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February 27, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor Names New Director of Michigan DNR

One of the recent appointments made by Governor Gretchen Whitmer was director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Named to that top post was Dan Eichinger.  More...

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News

Cloverland Offers Storm Update

Monday evening, February 25, Cloverland Electric Cooperative reported approximately 2,300 outages remaining throughout its five-county service territory. Storm-related outages had affected more than 12,580 members since Sunday morning.  More...

Friday Marks Priority Deadline for Completing FAFSA

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding students and their families that the very first step to take when applying for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly More...

Family Physician Recognized during Family Medicine Week

Research shows adults and children with a family physician as their regular source of care have lower annual costs of care, visit the doctor less, are prescribed fewer medications and report less difficulty accessing care.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy J. Hartley

Lifelong Lakefield resident Dorothy Jean Hartley, 88, died Saturday morning, February 23, 2019 at her home.  More...

Sharon “Sherry” L. Pelletier

Sharon “Sherry” L. More...

Virgene Irene Swanson

Lifelong Newberry resident, Virgene Irene Swanson left this world to be with her husband and daughter in the early hours of Monday, February 18, 2019.  Born January 27, 1937 in Newberry, daughter of the late Peter and Ella (Beaudette) Miller, Vi More...

Features

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: What are we doing about getting rid of all the plastic floating in the ocean and forming giant gyres far from land? —Jake Johnson, Merrimack, NH More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Helping Children Develop Resilience

After years of research and experience Dr. More...

TRIVIA

The power of persuasion can be strengthened by touch. Tapping someone on their shoulder or touching their arm and looking them in the eye can make them far more open to your suggestion.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Former TAS Teacher Has Day of Reckoning for CSC Charges

On February 19 Carrie Miller, former teacher at Tahquamenon Area Schools (TAS), received her sentence from Judge William Carmody in 11th Circuit Court for the sexual assault of one of her male students in 2018.  Miller was sentenced to 12 months More...

Photo

Ray Vincent, left, and Arielle Wilson, right, were chosen as the TAS Winter Homecoming King and Queen. More...

Human Remains Discovered after Mackinac County Fire

Mackinac County Sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police continue to investigate a house fire that occurred 10 - 12 miles west of St. Ignace in Moran Township in Mackinac County. More...

Local News

Cornhole Tournament Hits Bulls-eye

February 16 marked the seventh annual Cabin Fever Cornhole Tournament fundraiser for the Newberry Warriors and Newberry Indians baseball teams.  More...

MMAP Seeking Volunteers to Guide Seniors through Medicare

Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans to deceptive insurance agents, it’s not surprising that people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options. More...

Road Closed

MDOT reminds motorists they should never bypass a road closure barrier, even if crews are plowing beyond or around the barrier. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News  of March 2, 1894 Local and County News   More...

Just Bill

Gen Z Will Have Problems. How Will They Fight Them?

Will the generation born after 1997 be willing to be soldiers? That was the theme of a conference at the Ecole de Guerre, the French equivalent of America’s National War College. More...

The Counseling Corner

Is News Harming Your Health?

It’s more difficult today not to know what’s going on in the world. More...

Sports

Hand-Netting, Dip-Netting Seasons Opening Soon

Spring fishing is right around the corner, and that means Michigan’s annual netting seasons are about to get underway. The hand-netting season opens Friday, March 1, while the dip-netting season starts up Wednesday, March 20. More...

Indian, Eagle Girls Split Contest

Another showdown between the Engadine and Newberry female basketball teams resulted in a split February 19, as the Newberry Varsity took the game 44— 33, while the Engadine Junior Varsity won 53—44.  Varsity   More...

Seven Newberry Youth Wrestlers Compete in Westwood

Newberry Youth Wrestling brought seven wrestlers to compete in Westwood on Saturday. More...