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May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Professor to Study Yooper Talk

Wil A. Rankinen, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Grand Valley State University, is touring the Upper Peninsula with the purpose of studying how Yoopers talk.  More...

Special Election in August to Fill 109th District Seat

Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced a special election would be held in the 109th District of the state House of Representatives to fill the vacancy created by the passing of state Rep. John Kivela.  More...

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Newberry High School 2016 - 2017 Scholarships & Awards

Daughters of American Revolution Citizenship Scholarship  Maysa Sitar  United States Air Force Certificate of Enlistment  Bethany Cutrer   More...

$3.6 Million in Grants to Target Invasive Species

Funding proposals for 2017 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants.  More...

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

Victor Abrams 5th Grade

What Makes My Mom Special  My mom is special because she is kind, cooks, and gives me toys and games sometimes. She gave birth to me. She helps me and she is my mom.   More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of June 3, 1892  Local News   —Monday was Decoration Day.  —Herman Anderson is now the sole owner of the Finn grocery store on Truman Avenue east, Matt Hakala his partner having sold to him his intere More...

Just Bill

We Need to Keep on Thinking of Ideas

Michigan has 83 counties, and all of them had improved unemployment rates in April. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, which is a very good number.  More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

Grow Your Own Cure

Some may find this column offensive. Reader discretion is advised.  Lots of stress going on these days, folks. Blood pressure is at an all-time high. They call it the silent killer because it’s silent and it kills people.  More...

Features

TRIVIA

Heading a soccer ball is definitely bad for your brain. According to new research, soccer players who took memory tests before and after heading a ball scored about half as well in the after tests. More...

Pollen in the Air? Allergy-Proof Your Home

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Indoor air is five times more polluted than air outdoors. Here are some ways for you to take actions to control the air inside your home. More...

Don’t Write on the Wall!

Once upon a time when I was just a little shaver I got a brand new 64-color crayon set. I was so excited!  It was great fun coloring pictures – I could do it for hours.  But one day I had a bright idea. More...

Photo

Thirty-six Newberry High School seniors walk away from the graduation ceremony as Newberry alumnis.   More...

Crisp Point Road now Open

The culvert that was washed out on the road to the Crisp Point Lighthouse has been replaced and although some final work has yet to be done, the road is passible once again.  The Crisp Point Lighthouse is now open for visitors.   More...

Community Development Mini-Grants Awarded

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission has completed awarding the 2017 round of Community Development Mini-Grants.  Fourteen awards were made throughout Mackinac, Chippewa and Luce counties, for a total of $40 More...

Free Fishing Demos for Youth

The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend free fishing weekend demonstrations Saturday, June 10 at the Dollarville Dam from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Participants will learn knot tying, casting, hook baiting and safety. More...

Accident Claims Life of a Gould City Woman

Michigan State Police from the St. Ignace Post are continuing their investigation into a Tuesday, May 23 accident that has clamed the life of a 32-year-old Gould City woman.  More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

5/22 – 5/28/17

May 22—Family Dispute, CR 399, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken.  May 22—Parking Violation, East Avenue A, Newberry. Investigated, report taken.  May 22—Mental Health Transport, Harrie Street, Newberry. More...

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

The last day of school for Tahquamenon Area Schools is Thursday, June 8, but the Tahquamenon Library continues with regular hours all summer long. This will be our seventh summer of remaining open to the public during these hours. More...

U.P. 4-H Camp Registration Begins

Registration is now open for the Upper Peninsula 4-H Camp, scheduled July 11 - 13 at Clear Lake Education Center in Schoolcraft County.  Youth ages nine to 13 are encouraged to register as campers, and youth 14 and older can attend as junior cou 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

John Drefs

Longtime Newberry resident, John Drefs, 94, died Wednesday morning May 24, 2017 at his residence under the care of his family and North Woods Hospice.  More...

Sports

The Sport Page

Jackson McCudden with an eye on the pitcher, leans back to first base. More...

Newberry Boys Keep on Trucking

The Newberry Indian men’s track team won the Straits Area Conference meet last Tuesday, May 23 at Cheboygan, as well as the EUP conference title at Pickford last Thursday, May 25.  More...

NHS Golfers Ending Season on Upswing

Monday, May 22 was the SAC golf championship at Wild Bluff. “It was a boysonly tournament,” explained Newberry coach Jordan Wagner, “and a tough day for us overall. We competed against the Sault, St. Ignace and Cheboygan. More...