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Where is the snow?

By Carol Stiffler What do you get when you cross a COVID summer with a no-snow winter? Area businesses are finding out. After a summer of stunning sales, Renze Power Sports in downtown Newberry is practically watching paint dry this winter. General Manager Char...

Seniors now eligible for vaccine

By Carol Stiffler There’s good news on the vaccine front: Michigan seniors above age 65 are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. There’s a caveat: There isn’t currently enough vaccine for everyone who wants it. Getting vaccinated will be a start-and-stop scenario, with...

Trying to send fewer people to jail

By Carol Stiffler Jail isn’t a perfect punishment for every crime. And jail is never just jail – it has lasting repercussions. That’s what 92nd District Court Judge Beth Gibson believes. She understands that sometimes there is no alternative to jail time. But...

2020 Sports Awards

By Dan Hardenbrook Before we move forward (and while we wait for what’s next), we are taking a look back at the best sports moments of the year. Who were the top athletes? Who is an upcoming star? Let’s take a look at the best from this year’s local sports...

We don’t have enough attorneys

By Carol Stiffler When Brian Rahilly becomes the 11th Circuit Court judge on December 28, he will leave just one practicing attorney in Luce County: Chad Peltier. Peltier works from his Newberry office, located in the lower apartment of the building he also lives in,...

Newberry Community Building turns 100

By Sterling McGinn The McMillan Township Community Building has stood proudly on Newberry Avenue for decades, and has now hit its century mark. It is not just a brick and mortar building, but an icon and the heart of the community. The building has been the center of...