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A smaller council for the Village

By Sterling McGinn The village of Newberry will soon be represented by four council trustees and a council president following a move to eliminate two seats. The council approved the reduction at its regular monthly meeting, amending Ordinance 53A to reduce the...

TAS Band program continuing despite loss of director

By Sterling McGinn Band class has been a joyfully noisy event at Tahquamenon Area Schools, but nearly fell silent this year after the last minute resignation of the school’s music instructor. Bands helps kids learn music and math and adds pep to sports games and...

Joseph Rahilly’s conservation legacy

By Sterling McGinn The late Joseph Patrick Rahilly, one of Newberry’s most honored and well-respected citizens, is usually remembered for his genial customer service in his role as a local grocer. Not only was he a longtime businessman, Rahilly loved Michigan, the...

Where have all the monarchs gone

By Carol Stiffler Right now, monarchs that recently emerged from their chrysalises are preparing to migrate to Mexico. The giant orange and black butterflies are known to gather at Peninsula Point, at the southern tip of the Stonington Peninsula in Delta County, and...

Toonerville Trolley: Iconic business for sale

By Sterling McGinn Kris and Dixie Stewart, longtime owners of the famous Toonerville Trolley and River Boat Tour, have decided to put the 95-year-old business up for sale. The business is a local icon, and hundreds of thousands of sightseers have taken the trip to the...

Bridge dedication at Lower Falls

By Sterling McGinn The new lower falls all-access pedestrian bridge, part of a $1.28 million project at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, was officially dedicated on Monday, August 15 and named in honor of Ronald A. Olson—the veteran chief of the Department of Natural...