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Hosting the world, Five exchange students

By Carol Stiffler It’s a great big world out there. In the rural spread of Luce and West Mackinac counties, it can be hard to remember that. But in Newberry and Engadine high schools, it’s a little easier this year: There are currently five exchange students from...

Gravelle sets goals for term as sheriff

By Sterling McGinn Former undersheriff Eric Gravelle is now officially at the helm of the Luce County Sheriff’s Department in his new role as Sheriff. Gravelle is the 16th person to serve as sheriff since the creation of Luce County in 1887. Though Gravelle is new to...

TAS buys four new buses

By Sterling McGinn Having the largest square-mile school district east of the Mississippi can take its toll on the big yellow buses that transport our youth safely back and forth from school. Due to those needs, the Tahquamenon Area Schools (TAS) district has just...

Why does the new year begin in the middle of winter?

By Bill Cook MSU Extension Forester and Biologist – retired Sure, the Caesar dynasty messed with the calendar. Why? I suppose because they could. They were emperors. Also, their previous calendar, based on lunar movements, had too many inconsistencies. So,...

New life for the Old Bank building

By Sterling McGinn Newberry residents have probably noticed some activity in and around Newberry’s historic bank building in the 300 block of the downtown section lately. That’s because Gould City’s Conroy family purchased the building and is renovating it for a new...

Gravelle to take over as Luce County Sheriff

Undersheriff Eric Gravelle will be the new Luce County Sheriff effective January 1, 2023. The decision took place on Wednesday, December 14 at the Luce County Courthouse during a meeting of the appointment committee. Gravelle was the sole applicant for the...