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August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

TAS Superintendent Eager to Start New School Year

Tahquamenon Area Schools superintendent Stacy Price is eager to see the building filled with students again. On the positive side, building repairs are completed, new teachers are preparing classrooms and a few new policies are in place. More...

Holiday Schedule

The Newberry News will be closed Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.  All advertisements, photos and articles must be in our office by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31.   More...

Special Sections

News

Eighth Annual Paranormal Convention a Ghostly Success

This past weekend, August 24 – 26, the eighth annual Paranormal Convention took place in Sault Ste. Marie at the Kewadin Casino. This year, however, rather than Kewadin Casino hosting the event itself, it was the Sault Ste. More...

Early Teal Hunting Season Begins September 1

Michigan is in its fourth year of an experimental early teal hunting season; this year, that season runs September 1 - 10. These small ducks, especially blue-winged teal, are some of the earliest duck species to migrate each fall.  More...

Secretary of State Offices to Close for Labor Day

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of September 2, 1892  Circus Is Coming   More...

Just Bill

A Week of Memorable Dinners. Bon Appétit!

America’s failure to support national healthcare as every country in Europe does means that our rural communities often call us to raise funds for someone’s enormous medical bills. The upside is that the get-together is often fun.  More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

Five years ago the board of directors of the Erickson Center approved spending thousands upon thousands of dollars to pave its parking lot and associated drives. More...

Features

Did You Know?

One of the best ways to get people to do something is to make it fun.  More...

Got Backyard Chickens? Don’t Get Salmonella

Backyard poultry is a growing hobby for many Michiganders, but if you’re not careful, it could make you sick. More...

Using Private Wells: A Drinking Water Safety Guide

Nearly one in seven Americans get their drinking water from private wells. Federal and state governments set legal limits for contaminants in public water systems, but those laws don’t cover private wells. More...

Luce County Considers Joining Recycling Effort

The Luce County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting Tuesday, August 22 and conducted a variety of business, including approving airport improvements and a loan for a new business, and defeating a proposed contract with union employees.&nb More...

Traffic Changes Announced for Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Citing safety and security recommendations by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and U.S. More...

Art on the Lake

returns to the Erickson Center for the Arts this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

August 21 – 27

August 21 — Malicious Destruction to a Garden, CR 405, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  August 21 — Property Damage Accident, M-123, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, August 30   —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 week of August 21–27, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  -Deputies responded to seven traffic crashes, one of which involved an Off Road Vehicle where injuries were reported.  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

Elsie Gibson

Elsie Maria Lahti Gibson died Saturday, August 26, 2017 surrounded by family.  A lifelong resident of Newberry, she was born to Robert and Impi (Koivisto) Lahti October 9, 1924. She graduated from Newberry High School in 1942.  More...

Sally Frazier

Sally Frazier, 74, of Naubinway died at her home Monday, August 28, 2017 surrounded by her family and under the care of North Woods Home Health and Hospice.  Visitation will be held at St. More...

Sports

Indian Football Starts Off with Bang

The Newberry Indian Varsity football team came home from Manistique with both a 49—8 victory and the successful retention of the Great Lakes Cup, the prize of the annual meeting between the two teams.  The Indians did it with their defense More...

Rock And Roll Relay Opens Engadine Cross-Country Season

Last year something very new happened in the local world of cross-country: the first annual Rock and Roll Relay race in Engadine. This event is the brainchild of Jim Beck, a former coach from southeastern Michigan who now assists at Engadine.  More...

Eagles Ready for Football Season

This past Friday the Engadine Eagles were scheduled to open their Varsity football season with a game against Charlton Heston Academy. As it happened, the day prior to the game school officials informed Engadine that it had to forfeit.  More...

Personals

Card of Thanks

Christian Baptist SBC would like to thank everyone for their help to make the Block Party a wonderful event!  Thank You to those who donated prizes for the drawings:  Zephyr BP Danny’s Auto U.P. More...