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Newberry water and American infrastructure

By Bill Diem One of the things that Rep. Jack Bergman does well is keep his district up-to-date with federal programs that can help. Two big ones recently are federal support for better Internet connections in rural America, and improving water and sewage in...

Sad news about the anti-vax U.P.

By Bill Diem We just got back from a short vacation in Normandie. The weather was cool, too cool to swim. I could make a few casts into the ocean, hoping but seldom believing that a bar, a sort of salt-water walleye, would like the look of my lure. At low tide I got...

Flying saucer spotted in U.P.

By Susie Zag I’ve always loved telling stories, but there is one I rarely share. Mainly because it is improbable and unbelievable, even to me. But there are four of us who had the same experience and saw the same thing. It was one of those perfect days in the Upper...

It’s time for a cleanup – Let’s do it for Sid!

By Sterling McGinn The late Sidney D. Foster always knew the true beauty of the area, and strived to make it even more beautiful. His community-minded spirit should never be forgotten. He certainly had great pride in Newberry. For more than 50 years, his humanitarian...

Just Bill – Amusing accidents happen too

By Bill Diem By the time this reaches print on Wednesday, there probably has been a resolution of the blocked Suez canal, but it doesn’t take away from the fun I am having right now watching the news. I don’t suppose I should be smiling, but at the moment there is no...

On losing The Munising News

By Carol Stiffler A community needs a newspaper. What else provides something that is for all of us? Nothing else in a town binds it together like a newspaper these days. Churches bind like-minded believers, groups collect members, and schools support students and...