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January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

DNR Offers Ice Fishing Tips, Regulations

Want to specifically fish for panfish and/or northern pike this winter? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources gas a short video that can help to get you started. More...

Snowmobile Accident Leaves Harrison County Man Dead

Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post were dispatched to investigate a fatal snowmobile crash on Snowmobile trail #9 approximately .1 miles west of County Road 407 in McMillian, Township, Luce County. The crash occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

2017 Bear Forum Held in St. Ignace

The annual Bear Forum was held December 16 in St. Ignace, perhaps appropriately at the Little Bear Arena. More...

Senior Citizens Club Plans January Meeting

The Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizens Store and Club will hold their next monthly meeting Tuesday, January 9 at 12:00 noon at the store. A potluck will begin at this time, with the meeting to follow.  More...

National Forest Reminds Users Permits Keep Roads Safe

Hiawatha National Forest supervisor Cid Morgan reminds the public that road use permits are required for many uses of Forest Roads.  More...

Columnists

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk:  Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?  Tom Dell, Bern, NC   More...

Safe Driving Tips

Do not drive through, around or under any railroad crossing gate while it’s down, or being raised or lowered. Wait until the gates have risen, the signals have stopped flashing and you’re sure all tracks are clear.  More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of January 6, 1893  Local and County News   We wish all our readers happiness and prosperity during the year upon which we have just entered, 1893.  Luce County’s new shingle mill will give employment to ab More...

Sports

NHS Wrestlers Assist in East Win over West

Five of Newberry’s wrestlers won all five of their matches at the East versus West annual tournament held in Munising last Saturday, December 29.  The Indians competed on the East side, teamed up with Gladstone, Munising, St. More...

The Sport Page

The 2017-18 Newberry Men’sVarsity Basketball Team From left to right, front row: Andre James, Casey Wendt, coach Jimm Depew, Blake Jordan and George Sevarns. More...

LSSU Unpacks the 43rd Annual List of Banished Words

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University eschewed “fake news” and released LSSU’s 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.  More...

Photo

Dog handlers, volunteers, race officials and spectators make ready in the chutes at the Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race in 2016. Chilly temperatures are expected at this Saturday’s race at Muskallunge State Park. Racing starts at 9:30 a.m. More...

Check Maps Before Using ORVs on Forest Roads

Many, but not all, state forest roads opened to offroad vehicle traffic January 1. Before riding, make sure roads are authorized for ORV use by checking online maps. More...

Golden Leaves Restricts Visitors

Golden Leaves Living Center has placed restrictions on visitors due to the number of flu cases in the community.  To protect its residents, the Center will not allow any visitors with flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough or colds. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

December 18 - 24

December 18 — Property Damage Accident - car/deer, CR 415, Lakefield Township. Investigated, report taken.  December 18 — Property Damage Accident - car/deer, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

MAEAP Verifies Forest, Wetland, Habitat Properties for Landowners

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is offering verification for landowners in Forest, Wetland and Habitat (FWH). MAEAP is a proactive, voluntary and free environmental assurance program.  More...

Critical Need for Blood

The U.P. Regional Blood Centers across the Upper Peninsula are experiencing a critical need for all blood types. They have centers in Marquette, Iron Mountain, Escanaba, Hancock and Sault Ste. More...

Obituaries

Matthew Anthony Normand

Matthew Anthony Normand, age 59, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, FL with Bridget by his side. More...

Linda Dean

Linda Dean of Newberry, formerly of Linden and Flint, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Cartwright Care Center. The daughter of Frederick and Mamie Kleinschrodt, Linda was born on January 30, 1946, in Flint. More...

Donna M. Schummer

Donna Mae Schummer, 85, of Newberry died Thursday morning, December 28, 2017 at U.P. Health System in Marquette surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Features

Getting Salty in Michigan: The Story Behind Winter Road Salt

Winter and icy roads are synonymous in Michigan. More than one million tons of road salt is used annually on Michigan roads. A few “salty months” means safer roads and bridges for all Michigan residents.  More...

Digital Tech Can Help Students Learn

Did you know that advanced digital technologies can help grade school and high school students become better prepared for college and careers?  From interactive platforms and applications to high-tech hardware, digital learning is empowering edu More...

Practice Snow Removal Safety

One of the more common causes of back injuries during the winter months is snow removal. Using the wrong body mechanics when shoveling snow can put undue stress on the spine and lead to muscle strains, falls or more serious back injuries. More...