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June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Octogenarian Al McRoberts and his dog Tootsie, part of a ten-car contingent the “Crankin T’s” spent last weekend touring the Newberry area. More...

Newberry to have Recycling Program

Through a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Village of Newberry will be starting a recycling program. The kick-off date is Tuesday, June 26.  More...

Parkinson’s Bike Ride

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital (HNJH) will hold a Grey Ribbon Ride for Parkinson’s Disease Saturday, June 23 starting at 9:00 a.m.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9:00 a.m. More...

Special Sections

News

District Court Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The 92nd District Court, which serves both Mackinac and Luce Counties, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this week with past and current judges, community leaders, court employees and local citizens.  More...

DNR Conservation Officer Assists in Lake Michigan Fatal Kayak Accident

One man was rescued and another drowned Monday, June 4 after the kayak they had taken out into the winds and waves of Lake Michigan overturned in rough seas off the Schoolcraft County mainland.  More...

Showcasing the DNR: Banking on Wetlands

May in Michigan: a time to celebrate warmer weather, greener scenery and the chance to jump back into outdoor pastimes like birding, biking, fishing and camping.  This month also marks another cause for celebration, one that’s vital to the 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...

Melvin D. Jordan

Melvin Duane Jordan, 85, of McMillan died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his residence.  Born September 14, 1933 in Tawas, son of the late Earl and Mildred (Haslip) Jordan, he was a resident of Prescott for many years. More...

Shirley C. Wood

Shirley “Connie” Colleen Wood, 87, of Curtis passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility. She was born February 1, 1931 in Pontiac to William and Elma (Fogg) Sanders.  More...

Features

What's in a Name?

Manistique

Manistique, lakes and city, were named for the Manistique River. Originally written as Monistique, the name is a French "translation" of an Ojibwa word (onamanitikong according to a 1918 article in Michigan History Magazine). More...

Safe Driving Tips

How to Find Driver Education Programs   Many teens choose to begin Driver’s Education during their summer break, when they don’t have to worry about school schedules or homework.  More...

TRIVIA

In the Star Wars short comic “Into the Great Unknown,” Han Solo and Chewy crash into Earth, where Han is killed by Native Americans. 126 years later, his body is discovered by Indiana Jones, who is searching for Sasquatch. More...

TAS Board Hosts Post-Bond Public Discourse

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board held a special meeting last Tuesday, June 5 to discuss the various factors concerning the recent bond proposal failure and to possibly entertain a notion to hold another bond election at this year’s November e More...

Holiday Schedule

Since the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, the Newberry News will be printed and distributed a day early this year.  Therefore all advertisements, articles and photos most be in our office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25.   More...

Charges Brought Against Felon Who Pulled Gun

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who was shot Sunday, June 3 after leveling a gun at deputies. The felon has been identified as James Avery Blevins, 39, of St Ignace. More...

Why Do We Observe Flag Day?

June 14 commemorates the adoption of the United States Flag, which happened June 14, 1777 with a resolution by the Second Continental Congress.  The first observance was in 1877, the one-hundredth birthday of the American Flag.  In 1885 a s More...

Fatal Lakefield Fire

On June 5 at approximately 5:45 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post/Newberry Detachment were dispatched to an address on County Road 417 in Lakefield Township, located within Luce County for a house fire.  More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

June 4 – 10  June 4 — Assist Another Department, M-123, McMillan Township. Investigated, assistance given.  June 5 — Abandoned Vehicle, CR 403, Pentland. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Petition Language Approved for Village Recall

Petition Language Approved for Village Recall  The language for the petition to recall two Village of Newberry trustees has been approved by Luce County.  Trustees Sharon Brown and Charles “Buzz” Medelis, who are also Newberry W More...

Cloverland Electric Announces Election Results

Cloverland Electric Cooperative announced the results of the director elections at its Annual Meeting of the Members on the evening of June 7 at the Dafter Township Hall.  More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of  June 16, 1893 Local and County News   More...

Forestry Notes

Knowing Trees

Tree identification is not only a satisfying part More...

Just Bill

Forests Could Have Much Longer Life

I have been reading and writing about forests often in the last few months. And today we’re driving on an expressway that passes through a big one in the middle of France. For a while all the trees were birch. More...

Sports

Engadine’s Spring Sports Awards

From left to right, front row: Megan Bell (Track Coach’s award) and Avery Dailey (Track Most Improved). More...