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New telecommunications tower planned near McMillan Ave

By Carol Stiffler A proposed new Verizon tower could make communication easier on the northwestern side of Newberry. The tower was discussed and unanimously approved at the Luce County Planning Commission meeting held April 28. The tower, owned by TowerCo 2013, LLC,...

Newberry seeks clarity on sewer issues

By Sterling McGinn In recent months, several village residents have submitted bills to the Newberry Village Council for reimbursement after damages and repairs caused from sewer back-ups. Those issues were a main topic at the April meeting of the Newberry Village...

Gloria Caswell named animal shelter manager

By Patrice Bedford Over the last two decades, Luce County Pet Pals, Inc.’s mission was the creation of a much-needed animal shelter for Luce County. What began as a dream for some turned into a reality for all of us last year, when the shelter building was completed...

COVID cases on the rise in LMAS counties

Over the 18-day period from March 10 – March 28, 2021, 46 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been added in Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft counties. Probable cases have risen by 37, for a total increase of 83. For comparison, the 21 day period from February 3 –...

Cougar spotted near Dollarville Dam

By Carol Stiffler At age 13, Jared Gerwatowski is already a skilled fisherman and an avid outdoorsman. The Newberry teen bagged a 44-inch, 30-pound musky over the summer, a whopper that took him 30 minutes to reel in. He fishes as often as he can, preferring it even...

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Could you be living with diabetes and not know it? Over 30,000 Yoopers currently live with diabetes. Another estimated 7,500 people in the U.P. are living with diabetes and DON’T know they have it. Type 2 diabetes, which is the type of diabetes that 95% of people in...