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Just Bill – Yearly change is slow, but in a generation

By Bill Diem A few things are new in Portage Township since last summer. I don’t see it all at once, but little by little the changes become apparent. What happened was, I flew from Paris to Marquette last week, got a ride from Mark Gordon to Curtis, and am now nearly...

137 years of The Newberry News

By Carol Stiffler With the issue of the Newberry News that you are reading right now, we have turned 137 years old. We are officially the second-oldest continually running business in Newberry—behind Foster’s hardware store. Since my husband and I took ownership of...

And idea from the Big Easy

By Bill Diem Sometimes when I am out wandering the world, I think: What could Newberry do to be more attractive? This time, I am on vacation in the Big Easy, the Crescent City, NOLA, or New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a big city, full of activity, including a jazz...

The Model A Ford: It’s more than just a car

By Sterling McGinn The Model A Ford is a special car. They are still on the road after all these years and are truly the “modern” antique vehicle. Gorgeous cars like this would be even better with accessories like car window shades. The Model A, which debuted in 1927,...

Where the mud meets the road

By Carol Stiffler We live in the most beautiful place. Even so, something always seems to be out of balance up here. Sometimes it’s an abundance of juicy spiders. Or an absence of bats. Or ticks so plentiful they could wrap around the earth. This spring, it seems to...

The school is getting destroyed

By Caitlynn Canfield Our school, as some have noticed, is losing its “spirit”. When I was a freshmen, or sophomore even, I remember looking forward to any event which really represented our love for this school. I would watch seniors and juniors running the pep...