Arson in Paradise; man arrested

By Pete Wurdock One man is in custody following a string of suspicious fires in and around Paradise over the past six weeks. Joseph Halder, 35, was arraigned Monday in the 91st District Court in Chippewa County. He was charged with third-degree arson and is being held...

Veterans honored at annual dinner

By Sterling McGinn Two community service awards were presented to Peter Rahilly and to the family of the late Martin Harju at the 10th Annual Luce County Veterans Banquet held on Saturday, November 4 at the American Legion in Newberry. The event was sponsored by the...

Village trees coming down this fall

By Sterling McGinn The Newberry Village Council voted at their October 17 meeting to move ahead with removing the trees in the downtown section this fall. The meeting took place at 6 p.m. in the Village Council chambers in the Water and Light building. Village...

New DNR building the first Michigan-sourced mass timber structure

By Sterling McGinn Newberry’s new Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) customer service center will benefit not only the department, but the whole community—as a training and community area is part of the building’s plan. The structure will also showcase one...

Village misses out on state water funds

By Sterling McGinn Newberry Village manager Allison Watkins announced at the September meeting of the village council that Newberry did not receive funding from the 2024 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, (SRF) which would be used for improvements to areas of aging...