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Old state hospital buildings coming down

By Sterling McGinn More of those grand, ornate buildings at the former Newberry State Hospital are going to fade into history. After several decades of sitting empty, the abandoned structures on prison property have been deteriorating and slowly removed when...

Newberry still feels like home

By Jim Diem I’ve been listening to the “Storytime with Sterling” podcasts over the past month. They deal with all sorts of information about the history of Newberry. Everything from there was never a swimming pool in the basement of the high school, to the downtown...

Live entertainment popular in early Newberry

By Sterling McGinn Many area residents are surprised when they hear that downtown Newberry once boasted its own opera house. Yes, it did! The Bank Opera house was located above the bank on the corner of West Truman Boulevard and Newberry Avenue, the venue with a...

COVID cases winding down at Newberry prison

The Newberry Correctional Facility still has 49 inmates with active COVID-19 infections, according to a report from the Michigan Department of Corrections. But they’ve had no new positives in the past two weeks and have become the first prison in the state that is no...

Where are they now – Corie Fossitt Harvey

We continue our series catching up with former residents of the area. This time, we spoke to Corie (Fossitt) Harvey, a 1994 NHS graduate. What was your high school claim to fame? High school was a very busy time for me. I was involved in just about everything NHS had...

HNJH staff receive COVID vaccine

By Carol Stiffler Many members of the staff at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and the William Gibson Family Health Clinic received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to fight COVID-19. The vaccine is optional at this point, said Dr. Patricia Gill, and about 100...