New hires for Tahquamenon Area Schools

By Sterling McGinn  Three new hires for the Tahquamenon Area Schools (TAS) district were approved at their regular board of education meeting held in the school cafeteria on Monday, May 20. All members of the board were present that evening. The board approved the...

Yooper Youth invites community for Knierim Park cleanup

By Sterling McGinn Newberry’s Yooper Youth organization is inviting the community to join them in a clean-up of Knierim Park. They’ll do the work from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. “We want to enhance the park and eventually build a pavilion, but we thought maybe we...

Meet the new cubs at Oswald’s Bear Ranch

By Carol Stiffler Dean and Jewel Oswald, perhaps Newberry’s most famous local celebrities, have brought home three new bear cubs this season. Siblings Jacie and Schotzie arrived from Minnesota, and singleton Tom came from New York. The four-month-old cubs were...

Introducing Peninsula Pointe Dance Studio

By Carol Stiffler The Sanders family was recently at a crossroads. The homeschool family has already lived several places in their young lives: Jack Sanders, father and husband, is a field technician for Ponsse. His work takes him across the nation, and he heads into...

Tim Callahan: Newberry’s ‘Field Research’ artist

By Carol Stiffler In May 2023, Tim Callahan renewed his subscription to The Newberry News. He mailed a check in an envelope that he’d turned into a work of art. He drew a moose delivering the News, then colored it in with watercolor paint. It was charming. His artwork...

Saving Columbus Township, clerk appointed

By Sterling McGinn The Columbus Township Board may be saved from state intervention after several interested individuals stepped forward to run for the multiple positions that are slated to be empty following the November election. The township of approximately 169...