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Burke named Correctional Officer of the Year

David Burke, Sr., was selected as Newberry Correctional Facility’s 2022 Correctional Officer of the Year. Burke began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections on March 5, 2000, at the Newberry Correctional Facility. He continues to be a valued member of...

Pentland hears proposal for moving location of Feeding America

By Sterling McGinn Members of the Pentland Township Board heard a proposal for the moving of the Newberry Feeding America distribution location at their monthly meeting held Tuesday, April 12. The meeting was held at 7 p.m. in the Pentland Township Hall. All members...

Up North Laundry acquires The Washboard

By Carol Stiffler Up North Laundry owners Ryan Bennett and Brian LeBoeuf are the new owners of The Washboard laundromat, 110 W. John Street. They purchased it on Friday, April 22, from former owner Harold Dishaw. After assessing the building, the pair have closed it...

The world’s oldest loons are back

By Carol Stiffler The oldest known loons in the world – who also hap­pen to be an exclusive cou­ple – have returned to the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, to the delight of their fans around the world. ABJ, 35, and Fe, 36, win­tered in Florida and have...

Legion elects officers, presents 60-year award

By Sterling McGinn  The American Legion Post 74 of Newberry has been busy preparing for the upcoming year and getting ready for new officers to fill the seats, but made time to honor one of their own. At their regular monthly meeting, held Thursday, April 14, the...

Success of falcon nesting box earns attention

By Carol Stiffler When the Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife Club built a nesting box for the pair of peregrine falcons they’d seen around campus, they believed they were playing the long game. Falcons, which traditionally nest on rocky cliffs, don’t...