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by Caroline Diem

From the Newberry News of April 14, 1893

Local and County

—There was a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, April 10th. Did you see it?

—The D & C. boats on Lake Huron division will commence to ply between Detroit and St. Ignace next Monday .

—Rev. A. Wihlborg will visit Au Train the last Sunday in each month and conduct services for his Scandinavian brethren there.

—A terrific cyclone struck the city of Ypsilanti on Wednesday and destroyed the greater portion of the business part of the town. No lives were lost, but a good many people were hurt, some dangerously.

—The Hotel Murphy has been accommodating about ninety-five guests every day for the past several weeks. The proprietors, Messrs. Murphy & Gormely, claim this to be the best spring the hotelkeepers have had in a number of years.

—Since the camps broke up about three weeks ago, Newberry has been crowded with woodsmen. Every hotel is full of men and will remain so until it thaws enough to melt the ice in the streams, and then the boys will have another spell of work and a chance to replenish their empty pockets.

There has been more money brought into town this spring than usual and our businessmen report a splendid trade and money plentiful.

From the Newberry News of April 12, 1918

Observance Optional

In making optional the observance of wheatless days in private homes, the Food Administration lifted no restrictions upon the consumption of wheat products. It is merely asking the American people to reduce their per capita consumption to not more than 1 ½ pounds per week.

If this can be done without the observance of wheatless meals or wheatless days, the Food Administration will consider that its request is being observed.

Increased necessity for wheat with which to maintain the war bread of the Allies makes it imperative that American consumption be cut by at least 50 percent. This places upon the individual the duty of eating not more than 1 ½ pounds of wheat products each week.

This is an absolutely military necessity. The methods of saving are being left entirely to the individual.


—Want to buy a horse cheap? The South Shore Cedar Co. of Dollarville has several good horses at very reasonable prices.

—Manistique has followed the action of numerous other school boards throughout the state and will drop the study of German in her high schools. The study of French will be substituted.

—The junior hop, which is to be given tonight, will begin at 8:30 sharp, owing to the limited hours of the public lighting service. The grand march will be at nine o’clock. All are urged to attend the dance early on this account. Punch will be served free throughout the evening.

From the Newberry News of April 4, 1968

Win Top Honors at Science Fair

Newberry entries at the Northern Michigan University Science Fair held last Saturday at Marquette brought home 13 of the 35 top awards for achievement.

Allen Modroo took first place with his entry “Talking Over Light.” Along with first place went the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award, and the Navy Award, which includes a trip to the Atlantic and a Navy cruise next summer.

His display consisted of a microphone that converted sound to light impulses, which in turn transmitted the light waves to a receiver that reconverted the light back to sound.

Second-place winner at the NMU Fair was Paul Sainio with his Tic Tac Toe Computer. Sanio’s exhibit also won the NASA, Air Force and Navy Awards and he was named as an alternate to Modroo for the Atlantic Navy cruise.

In the ninth grade division, Garth Chenard took second place with his display of bacteria cultures. His entry also won the U.S. Army Award.

Eighth grader Mike Wendt took first place and the U.S. Army Award for his exhibit on the Cro-Magnon man. Mary Hosmer, with a display on stalactites and stalagmites, and Charles Carpenter, with a solar system exhibit, won second place awards in the eighth grade division.

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