Gehrett named Corrections Officer of the Year

From the Newberry Correctional Facility On behalf of Warden Curley, please join us in congratulating Corrections Officer Willerd Gehrett for being selected as our 2024 Corrections Officer of the Year for the Newberry Correctional Facility. Officer Gehrett began his...

Will Heikki Lunta do the trick?

By Pete Wurdock Across the Eastern Upper Peninsula, the winter of 2023-24 is going down as the winter that never was. The absence of snow has kept the tourists away and put pressure on those in the hospitality industry. Rental cabins and motels are near empty,...

Top of the Lake snowmobile show this weekend

The 32nd Annual Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show is set to take place in Naubinway this weekend, February 16 and 17. The event kicks off with a breakfast at the Naubinway Pavilion on Friday, February 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be live...

Germfask church builds home for Ramirez family

By Sterling McGinn The Ramirez family was looking for a smaller community to relocate to—a more family-oriented area. The California family moved to Germfask in September of 2022, only to lose their home in a devasting fire on January 31, 2023. The house was not...

Cabin Fever Cornhole tourney is Feb. 17

By Dan Hardenbrook The Cabin Fever Cornhole Tournament, a premier local event and a major fundraiser for the Newberry American Legion and High School Baseball teams, will take place Saturday, February 17 at the American Legion Post 74 in Newberry. It’s the 10th year...

Heroes to Hives receives major development grant

By Carol Stiffler A few miles east of Newberry on M-28, Adam and Lacey Ingrao keep between 70 and 100 beehives in the Bee Wise Farms apiary. The farm is locally known for its honey, but nationwide it’s also known as an agricultural classroom. Combining their expertise...