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2017-10-11 / Columnists


by Caroline Diem

From the Newberry News of October 14, 1892

Local and County News

—The boys have taken a “tumble” and will treat their lady friends to a dance this (Friday) evening.

—A fine Crayon portrait of yourself, given away with any bill of furniture worth from $10 to $25 at Brace & Co.’s furniture store.

—Geo. Vancom and Albert Beaudin took orders for several brace of partridges Wednesday and left the same day for Sage to catch them.

—CHOPPERS WANTED – by Mason Bros. wood contractors at their camps near Newberry, 200 men wanted, good pay and steady employment to good men. Apply at the camps after the 17th of this month.

—WANTED – Two thousand bushels of potatoes, in exchange for goods at Shattuck’s.

—Columbia Day will be observed by the pupils of Luce county on Friday, Oct. 21st. Special exercises will be engaged in at all the schools, on which occasion parents and guardians of pupils are invited to be present .— The Dollarville mill will be kept running this fall as long as it is possible to bring logs down the creek to the river.

—Crews of men are again at work on the narrowgauge railroad and its branches, preparing it for transporting a new supply of wood to the kilns.

From the Newberry News of October 12, 1917

First Snowfall

When the people of Newberry woke up Monday morning they found the ground covered with a slight fall of snow. During the day the mercury dropped and snow continued to fall at intervals.

People shivered with the unseasonable cold, and the coal problem took on a new and threatening aspect. The heating furnace, which early this season had been regarded as a dusty coal-eating nuisance, was stoked up and became a warm and welcome friend in nearly every home.

Change in Deliveries

The undersigned grocers have agreed to discontinue Saturday night deliveries beginning October 20, 1917: Brown & Turnbull, F.L. Harris, J.H. Labron, J.K. Jacobson, Pakka Bros., A. Westin & Co.

Sentenced to Marquette

Oscar Haigh was convicted in the circuit court on a charge of carrying concealed weapons and was sentenced by Judge Fead to from nine months to two years at Marquette with a recommended maximum of one year.

Haigh attempted to shoot Officer Duvall when picked up on the streets in an intoxicated condition, firing a shot point blank at the officer’s head.

Charles Covell, who was also up for trial on a charge of carrying concealed weapons, was discharged.

Covell is the fellow who attempted to collect the bounty on sixteen wolf hides nearly a year ago. When he appeared at the courthouse with the hides County Clerk Leighton became suspicious that all was not right and called the sheriff.

Upon being searched, a gun was found on Covell’s person. A charge of carrying concealed weapons was preferred against him.

At the trial Covell consented that the hides be so mutilated it would not be possible to again attempt to collect a bounty, and the court, taking into consideration the fact that he was the father of seven small children who needed his support, granted him release.

From the Newberry News of October 12, 1967

105 Metal Shops in Peninsula

An inventory of Upper Peninsula metalworking shops discloses that there are 105 in all, employing from one to 1,000 workers, according to an announcement from George Rusch, coordinator-director of the Small Business Development Center of UPCAP (Upper Peninsula Committee for Area Progress).

One of the results of the inventory, according to Rusch, was the formation of a Metalworking and Fabricators Association of the Upper Peninsula as a centralized organization for the metal workers who are scattered throughout all counties of the U.P. except Keweenaw.

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