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August 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Train Wrecks Close to Rexton

Two weeks ago there was a minor train wreck the evening of Thursday, August 9 about a mile east of the small town of Rexton. Thirteen train cars derailed, but luckily, there were no injuries and no danger to the general public.  More...

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News

Body Found in Chain Lake Identified as St. Ignace Resident

Mackinac County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a body found floating in Chain Lake near St. Ignace. The call came in Monday, August 13 at 3:00 p.m. after the body was discovered by kayakers in the area. More...

Matching Funds Offered for Federal Clean Energy Grants

The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) recently announced a pilot program that will offer matching funds to eligible Michigan businesses to develop innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. More...

Photo

Seney National Wildlife Refuge staff and local partners are continuing to fight a wildfire that started on or around August 10, presumably from a lightning strike. 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

Ivan H. Johnson

Longtime Engadine resident Ivan H. Johnson, 79, died Wednesday afternoon, August 15, 2018 at the Hospice House of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born June 14, 1939 in Engadine, son of the late Howard and Della (Vinette) Johnson.  More...

Sports

NHS High School Football Begins

The Varsity high school football season starts this Friday evening for the Newberry Indians at Frankfort.  There are 10 seniors on the team this year, along with seven juniors.  More...

Photos

Tahquamenon Falls Little League-First National Bank Team More...

Eagle Football Gearing Up For Tough Season

This coming week is the kick off for the high school football season in the eastern U.P. More...

Personals

In Memoriam

In memory of Maxine Holt, Mother and Grandmother, who passed away August 21, 1985   It’s been 33 years since you left us.  More...

Sparks Fly in Portage over Possibility of Dollar General

The Portage Township Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 14. There were more than 70 people in attendance, which is a notable increase compared to most months. The meeting began with the approvals of the agenda, minutes and bills.  More...

Ax Falls on Western U.P. Correctional Facility

The Michigan Department of Corrections has announced that the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County will close December 1 as the prisoner population continues to decline statewide, allowing for a second facility to be safely closed in 2018. More...

Burning Issues Discussed at Village Council Meeting

Approximately a dozen citizens attended the Monday, August 20 meeting of the Newberry Village Council held at the village office.  The council paid the village bills totaling $90,787.57 and Water and Light bills of $119,482.92.  More...

Holiday Schedule

The Newberry News shall be closed September 4 in observation of Labor Day. Therefore all adverts, articles and photos must be in our office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31.   More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

August 6 - 19  August 6 — Animal at Large, West McMillan Avenue, Newberry. Investigated, report taken.  August 6 — Illegal Dumping, North Cooper Street, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Colorado Yoopers Call for Nonprofit Donation Applications

The Colorado Yoopers have announced that this year’s annual picnic will be held Sunday, August 26 at 12:00 noon at Bear Creek Lake Park (Pelican Point on the Bear Creek Reservoir) in Lakewood, CO.  Anyone with family or friends from the Up More...

Newberry High School Class of 1968 Fiftieth Reunion – Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Elks Club

On the floor, from left: Mary Victorson, Frank Spincich, Sandy (Rahilly) Coviello, George Blankinship, Jane (Mattson) Norkoli, Shirley (Hartwick) Tymusz, Greg Hermann, Paul Kopera, Mary (Green) Helle More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of  August 25, 1893 May Sue the Village   More...

Just Bill

The Lesson the Amish Teach Us about Health

I don’t know if Amish people vote. More...

The Counseling Corner

Helping a Child Handle Disappointment

Disappointment comes to everyone. As adults we, hopefully, have learned that when people or activities may sometimes let us down, we can keep such things in perspective and find ways to overcome our dashed hopes.  More...

Features

Low-Income Students: Apply Soon for Free College Tuition

Time is running out for eligible individuals from the Class of 2018 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.  More...

NOAA/NASA SciJinks

Why Don’t Satellites Fall Out of the Sky?

A satellite is a type of machine that orbits Earth, taking pictures and collecting information. More...

Prediabetes, High Blood Pressure Can Be Managed

Even as chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure touch more and more Americans, physicians are urging patients to keep in mind that early detection is key, and that chronic disease often can be managed with lifestyle changes.  More...