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HNJH invites public to Eckerman clinic ribbon cutting

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, is hosting a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at the Eckerman Health Clinic new clinic building on May 19, 2022. The event will start at noon and will end at 4 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion by browsing the new...

Getting to know you: Anthony Kitzman

By Sterling McGinn Longtime Newberry resident Anthony Kitzman is a familiar face in the Newberry community. With his work at the LINK and the Newberry American Legion, he is always ready to assist and lend a helping hand in his hometown. He was born in Ontonagon,...

Like a rock: Edwin Duflo’s stonework awes

By Sterling McGinn If you have an old stone fireplace and chimney in the Newberry area, chances are it is an Edwin Duflo original. A longtime Newberry resident, Edwin Peter Duflo was a master in the craft of stonemasonry. Many of his stone structures and chimneys have...

One pastor. Two denominations.

By Pete Wurdock Rev. Melinda VanderSys is pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry. Rev. Melinda VanderSys is also pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Newberry. A native of Palmyra, Mich., VanderSys had always wanted to live in the Upper Peninsula. While...

Nearby Lutheran churches form tri-parish

By Sterling McGinn  As with so many careers, there’s one surprising field that doesn’t have enough workers: the pastorate. Congregations have had to find ways to stay together, even if it means sharing a pastor. Locally, three Missouri-Synod Lutheran churches recently...

Preventative measures for poison ivy?

By Paul M. Dake, M.D. Q:  I tend to react to poison ivy and vaguely recall that you had an article about preventing it last spring.  I haven’t been able to find that information; would it be possible to send the paper another copy of the article?  The steroid...