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October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Valley has Big Changes in Store for Winter Season

With Autumn firmly in place this year, the Luce County Parks and Recreation Department has been making improvements to the Big Valley ski hill on Hamilton Lake Road.  Nic Greenwood, office manager for Parks and Rec, revealed that the two tube ru More...

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War Memorial Hospital Offers “Name the Robot” Contest

Earlier this month War Memorial Hospital announced the arrival of its da Vinci surgical robot— the only hospital north of Traverse City and throughout the entire Upper Peninsula to offer this new robotic surgery. More...

MSP Take Back 840+ Pounds of Prescription Drugs

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post collected four-and-a-half pounds of prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, held Saturday, October 22.  More...

TASA Plans Meeting

The Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association will hold its next monthly meeting Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Groomer Barn north of Newberry. New members are welcome.   More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about solar and wind energy, but what’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves? —Melanie Bernstein New York, NY More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of October 30, 1891 Local News —Tomorrow night is Halloween and it may pay you to look after your woodpiles, gates and doors, etc. for it is rumored that the mischief-maker will be abroad in the land. More...

Just Bill

Paris has had an English language library since 1920, when books that had been sent to WWI American army bases were collected by volunteers who founded the American Library here. More...

Sports

Newberry Boys Cross-Country Team Champs!

The Newberry boys’ cross-country team upset Cedarville in the last meet of the three-meet series to take the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference title last Saturday.  Team scoring for the third EUP meet: Newberry 55, Brimley 55 (second plac More...

The Sport Page

JV James Abram works on blocking a Saint. More...

Senior Athlete of the Week

The Newberry News Senior Athlete of the Week is Katrina Webb, the daughter of Chris Canfield and Sarah Webb.  Katrina is on the Newberry Cross-country team.   More...

Football Playoffs Friday

The Newberry Indians varsity football team will host the Gaylord St. Mary’s team in the first round of the State Playoffs this Friday, October 28 . The Engadine Eagles will host Cedarville in their first round of eight-man State Play-offs. More...

County Addresses Employee Raises, Compensation

Once again compensation dominated the Luce County Commission meeting of October 18. More...

Schmidt Adjusts Coffee Hour in Newberry

Michigan State Senator Wayne Schmidt recently made an adjustment to his scheduled coffee hour in Newberry for tomorrow, October 27.  The new schedule is for Senator Schmidt to be at Timber Charlie’s from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Dead Body Found at Whitefish Point

At approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday, October 22 the body of an adult female was found on the beach near the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Township. Michigan State Police troopers from the Sault Ste. More...

Local News

CHAMBER CONNECTION

—The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce has had some successful events in the last month. The Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise was wonderful. We had decent weather, great attendance, and lots of fun. First National Bank of St. More...

MSU 4-H Extension

We held our annual Awards Night Wednesday, October 19 at our MSU Extension office. A baked potato bar, tossed salad and fruit dessert was served and enjoyed by all.  More...

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

The Tahquamenon Library will be open special hours on Halloween Monday, October 31. Instead of closing at 5:00 p.m., we will remain open until 9:00 p.m. Children are invited to make the library a stop on their trick-or-treating route. 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

Dennis D. Goerke

Dennis D. Goerke, 79, of Naubinway and formerly New Baltimore, died at his residence Wednesday, October 19, 2016 while under the care of his wife and North Woods Home Health and Hospice.  More...

Stanley N. Berry

Lifelong Newberry resident, Stanley “Butch” N. Berry, 75, died suddenly Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.  More...

Jacob R. Kisro

Jacob Roy Kisro, 24, of Dickson, TN died suddenly Saturday, October 15, 2016 from injuries sustained in a pedestrian / automobile accident.  Born February 13, 1992 in Manistique, son of Dennis and Jayne (Kropp) Kisro, he was a 2011 graduate of More...

Features

Did You Know?

Animals verbalize in many different ways to communicate.  One thing cat owners may notice is that cats have a tendency to meow as a form of speaking with humans.  According to the North Shore Animal League America, however, cats almost neve More...

Did You Know?

Many people are aware that the prefix “oct” means “eight,” but are unsure why October isn’t the eighth month of the year.  The answer is that October at one point was, in fact, the eighth month of the year. More...

TRIVIA

A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...