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Portage Township may lose supervisor

By Carol Stiffler Fifty minutes into the Tuesday, November 15 meeting of the Portage Township Board, Supervisor Don Reed announced he was done, and left the meeting. His announcement came practically in the same breath as his sole vote against renewing the township’s...

CR 410 updates discussed at Road Commission meeting

By Sterling McGinn On Tuesday, November 8, the Luce County Road Commission held their monthly meeting where an update was presented regarding the proposal to pave county roads 410 and 407. Ten members of the public were present at the November 8 meeting, which took...

Parents urged to take preventive measures as pediatric beds fill up

Michigan children’s hospitals and pediatric healthcare leaders are raising awareness about a pediatric hospital bed shortage and urging the public to help prevent respiratory illnesses, which are rapidly spreading in the form of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and...

NHS graduate and former Packers coach dead at 96

By Sterling McGinn Burton Gustafson, a Newberry High School (NHS) graduate, and a former member of the Green Bay Packers coaching staff, died on October 22, 2022 at the age of 96. Gustafson, a native of Marquette, was born on November 30, 1925. He grew up in Newberry...

Woman stabbed several times in Newberry

On Saturday, 10/29/2022 at approximately 2:00 AM, Troopers from the Michigan State Police, Sault Ste. Marie Post, were dispatched to the Village of Newberry for a report of an assault involving a female victim who was stabbed several times. Troopers arrived on scene...

Village may increase sewer rates

By Sterling McGinn The Newberry Village Council announced at their October regular meeting that a public hearing will be held in November for the consideration of a $3 increase to their monthly sewer rates. The meeting was held Tuesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. There were...