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A familiar voice now heard in a children’s book

By Carol Stiffler Local writer Shirley Young, who formerly wrote a Lakefield news column in The Newberry News, has written and published a children’s book. The Adventures of Abby Longtail and the Bottomless Box is a story about a kitty who is home alone on her first...

Local man raising funds for Newberry fireworks display

By Sterling McGinn In an effort to bring July Fourth fireworks back to Newberry, local resident Josiah Sharrett is attempting to raise funds for a 2021 fireworks display. “I just want to give something back  to the community,” stated Sharrett. “We haven’t had a...

Getting to know you: Kathy Dzelak

By Sterling McGinn You have probably seen Kathy Dzelak managing the produce section at Rahilly’s IGA, working the McMillan Township voting precinct, or wearing an apron at a fund-raising meal. She is always very active in her hometown, and is willing to lend a hand....

When Newberry’s train depot burned

By Sterling McGinn Fires were very common in the early years of Newberry, and many of its buildings were threatened at one time or another. The train station was no exception. In the early morning hours of May 10, 1907, the Newberry train depot caught fire and was...

U.P. Health Booklet

This special insert was in the April 7th issue of The Newberry News.  Our health & wellness guide covers a wide range of topics regarding your health.  Subjects include – the effects of alcohol on your mind and body, early signs of Parkinson’s,...

Local businesses are raising the roof for senior citizens

By Sterling McGinn When Seder’s Pizza owner Jo Tranchita saw a Facebook post about a needed roof replacement for the Senior’s Citizens building, she knew right away she needed to help out. “It just weighed on my heart,” Tranchita said. “We needed to do something as a...