NewberryFreePress.com received an anonymous letter in the mailbox . . . Now attempting to verify its validity . . . Expect an editorial full of questions for village residents if this proves to be legitimate . . As I always say . . . STAY TUNED . . .
Romans 12:12 (NIV) Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the owrld. This makes it hard to plan the day. ---E.B. White
1875 - Composer Maurice Ravel was born; 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone (and our peace and quiet was summarily dismissed from the planet - ed.)
. . . Which you may have seen before, but it is worth repeating on the Real Power page.
Isaiah 25:1 (NIV) Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you
and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done
wonderful things, things planned long ago.
To be a good liar, one must have a good memory.
1836 - The Alamo in San Antonio fell to the Mexicans; 1926 - Birth of economist Alan Greenspan; 1987 - Record high temperatures occurred in 28 cities in the north-central United States
Psalm 100:1-2 (NIV) Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
It takes a great man to be a good listener. ---Calvin Coolidge
1770 - British soldiers opened fire on a taunting, snowball-throwing crowd, killing five colonists in what became known as the Boston Massacre; 1872 - George Westinghouse Jr. patented a braking system for trains. His air brake became a standard feature on all heavy vehicles; 1908 - Actor Sir Rex Harrison was born.
John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Like people, plants respond to extra attention. ---H. Peter Loewer
1791 - Vermont became the 14th state; 1888 - Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne was born.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. ---John Steinbeck
1842 - Massachusetts enacted a law limiting the workday for children under age 12 to 10 hours; 1845 - Florida became the 27th state; 1911 - Actress Jean Harlow was born; 1931 - The Star-Spangled Banner became the official U.S. national anthem.
. . . Consensus is - the Fairbanks Morse generator engine is still not operating; village employees are exploring options for repair; employees will gather facts and report back to the village council for action; end of story . . . for now.
Today Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 396 into law. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson, was the brainchild of Luce County Commissioner Rita Lemanek. Through the commissioner's hard work and perseverance, the bill, which was just a dream 15 short months ago, has now become the law of the state of Michigan. In case you missed it, you can still read exclusive coverage of Lemanek's saga with respect to this long-overdue change in tax law on the Newberry Area page. Scroll down to the Feb. 17 post entitled, Lemanek's efforts bear statewide fruit.
Hebrews 8:12 (NIV) For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
Don't let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out. ---Robert Tew
1902 - Novelist John Steinbeck was born; 1922 - The Supreme Court upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
The first day of Lent, the Christian preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, begins one week from today. Prepare in advance by rereading one of the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. Devotionals dedicated to Lenten preparation are common in Christian publications. Check out the selection offered by Bible Gateway, an online source of biblical resources and more. Find the Lenten selections by navigating to the Bible Gateway website, and checking out the Lent/Easter devotionals available at no charge to you. Peace and God's blessings to all.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you close to where you want to be tomorrow.
1852 - Health food pioneer and cereal maker John Kellogg was born; 1919 - Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona was established; 1972 - After three days of rain and melting snow, Buffalo Creek Dam in West Virginia broke. A 50-foot wall of water slammed down the narrow valley, killing 125 people.
Expect exclusive coverage of the special meeting of the Newberry Water and Light Board held Tuesday evening. The meeting was called to discuss options with respect to the status of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Seems, after three tear-downs due to various issues, the professionals of Fairbanks Morse have determined the engine block of the $3.5 million motor was cracked. When did that happened? Answer: To be determined. Stay tuned.
Go to the Cook's Corner for a light and fluffy cake recipe sure to lift your spirits during this perpetual winter.
Tahquamenon Area Schools operating levy fails, 308 no votes to 260 yes
votes. Official breakdown post coming tomorrow from the Luce County
Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV) Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and
with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and
greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. ---Margaret Thatcher
1842 - Birth of Ida Lewis, legendary keeper of the Lime Rock Light in Newport, R.I. She assumed her duties at age 15 and rescued many people from the sea; 1919 - Oregon became the first state to impose a gasoline tax.
Have had a few questions lately about the powers of the local utility board. Read how Michigan laws apply to a municipal utility on the Education & More page.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will
listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all
Perserverence is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ---Newt Gingrich
1836 - Birthday of painter Winslow Homer; 1857 - The first perforated U.S. postage stamps went on sale; 1938 - DuPont sold its first nylon-bristle toothbrush.
After conducting club business, the women of the local GFWC chapter heard from Caleb Varoni. Read the article on the Newberry Area page.
Romans 13:9-10 (NIV) The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not
murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever
other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love
your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore
love is the fulfillment of the law.
The first duty of life is to listen. ---Paul Tillich
1878 - The first telephone book was published in New
Haven, Connecticut; 1885 - The Washington Monument was dedicated; 1893 -
Guitarist Andres Segovia was born.
Get the lowdown in this week's fishing tip. You'll find the tip and this week's fishing report too on the Michigan Outdoors page.
Village water customers have a chance to voice their opinion about a proposed increase in water rates. According to the notice announcing the meeting, the purpose of the increase is to "fund Phase 5 water system improvements." The public is encouraged to provide input and ask questions about the proposed increase in water rates. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Newberry Water and Light office, 307 E. McMillan Ave. Those wishing to comment but not able to attend the public hearing may submit written comments to Village of Newberry, 307 E. McMillan, Ave., Newberry, MI 49868.
Faith is having the courage to let God have control.
Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but it sure improves your chances. ---Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
1902 - Ansel Adams was born; 1962 - John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.
Luke 9:23 (NIV) Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. ---Benjamin Franklin
1473 - Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born; 1730 - "The great Snow we had here, was so much greater in New-England, as to prevent all Travelling on the Roads for a considerable Time," reported Ben Franklin's Prennsylvania Gazette. The storm delayed publication of the newspaper by two days. Editor's note: The above quote is a verbatim retyping of the actual publication's lede.
What day are we celebrating anyway? Some say Washington; some say Lincoln; some say all presidents. What do you think? Read a short article about the holiday that almost wasn't on the Education & More page.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources grants now available. Get details on the Michigan Outdoors page.
I think so and wrote an opinion piece about the reporter's unparallelled intrusion into a man's grief.
John 13:34-35 [Jesus said] “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you
must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another.”
When you trust a person without any doubt, you get one of two results: a person for life or a lesson for life.
1859 - Oregon became the 33rd state; 1894 - Comedian Jack Benny was born; 1912 - Arizona became the 48th state; 1929 - Rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down in Chicago's St. Valentine's Day Massacre (and residents of that city, which has the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, continue to gun each other down on a daily basis).
I Corinthians 13: 6-7 (NIV) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres
Opportunity is missed by most people beause it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ---Thomas Edison
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States was born; 1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.
I Corinthians 13:4-5 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it
is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is
not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Sometimes the best revenge is to smile and move on.
1847 - Thomas Edison was born; 1990 = Nelson Mandela was released from prison.
Philipians 4:6-7 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. ---Charles Dickens
1763 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Seven Years' War. Most French territory in North America was ceded to Britain; 1863 - Alanson Crane patented the first fire extinguisher; 1893 - Comedian Jimmy Durante was born.
I Corinthians 13:1-3 (NIV) If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I
am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of
prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a
faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I
give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I
may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees. ---Amelia Earhart
1812 - Charles Dickens was born; 1817 - Frederick Douglass was born; 1926 - The average wage for common labor in the United States was 54 cents an hour; 1964 - The Beatles arrive in New York City for their first American tour.
Read the highlights and get a link to the video detailing the plan on the Newberry Area page.
Psalm 33:4-5 (MSG) For God’s Word is solid to the core;
everything he makes is sound inside and out. He loves it when everything
fits, when his world is in plumb-line true. Earth is drenched in God’s affectionate satisfaction.
Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative. ---Norman Rockwell
1784 - Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks was born; 1934 - Hank Aaron was born; 1952 - Don't Walk signs were used for the first time in New York City.
As promised, I have posted my response to the headline in the Jan. 29 edition of the local print newspaper. You can read it on the Newberry Area page.
Psalm 18: 1-2 (NKJV) [ God the Sovereign Savior ] [ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: ] I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord
is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in
whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my
Stand for something or you'll fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground. ---Rosa Parks
Two hundred twenty-six years ago today, George Washington was unanimously elected the first president of the United States. He said, "The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." Hear that Washington D.C.? 1824 - J. W. Goodrich began selling rubber galoshes; 1913 - Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born. See her famous quote in Thought for the Day, above.
Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in
the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my
To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816
1894 - Norman Rockwell was born; 1947 - The temperature at Snag, Yukon Territory, dipped to -81 degrees F, the coldest reading ever recorded in North America; 1973 - The Endangered Species Act was passed.
They may think not but you can always help behind the scenes. See how on the Real Power page.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. ---Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1865 - Gen. Robert E. Lee was officially named to lead the Confederate armies, just months before their ultimate defeat; Birth date of baseball greats Jackie Robinson, 1919; Ernie Banks, 1931; and Nolan Ryan, 1947; 1949 - NBC aired American's first television daytime soap opera, These Are My Children.
Psalm 86:5 (NKJV) For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. ---Thomas Paine
1835 - Presiden tAndrew Jackson survived an assassination attempt after a man fired two pistols at point-blank range. Both guns misfired; 1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, was born; 1912 - Historian Barbara Tuchman was born.
Matthew 26:58-60 (NKJV) 58But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. 59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward
You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.
1843 - William McKinley, 25th president of the United States, was born; 1861 - Kansas became the 34th state; 1921 - A violent windstorm, gusting up to 113 miles per hour at North Head, Washington, blasted the Pacific Northwest.
President Ronald Reagan postponed the State of Union address in the wake of the disaster. Instead, he spoke to the nation, ending his speech with the following, "The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in
which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last
time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and
waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face
of God." See the president's speech from the Oval Office on YouTube, courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Accompanying photograph courtesy of NASA.
Find the ultimate definition on the NewberryFreePress.com Editorial page.
Comes for Paul's letter to the Ephesians, chapter six, verses 12 and 13, utilizing the New International Version. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore
put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you
may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
. . . Birthday of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756) and Charles Dodgson (1832), also know as Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; 1926 - In London, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated his "televisor," considered the first true television; 1973 - The Paris Peace Accords were signed, ending the Vietnam War.
Eastern U.P. Regional Planning & Development Commission is asking you to . . . Find out more on the Newberry Area page.
James 1:2-3 (NIV) Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials
of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces
The difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, my mom, Minnie was born to Leslie H. and Easter Davis in Huntington, W.Va., HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WORLD'S BEST MOM, EVER!! Composer Walter Piston (1894), comedian George Burns (1896), and film director Federico Fellini (1920) were born; 1986 - England and France announced plans to build the Channel Tunnel. Completed in 1994, the Chunnel is 31 miles long, 23 miles of which are underwater.
As we now have a few freelance writers on board, NewberryFreePress.com begins posting as articles are compiled during the day. Check back often for updates. Most days we will begin with our daily posts - inspiration, thought and history, and move forward from there. Publisher
Matthew 6:1-4 (MSG) The World is Not a Stage “Be
especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make
a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made
you won’t be applauding. 2-4 “When
you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself.
You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating
prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate
as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get
applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help someone out,
don’t think about how it looks. Just do it—quietly and unobtrusively.
That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the
scenes, helps you out.
1706 - Ben Franklin was born in Boston, the 8th of Josiah and Abiah Franklin's 10 children, and the youngest son; Birth of British prime minister David Lloyd George (1863), ballerina Nora Kaye (1920), actor James Earl Jones (1931), and boxer Muhammad Ali (1942).
Phillipians 2:14-16 (MSG) Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing
allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in
this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good
living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the
night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ
returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for
You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces. --Henry J. Kaiser
1909 - Singer Ethel Merman was born; 1944 - In London, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was placed in command of the Allied invasion force.
Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
1929 - Martin Luther King was born; 1932 - A record-setting 2 inches of snow fell on Los Angeles; 1967 - The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs played Super Bowl I in Los Angeles. The Packers won, 35-10.
If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or
sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the
person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we
have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got
to love both. 1 John 4:20-21MSG
The artist begins with a vision -- a creative operation requiring an effort. Creativity takes courage. ---Henri Matisse
1784 - The Revolutionary War officially ended when Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, establishing peace with Great Britain; 1900 - The world premiere of Puccini's opera Tosca, took place in Rome; 1935 - Birth of Lucille Wheeler, alpine skier who won Canada's first Olympic medal for skiing.
. . . From the Bible to husbands and wives. See the graphic on the Real Power page.
Proverbs 28:6 (MSG) It’s better to be poor and direct than rich and crooked.
1559 - Elizabeth I was crowned queen of England; 1888 - Thirty-three men - explorers, naturalists, mapmakers and educators - decided to form the National Geographic Society.
Read them on the Real Power page. Have your Bible handy. If you do not own a Bible, find the complete text in many different translations on the Bible Gateway website. Use the search feature to find the passages referenced in the text on the Real Power page. Choose the translation you find easiest to understand or try several to see different interpretations of the text.
. . . Tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock in the utility's business office, 307 E. McMillan Ave., Newberry. Go to the Newberry Area page to view the agenda. All NW&L meetings are open to the public.
Today, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources added two location to those already required to have a Recreation Passport for entry. See the press release on the Out & About page.
Read more about the career and how you can enroll for a future class on the Education & More page. If you feel conservation is the key to your future, read the article because the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is actively recruiting participants for the eastern Upper Peninsula. I have used the paragraph about the DNR's interest in the subhead for the article. Editor
Even though the quote is almost 150 years old, it still applies today. Read it on the Editorial page.
Don't let someone dim your light just because it's shining in their eyes.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed trough life trying to save. ---Will Rogers
1904 - Ray Bolger, best know for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, was born; 1946 - The first United Nations General Assembly opened in London (where it should have stayed - Ed.); 1982 - A blizzard in Fargo, North Dakota, produced a windchill factor of -98 degrees F.
I could while away the hours, Conferrin' with the flowers Consultin' with the rain, And my head I'd be scratchin', While my thoughts were busy hatchin', If I only had a brain. ---Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, from The Wizard of Oz.
Take a look at these events and exhibits for January and February; you'll find them on the Education & More page.
Go to the Editorial page for a look at this educational, editorial cartoon.
Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
I have sometimes doubted whether there could be a great race without the hardy influence of winters in due proportion. ---Walt Whitman
1788 - Connecticut became the fifth state; 1793 - The first untethered balloon flight in the United States lifted off in Philadelphia. Jean-Pierre Blanchard's 45-minute flight took him to New Jersey; 1913 - President Richard Milhouse Nixon was born; 1996 - Newton, New Jersey, reported a 40-inch snow cover.
Survey: 79% recommend doing business in Michigan, compared to 31% in 2009. Read the MLive.com article here.
Yes sir. Read about their role and find out about the statehood and D-Day celebration set for Jan. 25 on the Education & More page.
Ephesians 5:1-2 (MSG)
Wake Up from Your SleepWatch
what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper
behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep
company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us.
His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to
get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like
I've come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer but myself.
1825 - General Andrew Jackson defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans, the final conflict of the War of 1812; 1935 - Elvis Presley was born; 1942 - Physicist Stephen Hawking was born; 1958 - Fourteen-year-old Bobby Fischer won the U.S. Chess Championship.
DNR officials request assistance from the public. Get details on the Out & About page.
Please stay warm and dress appropriately if you have to go outside. Remember your pets too, and take them in out of the cold. According to the National Weather Service, frost bite (which affects animals too) can occur on exposed skin in as little as five minutes with these temps. A wind chill advisory is in affect until 4 p.m. today. Read the text here.
Faith tells me that no matter what lies ahead of me God is already there.
A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. ---Sigmend Freud
1800 - Millard Fillmore, 13th president of the United States, was born; 1845 - President John Tyler began weekly public concerts by the U.S. Marine Corps Band on the grounds of the White House; 1990 - Up to 5 inches of rain soaked western Oregon and Washington. Wind gusts on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington reached 130 miles per hour.
. . . Tyler Perry's article is appropriate for all time for all ages. Read it today on the Real Power page.
Showcasing the DNR offers a variety of tips and sound advice for venturing out on the ice. Read the article on the Education & More page.
HEADS UP, EVERYBODY. A reader just suggested we make mention of the water situation with these frigid temps. Right now, -12 and -39 wind chill in Newberry. Let a small stream of water run tonight to help keep your water pipes from freezing. The cost of a night of water down the drain is a lot less than replacing busted pipes.
Again, keep warm and stay indoors. If you do not absolutely, positively have to go outside - DON'T!
Thanks Candace for the suggestion.
Due to expected low temperatures with life-threatening wind chill values tonight through tomorrow, Tahquamenon Area Schools are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Stay home; stay safe; stay warm. Editor
While the New Year's wishes of your friends for
happiness and prosperity still echo in your ears, roll up your sleeves
and start making them come true . . .
HAPPY NEW YEAR from NewberryFreePress.com! May yours be a gentle, prosperous and joyous one, filled with the Lord's blessings and guidance. Shalom
NewberryFreePress.com is in the process of purging last year's files. This is a time-consuming process so please bear with us as we streamline our web pages.
Prayer is the key to Heaven, but Faith unlocks the door.
I, however, place economy among the first and most important of virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. ---Thomas Jefferson
1759 - George Washington married Martha Dandridge Curtis, a widow with two children; 1878- Writer and Poet Carl Sandburg was born; 1912 - New Mexico became the 47th state; 1945 - George H.W. Bush married Barbara Pierce; 1957 - My brother was born - Happy Birthday, Daryl!
As well as area organizations - DNR offers osprey education classes. Get the details on this website's Education & More page.
If you like apples, then you'll probably love this recipe from the Cook's Corner on the Hodgepodge page.
... But it sure does me. Read about the NSA secret court ruling on the Editorial page.
Luke 2 (KJV)
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he
was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in
the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15 And
it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,
and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known
unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20 And
the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things
that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. 21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
In coverage of the legal council meeting held on Nov. 12, NewberryFreePress.com identified Sharon Brown as a Tahquamenon Area Recreation Authority employee. Brown, at Monday night's Newberry Village Council meeting, indicated she is an independent contractor who offers consulting services to TARA, which pays here for her expertise with TARA funds.
In the past the village president has questioned the advisability of Brown voting on Tahquamenon Outdoor Recreation Complex issues since it is a joint village/TARA project, a challenge to which the TARA consultant advised that moving the project forward was beneficial for both the village and TARA.
Since the village, not TARA, is on the hook for the hockey rink project, and obligated by the terms of the grant to see the construction through to completion, Brown makes a legitimate challenge to the president's concerns.
But you can decide for yourself by reading the ethics excerpt as posted on the Michigan Legislative website.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES (EXCERPT) Act 196 of 1973
MCL 15.301 to 15.310 and MCL 15.321 to 15.330 not amended or modified;
purpose of act; validity of contract in violation of act; voting on,
making, or participating in governmental decisions; “governmental
(1) This act shall not in any manner amend or modify the terms of
Act No. 317 of the Public Acts of 1968, being sections 15.321 to 15.330
of the Michigan Compiled Laws and Act No. 318 of the Public Acts of
1968, being sections 15.301 to 15.310 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(2) This act is intended as a code of ethics for public officers
and employees and not as a rule of law for public contracts. A contract
in respect to which a public officer or employee acts in violation of
this act, shall not be considered to be void or voidable unless the
contract is a violation of another statute which specifically provides
for the remedy.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), section 2(6) and (7) shall not apply
and a public officer shall be permitted to vote on, make, or
participate in making a governmental decision if all of the following
(a) The requisite quorum necessary for official action on the
governmental decision by the public entity to which the public officer
has been elected or appointed is not available because the participation
of the public officer in the official action would otherwise violate
section 2(6) or (7).
(b) The public officer is not paid for working more than 25 hours
per week for this state or a political subdivision of this state.
(c) The public officer promptly discloses any personal,
contractual, financial, business, or employment interest he or she may
have in the governmental decision and the disclosure is made part of the
public record of the official action on the governmental decision. (4) If a governmental decision involves the awarding of a contract,
section 2(6) and (7) shall not apply and a public officer shall be
permitted to vote on, make, or participate in making the governmental
decision if all of the following occur:
(a) All of the conditions of subsection (3) are fulfilled.
(b) The public officer will directly benefit from the contract in
an amount less than $250.00 or less than 5% of the public cost of the
contract, whichever is less.
(c) The public officer files a sworn affidavit containing the
information described in subdivision (b) with the legislative or
governing body making the governmental decision.
(d) The affidavit required by subdivision (c) is made a part of the
public record of the official action on the governmental decision.
(5) As used in this section, “governmental decision” means a
determination, action, vote, or disposition upon a motion, proposal,
recommendation, resolution, ordinance, or measure on which a vote by the
members of a legislative or governing body of a public entity is
required and by which a public entity formulates or effectuates public
policy. Then there is the question of employee versus contractor. The government differentiates with the following tests: An Independent Contractor:
Operates under a business name; Has his/her own employees;
Maintains a separate business checking account;
Advertises his/her business' services; Invoices for work completed; Has more than one client; Has own tools and sets own hours; Keeps business records. An Employee: Performs duties dictated or controlled by others;
Is given training for work to be done;
Works for only one employer.
As an independent contractor, the contracted person receives a Form 1099 at the end of the year, and must pay his own federal, state and local income taxes as well as 100 percent of the self-employment tax, which includes Social Security and Medicare contributions. An employee has taxes deducted from his pay and the employer is required to pay one half of the Social Security and Medicare taxes.
Well, this should clear the air or maybe muddied the waters further. Just wanted to cover all basis since the objection was made, albeit a month after-the-fact.
Read the corrected copy of the meeting coverage on this website by clicking here. Scroll down to the Nov. 13 post entitled Council approves one appointment; denies another in legal meeting.
Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV) Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in
the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose
delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. ---Ronald Reagan
1831 - Birthday of James A. Garfiled, 20th president on the United States (1881); 1863 - Abraham Lincoln delivered an address dedicating a military cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield; 1996 - Port Orfold, Oregon, was deluged with 11.7 inches of rain, the state's all-time record for a 24-hour period.
Graymont, Inc. has submitted a proposal to the Department of Natural Resources to acquire more than 10,000 acres of state-managed forest in northern Mackinac County near the town of Rexton for the purpose of developing a limestone mine. Read more on the Out & About page.
One hundred years ago this week, a severe storm with hurricane-force winds swept across the Great Lakes region. To read more, click here: http://bit.ly/1bAy61G.
Trust God. He is in complete control. You may not like the situation, but He wouldn't have you there unless you needed it. See more inspirational verses at www.VerseInspire.me.
It [Earth] is, in fact, very finite, very fragile ... so incredibly fragile. ---Alan B. Shepard Jr.
1861 - Julia Ward Howe wrote the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic; 1908 - Comedian Imogene Coca was born in 1908, and astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was born in 1923; 1988 - Thunderstorms drenched little Rock, Arkansas, with 7.01 inches of rain, besting the previous record of 1.91 inches for the date.
The Upper Room devotional today: We can use our God-given gifts to work in concert with other believers.
Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for the individual gifts that you give to each of us. Direct us as we work with other believers to create a symphony of good works that is pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Editor's note: Thank you, Pastor Mary for sharing this inspiring message with NewberryFreePress.com readers.
For liberty to expand, government must now contract. For the economy to grow, government must get out of the way. ---Sen. Rand Paul
1744 - Ben Franklin published An Account of the New-Invented Pennsylvania Fireplaces. He turned down an offer for a patent; 1887 - Painter Georgia O'Keeffe was born; 1937 - Debut of Sadie Hawkins Day in Al Capp's L'il Abner comic strip.
If you missed the action, you can view the video on YouTube by clicking here, and read the background supplied by Newberry Water and Light lineman Joe Live by going to the Newberry Area page.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises many do not and pay the price. Read the DNR press release on the Michigan Outdoors page.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend; one human soul whom we can trust utterly; who knows the best and the worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults; who will speak the honest truth to us, while the world flatters us to our face, and laughs at us behind our back; who will give us counsel and reproof in the day of prosperity and self-conceit; but who, again, will comfort and encourage us in the day of difficulty and sorrow, when the world leaves us alone to fight our own battle as we can. ---Charles Kingsley
Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. ---Mark Twain
1900 - Composer Aaron Copland was born; 1914 - The Dodge brothers, John and Horace, completed the first automobile and took it for a test drive through the streets of Detroit.
. . . Seems that, at least according to the Oct. 13 edition of The Newberry News, an illegal meeting did take place on Nov. 5 under the guise of "presumed emergency powers." For the record, no such powers exist unless the council is reduced, BY RESIGNATION(S), to less than a quorum. Accurate coverage of the LEGAL council meeting will post by the weekend.
To try; go to the Cook's Corner to check out this new chocolate chip cookie recipe.
With specific emphasis on Detroit. Read the article here.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up. ---George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
1815 - Social reformer Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born; 1954 - The immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor closed. Since is opened in 1892, 20 million immigrants registered there.
. . . The American's Creed adopted by Congress in 1918? Do so here, now.
. . . A thought-provoking graphic preserved for you on NewberryFreePress.com's Real Power page.
Interstate 75 delays expected. Visit the Michigan Outdoors page to access Michigan Department of Transportation's suggested alternative routes.
Amtrak announces additional trains. Go to the Out & About page for details from Amtrak's Chicago office.
Numbers 10:9 (NIV) When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies.
Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew. ---John Greenleaf Whittier
1889 - Washington became the 42nd state; 1918 - The armistice ending World War I was signed; hostilities ceased at 11 a.m.; 1954 - The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien was published.
In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart. ---John Bunyan
One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things that you've always wanted. Do it now! ---Paulo Coelho
1656 - Astronomer Edmond Halley (Halley's comet) was born; 1805 Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean near the mouth of the Columbia River and settled in for the winter; 1837 - Mount Holyoke, the first college for women in the United States, opened; 1889 - Montana became the 41st state.
. . . Available on the Newberry Area page. Find out how many people are registered to vote in Luce County; find out how each of the townships voted and more.
There are people in the community who are saying some amazing things about the fact that the Newberry Village Council meeting did not go on Tuesday evening because of a lack of a quorum.
Apparently they are of the mistaken opinion that this has never happened before when just two weeks ago only three members of council showed up for a workshop meeting - four is a quorum.
I guess I have to ask the local radio station, why didn't you report about the other non-quorum meeting? I am sure I know the answer . . .
For those of you who want to know the TRUTH, and not the ridiculous comments posted on Facebook by a person who has not even talked to any council members who did not attend -
Trustee David Green had a volunteer project at a local Adult Foster Care home that took longer than expected;
Trustee Todd Mamph was working late;
Trustee Brian Zimmerman, who has missed several meetings over the course of his tenure on council because of his employment, was apparently working (we did not talk to Zimmerman);
Trustees Charles and Cheryl Withrow were celebrating, via video meeting conference from Portland, Oregon, their ninth wedding anniversary in conjunction with Cheryl's parents' 64th wedding anniversary. (For the record, the village was notified of the Withrows absence prior to the meeting via email correspondence.)
Now, Newberry residents, you know the TRUTH of the cancelled meeting, not the false accusations and innuendo proffered by those who have nothing better to do with their time.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. With the meaning understood, now it is time to get an education about The Paradoxical Commandments
Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV) All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Strong people don't put others down; they lift them up. ---Michael P. Watson
1829 - Sam Patch, the Yankee Leaper, jumped 120 feet from a platform atop Niagara Falls into the river below. He survived; 1888 - The first issue of National Geographic magazine went on sale; 1933 - Albert Einstein arrived in the United States from Germany.
These are made of a vegetable. Can you guess which one before you go to the Hodgepodge page to see the recipe?
. . . Trying the "Affordable" Care Act for one year. Why? See the governor's explanation on the Editorial page.
"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.
"Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but 'to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER' and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God."
Thomas Paine, The Crisis (December 23, 1776)
If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. ---P.J. O'Rourke
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an athiest, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. ---Abraham Lincoln
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. ---Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia Query,1787
1890 - 34th president of the United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower was born; 1926 - A.A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Poo" was published; 1947; Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.
For those of you who have asked about the photographs . . . Four members of the Newberry Women's Club attended the
District 5 Upper Peninsula annual meeting last week in
Menominee, returning home exhausted but full of enthusiasm for member
recruiting and fund raising for club projects.
An article detailing conference happenings is in the works. In the meantime, enjoy these snapshots from the event.
Both Today's Inspiration and Thought for the Day come from The Federalist Papers, an archive of thoughts from the pens of those who risked life and limb to found this great country. The wisdom therein contained provide many life lessons for those who would read and heed its direction. Editor
Reproaches of my Children. I will tell them that I studied and laboured to procure a free Constitution of Government for them to solace themselves under, and if they do not prefer this to ample Fortune, to Ease and Elegance, they are not my Children, and I care not what becomes of them.
They shall live upon thin Diet, wear mean Clothes, and work hard, with Cheerful Hearts and free Spirits or they may be the Children of the Earth or of no one, for me.
John has Genius and so has Charles. Take Care that they do not go astray. Cultivate their Minds, inspire their little Hearts, raise their Wishes. Fix their Attention upon great and glorious Objects, root out every little Thing, weed out every Meanness, make them great and manly. Teach them to scorn Injustice, Ingratitude, Cowardice, and Falsehood. Let them revere nothing but Religion, Morality and Liberty.
John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, April 15 1776
To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816
1884 - Former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt was born; 1925 - An early-season snowstorm left up to two feet of snow in parts of New Hampshire and Vermont, blocking traffic and canceling football games; 1983 - The last hand-cranked telephones were replaced by dial phones in Bryant Pond, Maine.
Newberry varsity football team plays Manistique tonight at 7 p.m. The local men were shut out, 28-0, in last year's contest. Support the team by showing up to root them on to a 2013 victory.
. . . It may be a good recipe for a weekend family breakfast.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation relays news that two companies are investing significant funds in Michigan. Read the article from CBS Detroit.
The Bible never once says, "Figure it out," but over and over it does say, "Trust God;" He already has it all figured out.
It's good to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. ---George Lorimer
1865 - John Wesley Hyatt patented the billiard ball; 1900 - Actress Helen Hayes was born; 1987 - Tom McClean arrived in England after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada in a record-setting 54 days.
Whether you are a homeschooling parent or a traditional educator, this daily quiz may be a good resource for you.
. . . Begins today in the Upper Peninsula. Click here for additional information.
Halloween decorations still not complete. Lost the Milwaukee screwdriver; bought a new one; found the old one; returned the new one; two meetings, etc., etc., etc. Plan to publish by late afternoon. Apologize for the delay.
NewberryFreePress.com is taking another day of vacation to decorate the yard for Halloween! Check it out tonight as you drive by Tahquamenon Area Schools. We're right across the street and I guarantee you will not miss us!
NewberryFreePress.com on vacation until Monday, Oct. 7. Publishing resumes Oct. 8.
Philipians 1:9-10 (NRSV) And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with
knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so
that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless . . .
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. ---Frances E. Willard
1882 - The first hydroelectric plant began operation in Appleton, Wis.; 1902 - Rayon was patented; 1927 - Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season.
Read about it here. The entire text of Commissioner Rita Lemanek's testimony is also available via a link in the article.
John 3:17-21 (NRSV) 17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those
who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are
condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the
only Son of God. 19 And
this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and
people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. ---Buddha
1839 - Education and feminist Frances E. Willard was born; 1892 - The first night football game was played in Mansfield, Penn.
The local boys of autumn dropped another conference contest last night, going down to defeat at their homecoming game by a final score of 35-8. This game against Stephenson was the next to the last home game. Next week, Friday, the Indians play North Central at North Central. Game time is 7 p.m.
Input received from senate hearing principal. Updating article accordingly. Look for the finished product in Monday's edition of NewberryFreePress.com.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (NRSV) Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God’s Spirit, for
they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them
because they are spiritually discerned.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results. ---Michael Jordan
1722 - Revolutionary War hero Samuel Adams was born; 1936 - A storm lasting 60 hours dumped 21.3 inches of snow at the Denver airport; 1937 - The first Santa Claus school opened in Albion, N.Y.
Newberry plays Stephenson at 7 p.m. in the annual homecoming game. Come out and root for them in this conference contest.
Hebrews 10:30-31 (NRSV) For we know the one who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay.” And
again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall
into the hands of the living God.
For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. ---Doug Larson
1774 - John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born; 1953 - Sugar rationing ended in Great Britain, eight years after the end of World War II; 1969 - The Beatles released their last album, Abbey Road.
NewberryFreePress.com is awaiting feedback from the principals involved in yesterday's senate committee hearing. In the meantime, you can visit the Michigan Legislature's website to read the text of Senate Bill 396, the legislation before the committee for consideration.
Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
I believe that if Obamacare doesn't apply to everyone, then it shouldn't apply to anyone. ---Sen. Ted Cruz
1723 - Ben Franklin, then 17 years of age, left home, sailing from Boston to New York to look for work as a printer; 1926 - Ford Motor Company established an 8-hour workday and a 5-day workweek; 1923 - Pianist Glenn Gould was born.
There are some things that money can't buy, like manners, morals and integrity.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
1819 - Poet John Keats wrote To Autumn; 1898 - Cornell University's College of Forestry was established; 1905 - Watergate lawyer Leon Jaworski was born.
. . . Michigan Department of Natural Resources clarifies antler restrictions for Sept. 21 and 22 hunt.
Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Bill of Rights is not up for election and is never subject to opinion polls.
1862 - The armies of Robert E. Lee and George McClellan fought to a draw at the Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day of the Civil War; 1920 - The National Football League was formed; 1988 - A tornado hit Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Expect complete coverage late this afternoon.
Today at 3:30 p.m., watch LIVE as
Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation enhancing Michigan’s natural
resources. The legislation authorizes important changes to Michigan’s
hunting and fishing license structure, simplifying the license options
for outdoor enthusiasts – reducing the number of license types by more
than 80 percent – and providing vital additional revenue for wildlife
and fisheries habitat, conservation and outreach work.
I Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. ---Abraham Lincoln
1788 - New York City was established as the capital of the United States; 1911 - Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, was born; 1922 - The thermometer at El Azizia, Libya, reached 136.4 degrees F, the highest surface temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Newberry travels to Bark River-Harris for a conference game tonight. The local men defeated Bark River-Harris last year by a score of 20-14. If you plan to go, kick-off is at 7 o'clock sharp.
Reminding us for our need for God's guidance in every thing we do and say, this inscription is from the clock room of London's Big Ben, "All through this hour, Lord, be my guide; And by Thy power, No foot shall slide."
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry gets the best of the argument. ---Voltaire
1846 - Elias Howe patented the lockstitch sewing machine; 1913 - The Lincoln Highway, the nation's first coast-to-coast paved road, opened; 1929 - Golfer Arnold Palmer was born; 1934 - Baseball player Roger Maris was born.
The agenda for the September 12, 2013, Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting has been posted to the NRC Website at www.michigan.gov/nrc.
Please note that the meeting will be held at the MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing.
To register for public comment, please contact Debbie Whipple, executive assistant to the NRC, at 517-373-2352 or email email@example.com. Registration cards also will be available at the meeting.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)
Cain killed Abel with a rock. It's heart problem, not a gun problem. Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV) The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
1620 - The Pilgrims left England for America; 1757 - Birthday of the marquis de Lafayette, a French soldier who fought in the American Revolustion; 1989 - The Rolling Stones held a rehearsal at Three Rivers Stadium for their upcoming concert, bumping the Pittsburgh Steelers football team from a practice on their own field.
Newberry Indians take on North Dickinson tonight at 7 in their home opener. Come out and cheer for the team on to victory. After a 42-6 shellacking in last year's contest, the Tribe has a reason to show up with a chip on their shoulder and pay back on their mind.
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV) Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And
surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Follow Him and he will be with you - always. May God bless each of you every day in every way. ---Editor
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. ---Stanislaw J. Lee
1836 - Sam Houston was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas; 1882 - Ten thousand workers marched in the nation's first Labor Day parade, held in New York City; 1970 - All-time state records for 24-hour rainfall were set at Bug Point, Utah (6 inches) and Workman Creek, Arizona (11.4 inches).
So Sunday the sermon at church was about why America has been a leader in the world as long as it has. Continue reading.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever. ---Walt Disney
1888 - George Eastman patented a camera that used rolls of film; 1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz became the first Olympic competitor to win seven gold medals in on Olympic Games. 1988 - Red Bluff, California, was the nation's hot spot with a reading of 118 degrees F, while Los Angeles equaled its all-time high of 110 degrees F.
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got off the phone with a Medicare beneficiary in Menominee County that
called regarding a phone call she received recently from a man stating
that he was from Medicare and that new Medicare cards were being sent
out. He asked, 'Do you do your banking at Wells Fargo?' She stated no and
gave the name of her bank. He then asked for her routing number on her
checking account. She refused to provide the information. She called Medicare and verified that they are not sending out new cards.
Never respond to unsolicited requests for Social Security numbers, banking information, credit card numbers or any other information of a personal nature. Hang up and call your local law enforcement agency to report the scam.
Good morning America! Miley Cyrus took a lot of flak last week for her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Awards. But she was hardly alone. Click here to see how this discussion of a debacle of a so-called performance turns into an inspiring story.
. . . Is for Tahquamenon Area Schools students from NewberryFreePress.com - Today is the first day of the school year. Cherish it and embrace it. Never forget for a second that education is the key to unlock doors for the rest of your life. Pay attention; study hard; immerse yourself in your studies. You will never regret making a success of your school career.
1714 - Ben Franklin was enrolled in a Boston grammar school at the age of eight. His family later switched him to a school for writing and arithmetic. The school's founder, George Brownell, also taught dancing, music and fancy embroidery; 1783 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Revolutionary War.
Just so people don't have the false illusion all I care about is cake and football, I offer this:
PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 (NKJV) - Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. ---Cree Indian Proverb
1894 - Billy "Pop" Schriver caught a ball dropped from the Washington Monument; 1915 Actress Ingrid Bergman was born. She died on her birthday in 1982.
Newberry's football Indians Junior Varsity took on Rudyard last night at home and gave them a shellacking, coming away with a 46-8 victory.
Pennsylvania patrol officer Nick Ague got word that a German shepherd named Mya had been involved in a car crash and run away panicked. Read the rest of the story here.
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. ---Thomas Jefferson
1609 - Henry Hudson, sailing for the Dutch East India Company, began exploring Delaware Bay; 1908 - Ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson was born; 1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington D.C.
. . . On sale beginning tomorrow at the local hospital. Need more info - click here.
. . . Our deepest sympathy to the family of Vicki R. Green, wife of William David
Green, Newberry village trustee. Vicki passed away Friday afternoon at
Marquette General Hospital. Friends can pay respects from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. Today at American Legion Post #74, 7964 M-123 in Newberry. Rev.
Jesse Brown of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will conduct a memorial
service at 1 p.m. at the American Legion.
A relationship with God is the most important relationship you can have. Trust Him and everything will happen as it should - by His schedule, for His reasons.
When friends give you a hard time for Facebook posts about politics, remind them that if Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King were alive today they would not be posting photos of kittens.
1908 - Birthday of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963-1969); 1908 - Folsom, New Mexico, telephone operator Sarah Rooke managed to warn most of the townspeople of rising flood waters but perished when the building she was in was swept away; 1910 - Mother Teresa was born; 1912 - Edgar Rice Burroughs's book Tarzan of the Apes was published.
Get the DNR's fishing tip and U.P. fishing report here.
. . . Today is the last day to register for the hunter safety course at Tahquamenon Area Schools. Call 293-3282 to sign up.
. . . Chicken parmesan? Check out this recipe from Cindy Wagner.
. . . Condolences to the family of Vicki R. Green, wife of William David Green, Newberry village trustee. Vicki passed away Friday afternoon at Marquette General Hospital. Friends can pay respects from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post #74, 7964 M-123 in Newberry. Rev. Jesse Brown of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the American Legion. Read Vicki's full obituary here.
Comes in the form of a prayer. Pray this prayer to start your day, "Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart and bless me, my family, my home and my friends. I pray this all in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen."
Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them. ---Author Unknown
1883 - The Krakatoa volcano erupted in the East Indies, an explosion that was heard 2,500 miles away. Volcanic ash drifted around the globe and caused the sun to appear blue or green; 1935 - Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to be nominated for vice president by a major U.S. political party, was born.
. . . One is scheduled this week in Newberry. Details available here.
. . . Comes from a hymn sang yesterday at evening services.
Consider carefully the words of the psalmist in Psalm 42:11 (NIV), which reads: Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile. ---Paolo Coellio
1812 - The USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia; 1856 - Gail Borden patented his process for condensing milk. During the Civil War, condensed milk became a staple for soldiers; 1871 - Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio; 1946 - Birthday of William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd president of the United States (1993-2001).
Go here to see the video from his visit, which focused on Upper Peninsula jobs and innovation.
Click here for details about how you can spend $6, get a cool patch and support initiatives that protect threatened and endangered species in Michigan.
A big salute to a Huck’s Hero, 11-year-old Dyllon Orthman of Dalhart, Texas. Dyllon’s spent his summer vacation mowing lawns to raise money. It’s not an easy job in the 104-degree Texas heat. But he says that didn’t stop him. He’s mowed one lawn after another, until his dad told him he was going to work himself to the bone. So, what was he raising money for? A new computer or video game? No. Dyllon devoted his summer to raising money to help the tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. But come on, how much money could one 11-year-old boy with a lawn mower raise? Would you believe, nearly $16,000? How did you spend YOUR summer vacation? Mike Huckabee
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him in so far as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. ---Theodore Roosevelt 1918 (president of the United States of America from 1901 to 1909)
1777 - American militia defeated the British under Gen. John Burgoyne at the Battle of Bennington, Vermont; 1829 - The original "Siamese" (conjoined) twins, Chang and Eng, arrived in the United States for their first Western exhibition; 1977 - Elvis Presley died at Graceland at age 42.
. . . 1840s style? Then check out this event for youngsters.
. . . Focuses on fitness for elementary school age children. Learn details about the Aug. 17 program here.
Learn to pray, not because you need something but because you ought to thank Him for everything.
You can't help noticing bad times; they scream for attention. But good times are easy to miss. To see a good time clearly, you need to slow down, pay attention and watch closely. When you see it coming, reach out and grab it. Hang on tight. Clutch it to your heart. Lift it up for all to see. Point it out like a shooting star, stand in awe and watch it shine. ---Sharon Randall
1934 - Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner made its debut; 1985 - Road graders were called out to clear 3-foot drifts of hail from Highway 9 near Logan, Kansas.
One key to simplicity is realizing that quality is far superior to quantity. ---Joyce Meyer
1865 - Joseph Lister became the first surgeon to use a disinfectant during an operation; 1955 - The minimum wage per hour was raised from 75 cents to $1; 1981 - IBM introduced its personal computer and operating system, PC-DOS version 1.0.
Michigan Department of Transportation advises that work on the Ashmun Street power canal bridge starts today, with a completion date of Friday, Aug. 16. Work begins at 7 p.m. and continues through 7 a.m. overnight each day. "This work will require traffic shifts," a MDOT press release indicates.
Then you need to check out this fall vacation package. But hurry - reservations are limited.
Forty new jobs are coming to Cassopolis, thanks to a new $12 million expansion at Postle Aluminum. Gov. Rick Snyder visited with workers at the company last week, and congratulated them at a ground-breaking ceremony. View the event video here.
. . . Applications available through Aug. 15. Click here for details.
Get details about tonight's program and others throughout the weekend here.
The real reason we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post "Thou shalt not steal," "Thou shalt not commit adultery," and "Thou shalt not lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment. ---George Carlin
1842 - After lengthy negotiations, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty set the U.S.-Canada border from Maine to Lake of the Woods (northern Minnesota). The United States gained the Mesabi Range, later found to be rich in iron ore; 1936 - Jesse Owens won his fourth Olympic gold medal.
Read this article and watch the video from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources by clicking here.
. . . A "healthy" banana bread recipe? Well, here it is for your baking (and eating) pleasure.
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149:4 (NIV)
When one mistakes the fire of anger for the light of argument, the flame of logic goes out. ---F.D. Van Amburgh
1829 - American's first locomotive, the Stourbridge Lion, was tested in Honesdale, Penn.; 1963 - In England, robbers made off with 2.6 million pounds in the Great Train Robbery; 1974 - Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation from the presidency; 1976 - the Chicago White Sox baseball team suited up in shorts.
To all Luce County voters: Thanks to your generosity, the veterans of the county will have a voice; seniors will continue to get the services they need and the courts will continue to help those impacted by crime. Benevolence is alive and well in Luce County, which is one of the main reasons we chose to live in Newberry. Editor
Proposal A: Should 0.5 mills be renewed for three years for the care and placement of neglected, abused and delinquent children? Yes - 379 No - 246
Proposal B: Should an increase of 0.25 mills be approved for 5 years for the Luce County Department of Veterans Affairs? Yes - 386 No - 239
Should a 0.5 mills increase be approved for 5 years for teh Luce County Community Action Agency senior meals and services? Yes - 386 No - 240
Rain from the south prevents the drought, but rain from the west is always best.
1721 - The New England Courant, first American newspaper to feature literary articles and humorous essays, began publication; 1959 - Explorer VI transmitted the first photograph of Earth from space.
C-L-M Community Action Agency board member Joanne
Villemure, at right in front row of this article's accompanying
photograph, is surrounded by volunteers who help bag products for the
agency’s quarterly food distribution.
This food distribution effort is just one of the many services provided through the local agency.
of extensive budget cuts at both the national and state level, C-L-M
Community Action Agency is actively seeking taxpayer support in the Aug.
6 election. The Agency is seeking renewal of a .50 mil property tax in
Chippewa County, a new .50 mil property tax in Luce County and a new .25
mil property tax in Mackinac County. One-half mil is 50 cents for each
$1,000 of taxable property value, which is just $20 per year on a $40,000 home.
Besides government surplus food distribution, the
local agency provides other services to senior citizens including
meals-on-wheels, home health care, housekeeping assistance, respite care
services and more.
“Support the seniors of the community,” says
a Community Action representative. “Vote yes on the Senior Services and
Programs New Millage today.”
supports this millage along with the one-quarter mill for a veteran's
services officer that will also appear on today's ballot.Editor
1911 - Comedian Lucille Ball was born; 1926 Harry Houdini stayed underwater for 91 minutes in an airtight case in which an ordinary person could have survived for only a few minutes; 1962 - Jamaica became an independent country.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Comfort Inn in Newberry, located at 13954 State Hwy. M-28. Click here for details.
MDOT invites public to comment on 2014-2017 draft State Transportation Improvement Program. Read more here.
To know who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. ---Voltaire
Children will get a chance to step back in time to experience what school was like in the 1800s on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Walker Tavern Historic Site. Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130 (NIV)
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ---Aristotle
1861 - Congress abolished punishment by flogging in the military; 1961 - Washington's all-time state record for highest temperature (118 degrees F) was registered at Ice Harbor Dam; 1972 - James Brown's song "Get on the Good Foot," considered the inspiration for the origin of break dancing, entered the music charts.
C-L-M Community Action
Agency board member Joanne Villemure, at right in front row, is surrounded by
volunteers . . . Click here to read what they are doing and why it is important to the Senior Millage question on Tuesday's ballot.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. ---Sam Ewing
1858 - The first street mailboxes were set up pin Boston and New York City; 1909 - The U.S. government bought its first airplane; 1938 - The Brooklyn Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals tried using a yellow baseball for better visibility.
. . . Comes from Facebook via Sisters of Serenity and Sobriety. Posted here to support a special person in our lives who is struggling in hers.
Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with dreams or wake up and chase your dreams. The choice is yours.
1790 - The U.S. Patent Office issued its first patent, to Samuel Hopkins for a method of making potash and pearl ash; 1971 - David Scott and james Irwin drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the moon; 1976 Intense rain from a thunderstorm in northeastern Colorado created a flash flood that took more than 150 lives.
Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope. ---Shana Alexander
1775 - The U.S. Post Office was established and Ben Franklin was made postmaster general; 1788 - New York became the 11th state; 1892 - writer Pearl Buck was born; 1917 - New York City's last horse-drawn trolley made its final run on Bleeker Street; 1943 - Rock musician Mick Jagger was born.
Newberry United Methodist women are holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale is in the local church's fellowship hall - entrance on the alley on the east side of the church. Newberry United Methodist Church is located at 110 W. Harrie St. in Newberry.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources has recently discovered that anglers are purchasing red swamp crayfish from food markets and using them as live bait. Read about the negative impact here.
A businessman in Texas just sold three pizza parlors. So how does that affect you? Click here to find out how.
Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. ---George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796. Previously published as part of the Federalist Papers.
The athlete does not embark upon a sport but upon a way of life. ---W. R. Loader
1941 - Boston Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove won his 200th game. It would be his last career victory; 1954 - NFL Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton aka "Sweetness" (1954-1999) was born; 1979 - Alvin, Texas, was deluged with 43 inches of rain, the state's all-time record for a 24-hour period.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home. ---John Newton
1725 - Birth of John Newton, who captained a slave ship, had a religious conversion at age 22 and wrote the hymn Amazing Grace, a portion of which is NewberryFreePress.com's Thought for the Day; 1850 - The clipper ship Sea Witch sailed from New York City to San Francisco in 97 days; 1987 - Hulda Crooks, age 91, climbed Mt. Fugi.
. . . On Friday Gov. Rick Snyder made the decision to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the city of Detroit. The proper paperwork was filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The governor made this video explaining his decision.
I declare God is working all things together for my life. Read more . . .
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ---Aristotle
1773 - William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States (1841) was born; 1819 - Lydia E. Pinkham, patent medicine proprietor, was born; 1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau was established. It was renamed the National Weather Service in 1970;
Although there are none in Luce County, check here for other counties that do have a quota.
God did not promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain. But He did promise Strength for the day, comfort for the tears and Light for the way.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson
1844 - Birth of Rev. William Archibald Spooner, whose frequent slips of the tongue ("half-wormed fish" and Beeping Bleauty," for expample) resulted in the term spoonerism; 1898 - Poet Stephen Vincent Benet was born; 1944 - The Ziegfeld Follies had its 553rd and final performance, after opening in New York City in 1907; Funny Girl's Fannie Brice danced for Florenz Ziegfeld.
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old rancher, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Read more . . .
The Natural Resources Commission has renamed two special deer hunts for hunters with disabilities and modified the rules for eligibility and the use of ground blinds. Click here for more information from the NRC.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that the temporary closure (originally scheduled for Aug. 5-9) of the Van Riper State Park boating access site in Marquette County has been canceled. Due to other construction priorities, this project will be rescheduled for a later date. For more information or updates about the Van Riper State Park boating access site project, contact Dan Dowdy, Baraga State Park unit supervisor, at (906) 353-6558.
The founders of our country did not seek to define men’s rights. Click here for more.
Michigan Department of Transportation begins construction on M-48 in Chippewa County this Wednesday. According to information provided by the state, 16 miles of the highway from Stalwart to M-134 will get resurfaced though the project, which is expected to last until Aug. 29. Expect lane closures under flag control during the construction process.
We have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. --- John Adams, Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, 11 October 1798
Gardening requires lost of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ---Lou Erickson
1867 - The first dental school in the United States was established at Harvard University. 1917 - Comedian Phyllis Diller was born. 1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
This adventure is strictly for you. Women interested in getting in some hands-on practice before the October pheasant season opener may want to check out this special offering from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Learn more about the "Mighty Mac" with just one click.
Comes from the Bill of Rights, specifically the 4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
You never fail until you stop trying. ---Albert Einstein
Not in the village . . . Click here for the article about last night's Newberry Village Council meeting.
. . . Including coverage of last night's Newberry Village Council meeting. Anticipated posting of all new content - late this afternoon. Stay tuned . . .
Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
Newberry Women's Club members recognized at recent meeting. Click here for coverage and photographs.
When asked to describe what Michigan’s outdoors means to them, members of the Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Council were not at a loss. Read their comments and more about the Natural Resource Commission Youth Conservation Council here.
Within a few weeks, NewberryFreePress.com readers may have the ability to listen to council meetings without leaving their homes. Currently working out a contract with a new web hosting company that allows for this technology. The stumbling block remains the length of the recordings, but this is something the new firm believes can be addressed with various types of data-compression software. Stay tuned.
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. ---Thomas Jefferson
. . . Scores unqualified, which means there were no problems with examination of the accounts of the village for the last fiscal year, which ended Dec. 31, 2012, according to Anderson, Tackman and Company PLC principal Kenneth A. Talsma out of the accounting firm's Kincheloe office. Talsma made the announcement and answered questions during the July 2 special called village council meeting. Beginning July 15, village council returns to one scheduled meeting per month - the third Monday. Two meetings per month are planned to resume with the Oct. 8 meeting.
Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry
about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what
you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than
clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If
that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and
tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you
of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Political correctness is tyranny with manners. ---Charlton Heston
Proverbs 28:1 (NIV) The wicked flee though no one pursues, But the righteous are as bold as a lion.
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. ---Doug Larson
American Legion baseball tourney action begins today at the Luce County baseball complex on Charles Road. Games start promptly at 8:30 a.m., with six games set for today. Newberry Warriors play Gladstone at 12:30 p.m. and come back at 4:30 for a contest against the Sault Black Sox. Warriors baseball is sponsored by Newberry American Legion Post #74. Come out and watch the local boys of summer PLAY BALL! Concessions will be available and admission is free. Tournament games continue Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Strong . . . when others crumble. Courageous . . . when others
panic. Bold . . . not in myself, but in Christ. Confident . . . In the
Savior, in His cross and empty tomb.
No matter how long it takes, when God works, it's always worth the wait.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ---Benjamin Franklin
Click here to see a National Weather Service map that indicates how much snow fell in the U.P. in the 2012-13 winter season.
God is like oxygen . . . You can't see Him, but you can't live without Him.
Reading is like depositing money in a savings account. The benefits compound themselves like interest. But, unlike a savings account, you can draw on your interest without ever having less remaining. ---E.M. Maguire
. . . Through special programs offered through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Click here for more information.
Happy Father's Day to my father and all our readers who honorably share the title of father. ---NewberryFreePress.com
. . . Comes from Paul's letter to the Jesus Christ-believing population in Rome. These God-breathed thoughts brought guidance to mankind then and continue to guide the human race today.
Today's thought, from the secular world, echos today's inspiration. There is a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. "Forgiveness and being reconciled are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong." ---Desmond Tutu
Got a sweet tooth? This recipe will definitely cure it.
Check out this parody on a familiar cell phone commercial. So very sad that "it's" come to this in the United State of America.
According to the Michigan Venture Capital Association, Michigan is now ranked 15th in the nation in terms of venture capital activity, up from 25th just last year. Michigan saw $232 million in investments made last year, while venture capital investment dropped 10 percent nationally. Click here for the rest of the article.
Comes from a school board acquaintance. Click here to read more.
All the work on Newberry Avenue is the beginning of Streetscape Phase II.
During the course of the project, which is expected to last through the end of summer, plan to see new sidewalks, curbs, handicap ramps and streetlights.
At left - Here Newberry Water and Light employees, Matt Perry, on the ground facing the camera, an unnamed worker, and Joe Lively, in the bucket, get ready to remove an existing light pole. Village workers have already removed four trees on the village's main street.
New wiring for the light poles will be underground. Remember to watch out for workers and do not disobey the 25 mph speed limit - speeding fines are doubled in work zones in the state of Michigan.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that Fayette Historic State Park’s annual Christmas in June event will be held on Saturday, June 15. Click here for details.
Click here to read the tip about this weekend's free fishing event.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) meeting scheduled for June 8 in Munising must be cancelled. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
Deer advisory teams were established to provide direct input to the Wildlife Division based on three regions of the state (Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula and southern Lower Peninsula). Each region has a deer advisory team made up of members with a direct connection to issues in the region, either as private individuals affected by deer hunting and management or as representatives of organizations with members or constituents in the region. Team members help to communicate with the public and key partners and organizations.
“Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children.”
Spend July 14-19 at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Ralph A. MacMullan Center and experience great food, enthusiastic instructors, a beautiful location, hands-on education, an opportunity for credits and reduced fees through scholarships. Interested? Click here for details.
The Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) will meet for the fifth time on Saturday, June 8 in Munising. Click here for details.
Purging files this morning. Additional posts pending . . . Thank you for your patience.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. ---Steve Maraboli (Dr. Steve Maraboli is a behavioral scientist specializing in Motivational Psychology.)
Calling all baseball fans. Newberry Indians compete in District today at 2 p.m. in Newberry. Come out and root for the boys of summer as they take their first step toward what hopes to be a state championship. With seven seniors on the team, the Tribe has more than one reason to go all the way this year. The young men play, rain or shine, at the Luce County baseball field on Charles Road. Bring your umbrella just in case . . .
Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Newberry is celebrating National Trails Day tomorrow, June 1 with a special “Hike Between Da Falls,” beginning at 9 a.m. Click here for details.
Today's inspiration comes from a source other than NewberryFreePress.com's normal tome.
This evening at seven o'clock get your inspiration from Mother Nature through artist-in-residence Betsy Lewis as she shares her agate expertise with the public at a special Agate Hunting 101 adventure.
Learn what agates look like on the beach, what characteristics to look for, how to recognize a variety of Lake Superior agates, and, last but not least, why people have so much fun hunting agates.
Join the crowd, and bring the rocks you think are agates to the local library, 700 Newberry Ave. at 7 p.m. today. You'll be glad you did. We have it on good authority that there may even be an agate hunt in the offing.
Need more information? Call 293-5412 and ask for Betsy.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Click here to see who was honored at the May meeting of the Newberry Women's Club.
"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living." --Anonymous
They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.
Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.
This class would NOT pray during the commencements, not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.
The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.
The speeches were nice, but they were routine until the final speech received a standing ovation.
A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED!
The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said,
"GOD BLESS YOU."
And he walked off the stage . . .
The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.
God still belongs in our schools, in our communities and in our lives.
From NewberryFreePress.com - GOD BLESS our new graduates every day in every way! May your lives be filled with love and happiness and the peace that only faith in God can bring.
From the editor: Although the facts of this story have been skewed over the years, the message remains constant. A very similar incident actually happened at the May 20, 2001 graduation at Washington Community High School in Washington, Ill., verified by snopes.com at http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/sneeze.asp.
. . . Comes from a teacher at a Moore, Okla. elementary school. Click here to read her comments.
. . . In sharing your home with an exchange student, click here for details from a local contact.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources announces family friendly fishing locations. Click here for more.
Christians everywhere celebrated Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles of Jesus Christ, on Sunday. Considered the foundational moment for the church, you can read about what happened on that fateful day through The Message translation by clicking here.
Hindsight explains the injury that foresight would have prevented.
The Governor's Decision Room program is under way at the Michigan Historical Center, with more than 100 Michigan high school students since April learning new skills to make decisions . . . Click here to read the rest of the article.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced recently that all four of its research vessels are back on the water, conducting annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. Click here to read more about the operation.
Per Terry Stark, Luce County emergency management director, testing for the Newberry warning siren is set for tomorrow, Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m.
This dessert, from the Cook's Corner, sounds delicious.
Comes from the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Christians in Galatia. Bible theologians set the time of this Epislte's writing at around A.D. 50.
Worth the time; this gal makes a lot of sense about administrations everywhere, in her piece, No One in This Administration Knows ANYTHING. Click here to hear the commentary.
Newberry plans to test its new siren in the next couple of day. Click here for more information.
Connects seamlessly with the thought for the day. Click here to read today's inspiration from the Gospel according to Matthew.
Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace.
. . . Only now you have even more reasons to look for ??? Because nobody is exempt from their intrusion, click here to find out who should be on your radar.
Check out this quick and easy recipe from the Cook's Corner.
Check back often during the day for updates
The news out of Alpena is not good. According to Ivan's sister, he has been sent home from the hospital with hospice following a fall over the weekend. Ivan, who is suffering from leukemia, has battled the terminal illness for several months. Medical professionals have advised the family that Ivan may not make it through this coming weekend. Please, everyone, keep Ivan, his wife and family in your prayers.
. . . It may get you into a lot of trouble. Curious? Click here to read about the situation.
Last week the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved a limited public wolf harvest in three distinct regions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Click here for details.
Celebrating 100 years of public investment in Michigan’s heritage, the Michigan Historical Commission, at its May 8 meeting, hosted a luncheon for former commissioners, issued a review of the past century of state government history programs, honored the centennial of President Gerald R. Ford’s birth and approved four new historical markers. Click here for a photograph and information about locations of the new historical markers.
Mining, once the largest industry in the Upper Peninsula, continues to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and local communities in the U.P. Click here for the rest of the story and accompanying photographs.
Praying for all of you as you go about your daily lives. Also praising God for everything in all of our lives, good and bad. After all, conflict can make us stronger as we "endeavor to persevere" through times of adversity and strife.
These three verses from the Apostle Paul's first letter to the believers at Thessalonica admonishes us to rejoice, pray and give thanks, no matter what.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
And, may God bless each and every one of you every day in every way. Editor
The perseverance quote in the first paragraph is from "The Outlaw Josie Wales" when Chief Dan George remembers the Trail of Tears, a Native American relocation that began in 1831 with the Choctaw. Five nations, including the Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, Chickasaw and Muscogee Creek, were relocated from the deep South to what is now the eastern part of Oklahoma during the walk that saw the death of scores of Native Americans as well as free men and women of color.
This poster is from a friend's post on Facebook. Thanks, Pam.
The Publix supermarket chain is running a Mother’s Day commercial that depicts a mom, cooking with her young daughter and talking about the new baby she’s expecting. She tells her daughter that the baby can hear them, so she should tell it a secret. The little girl hugs her mother’s stomach and tells her future sibling, “You’re really going to love mom.” Kudos to Publix for what is more than just a heartwarming ad. We’ve recently seen a relentless assault on the humanity of babies. The Kermit Gosnell trial, the undercover tapes of abortion clinics, the morning-after pill, the activists who defended Gosnell by claiming that killing unwanted babies is like “weeding your garden”… After that onslaught, it took a commercial to remind some people that what’s growing inside a pregnant woman isn’t a weed or a parasite or a disease. It’s a child. I hope Publix gets a lot of positive feedback for a priceless Mothers Day reminder that babies and moms are truly beautiful and valuable.
Here's hoping your day is blessed and filled with peace.
May God bless all mothers every day in every way.
He'll teach you how to cope. Click here to find out all about it.
It has been called to the attention of NewberryFreePress.com that a name was spelled incorrectly in the May 8 Newberry Village Council meeting article. Lorie [Stokes] should have been spelled Lori. Mrs. Stokes also mentioned that she was at the council meeting as a resident and that she works for the Newberry Water and Light Board, not the village of Newberry. Corrections to the story have been made as requested.
Comes from the Gospel of Matthew. Click here to read the verse.
Life's not about the people who act true to your face. It's about the people who remain true behind your back.
Tickets are only $4. Click here to find out where to purchase your chance to win this hunt of a lifetime.
. . . For growing forestry industry. Click here to find out more.
Click here to read the first draft of the council story.
Click here for Newberry's observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ---George Washington
Make a trip to the falls Saturday for a special birding event. Click here for details.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer state-owned oil and gas lease rights to more than 37,000 acres in 17 Michigan counties at a May 9 auction in Lansing. Click here for additional information.
To learn about hunting agates. Click here for details.
Where, you ask? Click here to find out and to read what's being offered.
Creates numerous opportunities. Click here for more details.
Click here to find a good way to use it from your friends in the Cook's Corner.
And, no, the headline is not a misprint. Click here to find out why it's not.
For me . . . Concern. How about you? Click here to read this tweet.
BASEBALL! Newberry Indians Invitational Tournament begins today at 10 a.m. at the Luce County baseball/softball complex on Charles Road. Come support the local team in the first home game of this long-delayed season. See you there. GO TRIBE!
The War of 1812 is no longer history. Registration is now open for a package deal of hands-on learning activities and inspirational lectures, sponsored by the Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Click here for details.
Dust if you must. But wouldn’t it be better, To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake, or plant a seed? Ponder the difference between want and need.
Dust if you must. But there is not much time With rivers to swim and mountains to climb! Music to hear, and books to read, Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must. But the world’s out there With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, A flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come round again.
Dust if you must. But bear in mind, Old age will come and it’s not kind. And when you go, and go you must, You, yourself, will make more dust.
Join the Newberry faithful in a day of prayer and fasting at
Newberry United Methodist Church. The church’s sanctuary, located at 116 W.
Harrie St. in Newberry, will be open throughout the day for prayer.
Area clergy will offer prayers for our country, our leaders
and our world in the MBank parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
“Please join us to pray for our country,” an organizer
urges. “With all that is happening in the world today, it is time we all turned
to God for guidance, and prayer is our conduit to Him.”
. . . Emailed this photograph to NewberryFreePress.com, so I decided to share it with all of you. Thank you, Julie Yost!
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Click here for dates and information about planning an event in your community.
Is a quote from a local church's Facebook page. Click here for your daily dose of inspiration.
He who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. ---Voltaire
Here are a few ideas for summer road trips in the U.P.
Although early winter snow in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was mild compared to the past few years, precipitation late in the season resulted in above-average snow depths that are continuing well into spring. Click here for more from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Trout streams were flowing high and fast. Access will be difficult on most lakes and streams as snow pack is quite deep in places. Click here for more of this week's U.P. fishing report.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in the final sampling year of a tag-and-recapture study on the walleye population in the inland waterway in Northern Michigan. Click here for more.
Click here to see some good arguments that support this question.
Click here for a thought that explores this question.
DEA, in conjunction with Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and state and local law enforcement, will take back unused, unwanted or expired medications on Saturday, April 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Michigan State Police Post on Newberry Avenue in Newberry. Liquid medications, inhalers, patches and syringes will not be accepted, according to the organizers of this annual event, now in its third year.
Make plans now to attend a Michigan reenactment. Click here for details.
High water can be dangerous. Click here for advice from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
About how to make your life better. Click here for more.
Guns do not kill people. Click here to read the study results.
Disgusting, isn't it?
If fouling an eagle's nest kills eaglets, then aborting an unborn baby kills a child.
As Ronald Reagan said, "All the people who are for abortion have already been born."
Abortion is not birth control - use birth control to not get pregnant. If you do not want children, use birth control before the fact.
Abortion is, and always will be, murder. NewberryFreePress.com wrote, agrees with and supports this viewpoint. Editor
Went to a memorial service yesterday for Patricia Chisholm, long-time Newberry resident who was many things to many people in the community. Click here to read the inspirational Scripture from Pat's obituary.
Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble. ---Charles H. Spurgeon
Click here for information about statewide celebrations, including a hike at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Growing up without a cell phone? Click here to read the voice of experience.
With the arrival of spring, wild animals are giving birth and hatching the next generation. Click here to read the entire article.
Mary had a little lamb . . . Think you know the rest? Click here to read another version.
Have you ever noticed that a narrow mind and a wide mouth ofter go together?
Check out this You Tube video; it only takes a minute. I have removed the link because the video showing ferrets playing in packing peanuts has been removed by You Tube. Sorry you missed it. The ferrets were great fun.
Carol Anderson, village president, thanked the fire fighters for "going above and beyond" . . . Click here for the rest of the article.
Members of Newberry Women's Club got a first-hand look at Tahquamenon Area School’s STARS program . . . Click here to read the rest of the article.
Last week Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the winners of Michigan’s seventh annual State Virtual Archery Tournament. More than 700 student archers from 29 schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) competed in the recent tournament. Click here for a list of the winners.
Spring in Michigan means a lot of diverse outdoor recreationalists taking to the woods in search of edible mushrooms, migrating birds, wild turkeys, fishing spots or just some solitude. Click here for the entire article.
Stepped aside . . . Click here to find out who needs to go.
Needs no introduction. Just click here to read it.
I refuse to apologize for being conservative. I was raised to think for myself.
As I was hauling firewood near our house, I saw a flock of about 30 birds light in a box elder tree along our lane, about 100 yards off. Click here to read the rest of the story from Doug Reeves.
Follow this link for a thought provoking commentary from Nolan Finley
Members of Taquamenon Area Senior Citizens Club continue to support young people by sharing profits from the group's thrift store with area athletes. Click here to read the rest of the article.
From his sister, Marie Nicholson:
Ivan is in remission! The fevers are still keeping him from transplant though, but as soon as they can get to the source of the fevers they can look at the next step.
Please continue to pray for Ivan and his family. Editor
Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) will meet tomorrow, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Click here for location and agenda.
You probably guessed the answer, but click here to read more.
If you have an email account, your past may come back to tax you… Click here to read more of this cautionary article.
File your state and federal income taxes, or the applicable extension, today to avoid penalties. Editorial note: In response to inquires - Regular coverage of area events resumes April 17.
Today, a local media outlet aired an accusation from Carol Anderson, the appointed village president. Here is my response, referencing the Michigan State Legislature's Open Meeting Act Handbook and applicable case law, to her accusation. ---Cheryl Withrow
Dave Green, a council member, had issues with a recent advertisement submitted to the media about meter reading. Green brought his concerns to Tuesday night's Newberry Water and Light Board meeting, and when accused by Carol Anderson of violating the Open Meetings Act, Green said he was speaking as a resident, not as a council member.
For the record, Green's question was about board policy, not village business.
Green had previously addressed the issue in a council meeting and was told by Anderson to present his concerns to the water and light board.
Todd Mamph (council member, who frequently attends W&L board meetings), as well as Anderson, were also present, as were Newberry Water and Light Board members (also council members) Charles Withrow and Cheryl Withrow.
Anderson is dead wrong about the "violation."
I quote from the state of Michigan's Open Meetings Handbook, "The OMA was not violated when several members of the board of county commissioners attended a public meeting of the county planning committee, (which had more than fifty members, two who were county commissioners), which resulted in a quorum of the board being present at the meeting (without the meeting also being noticed as a county commission meeting), so long as the nonmember commissioners did not engage in deliberations or render decisions. Find the case law in Ryant v Cleveland Twp, 239 Mich App 430, 434-435; 608 NW2d 101 (2000) and Nicholas v Meridian Charter Twp, 239 Mich App at 531-532.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. ---Anthony Hopkins
Although it is still quite cold outside, Michigan’s wildlife knows the spring season is here (based on the increase of daylight hours) and is beginning to wake up from its winter hibernation. Click here to read the rest of this cautionary article.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, USGS Great Lakes Science Center and local fishery organizations, will offer three regional workshops this spring highlighting research and information about Lake Huron’s fishery. Click here for details.
Only takes a second or two to read, but is invaluable advice for all of us. Click here to read today's inspirational voice of wisdom from the book of Proverbs.
When you mind says, "give up," hope whispers, "one more try."
At different venue. Click here to read the article.
A good time was had by all at today's Spring Luncheon/Bingo event at the Newberry's Community Action center. Click here to read the article and see the photographs.
There is no lie so sly . . . Click here for the rest of the quote.
We meet people for a reason - either they are a blessing or a lesson.
This will definitely help . . . just click here for an (almost) instant remedy from the Cook's Corner.
Click here for an editorial opinion from the Facebook Files.
This week Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation approving $23,348,700 in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grant appropriations, funding 76 recreation development projects and land acquisitions in 43 Michigan counties. Click here for details.
The Equine Trailways Subcommittee (ETS) will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday at the Doherty Hotel, 604 North McEwan, in Clare. The public meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Click here for more.
Newberry's village manager just fired her hand-picked accounts payable clerk for "failure to follow direction and failure to follow chain-of-command." Read that - the clerk verified to a council member that the village was paying late fees because payments were not being made on time. What part of "public records" does the management of Newberry not understand? And, "Chain of command?" When did the village of Newberry enter the military?
Virtue? A fig! 'Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. So that if we will plant nettles or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs or distract it with many—either to have it sterile with idleness, or manured with industry—why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. (original text) ---William Shakespeare Othello Act 1 Scene 3
If a rock just passes by earth, it is called an asteroid. If the rock burns up in the atmosphere, it is called a meteor. If the rock hits the ground, it is called a meteorite. But, if it just sits there like a rock, it is call CONGRESS! Text courtesy of the Dothan Eagle's editorial page cartoon - Editor
Click here to check out Lynda Waller's food for thought post.
For the breakfast table. Click here for a great recipe shared by a friend.
For deer habitat improvements. Interested? These grants are not for government agencies; they are for "Sportsmen's clubs and other nongovernmental agencies." Click here for details.
Come on down (or over or up) for the inaugural Cabin Fever Cornhole Tournament. Entry deadline is Feb. 20; click here for details.
Live well . . . Laugh often . . . Love much . . .
As has been the case now for almost a year, Newberry Water and Light’s
board meetings focus almost exclusively on the comprehensive report from
Superintendent Eric Buckler. Click here to read the article about the most recent NW&L Board meeting.
Seems Luce County finances are in dismal shape.Click here to read the article about Thursday's county commission meeting.
A popular form of street art is coming to Lansing on Friday, May 31, when the Michigan Historical Museum will be the site of a “yarn bombing.” If you knit and want to get involved, or just want to check out this event, click here to get information. Then scroll down to the second article on the page.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the 2012 results from its Master Angler program, which has been in place since 1973 and recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers. Click here to read the DNR article.
Click here to read the commentator's most recent web post.
Kids, do you know what we celebrate today, and why you have a day off from school? Click here to find out.
Sunday has come again, and with it sunshine -
at least for the moment. Today is the Lord's day. If you don't have a
home church, why not worship with us at Newberry First Baptist, 116 E.
McMillan Ave.? Today, we'll be learning about how to get the most out of
the sermon. Text comes from Proverbs 2:1-6. Worship begins at 11 a.m.
If you are so inclined, we also have Sunday school for all ages at 10
a.m. and Sunday evening church at 6, where Pastor Andrew will preach on
Genesis 17. Hope to see you at one or all of these Sunday times with
God. In the meantime, stay warm, stay happy, read your Bible and love
But just had to share this photograph from the "Facebook Files." Hope it puts a smile on your face like it did ours. For more great pictures visit the website at www.ourbeautifulworldanduniverse.com
Never throw mud. You may miss your mark and you are bound to have dirty hands.
Newberry Water and Light Board article, Luce County Commission meeting coverage, an open letter to village residents and more. Stay tuned; stay informed; stay with NewberryFreePress.com.
Just a reminder that all Michigan residents and non-residents can fish without a license this Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. Click here for more information about this semi-annual event.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the use of salmon eggs or minnows for bait is restricted in some waters, as part of a continuing strategy to slow the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS). Click here to educate yourself about the ongoing restrictions.
Michigan’s Wolf Management Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Little Bear Arena, located at 275 Marquette St. in St. Ignace. Click here for more information.
Three of the 100 best companies to work for in the United States are right here in Michigan, according to Fortune magazine in its 16th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. Click here to find out which Michigan firms are on the list.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Luce Mackinac Alger Schoolcraft District Health Department building, located at 14150 Hamilton Lake Rd., in Newberry. Click here for agenda and more.
A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight. Click here for the rest of the story.
From NewberryFreePress.com to all our readers.
Thank you for your continued support of our online newspaper. Your readership is appreciated more than you know.
Plans to expand and upgrade are still being discussed, even toying with the idea of a print companion. Will keep you posted as we make important decisions. After all, this publication is for you, our loyal readers.
We now offer an ETC. page that is for you to publish your special occasions for everyone to celebrate or otherwise acknowledge.
Submit birthday celebrations for all ages, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, local fundraising events and more, free of charge including photographs, to NewberryFreePress.com. Just email the pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and telephone number in case we have questions.
Again, thank you for your continued readership, and Happy Valentine's Day.
It might seem difficult to imagine late winter ice fishing at this point – with snow steadily coming down – but before you know it last stage ice will be here and with it new crappie fishing opportunities. Click here for the rest of the tip and this week's Upper Peninsula fishing report.
Follow this link to get a take on the applicability of the author's classic, Atlas Shrugged.
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. ---Henry Ward Beecher
Remember the first time you shot a squirrel, tagged a tom, or bagged a buck? Then you'll probably enjoy this article about young Michigan hunters.
A 33-year-old dairy farmer who helped gather and disseminate data on last summer’s epizootic hemorrhagic disease die-off in Clinton and Ionia counties was honored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with a Partners in Conservation Award at last week's regular monthly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing. Click here to read how one man's work impacted the DNR's study.
Whatever keeps me from the Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be. Click here for the rest of A.W. Tozer's thoughts.
Click here to read the commentator's most recent web post.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced new fishing opportunities for dip-net anglers. Click here for details.
"It seems some writer at the New York Times is at it again, calling the GOP in disarray and racist." Click here to read the rest of this commentary.
During last night's special called council
meeting, members of Newberry Village Council released the village
superintendent from the three-month extension of his probationary status
that was unanimously agreed to last week. This was the only item on the special meeting agenda.
My greatest fear in life is not that I will be unsuccessful in life, it is that I will be successful is something that does not matter.
Members of Newberry Village Council have found that even though the village superintendent was given the job of supervising village operations six months ago, he has never been presented with a contract to sign as was instructed by council members at that time. Click here to read the rest of the article about last week's council meeting.
Click here to find out how to get involved in discussion about using hoop houses in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host two ice fishing classes in the western Upper Peninsula during the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, February 16-17. Although not in the immediate area, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the craft by loading the family in the car for an outdoor adventure. Click here for details from the DNR.
On Super Bowl Sunday Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis wore a black T-shirt with the inscription "Psalms 91" in white lettering on the front. Click here to read more.
People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors. ---George Eliot
Been quite a while since a Real Power verse has been posted. Had to go to BibleGateway.com for some research and found these verses were their "Verse(s) of the Day," and thought this was an appropriate message given the climate of the world. Click here to read this inspirational passage.
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. ---Leonardo da Vinci
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is upgrading its Retail Sales System (RSS), the system it uses to sell hunting, fishing, snowmobile, off-road vehicle and a variety of other licenses. Click here for details.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released the updated document online. Click here for directions on how to access the report.
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags within the state Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff today through Monday, Feb. 11 in honor of former state Sen. George Hart, of Dearborn, who died Jan. 31. Click here for more information about the senator and his life.
Newberry Village Council will meet in special called session on Monday at 7 p.m. to consider the village superintendent's rejection of the council's unanimous decision, made at Monday's regularly scheduled meeting, to continue his probationary status three additional months. The meeting will be held at the Newberry Water and Light office, 307 E. McMillan Ave. in Newberry.
Fishing for panfish can become quite difficult at certain points during the winter, particularly when ice and snow are at their thickest. Click here for the latest tip from Michigan Outdoor news along with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources's fishing report.
Michigan Historical Museum’s Second Saturday Programs give families, youth and adult learners the opportunity to connect their own stories with the history on display in the museum's special exhibits through hands-on activities, artifact presentations and live performances. Click here to check out the schedule through May.
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in Copper Harbor will host the second annual Lake Fanny Hooe Ice Fishing Tournament this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.
Read this article penned by Wayne Allyn Root and decide for yourself.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. ---Henry Ford
Click this link to get a Washington Times view of what will happen to employer-provided healthcare when the the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.
You can at Muskegon State Park's Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, which is one of the only places in the nation with an ice luge track accessible to the public. Here, anyone can luge like an Olympian regardless of experience level. Click here to find out how you can participate.
Newberry Village Council finds that even though the village superintendent was given the job six months ago, he had never been presented with a contract to sign as was instructed by council at that time. Therefore, the superintendent's probationary period was extended three months, originally six months, and the village manager was instructed to prepare and present a draft document by close of business Monday, Feb. 11. Other village business was accomplished at last night's meeting as well. Working on the article. Stay tuned . . .
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is currently recruiting outdoor recreation enthusiasts looking for a unique opportunity to challenge their skills. Click here to find out more.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ---William Morrow
To order pasties for the Ivan Johnson benefit. Click here for details.
If so, click here to find out about Pure Michigan's offer of a social entrepreneurship cash initiative.
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff within the state Capitol Complex and at state buildings, grounds and facilities throughout Michigan in honor of Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven, of Fort Carson, Colo. and formerly of Plainwell, Mich., on Thursday, Feb. 7. Click here to read the rest of the article from the governor's office.
Michigan State Waterways Commission (MSWC) will hold a special meeting on Feb. 8, to address the impact of low lake water levels on recreational boating. Interested? Click here for details about the meeting's focus - an emergency dredging plan for 2013.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. ---Thomas Jefferson
Ever thought about being a winter wildlife detective? Click here to find out how.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring several Mitten Mixers over Valentine’s Day weekend, Thursday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 17, at state parks and recreation areas. Click here to check out locations and description.
Michigan State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) DNR staffer Brian Frawley receives 2012 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year Award from National Wild Turkey Federation. Click here for the rest of the article.
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
If Punxsutawney Phil says so, it has to be true, right?
As Phil poked his head out this morning in his annual appearance out of Gobbler's Knob in west-central Pennsylvania, nary a shadow was to be seen.
Phil is known as the "seer of seers" and "sage of sages," according the group of tuxedoed and top hatted men known as the Inner Circle. Bill Deeley, the eccentric group's president, consults privately with Punxsutawney Phil on Feb 2, then turns to the assembled crowd, estimated at 20,000 this year, to make the annual announcement.
Legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks, if not, like this year, the country can expect an early spring. Folks in Punxsutawney have been checking with Phil since 1841, according to a diary left behind by Berks County, Penn. storekeeper James Morris.
Europeans celebrate Feb. 2 as Candlemas day. An English poem explains the shadow's significance. If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Winter will not come again.
Ivan Johnson pastie benefit ordering deadline is Feb. 5. Click here for more.
Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, located within the Bay City State Recreation Area, is now taking reservations for an exciting new program, "Lessons Learned from the Bald Eagle", at Bay City State Recreation Area. Space is limited. Click here to read the open letter to educators and to get more information for your Newberry class. Editor's note - Fundraiser anyone?
Tahquamenon Falls State Park will host the third annual Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Feb. 16, with a variety of distances and courses offered for adults and children. Click here to find out all about this fun, family event.
Click here for read what an eight-year Marine Corps veteran has to say about the government's proposed gun grab.
Michigan’s world-class fisheries are known throughout the country, if not the world, with many anglers pursuing them at all times of the year. Click here for an interesting feature piece, complete with photographs, from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Luce and Chippewa counties is offering guided snowshoe hikes and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing by lantern light on Saturday evenings during the month of February. Click here for all the details.
The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. Guaranteed to produce a chuckle; click here to read the rest of the story.
Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. --- Joseph Roux, "Meditations of a Parish Priest"
Short and to the point . . . and oh, so true. Click here to read this two-sentence narrative.
Click here for an editorial opinion from the Facebook files.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that effective Jan. 1, 2013, multiple changes have been made to the state's Master Angler program. Click here for details.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the deadline for purchasing spring turkey hunting applications is fast approaching. Click here for information.
Atypical winter weather conditions have significantly hampered efforts by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to conduct its bi-annual moose population survey in the Upper Peninsula, Wildlife Division staff said late last week. Click here to see what is being done to remedy the situation.
Don't forget to order pasties for the Ivan Johnson benefit. Click here for additional information.
Have you ever wondered what you need to do to start a business online? Now you can find out, right here in Newberry. Click here for details of this free class.
As part of an initiative to update maps of deer wintering complexes (also known as "deer yards") in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from the public to identify locations where deer are concentrating this winter. Click here to find out how to participate.
I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain. --- Joyce Cary
Censorship is like an appendix. When inert it is useless; when active it is extremely dangerous. --- Maurice Edelman
In the article about the Jan. 21 Newberry Village Council meeting, I inadvertently left out 2011 when referencing village union employee pay raises. The $1-per-hour union employees' pay raises were effective in September 2011, not in 2012, as implied in the article. Thanks to a union steward for pointing out the year omission in the text of the coverage.
The Tahquamenon Education Foundation is currently seeking an individual to fill a vacancy on their board. Click here for details.
Many anglers love to target walleyes during open water fishing, but they’re leery to target them once ice arrives. Click here to read the Michigan Department of Natural Resources weekly fishing tip and Upper Peninsula fishing report.
The 2012 hunting season saw only one fatality in the 15 incidents reported to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, making it the safest season in the last five years. Click here for details.
Looking for a good way to start your day? Click here to get on board.
Whatever I did not know, I was not ashamed to inquire about, so I acquired knowledge. --- Persian Philosopher
The dreams of three more Michigan hunters to participate in "the hunt of a lifetime" have come true. Click here to read the article that identifies the winners.
Narrowness of mind is the cause of obstinacy -- we do not easily believe what is beyond our sight. ---Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If everything goes as planned, the Newberry water rate structure will significantly change. Read about it by clicking here, where you will find the entire village council meeting article.
Why not ask your children if they learned about the date's significance today in school. Not sure yourself? Click here to find out about what Jan. 26 means in Michigan.
Click here to read the missive from George Zimmerman.
And hope to have the answers tomorrow before noon. Check back around 2 p.m. for the complete Newberry Village Council article from Monday night's meeting.
There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval. --- George Santayana
Michigan’s outdoor recreation resources are significant and diverse, including a collection of over 12,000 far-reaching miles of trails that are drawing a growing number of users, from off-road vehicle enthusiasts and snowmobilers to equestrians, hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers. Click here to find out how you can provide input.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Get ‘em while they’re hot? What? You ask? Why pasties, of
course. Click here for details on the benefit pastie sale.
When you are at the end of your rope, it's a good idea to keep your feet on the ground. ----- D.O. Flynn
"Politifacts "Lie of the Year" [Mitt Romney] says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs.
The Associated Press just reported last week: Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market . . .
"We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who is also CEO of Chrysler, said on the sidelines of a conference, adding production could start in 18 months. Editor's note: So, yes, it's confirmed that Jeep will be producing cars in China. Verification courtesy of The Detroit News Jan. 14 article,http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130114/AUTO04/301140373
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. --Wendell Phillips
There is money out there . . . if you know how to write the grant to get it. Click here to find out where and how Newberry officials learned the particulars.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the DNR’s successful Master Angler program. Click here for the week's tip and Upper Peninsula fishing report.
The village of Newberry's Tahquamenon Outdoor Recreation Committee met to discuss final details pertaining to the Natural Resources Trust Fund grant agreement submission. Click here to read the minutes from the Jan. 10 meeting.
Smile and let everyone know that today, you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday.
This narrative comes from the desk of a Newberry cleric. Click here for direction to his thought-provoking commentary.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is fast approaching. Click here for details.
Reading, writing and … raising fish? Maybe Tahquamenon Area Schools should consider this DNR initiative. Click here to read more about Salmon in the Classroom and to see some photographs of children enjoying the hands-on experience the program offers.
My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year (2009). Click this link to read the rest of Mr. Estes's letter.
Recognizing the organization’s dedication to wetlands and waterfowl issues, Michigan Department of Natural Resources honored the Michigan Duck Hunters Association (MDHA) with a DNR Partners in Conservation Award at last Thursday’s regular monthly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing. Click here to see the article submitted to NewberryFreePress.com by the DNR.
Recognizing the organization’s dedication to wetlands and waterfowl issues, Michigan Department of Natural Resources honored the Michigan Duck Hunters Association (MDHA) with a DNR Partners in Conservation Award at last Thursday’s regular monthly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing. Click here to read the article submitted to NewberryFreePress.com by the DNR.
Smart people speak from experience - smarter people, from experience, don't speak.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan, which will guide its future management activities for 2013-2017. Click here to see more and to find out how to access and comment on the plan.
A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. Click here to read the rest of this inspirational story.
Update on the Tahquamenon Outdoor Recreation Complex; officials attend grant-writing workshop; duck hunters honored; DNR's salmon-in-the-classroom initiative; fishing input sought; letter from a WWII survivor; Real Power inspiration; thought-for-the-day returns and much, much more . . . Stay tuned!
What might seem like a common sense idea is not always used by anglers during winter fishing. Click here to see the most recent DNR fishing tip and weekly report.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) will meet on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time at the Country Inn and Suites in Iron Mountain, located at 2005 S. Stephenson Ave. Click here for more details about the meeting.
Good news for members of the Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizens Club, the group was named as the recipient of the Michael F. Maki Sports Booster of the Year Award during the Tahquamenon Area Sports Boosters New Year’s Eve "A Nite at the Races" fundraising event. Click here for photographs and the rest of the story.
After 13 days, we are finally "computered" up again! Bear with us as we relearn the PC. After having used a Mac for almost 30 years, this is, at times, a trying situation. But . . . without corporate support, purchasing a new Mac was out of the question so here I sit typing away on my new PC. Will have to say PCs have come a long way . . . Anyway, first article in a while, Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizens Club honors and donations posted above. I think you'll find it enlightening.
And, thank you for bearing with us in this challenging time of equipment failure. We are now officially back in full force. Read on . . .
Now working with a different computer. When I get the bugs ironed out, NewberryFreePress.com will again go live. Thanks for you patience during the computer down time. Your loyalty is sincerely appreciated. Editor
My Mac is acting stupid today and will not let me post to anything, including NewberryFreePress.com. As a result, I am temporarily suspending publication of the local online website until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience. You can find limited Newberry Free Press coverage on our Facebook page. Just log on to Facebook and search for Newberry Free Press. When my Mac decides to act like it should, I will resume publication and post the news on the Newberry Free Press Facebook page.
The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen always doing that of which you would admonish them -- Plato
That we had not shared Rep. Dan Benishek's response to a letter sent by the NewberryFreePress.com editor and publisher. Interested? Click here to read the congressman's response.
To register your deer kill. Special rules apply in some counties. Click here for details.
Because of the regional forestry plan's "complexity and importance," DNR changes deadline. Click here for information you will need to participate in the department's draft Regional State Forest Management Plans.
Click here to find some thoughts to begin your busy day.
Interested in a unique winter camping experience? Click here for an out-of-the-ordinary idea from the folks at Michigan State Parks.
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After many years as a reporter covering 'cops and court' along with municipal happenings, I served as managing editor for The Washington County News and the Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Later I served as editor of the Geneva County Reaper, the Samson Ledger and the Hartford News Herald. Additionally, I had the extreme pleasure of working under Amanda Finch Broadfoot as her associate editor for Bay Life magazine.
I started this website because I saw a need for the complete reporting of the affairs of Newberry.
During its run as a news website, I reported daily with updates from the DNR about the Duck Lake fire, attend and report on the senior citizens meetings, Newberry Women's Club functions and activities at Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action. I even covered Newberry Indians High School baseball and Newberry Warriors American Legion baseball on my website. Most Fridays I publish the DNR fishing tip and report, with emphasis on U.P fishing hotspots.
I gave you day-to-day updates on everything that happened at the Luce-West Mackinac County Fair, including pictures of the pageant and more.
I don't have to do any of this. I do it because of a love of community and a love of journalism.
I love to write. That's what I do. I am a professional, and will continue to conduct my website as such.
By design, there are no advertisements on this website. I write what happens, not what someone wants to read as a condition of continued financial support.
As my granddaddy told me a long time ago when I went off to Ohio University to study journalism, "The truth sometimes hurts, but it must be told."
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