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Local COVID scene now very active

By Carol Stiffler Fifty-six students tuned in to class from home Monday, their first day back after spring break, because they either tested positive for COVID or were exposed to it during their break. That’s about 10 percent of the entire student body. The Newberry...

Newberry’s theater icon dies at 81

By Carol Stiffler It happened last Tuesday, March 23, that Newberry quietly lost Fred Dunkeld, the longtime owner of Tahqua-Land Theatre. “He defied death many times,” said his sister, Lois Bishop. He’d had four heart attacks, an aneurysm, and a snowmobile crash on...

Newberry News building was the original Methodist Church

By Sterling McGinn In the days of horse and buggy and board sidewalks, the present Newberry News building once housed the Methodist Church, and evolved over time to hold many other entities. Located at 316 Newberry Avenue, the building was built in 1883 and is among...

Vaccines open to 16+ in LMAS

By Carol Stiffler Almost exactly one year after COVID-19 was discovered in Michigan, the COVID vaccine has been made available to any person ages 16+ in the Luce, Mackinac, Alger, or Schoolcraft counties. The LMAS district, and the U.P. at large, are ahead of the...

State Savings Bank cashes in for district championship

By Dan Hardenbrook For the third season in a row, a local 14U youth hockey team is headed to the Michigan Amatuer Hockey Association State Tournament. The State Savings Bank 14 team, made up of players from Newberry, Manistique, and Munising, dominated in their...

The Class of 2021 tries to salvage memories

By Carol Stiffler After a 13-year trip together, the class of 2021 is watching as their journey together hurtles toward a peculiar finish. The last three months of their junior year were done from home, with key moments like prom and spring sports canceled. This year...