlenberg 1789 --- 1st Speaker Of the US House Of Representatives. __________  Edmund Randolph 1789 - -- 1st US A torney General.  Henry Laurens - Charleston, South Carolina statesman 1792 --- 1st formal cremation in US. More...

TRIVIA

The Pacific Giant Octopus, the largest octopus in the world, grows from the size of pea to a 150 pound behemoth potentially 30 feet across in only two years, its entire life-span.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Youth Powwow Held at Newberry

This past Saturday the 13th annual Youth Empowerment Powwow was held in Newberry at the Tribal Center on M-28, just east of town. Native youth from around the eastern U.P. More...

Nongame Wildlife Fund Helps Aid Comeback Success Stories

Most of us recognize the American robin.  With its cheery song bringing a welcome sign of spring, these red-breasted birds are a common sight in Michigan – so familiar and appreciated, in fact, that the robin was named the state bird in 19 More...

Briefs

On Wednesday, August 10, the Michigan State Police Marine Services Team (Dive Team) will swim a relay across the Straits of Mackinac as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.  As part of this event, Sgt. Steven P. More...

Local News

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

Are you signed up for the Tahquamenon Area Summer Reading Program yet? It’s easy and you’ll have a chance at prizes upon completion.  More...

HORSESHOES

August 8

Week 10 Results   1. Walther Farms (six wins) versus Newberry Wood (26)  2. Northern Wings (11) versus Locker Room (21)  3. Red’s Auto Body (12) versus Johnny’s Bar (20)  Standings – Wins   1. More...

Day in the Park

We had a great time at our 4-H Day in the Park July 28. This free community event was held at the Luce County campground (aka Round Lake) from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 14, 1891 Local News —Luce County’s potato crop will be a large one this season, notwithstanding the drought the first part of the season. More...

Just Bill

Signs by the Road Predict Three of Four Races

I was surprised the few times I watched TV recently at the negative ads between same-party candidates. But then I realized that party means little to candidates. None of those signs along the road mentioned party affiliation. None. More...

The Counseling Corner

Take Your Stress for Walk in the Woods

Yes, today’s world is a very hectic place. Our cities and towns are crowded with more people and traffic. Constantly changing technology is always seeking our attention, and daily living has become more stressful. More...

Sports

10th Annual Tri-Lakes Triathlon Posts Results

Top 20 Finishers   #35 Cody Kayer, 1:07:33:01  #23 Thomas Horak, 1:14:11:03  #40 Cindy Duby, 1:18:49:42  #42 Joseph Commarford, 1:23:41:52  #26 Natalie Beaulieu, 1:24:50:90  #34 Fred Liederback, 1:26:38:06  #48 Kati More...

Summer Motor Sports Continue in Newberry

The Tahquamenon Motorcycle Club recently hosted its second event of the summer, July 30 - 31. The weekend included motocross racing, featuring both motorbikes and quads Saturday and Sunday, and flat track racing for both on Saturday night.   More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

The family of John Littlejohn would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, gifts and support during our loss.  The Family of John Littlejohn   More...