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January 9, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

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Take Precautions against Norovirus

Norovirus illness often peaks in winter. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has identified increases in norovirus activity recently and is urging Michigan residents to take precautions to stay healthy.  More...

Reel Fishing Tips

Where to Go Ice Fishing   Still need a New Year’s resolution? We’ve got one for you: go fishing more! Now is a great time to head out with ice available in many parts of the state and plenty of species to target.  More...

Safe Driving Tips

Drivers, Pedestrians: Watch Out for Each Other

Most traffic incidents involving pedestrians occur in the fall and winter. In Michigan since 2013, there have been more than 100 pedestrian fatalities in November alone. More...

Obituaries

Martha Thompson

Martha Gail Thompson, 53, of Hulbert died Tuesday afternoon, December 18, 2018 at her residence with her loving family at her side.  More...

Christopher W. Perkins

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Robert “Bob” Williams

Robert “Bob” Williams, the beloved patriarch of the Williams family, passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 82.  More...

Features

Got a Bad Back? Take a Look at Your Mattress

Research shows that 80 percent of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: I need to replace the wall-to-wall carpeting in my basement. Any tips for finding something new that won’t aggravate my allergies or otherwise pollute my indoor air ?  —Jasper Manheim, Los Angeles, CA   More...

TRIVIA

You shouldn’t rest your feet on the dashboard. If the driver has a wreck while your feet are propped up, your legs will likely be broken when the airbags deploy at nearly 200 mph.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Suspects Involved in Drive -by Shooting Arraigned

According to the Manistique Pioneer Tribune, several individuals involved in a drive-by shooting that occurred at a residence on Cr 457 November 29, 2018 were arraigned in 93rd District Court December 21.  More...

LSSU Banished Words Officially “In the Books”

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have released LSSU’s 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.  More...

$29 Million in Going PRO Talent Fund Grants Awarded Statewide

23,889 Michigan workers at 780 employers across the state will be able to update their skills or gain new skills through $29,123,829 in grants from the Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund).  The grants have helped Michigan businesses create more More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

December 29 – January 6  December 29 — Civil Dispute, CR 457, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken.  January 2 — Lost prescription, East Avenue B, Newberry. Investigated, report taken.  More...

County Continues Blue Cross/Blue Shield Coverage

The December 18 Luce County Commission meeting saw the approval of appointments to various boards, the approval of health insurance for Luce County employees and certificates of appreciation given to two commissioners.  More...

Photo

The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon in Manitowoc, WI was claimed by Lake Michigan Monday, January 7 around 8:30 a.m. according to the U.S. Coast Guard. More...

Columnists

SAVVY SENIOR

How Much You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there will be a small 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, but what about Medicare? What will our Medicare Part B monthly premiums and other Medicare costs be in 2019? Curious Jim More...

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News of  January 12, 1894 Lost in the Woods   More...

Just Bill

Look Up Boney M on YouTube If You Can

We were four couples on New Year’s Eve in a small living room with a bigscreen television, chatting about everything but religion and politics until about 10:00 p.m.  More...

Sports

ECA to Host Cabin Fever Cornhole League

The first annual Cabin Fever Cornhole League will be held at the Erickson Center for the Arts every Friday at 7:00 p.m. for six weeks beginning January 11.   There is a small team fee per night. More...

DNR: Hunting Opportunities Still Available in N. Michigan

Beat the winter blues with some wintertime hunting and trapping. Small game hunting Cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare season is open statewide through March 31. More...

NHS Wrestlers Anchor Middle Spot at Escanaba Elks Invitational

ESCANABA — Six Newberry wrestlers earned medals Saturday, helping the Indians take ninth among 19 teams in the 46th annual Escanaba Elks Invitational.  More...