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January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New Village Manager Attends January Council Meeting

The Newberry village council opened up its monthly meeting Monday night by welcoming Jennifer James-Mesloh, the new village manager. She officially assumed the job the following day.  The council had 10 candidates apply for the job. More...

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Experience Nature on Lantern-Lit, Wintertime Trail

Taking a walk down a dark, woodland road on a quiet winter’s evening can be a fabulous event, especially if the night is cold, clear and still. More...

2016 Walk for Warmth Raises More Than $5,000

The recent 2016 Walk for Warmth campaign was well supported by the community. More...

Free Alzheimer’s Workshop Planned

A Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease education program is coming to Luce County Community Action on two Fridays, January 27 and February 3. This two-part program will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Einar H. “Hank” Haapalainen

Einar H. “Hank” Haapalainen, 83, of Newberry passed away Friday afternoon, January 13, 2017 at the D.J. More...

Barbara Simmons

Barbara Jean Simmons, 83, of Newberry passed away January 8, 2017.  She was born to Leslie and Pauline Eddy August 24, 1933 in Boyne City. She married Ray Simmons in Tampa, FL January 15, 1961.  More...

Michael Lee Maxson

Michael Lee Maxson, age 73, died January 10, 2017. He was born October 17, 1943 in Monroe, Michigan. Beloved husband of Wanda for 52 years. Loving father of Michael (Lora), Laurie (James) Kilgore, Robert and Melissa Maxson (Dan Watchmaker). More...

Sports

Lady Indians Fall to Blue Devils

The Lady Indians had an extremely tough time getting the ball to fall through the hoop last Friday night in the Sault.  The Indian defense was up to the task, but the offense suffered. More...

Sault Streaks Stop Newberry Men

The Newberry men’s Varsity basketball team stayed close to the Sault Blue Devils for the first two minutes of their only game last week. More...

Three Indians, One Eagle Invited to All-Star Game

The rosters for this summer’s 10th annual U.P. More...

TAS, Library to Implement New Security Systems

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education took care of some procedural matters Monday evening, electing Brian Rahilly to the position of president and Stuart Mc- Tiver to serve as vice-president. More...

Photo

Some of Newberry High School Key Club members were at the TAS board meeting and received a special recognition. They are: (left to right) Bradley Stoetzer, Jeff Hinz, Joshua Kimbler, Tyler Masich, Jared Norris, Maysa Sitar and Alinura Toleubek. More...

EUP Citizens’ Advisory Council to Meet Tomorrow

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to meet tomorrow.  More...

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

Last Sunday I had trouble sleeping and decided to read until I felt tired. The only problem was that I had finished the books that I had with me.  More...

Three Lakes Academy

—Winter sure has reared its ugly head! Please know that calling snow days is not something we take lightly. We have a team of people involved in making the decision, and it’s rarely an easy one.  More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, January 18   —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...

Columnists

Kids Korner

The Sun: More Than an Average Star

There is one object in space that is more important to us on Earth than anything else in the universe. It is a bright star that lies at the very center of our solar system. That star is our sun. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: What kinds of changes to federal environmental policies can we expect to see from Donald Trump when he assumes the presidency?  —D. Shelley Bounder, CO   More...

Just Bill

January 6 Christmas Takes the Cake

According to Christian tradition, three kings came to Bethlehem on January 6 bearing gifts for baby Jesus. For the Orthodox Church, in Russia and elsewhere, January 6 is a real Christmas day, but I never noticed it when I lived in Michigan. More...

Features

TRIVIA

After a man ate a ghost pepper in a contest, not even a burger and six glasses of water could stop the burning.He ended up in the hospital with a 2.5 centimeter hole in his esophagus – not from the pepper, but from the extreme vomiting it caused. More...

Tips Offered for Those Considering a Cruise

Cruises are a popular vacation option that appeal to travelers for a number of reasons. More...

Follow Easy Tips to Stick to Budget

It can be easy to let your finances fall by the wayside when juggling work, family, school and other priorities.  Pack Your Own Lunch   More...