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Luce-West Mackinac Fair is next weekend

By Carol Stiffler The annual Luce-West Mackinac County Fair is nearing, and event organizers have big plans for budget-friendly entertainment for the whole family. It’s the first fair in two years, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced all plans to be canceled last...

Prison officials say it’s not closing

By Carol Stiffler The Newberry Correctional Facility only had 513 inmates at last report, about half of what its capacity allows. Sources say inmates have been moved out of the prison in large groups, and they’re concerned the prison might be closing. But prison...

Wildland Fire in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Grand Marais, MICHIGAN – On July 19, 2021 around 3:00 pm, a United States Coast Guard vessel out of Station Marquette reported seeing a wildland fire near Twelvemile Beach campground in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PRNL). Michigan Department of Natural...

2021 Wild Blueberry Festival canceled

From the Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce: The Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce has evaluated the current COVID19 restrictions, expressed concerns for new COVID 19 virus variations, vaccine implementations, unknown future public policy restrictions, and the need for...

Falls Hotel; Taylor Market have new owners

By Carol Stiffler The business landscape in Luce County has changed again. On June 30, the Falls Hotel building sold to new owners, who will be announced soon. Former owner David Kenny and his wife Rebecca (Bjorklund) Kenny bought the hotel building in 2013, and lived...

Lakefield home destroyed by arson

By Carol Stiffler A Newberry man is in custody following an intentional blaze that destroyed a Lakefield home on the evening of Wednesday, June 23. Parents Duane and Jennifer Jordan and five children lived in the home, which stood on County Road 438. A report from the...