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August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Gods Country Cooperative Parish Purchases Pentland School Building

God’s Country Cooperative Parish (GCCP) finally has an office after dreaming of one for many years.  Two weeks ago the cooperative closed on the old Pentland School building next to the Tahquamenon Area School bus garage on M-123.  More...

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Wildlife Watchers Asked to Report Reptile, Amphibian Sightings

As you are out enjoying Michigan’s natural resources this summer, please take a moment to help collect valuable information on Michigan’s reptiles and amphibians.  Anyone can help by reporting sightings of turtles, frogs, toads, snak More...

Forest Insurance Center Named Preferred Partner

At its recent Executive /Agency Roundtable meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Forest Insurance Center Agency of Newberry as a “Preferred” Partner for 2016.  This prestigious distinction is awarded to independent agencies that More...

DNR Encourages Youths to Take an Adult Fishing

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants young people to know they don’t have to wait for a parent, grandparent or guardian to plan their next fishing adventure. More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use?  — Mickey Jurowski Palatine, IL   More...

Forestry Notes

The Michigan Forest Association (MFA) has about 540 members. That’s not a huge number, given that a couple of hundred thousand private woodland parcels occur in Michigan. More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 5, 1892  Local and County News   —J.L. More...

Features

Did You Know?

There’s a hipster Santa at a mall in Toronto that wants to take selfies with you. More...

Learn How Music, Singing Benefit Children

Music is everywhere: on the radio, in movies and television shows and as a backdrop when shopping or celebrating milestones.  Music is an integral part of cultures all over the world. Music can express emotions not easily conveyed otherwise. More...

Parents Advised on How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school spending is cutting more deeply into family budgets than ever before. More...

Gubernatorial Candidate Whitmer Visits Newberry

Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer spent some time in the Upper Peninsula last week. Her visit included a stopover in Newberry at the Newberry News, as well as time with the Luce County Democratic Committee. More...

Michigan Grants 30-Day Extension to Post Rate Filings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved a 30-day extension request made by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS). More...

Shrek: The Musical Gears Up for Opening Night

Visitors to the Erickson Center in Curtis regularly show their love for anything having to do with the arts. More...

Local News

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

Over the last seven years the staff at the Tahquamenon Area Library has grown our Summer Reading Program into a six-week event with activities for all ages. More...

Upcoming Donation Opportunities

Blood Drive

—The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive Thursday, August 17 at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Sault Ste. Marie with the bloodmobile from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, August 9   —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. For additional information call Linda at 586-9411.  More...

Obituaries

Virginia “Ginny” Marie Simi

Virginia “Ginny” Marie Simi, 90, of Newberry, died Saturday morning August 5, 2017 at the Newberry Assisted Living Community.  More...

Pauline McMullen

Pauline McMullen, 87, a longtime resident of Lakefield Township, most recently of Williamston, died surrounded by her family at Riverwind Assisted Living Facility of Williamston Saturday, August 5, 2017.  She was born March 11, 1930 in Chatham, More...

Ervin Bellack

Ervin Bellack, age 97, formerly of Newberry, passed away July 31, 2017 of natural causes. He was a long time resident of Bethesda, Maryland and employee of the National Institutes of Health and the Public Health Service. More...

Personals

Shannon Sears 2nd Grade

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

I love my mama. She is all I really need in my life. She is my favorite person in the world. I love her and she loves me. She is like my BFF but my mother. I still love Max (my dog) and Daddy, but I love her the most. More...

Hudson Chippewa 3rd Grade

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

Mom, you are as sweet as a rose. You give me everything I need to live. You're my lantern to throw the dark and my sunshine on a rainy day. I love you, Mom. I will never stop loving you.  Sincerely, Hudson Chippewa   More...

Hannah Berry 5th Grade

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

My Papa and Grandma   More...