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Gould City residents share concern over new, proposed quarry

By Carol Stiffler Gould City is tucked neatly away in a township that already boasts one large rock quarry far bigger than Gould City itself. Located on the west side of Lake Milakokia, the limestone quarry originated about 30 years ago. People who own cabins along...

Will your county commissioner change?

By Carol Stiffler The Luce County Redistricting Committee, which is formed and dissolved once every 10 years after the newest census figures are released, finalized a plan to redistrict Luce County after the 2020 Census. The committee consisted of Luce County Clerk...

Local man’s quest to pave part of CR 407 pays off

By Carol Stiffler Deer Park resident John Waltman lives near County Road 407 north of Newberry, about two miles south of where the paved road turns to gravel. That gravel portion extends for nearly 12 miles as the road connects with Alger County. Though it’s...

Village votes to not support the EUP Connect Collaborative

By Sterling McGinn  The Eastern Upper Peninsula Connect Collaborative (EUPCC), an item which has been on many local government and school board agendas, was discussed at the September meeting of the Newberry Village Council. The meeting was held at the Water and Light...

Bump-n-Run this weekend

The ever-popular Bump-n-Run is back at the Luce County Fairgrounds this weekend with an event that starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Events range from youth to powderpuff to adult, and only requires a $50 entry fee – plus a car that can handle some damage. Newberry...

COVID cases continue to increase in LMAS counties

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is twice as transmissible as the COVID we were dealing with one year ago. From March 1, 2020 to September 16, 2020, Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft counties had a total of 103 cases of COVID-19. In July 2021, a total of 15 cases of...