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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LP Employees to Celebrate Major Milestone

The employees of the Newberry LP plant will celebrate the 20th anniversary production milestone of LP Smart- Side®, a leading brand in the building industry made in Newberry.  More...

Mackinac County Commissioners Invited to the White House

On August 8 Mackinac County commissioners Jim Hill and Diane Patrick joined other commissioners from across Michigan at a White House conference.  This invitation to Michigan commissioners came directly from the White House and was arranged by t More...

McMillan Hootenanny

McMillan Hootenanny will take place Saturday, August 19 at the Town Hall in McMillan. The festivites will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   More...

Public Invited to Erickson Memorial Picnic

The Erickson Center for the Arts will host the Dick and Nancy Erickson Memorial Community Picnic Sunday, August 27 at the Erickson Center Park from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

1st Annual Engadine Tractor Show a Success

The first annual Tractor Show ii Engadine took place this past weekend. More...

TOLCA Discusses US-2 Speed Limit

The Top of The Lake Community held their regular monthly meeting last August 7 at the Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway.  The one item that drew the most discussion was the increase in speed on US-2. More...

On-the-Job Training Works!

Steven Lowry recently completed the Michigan Works! 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

Mary “Miz” Salter

Mary “Miz” Salter, 85, of Gould City, Michigan passed away on August 12, 2017 at her home in Newton Township.  Miz was born in Ferry, Michigan on November 29, 1931 during the Great Depression and grew up in Rexton. More...

Erma A. Berlinger

Erma A. Berlinger, 89, of Sault Ste. Marie died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in the Soo.  Born in Newberry March 21, 1928, she was the last surviving daughter of the late Edward and Valerie (Cantin) Minor. More...

Richard L. Miller

Richard L. Miller, 91, of Engadine died early Monday morning, August 14, 2017 at his home.  Born January 15, 1926 in LaGrange County, IN, he was the son of the late Irwin and Mildred Miller. More...

Features

TRIVIA

In response to the widespread speculation of whether Bert and Ernie are gay, Sesame Street Workshop president and CEO Gary Knell wrote in his book: “They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets. More...

Did You Know?

Chinese troops train to stand motionless for an hour, refrain from swaying for the second hour and not collapse after three hours. They cannot blink for 40 seconds at a time and have needles poking through their shirt collars to correct posture. More...

Did You Know?

A pair of human feet consists of 52 bones and accounts for 25 percent of all bones in the body.   More...

New Athletic Director Takes Over at TAS

Tahquamenon Area Schools recently hired a new athletic director, Brian Sikkenga, to replace Hugh Clark, who has moved out of town.  Sikkenga has had 20 years of coaching experience under his belt, mostly in the Muskegon area. More...

A Luce County Emergency Training Exercise

will take place today, Wednesday, August 16, at the Golden Leaves Living Center. Please see Luce County Emergency Manager Brent Wilson’s letter to the editor for more information.   More...

Pete and Rose Anderson to Retire from Logging Museum Board of Directors

After 36 years as a registered historical site, educational museum and tourist attraction, the Tahquamenon Logging Museum is in need of volunteers on its Board of Directors. More...

Seney Plans First Annual Parade, Festival

The Seney Historical Society will present the first annual Seney Days Parade and Festival Saturday, August 26.  Activities will kick off with a parade at 12:00 noon down Railroad Street. More...

Michigan’s House of Representative District 109 November Race Settled

Last Tuesday’s special election to see which Democrat will oppose Republican Rich Rossway in the November election to replace the late State Rep. More...

Lose Your Blues in Paradise this Weekend

Paradise’s Wild Blueberry Festival returns the weekend of August 18 - 20 with a full range of activities for the entire family.  A crowd favorite, the Arts and Crafts Fair, will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

Local News

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News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

You might have noticed some colorfully painted rocks hidden around the area lately. This is a trend that is sweeping the country. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, August 16   —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 weeks of July 31 – August 13, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s office:  —Deputies investigated two separate breaking and entering complaints, one of which involved larceny. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 19, 1892  Local and County News   —Pettijohn’s Celebrated Breakfast Food will hereafter be kept by J.A. More...

CHAMBER CONNECTION

—The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome two new members: Chuck Renze Ford of Newberry and Renze Power Sports.  More...

Just Bill

A Little Visit to Sault Ste. Marie

The forecast for the Soo last week said rain all day Thursday and Friday, and we did have a few drops in the night, as well as Thursday morning as we drove into Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Sports

Little League 2017

for safekeeping in a neat, secure and efficient manner.  * Keep your home clean  More...

Personals

Ashlyn Miller Kindergarten, Age 6

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

I love my mom because my mom brings me to the beach. I like to play in the sand. I like to make a sand castle. It is fun.   More...

Isis Berry 2nd Grade

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

I love my mom because she is nice to me. I love her because she takes me places. She brings me toys back from work, plus snuggles me. My favorite thing about her is she is the best mom in the world. I thank her for always giving me love. More...

Dominic Sears 3rd Grade

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

My mom is the best because she is so nice. She is nice on a daily basis.  She takes me to the funnest places, like the Michigan Bridge, and Avalanche Bay.  I love this about my mom. She can fix anything that has to use with computers. More...