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2018-05-16 / Columnists


by Caroline Diem

From the Newberry News of May 19, 1893

Local and County

Ten men were precipitated to the bottom of a shaft of the Calumet & Hecla Copper mine, a distance of 3,000 feet last Sunday, killing them instantly.

The fire department has been reorganized and will now consist of twenty members, exclusive of the chief. The men will receive one dollar for each time they turn out to practice and twenty-five cents for each business meeting. The council recently voted the chief a salary of $50 per annum.

M. Glass, of the Newberry Cigar Factory, took a trip to the Soo, Naubinway and other points on the Soo line this week.

Choppers Wanted: 2-men wanted to chop wood by the cord. Highest price paid. Apply to Mason Bros., Newberry, Mich.

The young folks of Newberry gave a social hop in the opera house last Tuesday evening. Everyone present had a delightful time.

From the Newberry News of May 17, 1918

Hotel Changes Hands

The Johnson House changed ownership on May first, when Edward Johnson, for many years proprietor of this popular hostelry, disposed of his interest to Mr. and Mrs. Olson of Birch. Mr. Johnson will devote his entire time to his other enterprises in which he is interested.

Mr. Olds, who has succeeded to the proprietorship of this well-known house, was for several years superintendent of the Olds’ Lumber company of Cheboygan, having entire charge of that company’s timber operations in both the lower and upper peninsula and has a wide acquaintance in Newberry. Before coming to Newberry he completed putting in the last big tract of pine left standing in Marquette county.

Mr. Olson will make extensive alterations in the interior of the hotel and assures the public of the most cordial and courteous treatment. The News welcomes the Olson family to our city and wishes them ever success in their new enterprise.

From the Newberry News of May 16, 1968

Seniors Honored

Two graduating seniors from Trinity Lutheran Church were honored at a banquet on Sunday, May 12. Graduating with the 1968 class from Trinity are Nancy Wood and David Adler. Toastmaster for the evening was Tom Kuehl. Pastor Pete the Pushbutton Preacher was part of the entertainment for the event.

Engadine Honor Students Named

June E. Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Price of Engadine, is the salutatorian for 1968. Her grade point average is 3.441. June is undecided as to her future plans.

Susan A. King of Naubinway is Engadine High School’s valedictorian. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John King of Naubinway. Her four-year grade point average is 3.589.

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