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March 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Musher Geri Minard Takes Three First Places in Three Races

Newberry resident Geri Minard participated in three dog sled races this winter, earning three straight wins.  The first race Minard ran this winter was the Apostle Island Sled Dog Race’s sportsmens’ race in Bayfield, WI that was held More...

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Northern Michigan, U.P. Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching. Regardless of the date, shanties must be removed before the ice is unable to safely support them. More...

DNR Posts Current Hunting Seasons

2019 licenses —2019 base licenses went on sale March 1. —2020 Pure Michigan Hunt applications are now available. Apply as many times as you want. —Buy licenses online at MDNR-eLicense.com or anywhere licenses are sold. Small game hunting More...

DNR Warns of Coyote Sightings, Offers Tips to Prevent Conflicts

This time of year it’s not uncommon to hear about an uptick in coyote sightings around the state. More...

Obituaries

Roy Strawderman

Roy S. Strawderman, 71, of Newberry died Saturday morning, March 9, 2019 at Medilodge in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Walter J. Tucker

Walter Joseph “Joe” Tucker, 64, of McMillan died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at U.P. Health Systems following a lengthy illness. More...

Alvin A. Flatt

Alvin A. Flatt, 93, of Newberry died Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital .  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Beaulieu Funeral Home.   More...

Sports

Youth Wrestlers Compete in Escanaba

Newberry Youth Wrestling brought 13 wrestlers to compete in Escanaba last Saturday. They competed with approximately 360 wrestlers from U.P. and Wisconsin clubs.  In the first round Michael Bliss (pin), Chayse Briggs (pin), C.J. More...

NHS Powerlifters Offer Solid Performance at Home Event

Saturday, March 9 Newberry hosted the U.P. Powerlifting Championship at the J.L. DeCook Gymnasium. A total of 11 teams with 132 lifters participated in the event.  The Women’s division was won by Sault Ste. Marie, with Gaylord St. More...

Lady Indians Season Over

Newberry’s Lady Indians found out the hard way why the Lady Mackinaw City Comets had only one loss in the regular season last Monday, March 11 as they lost the first game of the Regionals competition to the Comets, 46—40.  More...

Lady Indians: 101 District Champs

Newberry’s first game of the girls’ 101 District Tournament last Wednesday, March 6 against the Bay Mills Ojibwa Charter team was hardly a contest. More...

French Trucking-Bantam 14 U State Champs

The TAYHA Bantam French Trucking team is made up of athletes age 14 and under from Manistique, Munising and Newberry.  Much like the Oswald’s Black Bears Pee Wee hockey team a week earlier, the Truckers sailed through their first three opp More...

Six Local Students America & Me Essay Winners

Three students from Engadine Consolidated Schools and three from Tahquamenon Area Schools have been named local winners in the 50th annual America & Me Essay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.  The three Engadine students, who earn More...

Local News

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

March 4 - 10  March 4 — Property Damage Accident - private property, two-car, West Helen Street, Newberry. Investigated, report taken  March 6 — Trespassing, M-123, McMillan Township. Investigated, report taken.  More...

Woodchoppers’ Ball Award Winners

Left to right: Penny Obey – Belle of the Ball; Mike Mouch – Paul Bunyan Look- Alike; Susie Robinson – Dance Hall Girl; Deb and Dale Hardy – Camp Cook and Cookee; Mary and Jim More...

Relay for Life Kickoff Prepares teams for 24-Hour Challenge

Kickoff for the 2019 Relay for Life of the EUP will be held tonight, Wednesday, March 13 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level of Huntington Bank on Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

From the Newberry News  of March 16, 1894 Local and County   —The street committee had a gang of men cleaning sidewalks on Newberry avenue on Wednesday.  More...

Just Bill

Family Reunion Plans Come from Everywhere

This summer we expect to have a party for 30 or more descendants of Charles and Mattie Thomas, my greatgrandparents. They had five kids, two of whom built cabins on the south shore of Big Manistique Lake in the ’50s.  More...

The Counseling Corner

Is Competition Bad for Your Child?

Competition is a fact of life, especially for children. It may include anything from who did best on the spelling test, to organized sports in or out of school. More...

Features

What’s in a NAME?

Doyle Twp.

Doyle Township in Schoolcraft County was supposed to be named Gulliver Township, after the nearby lake and the village, but state legislators reportedly thought it undignified, so it was changed to Doyle Township, in honor of Soo attorney Michael J. More...

Did You Know?

Bluetooth technology is named after Harald Blatand, a 10th century Viking king whose last name translates to “Bluetooth.” Whether or not he had a literal blue tooth is debated, but he was More...

TRIVIA

Holding a baby can change its DNA. Studies show children who have low physical contact as infants end up with DNA cells that are less mature than usual, which can result in delayed growth and development. More...