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April 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Townships Association Offers Scholarship

The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Michigan Townships Association (MTA), seeks to offer financial assistance to students aspiring to leadership roles in their community.  More...

U.P. American Legion Posts Plan Legislative Dinner

The U.P. Association of American Legion Posts’ annual Legislative Dinner is set for Saturday, April 28 in Iron Mountain at Post #50, 916 River Avenue. More...

Special Sections

News

Priest on Administrative Leave Following Allegation of Sexual Misconduct

Father Frank M. Lenz, a senior (retired) priest of the Diocese of Marquette, has been placed on administrative leave effective Monday, April 2. More...

Photo

American Legion Post 74 member Joe Bennett, right, presents Chuck Beaulieu with a continuous 50- year membership certificate and an honorary life membership on March 28.   More...

Dangerous Ice Conditions Strand Two Fishermen

On March 27 at approximately 8:53 p.m., Alger County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that two fishermen were stranded on a floating iceberg that broke off the shore in Au Train near the Au Train River.  The Alger County Rescue 21 unit, Al More...

Columnists

Safe Driving Tips

Drowsy Drivers a Menace to Roadways

The National Sleep Foundation says that sleep deprivation can have the same kind of effects on your body that drinking alcohol does. More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of April 8, 1893  Local and County   More...

Just Bill

Watch Out for Words in the Political World

Rep. Jack Bergman sent out a press release last week:  Bergman Receives Award for Protecting Social Security  It could not be further from the truth.  More...

Features

What’s in a NAME?

Columbus Township

In 1893 the settlers of the western end of Luce County detached themselves from McMillan Township and formed their own local government, Columbus Township. More...

Did You Know?

The members of the group LMFAO are actually uncle and nephew.  The Texas school board approved new history textbooks that portray “states’ rights” as the real reason for the Civil War, while slavery is regarded as a side issue. More...

TRIVIA

If Earth’s entire history were compressed into a single year, modern humans would first appear on December 31 at about 11:00 p.m.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Luce Increases Salary for County Administrators

An addition was made at the March 20 Luce County Commission meeting, under old business, to discuss the wages of the county administrator.  More...

Michigan Teams Converge on LSSU for District Robotic Tournament

From Holland in the southern lower peninsula, to Menominee in the western Upper Peninsula, 40 teams from all corners of Michigan converge on Sault Ste. More...

New Warden Takes Over at Newberry Correctional Facility

Jack Kowalski, the new warden at the Newberry Correctional Facility, has been in the business of corrections for a long time.  More...

Second Annual Mother’s Day Contest

The Newberry News is sponsoring their second annual Mother’s Day contest open to all elementary children in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Tahquamenon, Three Lakes, Engadine, Burt Township and Whitefish school systems as well as home-s More...

Local News

Read All About It

News from the Tahquamenon Area Library by

The calendar says it’s spring, and the air is starting to warm on most days. Even the sun has been shining, but please don’t forget that winter lasts a lot longer in the Upper Peninsula.  More...

Planting Seeds of Knowledge

MSU Extension’s new event, Planting Seeds of Knowledge, is rapidly approaching. Being held Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Tahquamenon Area Schools, this free program promises something fun for everyone.  More...

CURTIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, April 4   —The Curtis Quilt Club meets at Curtis Library from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For additional information call Linda at 586- 9411.  Thursday, April 5   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

Richard J. Barstow

Richard J. Barstow, 79, of Cadillac passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home.  He was born October 16, 1938 in Pontiac to Donald and Dolores (Beikirk) Barstow.  More...

Martha Elnora (Sanborn) Stark

Martha Elnora (Sanborn) Stark, 91, of Newberry Michigan died with her children at her side Thursday afternoon, March 29, 2018 at Newberry Assisted Living Community where she has resided for the past five years. More...

Sports

The Sport Page

Newberry Sports Schedule  Monday, April 9— Softball and Baseball at Onaway, 4:15 p.m. (weather permitting)   More...

Newberry Girls Get Win, Tie and Loss at Dome Tourney

The Newberry Indian softball team traveled to Marquette for the Dome Classic Friday, March 30.  The first game was an 11—8 victory over Stephenson. Mercadez Allen pitched the first two innings, giving up three runs. More...

Eagle Simmons Named to All-U.P. Class D First Team

The U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association got together last Wednesday in Marquette at Northern Michigan University to recognize the area’s best players.  Linnie Gustafson of St. Ignace won the coveted U.P. More...