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March 6, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Paradise Student Advances to State in Essay Contest

Dominic Nalette, an eighth grade student at Whitefish Township Community Schools in Paradise, has been named a local winner in the 50th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau insurance.  Nalette will receive an award cer More...

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Sensor Testbed Expansion Slated for Mighty Mac

The first 20 prototype infrastructure sensors installed beginning in 2016 on the Mackinac Bridge, powered solely by vibrations from traffic, have proven their durability and performed as intended.  More...

Secretary Benson Welcomes Era of No-Reason Mail-in Voting in Michigan

No-reason mail-in voting has launched in Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced recently, explaining it will make voting easier for people across the state. More...

Reel Fishing Tips

Stay Safe When Ice Fishing in Early Spring

Winter is winding down, but there’s still time to go ice fishing. Remember that there are a few important safety precautions to take if you plan to do so: —Towards the end of the season, ice becomes rotten and soft. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Why do people buy homes by train tracks, next to an airport, a farming operation, a snowmobile trail—all in existence for years—and then start complaining? More...

Obituaries

Matthew J. Surrell

Matthew J. Surrell, a proud son of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula whose career took him to the highest levels of government, politics, media and academia, passed away in Marquette on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. He was 80 years old. More...

Scott Ison

Scott Ison went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 02/18/2019 at the age of 57.  He was born in Newberry, Michigan on 12/12/1961 to Ruben and Ann (Hiltunen) Ison. Scott was committed to his God, family, church, and job. More...

Lloyd (Bosco) Roach

Lloyd (Bosco) Roach went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 1, 2019. He was born in Eckerman on July 21, 1928 to Elmer and Catherine Roach. He was one of thirteen children.  More...

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Kids Korner

What Is a Transit?

Caution! Never look directly at the Sun, even for a second! It can damage your eyesight forever! To view a solar eclipse or Venus transit, use special solar viewing glasses. Get them from a camera store or online. More...

What’s in a NAME?

Black River

The Black River in Mackinac County, is a direct translation (according to Researcher William L. Johnson, writing in 1862) of the Native American name for "black water" (which he spelled Macad da-wan-goin-ig). More...

This Day in History

March 6  1521 — Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam.  More...

Lumber over to the Woodchopper’s Ball

Get your flannels and suspenders ready for the 37th annual Woodchopper’s Ball, taking place Saturday, March 9 at the American Legion in Newberry.  Participants can enjoy a roast beef and pork dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and then dance More...

UPSET Nabs Drug Suspects in Manistique and Ishpeming

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and officers from the Manistique Public Safety Department conducted a joint investigation that led to the arrest of two people in Schoolcraft County for felony drug charges.  More...

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A fire, on Luce County Road 432 (Finn Alley) last Tuesday, February 26, completely destroyed the home of David and Pam Yeadon, who lost their pet dog in the process. More...

Winter Weather Tops Nby’s Average Snow

As of March 2019 the snowfall total for Newberry has exceeded 200 inches, nearly double the average snowfall for this area. The average snowfall for Luce County is 108 inches, as listed in records at the Luce County Airport. More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

February 19 - 24  February 19 — Property Damage Accident – two-car, M-28, Pentland Township. Investigated, report taken  February 19 — Wellbeing Check, CR 405, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Backyard Beekeeping Class Offered in Ewen

Michigan State University Extension once again is teaming up with Les McBean of White Birch Apiary of Bruce Crossing, LLC to offer a Backyard Beekeeping Workshop.  More...

United Way Hosts Upcoming Events

The United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula will host several events in Sault Ste. Marie over the next week, starting with a documentary screening tomorrow.  More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

of March 9, 1894 School Notes   —Mamie Somerville and Armine Potvin have been promoted to the ninth grade, both having passed sufficiently high on state papers to entitle them to promotion.  —Belle McIntyre and Alta Ladner More...

Just Bill

A Closer Look at Federal Lawmaking

Last week the Congress sent a bill to the desk of President Trump called The Natural Resource Management Act. Our Rep. Jack Bergman and Sens. Peters and Stabenow voted for it. More...

The Counseling Corner

Recognizing Depression in Seniors

Everyone feels sad at times. Numerous things in life can leave us feeling blue. For most of us, this is usually a passing emotion that diminishes with time, but for some people this sadness can be severe, long-lasting and life-affecting. More...

Sports

Indian Girls Outlast Cheboygan, DeTour

CHEBOYGAN — Newberry’s Varsity female basketball team put a run on the Cheboygan Chiefs at the girls’ last hometown game February 26.  The Chiefs had established a 9—4 lead in the first two minutes of the game, but Adrika More...

Season Over for Newberry Boys

It was a battle of the season when the Newberry men’s basketball team met up with the Rudyard Bulldogs in their first game of the 101 District tournament at Rudyard.  The Bulldogs had beaten the Indians twice during the regular season: the More...

JV Lady Eagles Tie for Conference Title with Newberry

This past season has been a rough one for the Engadine Lady Varsity basketball team, while their younger counterparts have been having an excellent year.  More...