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August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chippewa Sheriff’s Office, MSP Investigate Suicide

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police are conducting a joint investigation into an apparent suicide. The death occurred within the Chippewa County Correctional Facility on August 14 at about 10:15 p.m.  More...

ECA Announces Upcoming Art on the Lake Festival

The Erickson Center for the Arts will host the 18th annual Art on the Lake Art and Music Festival Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Erickson Center Park in Curtis.  More...

DNR to Begin Drawdown of Trout Brook Pond

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be drawing down Trout Brook Pond in Chippewa County this September.  More...

Special Sections

News

Understand Importance of Streamside, Lakeshore Habitat

The thousands of rivers, lakes and streams in Michigan are beautiful, special places, not only to a wide range of people, including anglers, boaters and campers, but numerous plant and animal species.  More...

With Propane Supplies Down, Lock in Prices Now

Michigan’s propane customers are advised to lock in fuel prices now, well ahead of the heating season, says the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE).  More...

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup Slated for September 16

September Adopt-a-Beach is the largest annual day of action for the Great Lakes. Thousands of volunteers clean up beaches around the Great Lakes while collecting valuable data used by researchers. More...

Columnists

SAVVY SENIOR

Top New Cars for Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior,  My wife and I are both in our late sixties and are looking to buy a new car. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us evaluate and choose a good car for older drivers? More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Taking Second Look at Kids’ Lunch Boxes

Let’s see, pack the school lunch box? Check. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat? Check. One cup applesauce? Check. Fruit punch? Check. Healthy lunch? Check. Oops, not so fast. More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of August 26, 1892  Local and County News   —Several Seney firms have had scenes painted on the front of their business places. More...

Features

This Day in History

August 23

1305—Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.  1914—Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.  1926—Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.  More...

TRIVIA

Within five minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90 percent is gone.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Personals

In Memoriam

In Memory of Maxine Holt Who passed away August 21, 1985

Mom,  So many years have passed since you have been gone. But goodbyes are not forever. They simply mean I’ll miss you ’til we meet again. More...

Nani Weller 3rd Grade

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Entry

My mom is not just a mom. She does so many different things for me. She also loves and cares for me.  My mom is a miracle making wonder. She is smarter than a rocket scientist, prettier than a model. More...

Photo

The Newberry area could only get a partial eclipse of the sun at its peak time.   More...

Motorcycle Crash in Seney Injures Two

Sunday, August 20 at approximately 2:30 p.m. More...

Friday’s Drill Earns High Marks

Firefighters arrive on the scene of a simulated fire disaster at the Golden Leaves Living Center at last week’s emergency drill.  Last Friday’s emergency drill at the Golden Leaves Living Center went smoothly, according to officials More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

July 31 – August 14

August 1 — Identity Theft, Newberry. Investigated, report taken.  August 1 — Family Dispute, CR 405, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Read All About It

News from the Tahquamenon Area Library

It’s that time of year again. School is starting back up Tuesday, September 5. It’s an important time to remind everyone that the library is open to the public during all open hours. More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, August 23   —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...

Obituaries

Chad A. Saunders

Chad Alan Saunders, 50, of Muskegon passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by loving family after a two-year fight with cancer.  He was employed with SAF Holland for 22 years. More...

Rita J. Major

Rita June Major, 78, of Newberry passed away August 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  A lifelong resident of Newberry, she was very active in her church. More...

Patricia R. Schafer

Patricia “Patty” R. Schafer, 61, of Germfask, formerly of Rochester Hills, died suddenly Sunday, August 13, 2017.  She was born in Detroit February 19, 1956 to Edward and Rita (Roy) Brown Pardiac. More...

Sports

The Sport Page

Newberry Athletes from last year get ready for a new sports season.   More...

High School Football Kicks Off

The high school football season is upon us starting this Thursday, August 24, with the Junior Varsity playing against Manistique at home on the Newberry field at 6:00 p.m. More...

Lady Eagles Optimistic about Season

The Engadine Eagles volleyball team has become a team to reckon with in the U.P for about 20 years now under the guidance of Kathy Miller. More...