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Gloria Caswell: The heart behind the shelter

By Pete Wurdock Inside the Luce County Animal Shelter, many small hearts are waiting for a new home. One bigger heart has found her home there. Gloria Caswell is the shelter manager for the no-kill shelter, which took 10 years to build and opened in 2020. Before she...

Northern Wings: Giving wings to the local economy

By Carol Stiffler Last week, machinists at Northern Wings were finishing up work on eight tiny stainless steel plungers that NASA ordered. Their ultimate destination is outer space. At the same time, another crew of Northern Wings employees were inspecting items...

UPSET thwarts courthouse bomb threat

By Carol Stiffler A Newberry man has spent the last two months in jail after making threats to detonate a bomb at the Luce County courthouse. Bradley Baker, 42, made the threats in retaliation after three suspects, whom had also been arrested, that are charged with...

Another year in COVID

By Carol Stiffler When the ball dropped to begin 2021, a new year began, but the COVID pandemic continued. It morphed throughout the year, as the B.1.1.7 variant emerged, then a vaccine became available, then the Delta variant usurped all others. Completing a full...

Holiday cheer on patrol

By Carol Stiffler Getting pulled over by the police is not often the highlight of anyone’s day. But over the last two weeks in Luce County, dozens of local drivers were stopped by deputies from the Luce County Sheriff Department, who were passing out gifts, not...

Student identified in school threat

By Carol Stiffler One or more students have been identified as responsible for the threat against Tahquamenon Area Schools last week, causing the school to entirely close for all of Thursday and Friday, December 9 and 10. The threat was written in a girls’ bathroom...