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Obituaries for the week of 08/10/2022

Mary Jane Overby November 24, 1939 – August 5, 2022 Longtime Newberry resident, Mary Jane Overby, 82, died Friday morning, August 5, 2022 at her residence. Born November 24, 1939 in Newberry, daughter of the late Alfred Sr. and Margaret (McLellan) Normand, Mary was a...

Was there a pool under Newberry High School?

By Sterling McGinn If you attended Newberry school, you’ve probably heard the famous myth that there was once a pool under high school building. That’s one of the top urban legends in Newberry history — right next to the myths that the barn ice rink was transported...

Anticipating a winning Indians football season

By Dan Hardenbrook The 2021 varsity football season will always be one to remember for the Newberry Indians. The program featured five All UP players and set a single season record for points scored on their way to a 7-2 record, a playoff win over perennial powerhouse...

Railroad constructs new building

Construction has begun on a new locomotive storage and maintenance building, which will be located off East Railroad Street, just a short distance from the old train station. According to Foxy Rail Systems, a part of WATCO, the new building will provide locomotive...

Michigan Wolverines football team blitzes the area

By Dan Hardenbrook University of Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh knows how to build championship teams. As a player for the Wolverines under the legendary Coach Bo Schembechler, a starting quarterback in the NFL, and a successful coach at the college and...