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January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Many women from the U.P. made the long trip to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.   More...

Prosecutor Rules Officer-Involved Shooting Justified

On November 21, two troopers from the MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post and a Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office deputy were involved in an officer-involved shooting. More...

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News

Supplemental Deer Feeding Permits Available in Southern U.P.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the availability of winter supplemental deer feeding permits across the southern section of the Upper Peninsula. Permits allowing private citizens and sportsmen’s groups in the U.P. More...

Big Buck Night at Sportsmen’s Club

From left to right: Tyler Canfield highest score (nonmember); Robert Lustilla highest score with a bow (member); Caityn Canfield highest score youth-girls; Bill Brand highest score (member); and Eli Brand highest score youth-boys.   More...

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Brothers Mathew and Luke Luebkert found something to do on the half-day of school as they explore the top of a snow pile that is not quite so high anymore due to the recent spell of warm weather. 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

Alver Anselm “Sam” Bergman

Alver Anselm “Sam” Bergman of Gaylord passed away at home Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was 92.  He was born March 16, 1924 to Gustav and Anna Bergman in Newberry, one of eight children. More...

Mary Lou Laverty

Mary Lou Laverty, 87, of Curtis died Thursday morning, January 19, 2017 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Munising.  She was born August 10, 1929 in Angola, IN, daughter of the late Carrol and Lena (Feister) Wolfe. More...

Tyler J. Barker

Tyler John Barker, 20, of Germfask, Michigan passed away on January 19, 2017 at the U.P. Health System Hospital in Marquette, following a tragic heavy equipment accident earlier in the day in Seney, MI.  More...

Features

Did You Know?

Just like certain exercises, home improvement projects may involve heavy lifting, bending, moving and stretching. More...

Create Kid-Friendly Spaces at Home

Maintaining a home that is welcoming and kid-friendly can be challenging. Kids are full of energy and oftentimes put fun ahead of tidiness. More...

TRIVIA

In 2015 the Harvard debate team lost to three prison inmates. More...

Recent Millage Expands County Vet Office

Rick Minard, director of the Luce County Veterans Office is now open eight hours a day, five days a week. His job is as a veteran advocate—not a part of the Veterans Administration (VA).  More...

Warm, Soggy Day Dampens Newberry’s Bogey Buster 150

This past Saturday, the Bogie Buster 150 for vintage sleds was held in Newberry. The main events were to be a 150-lap race for both the super stock and the modified sleds. With prizes of $1,000 for each, a good turn out was expected. More...

Germfask Man Fatally Injured Working on Seney Groomer

A fatal accident occurred at the Seney Township Snowmobile Barn Thursday, January 19. Tyler Barker, 20, of Germfask was performing routine maintenance on the snow drag when the wing of the machinery fell on him, causing life-threatening injuries. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

January 9 – 22

January 9 — Two-vehicle property damage accident, M-123, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  January 9 — Violation of Bond, CR 415, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: I recently moved into a new rental house and the water from the tap tastes kinda funny. Can you suggest some easy and inexpensive ways to test the water for contaminants? —Wanda Belinski, Bridgeport, CT More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, January 25   —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

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of January 29, 1892  Local News   —Lumbermen are taking advantage of the splendid weather for log hauling, and are rushing their logs to rail and stream as fast as possible. More...

Just Bill

Let’s Have a Statue on Newberry Avenue

When we bought the Newberry News from Bill and Avis Fretz on September 1, 1989, I floated down Newberry Avenue, happy as a bird. More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

Hip, Hip, Hoorapathy!

I recently retired again, which leaves me a lot of extra time to worry. I tend to get angry and make pronouncements and threats about how things would be if I were in charge. More...

Sports

EUP Special Olympics Winter Games Held

This past Thursday, January 19, the 2017 Special Olympics Michigan EUP Winter Games were held in Newberry. About 20 Special Olympians competed in various cross-country ski and snowshoe events.  More...

Eagle Boys Upset Cedarville Trojans

The season so far has been an interesting one for the Engadine Eagles boys’ basketball team, which once struggled in December. Since New Year Day the boys have picked up three.  More...

Newberry Takes Win Over Engadine

Last week on Tuesday the Newberry boys’ teams made the short trip south to take on Engadine in this next round of the Battle for M- 117. More...