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July 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Luce- Mackinac Genealogical Society Disbands

The Luce - Mackinac Genealogical Society is disbanding the organization after 30 years.  More...

TAS Fundraiser to Assist Copper Country Flood Victims

The Tahquamenon Area Schools (TAS) summer school program, “Summer Power Camp: Community Service Club” will be held July 9 - 12. More...

Special Sections

News

High-Speed Internet Access Benefits National Economy

Having higher speed internet access can do more than simply improve your family’s enjoyment of entertainment and games.  More...

Weather Impacts 2018 Spring Turkey Season

Preliminary reports indicate that weather fluctuations may have affected participation in the 2018 spring turkey season, as well as the number of turkeys taken.  More...

Enbridge Submits Final Three Line 5 Reports to State

Enbridge Energy Partners has delivered to the State of Michigan three reports that examine possible measures and technologies to mitigate potential leaks from Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and at water crossings throughout Michigan.  The thr More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of  July 7, 1893 Local and County News   —The council granted David Riberg a saloon license last Monday, making a total of sixteen licenses issued for the village to date, or nearly one to every family.&nbs More...

Just Bill

My Country Right or Wrong: Patriotism As the Last Refuge

I like to think about the Fourth of July as it was celebrated back in Andrew Jackson’s time. Everybody was off work for most of the day. More...

The Counseling Corner

Are College Campus Tours Part of Your Summer Vacation?

Do your summer plans include one or more visits to campuses of schools being considered by that teen in your family? More...

Sports

Area Players Shine in U.P. All-Star Football Game

This past Saturday, June 30, the 11th annual U.P. All- Star Football Game took place at the Superior Dome in Marquette. The event showcased many of the best recently graduated football players from around the U.P.  More...

Newberry Baseball Team Recognizes Player Standouts

The team’s season started out slowly as the brutal spring weather prevented it from playing the first 14 scheduled games.  Some positive notes from the season:  Comeback wins…  Newberry was behind Brimley (at the Grayling More...

HORSESHOES

The weather was a duplicate of last week, thanks to the cooler Lake Superior breeze in the evening. A minimal amount of mosquitoes were present at dusk.  Rain is much needed in Michigan, including this part of the country. More...

Village Planning Commission Approves Master Plan

The Village of Newberry Planning Commission met Monday, June 25 at the village office to discuss and ultimately adopt its Master Plan for the village of Newberry.  Commission members Steve Stiffler, Kevin Vanatta, Dan Holdenbrook, Larry Vincent More...

The Rest of the July 4th Celebrations

Naubinway:  July 3:  Uncle Sam’s Cornhole Tournament fundraiser for the Engadine High School Key Club will be held from 5:00 to 10.00 p.m.  The kiddie parade starts at 7:00 p.m.  More...

TAS Students to Travel to France to Honor WWI Battle

Five students and one teacher from Tahquamenon Area Schools recently were granted the opportunity to travel to northern France in early August to commemorate the World War I Battle of Amiens, which ushered in the final days of the conflict and led to More...

Local News

Newberry Bottling Celebrates 80 years in Newberry

In May of 1938, two young men from Sault Ste. Marie—Neil J. Maki and Edward Haapala— purchased the old A&P store on East Helen Street in Newberry.  More...

Photo

Program for a Newberry July Fourth Celebration circa late 1930s. More...

Leave Fireworks to Professionals This Fourth of July

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 240 people nationwide go to the emergency room every day with fireworks related injuries in the month around the Fourth of July holiday. 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

Frances Clark

Frances “Frannie” Clark, 89, of Paradise died at her home Friday, June 29, 2018 with her loving family by her side, while under the care of North Woods Home Care and Hospice, after a short bout with cancer.  Born February 5, 1929 in More...

Gerald Pedrin

Longtime Newberry resident, Gerald Pedrin, 88, died Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 at the Golden Leaves Living Center.  Born December 22, 1929 in Flint, son of the late Frank and Thelma (Robinson) Pedrin, he had been a resident of Newberry since 1 More...

Spring Burial Schedule

The following is a list of area residents who died over the winter and their spring burial dates. This is not a complete list and will be updated periodically as more are scheduled. More...

Features

Take Better Care of Your Health

A new year is an excellent opportunity to assess your health and resolve to make positive lifestyle changes. To help people prioritize and maintain their health in 2017, here are some tips that are practical and affordable. More...

TRIVIA

The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2, 52 lbs.  The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Learn How to Talk to Aging Parents about the Future

Parents care for and guide children into adulthood. But as parents age, sometimes the roles are reversed.  Establishing a plan will help everyone feel more at ease about the years ahead. More...