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Oscar Swanson’s rural mail legacy

By Sterling McGinn Newberry native J. Oscar Swanson had the distinction of being the first rural route mail carrier for the Newberry post office, a title he held for 35 years straight. Being a rural mail carrier in the early years was no easy task, but Oscar performed...

Masonic Lodge continuing its 132-years of service

By Sterling McGinn  A beautiful and historic building on Newberry Avenue hosts the headquarters for the town’s Free and Accepted Masons. The Masons are the largest and oldest fraternity in the world, and have 132 years of history right here in Newberry. McMillan Lodge...

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...

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...

Kamp George hosts heroes on Big Manistique

By Sterling McGinn Ohio native Richard Helman wanted to do something to help first responders who were wounded in the line of duty, including members of the armed forces, police officers, and firemen. While driving from Gladstone to the family cabin on Big Manistique...

Getting to know Mark Simon

Candidate for 108th state representative By Carol Stiffler Menominee businessman Mark Simon is seeking his first public office, declaring himself a Republican candidate for Michigan’s 108th district representative. The district is currently held by Rep. Beau LaFave,...