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December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Conservation Grant Program Returns to the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition announces the second year of its Community Conservation Grant Program. Proposals are due by March 10, 2017.  The Community Conservation Grant Program is designed to challenge and help U.P. More...

Holiday Hours

The Newberry News will be closed on Friday, December 23 in observation of Christmas and Friday, December 30 for the New Year.  More...

Special Sections

News

Presbyterians to Offer Free Meal to the Community Tomorrow

Thursday, December 15 the First Presbyterian Church of Newberry will host its next Free Community Fellowship Meal from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. More...

Photo

Left to right: Nic Greenwood, WM of McMillan Lodge #400 F&A Masons, Travis “TC” Tryon of McMillan Lodge #400 and Jennifer Whalen (far right), vice president of the Newberry Lions Club presented two $200 checks to support the Luce County Walk for More...

24-Foot Lake Superior Waves Eroding Shoreline

Recent winter storms, coupled with high lake levels, have led to an increase in reports of coastal erosion and infrastructure damage on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: How has wildlife been affected around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in Russia three decades ago?  —Walter Scinto Hartford, CT   More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of December 11, 1891  Serious Accident to a Woodsman   More...

Just Bill

In France skin can be black, white or metisse  More...

Features

Stay Safe This Winter with Basic Driving Tips

While winter can be a beautiful time of year, it also can be a treacherous season on the roads. Winter driving conditions require increased attention and an ability to adapt quickly.  More...

TRIVIA

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. ________  Europe has no deserts - it is the only continent without one.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

This Day in History

December 14

1799 — George Washington died at age 67.  1819 — Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.  1911 — Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating an expedition led by Robe More...

Lower Falls Preping for Quiet Winter Recreation

Tahquamenon Falls State Park will provide an improved area at the Lower Falls for quiet recreation beginning this winter. Enhancements include an enlarged plowed parking area, trailhead, marked snowshoe trails and dog sled rides. More...

MEA Withdraws as Graymont Fund Administrator

The Mackinac Economic Alliance (MEA) no longer will administer the Graymont Community and Economic Development Fund per a decision made by the MEA Board of Directors November 10 following successful completion of the 2016 grant cycle.  More...

Schmidt Plans Local December Coffee Hours

State senator Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District this month. Area coffee hours include:  Newberry — Monday, December 19, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Timber Charlie’s  More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

December 5 – 12

December 5 — One-Car Property Damage Accident, CR 403, Pentland Township. Report taken.  December 5 — Larceny/ Forgery of Checks, CR 427, Lakefield Township. Report taken.  More...

Three Lakes Academy

—December is flying by, and it finally looks like winter outside. I’m enjoying the snow for now, but ask me again in a few months and I’m sure I’ll have a change of heart! More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, December 14   —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...

Letters to the Editor

Letter 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

Burton D. Kanine

Burton D. More...

Brett R. Miller

Brett R. Miller, 40, of Newberry died Tuesday evening, December 6, 2016 at his residence. More...

Sports

Wrestlers

The numerically small Newberry High School wrestling team is big in heart as members got their season off to a great start, defeating both Westwood and Gwinn last Wednesday night in their season home opener. More...

Newberry Girls Victorious at Home

The Newberry Lady Indians defeated the Cheboygan Lady Chiefs at the December 9 Indians’ home-opener, 46—25. Taylor Bryant led the way by scoring 20 points—almost half of the Indians’ total score. More...

Indian Men’s Basketball Off to a Good Start

It may have been their first game of the season, but members of the Newberry boys’ Varsity played like pros as they defeated the Cheboygan Chiefs 66—52.  More...

Personals

In Memoriam

In Memory of Harold E. Robinson December 10, 1920 to June 10, 2011  How blessed we were.  The Robinson Family   More...

In Memoriam

In Memory of Mary “Mom” Scholtus 1918 – December 15, 2009  Your goodness, love and prayers live on in our hearts.  Your Loving Family   More...