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Help Wanted

By Carol Stiffler Engadine dairy farmer Jonathan Miller knows he offers the lowest starting salary for a local farm position. At $10.50 per hour, his crew is built of men who appreciate farming, animals, and the flexible schedule. The trouble is, he’s been running at...

Hats off to the Class of 2021

By Sterling McGinn Thirty-eight seniors turned their tassels and received their diplomas at the Newberry High School (NHS) commencement program held at the football field on Friday, May 28. It is the second year in a row that Newberry hosted an outdoor graduation. The...

Erickson Center unveils new theater

By Carol Stiffler Step inside the new Pine Performance Center on the grounds of the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, and you can feel the thrill of what’s about to happen. The theater is ready now, with comfortable seating, state-of-the-art lights and sound,...

Fire danger high

By Carol Stiffler A burn ban is in place across the Upper Peninsula, sparked by typical spring conditions with dry brush and vulnerable pine trees. A lack of rain isn’t helping, though rainfall would only reduce the fire risk for a few days, according to Michigan DNR...

Newberry man finds missing hiker

By Carol Stiffler Al Mattson lives just east of Newberry, but has been hunting in the woods near Rudyard for years. He places a deer blind on the public land of the Delirium Wilderness, three miles from Rudyard, each season. His blind is hard to find, as his friends...

Meth grips U.P.

By Carol Stiffler If you browse the docket for 11th Circuit Court, where Judge Brian Rahilly now presides, you will notice it looks very similar from week to week. The names change, and the case numbers. But up and down the docket, charges related to methamphetamine...