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September 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State House Candidate Rossway Visits Newberry

Rich Rossway, the Republican candidate for Michigan’s House of Representatives 109th district, spent last Wednesday knocking on doors of the residents of Newberry asking for their support in the upcoming election.  More...

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M-STEP Results in Math, Social Studies Improve in Nearly All Grades

Statewide M-STEP scores this year show mathematics and social studies proficiency gains in eight of nine grades tested, and 11th grade SAT scores also showed improvement, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.  More...

Soo Pilots Group to Host Movie in Plane Hangar

The Soo Pilots Association will host an airport open house and movie night for families and kids of all ages. More...

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Newberry Kiwanis Club jingled the bells 1,000 times! Kiwanis presented the Newberry Save the Bells committee with a check for $1,000 at their September 21 meeting. 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

Robert Lee Shaw

Robert Lee Shaw, age 79 years, passed away Friday afternoon, September 22, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He was born in Clare, Michigan on April 20, 1938, the son of the late Hector and Dorothy (Sickles) Shaw. More...

Robert R. Schaefer

Robert R. Schaefer, 88, of Lakefield Township died at home Wednesday, September 20, 2017 surrounded by his family.  Born September 25, 1928 at his home in Lakefield Township, son of the late Raymond W. and Amy V. More...

Bernice I. Bergman

Bernice Irene Bergman, 92, of Gaylord passed away at home Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in Detroit September 1, 1925 to Martin and Anna (Martell) Harju.  More...

Features

TRIVIA

There’s an app described as “Shazam for plants” that lets you take a picture of any plant and then utilizes user data and Google reverse image searching to tell you what species you’re looking at. More...

Did You Know?

A 500 pound (226 kg) bluefin tuna fish sold in Japan for 1.8 million dollars.   More...

Did You Know?

Through the years, cars have evolved so much that certain parts once integral to their operation have now become obsolete.  More...

Luce County Approves Airport Improvements

The regular monthly Luce County Commission meeting on September 20 yielded the signing of contracts for the airport, the possibility of hiring a new 4-H coordinator and the approval of money to promote a Luce County tourism effort.  More...

Ham Radios Still Alive and Well in Newberry

Ham Radios Still Alive and Well in Newberry  Since the early 1900s enthusiasts explored communicating using radio waves. More...

HNJH Donates Buddy Benches to Community Playground

From left: Playground Fundraising Chair Dr. Patrica Gill, HNJH CEO Scott Pilion, and TAS Superintendent Stacy Price pose with one of the new “Buddy Benches” Helen Newberry Joy Hospital donated to the Newberry Community Playground.  More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

September 18 - 24

September 18 — Cabin Breaking and Entering, Thompson Trail, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken.  September 18 — Assault and Battery, Washington Street, Newberry. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Forestry Notes

Autumn Leaf Discoloration

As the summer gradually moves into the fall season, the leaves of many tree species will prematurely turn brown. More...

News from the Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Youth in the Outdoors Fast Approaching!

Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of September 30, 1892  Local and County News   —Numerous hunting parties left for the woods on Saturday and Sunday last and are scattered through the county in all directions.  More...

Just Bill

Sometimes It’s Nice to Take a Boat Ride

The other night we took a three-hour boat ride on the Seine in Paris. A woman from Lithuania was singing jazz numbers on a tiny stage at one end of the boat, accompanied by a base and a drum. Hardly anyone listened.  More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

On a chilly autumn evening in the sunlit endless meadow, a little lamb named Emmanuel finished his homework and nuzzled against his mom. “Tell us a scary story, Mama,” he bah-ed.  More...

Sports

Tribe Downed by Lakers

Perhaps it was the heat. Perhaps it was the distance Newberry had to travel. Perhaps it was the loss of coach Puckett. Perhaps it was because of the Lakers Homecoming. More...

Lady Indians Best Pickford

The Newberry Varsity volleyball team came out to play last week against the visiting Pickford Panthers.  Newberry surprised the Panthers by winning the first two games quite easily, 25—16 and 25—14.  More...

NHS Cross-Country Endure Grueling Week

After a crazy, competition packed week, the Newberry cross-country team is showing huge improvement.  More...