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January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s Non-Union Wages on Hold

The December 20 Luce County Commission meeting began with only three of five commissioners present. Commissioners Greg Schultz and Mary Archamebeau were absent. More...

Residents Invited to Enjoy “Coffee with a Cop”

“Coffee with a Cop,” the nationwide community engagement program, will spread to Newberry Wednesday, January 11. More...

Special Sections

News

DNR Seeks Volunteer Campground Hosts

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteer campground hosts for the 2017 camping season in Michigan state parks, recreation areas and rustic state forest campgrounds.  More...

DNR Urges Caution on Snowmobile Trails

With varying amounts of snowfall so far this season across the northern section of the state, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging snowmobilers to use caution riding trails.  More...

Lake Michigan Found to Contain Half of Great Lakes Plastic Pollution

Environmental groups are hoping a New Year’s resolution for 2017 will be to keep the Great Lakes cleaner.  A report by the Rochester Institute of Technology estimates that 22 million pounds of plastic ends up in the water every year. More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes? Sam Baskin, Tullahoma, TN More...

SAVVY SENIOR

How to Prevent Falls at Home

Dear Savvy Senior, My 79-year-old mother, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. Are there any extra precautions we should take that can help prevent this? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, More...

Just Bill

I Learned to Kiss the French Way

I was on a subway train in Paris one day when two guys stood up as the door opened and they kissed each other on the cheeks as one got off. They probably were not gay. They were more likely brothers or good friends. More...

Sports

The Sport Page

A look back at some of our favorite sports pictures.

Above, the boy’s baseball team won the District Title, while below the girl’s softball team won their District Title. More...

Lady Eagles Start New Year With Blow Out Win Over Bears

This past Monday night, the Engadine Eagles hosted the Lady Black Bears of Bay De Noc in their first game of the new year. The contest looked to be about even, with the Bears boasting a record of 3-3 and the Eagles coming in at 3-1. More...

Mushers Return to Muskallonge

The 18th annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race starts this Saturday at Muskallonge Lake State Park at 9:30 a.m.  The event is a sanctioned race of five different classifications: 10-dog pro, who will race 51 miles; 8- dog pro, who will race 4 More...

Parks & Recreation Enjoys Improvements

This year has witnessed many changes in Luce County Parks and Recreation.  More...

LSSU Unleashes Annual List of Banished Words

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have taken their best “guesstimate” and released LSSU’s 42nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Over-use and General Uselessness. More...

Local News

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, January 4   —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...

MACKINAC COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT

For the week of December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  —Deputies stopped a vehicle for excessive speed in Brevort Township. More...

Forestland Programs— Why Bother?

The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016 with national recognition from the United States Congress in affirmation of the 79,000 landowners and 20,500,000 acres of forestland enrolled in the ATFS.  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

Janet L. McNamara

Janet L. McNamara, 80, a longtime Newberry resident, died at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry Friday, December 30, 2016.  More...

Ethel F. Freeman

Ethel F. Freeman, 90, formerly of Newberry, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Ossineke, MI. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a future edition of the Newberry News by McWilliams Funeral Home of Alpena.   More...

William L. "Billy" Purmort

William L. "Billy" Purmort, 76, of Newberry, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at North Haven AFC Home. More...

Features

Did You Know?

The Ford Motor Company’s Model T was offered in several styles, not unlike how vehicles of today are offered in various models.  More...

Trivia

"Long in the tooth," meaning "old," was originally used to describe horses. As horses age, their gums recede, giving the impression that their teeth are growing. The longer the teeth look, the older the horse. More...

Did You Know?

Men and women often make an effort to lose weight before special events such as weddings or vacations. While many people do so in healthy ways, others take their weight loss efforts to the extreme.  More...