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May 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Graymont Switches to Higher Gear

As part of the April 30 Michigan Townships Association meeting held in Rexton, Graymont representative Daryl Browning revealed that the company is moving ahead with its plans to open a new quarry on Borgstrom Road, formerly known as Hendricks Quarry. More...

Photo

Newberry’s 2018 Prom King David Carlson and Prom Queen Alexis Groenhout.   More...

Special Sections

News

As Fawns Are Born, Leave Wildlife in the Wild

A thicket, a patch of tall grass, a quiet spot in your backyard—what do these places have in common? More...

Statewide Plan to Fight Invasive Species

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced the availability of Michigan’s Terrestrial Invasive Species State Management Plan, a comprehensive strategy to prevent and control land-based invasive plants, animals, insects and tree dise More...

Spring Fire Season Begins in Hiawatha National Forest

Fire managers on the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters 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

Mack Lee Duflo

Mack Lee (Mickey) Duflo passed away on Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in La Cieba, Honduras. He was born in Newberry on September 25, 1938, son of Mack A. and Shirley Duflo. Mickey attended Newberry schools and graduated with the class of 1956. More...

Carol E. Lahti

Carol E. Lahti passed away unexpectedly April 29, 2018, just shy of her 88th birthday. More...

Cecilia R. Halbach

Cecilia R. (Hammerberg) Halbach of Acme Township, formerly of Laurium, passed away peacefully February 5, 2018 at Munson Hospice House. More...

Features

What’s in a NAME?

Garfield Township

Garfield Township was organized in 1881. Like many other Michigan townships formed in the 1880s, it was probably named after President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881 (as were many other places in the 1880s). More...

TRIVIA

If you hear a lie over and over again, you’ll probably start to believe it’s true, even if you know it isn’t. More...

TRIVIA

Carolina Parakeet: The last known Carolina parakeets were sighted on Lake Okeechobee in 1904 by ornithologist Dr. Frank Chapman. ________  Dodo: The last dodo bird died in 1681.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Personals

In Memoriam

In Memory of Father and Grandfather Ardeth Holt  March 28, 1914 – May 13, 1989   Dad, I lost a part of my life when I lost you.  As always, you are missed and loved by us all. More...

Newberry Man Wins 2018 Governor ’s Award

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the 38 winners of the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. The winners are individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy. More...

Dr. Beaulieu to Speak at 2018 NHS Commencement, May 27

Newberry native and Newberry High School alumnus Dr. Michael Beaulieu will be this year’s NHS commencement speaker.  Beaulieu graduated from NHS in 1982. More...

CORRECTION

The Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall article mistakenly said the wall would be open for viewing from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Manistique Marina and Park. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

April 30 – May 6

April 30 — Property Damage Accident - car/deer, M-28, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken.  April 30 — Accidental Death, CR 384, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken,  More...

Tahquamenon Area Schools News

—The play, “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen,” performed by the third-hour drama class, sure was full of one-liners. The students did a great job performing! Thanks to Ms. More...

Three Lakes Academy

—Time really does fly when you’re having fun!  The fourth through seventh grade music concert was exceptional under the direction of Nicole Gustafson, with the students providing all vocal and instrumental accompaniment. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of May 12, 1893  Local and County   James Vanmere, the barber, sold his dwelling house on Handy Street recently to Amos Jones. Mr. More...

Just Bill

What Do U.P. Trees Say about People?

The Hidden Life of Trees is the title that we’re reading for this month’s book club. Peter Wohlleben, a German forester, wrote it in 2015 to share his ideas about how trees in a forest communicate and support each other.  More...

Kids Korner

What Is an Earthquake?

An earthquake is an intense shaking of Earth’s surface. The shaking is caused by movements in Earth’s outermost layer.  Why Do Earthquakes Happen?   More...

Sports

The Sport Page

Megan Nalette clears the four foot, two inch high jump bar at Engadine. More...

Newberry Softball Season Heats Up

The Newberry Lady Indians’ softball team was finally able to get a complete slate of games in this past week and came away with a 2 - 4 record against some strong competition.  More...

Newberry Boys Take Third at Engadine, St. Ignace Meets

The Pickford boys and the Brimley girls won their sides of the Frank Formolo Track Meet held in Engadine last Tuesday, May 8.  The Pickford boys earned 131 points, followed by Brimley with 104, Newberry 103, Engadine 73, Cedarville 40, Manistiqu More...