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September 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

New Teachers at Tahquamenon Area Schools

From left to right: Ann Randolph (third grade), Kris Pleiman (Kindergarten), Kristina Thoen (fifth grade) and Patrice Bedford (7 - 12 Social Studies). Not pictured Vince Levelle (high school math. More...

Whitetails Banquet Returns for 29th Year September 29

The Tahquamenon Sportsmen’s Club Whitetails Committee has been busy organizing this year’s Whitetails Banquet. More...

Special Sections

News

25,000 Walk Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day

Despite significant operational changes to the Mackinac Bridge Annual Walk in 2018, more than 25,000 people participated in the 61-year tradition this Labor Day. More...

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Home Heating Credit

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) reminds qualified homeowners or renters that they must apply by September 30 to receive the state’s Home Heating Credit.  More...

Grant Monies Available for EUP Cancer-Centric Projects

The Chippewa County Community Foundation has announced that it will be accepting grant applications from the 2018 LSSU Hockey “Check. Slash. Survive.” (formerly Pink in the Rink) event held January 29, 2018.  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

Lloyd G. Osterhout

Longtime Curtis resident Lloyd G. Osterhout, 94, died Tuesday morning, September 4, 2018 at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born March 14, 1924 in Brimley, son of the late George and Hazel (Gage) Osterhout.  More...

Franklin J. Calkins

Former McMillan resident, Franklin J. Calkins, 92, of Lake Geneva, WI passed away at Arbor Village in Lake Geneva Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He was born August 25, 1926 in McMillan Township, son of the late Binney and Lalah (Whalen) Calkins.  More...

Kenneth Joseph Tyda

Kenneth Joseph Tyda, 76, of Indian River, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Hancock Haven in Cheboygan.  Born on August 23, 1942 in Newberry, Ken was the son of Joseph and Esther (Babcock) Tyda. More...

Features

What’s in a NAME?

Hamilton Lake

Hamilton Lake was named for Philip and Emma Hamilton, early settlers. They had moved to the Newberry area in the early 1880s where Phil, a former policeman, quickly became one of the town's bigwigs, owning a hotel, running for office. More...

TRIVIA

The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water, one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

What’s in a NAME?

Helmer

Helmer was named for father and son settlers Sanford and Gaylord Helmer. They descended from a German family that immigrated to the United States in the 1700s. Their name probably means "Helmet Maker."   More...

Tahqua Scenic Byway Committee Plans September Meeting

The next Tahquamenon Scenic Byway committee meeting will be held Tuesday, September 18 at the Whitefish Township Community Center in Paradise.  More...

Oswald’s Bear Ranch Seeking Legal Action against PETA

Oswald’s Bear Ranch is now seeking legal action in Lansing in response to “false attacks by PETA of physical and psychological abuse of their bear cubs,” according to a press release issued by Oswald’s Bear Ranch Friday, Septe More...

NHS Announces 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Additions

Newberry High School will induct its sixth class into the Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, September 29.  The event will start at 5:00 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. dinner in the high school cafeteria. More...

Hootenanny Scheduled in McMillan

Saturday, September 15 the monthly McMillan Hootenanny will return to the Columbus Township Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

September 3 - 9  September 3 — Missing Person, CR 421, Columbus Township. Investigated, report taken.  September 3 — Attempted Suicide, Lakefield Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

TAS to Host Mobile Food Pantry Next Wednesday

Wednesday, September 19, Feeding America West Michigan will distribute thousands of pounds of food to people in need at the Tahquamenon Area Schools cafeteria. The distribution will take place at 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Bay College has announced the names of students who have completed all of the requirements for an Associate Degree or Certificate during the Summer 2018 Semester.  Among those listed was Karene Kerbersky of Naubinway, who received a certificate More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News  of September 15, 1893 Local and County News   —The P.L. Co. threshed its oats the first of this week. The threshing showed a splendid yield.  More...

Just Bill

Fly fishing on Labor Day, and a Bridge Walk, Too

My brother Jim brought me the latest issue of the Trout Unlimited magazine on a gray Saturday, and it was Monday morning when I put down my serious book on the 16th Century French philosopher Michel Eyquem de Montaigne and began leafing through beaut More...

The Counseling Corner

Talking about Drugs Part of Being a Parent

With the new school year just underway, it’s an excellent time for parents to have a serious discussion with their children. More...

Sports

NHS Cross-Country Teams Look Strong

The cross-country season is in full swing as the Newberry Indians traveled to Pickford for its Northwoods Invitational on August 29, and then hosted eight teams at the Kiwanis Invitational this past Saturday. More...

Engadine Eagles Take Decisive Victory over North Dickenson

The Engadine Eagles faced the North Dickinson Nordics last Friday night in Engadine’s home opener. owever  The Nordics started moving the ball well with sophomore QB Brennan Donaldson leading the charge. More...

Indian Gridders Hang Tough with Harbor Springs

Big plays did not overcome unsustained drives as the Newberry Indians were on the low end of a 37—28 score and lost their third straight game, this time to the Harbor Springs Rams.  More...

Personals

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Nona J. Fraleigh on the anniversary of her passing September 13, 2013  Mom   More...