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Winter sports back in action

By Dan Hardenbrook The winter sports season arrived with the start of “no contact” preseason practices for girls and boys varsity basketball and varsity wrestling. Athletes made their return to the J.L. DeCook Gymnasium for a very new experience, and everyone was...

Pot store opens in Soo

Lume Cannabis Co. opened a store selling cannabis products for adult-use customers in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, Jan. 15. The store, located at 246 3 Mile Rd in Sault Ste. Marie, is Lume’s 14th store in Michigan. “At Lume, we pride ourselves on offering an unmatched...

Is it a scam?

By Carol Stiffler If you get a phone call that someone in your family has just been arrested, or has been injured in an accident and you need to send money right away, save room for doubt – even if your family member is mentioned by name. That’s a common scam...

Troopers make two meth arrests

Michigan State Police troopers recently arrested two Newberry residents on unrelated charges of possession of meth. Heather Kimbler, 32, and Donald Bouchard, 33, were arrested. At about 12:30 a.m. on December 4, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste....

Masks are still an issue

By Carol Stiffler All students at Tahquamenon Area Schools district are now learning from home, a change made by the school board in response to concerns about the safety of bringing students into school when mask wearing turned out to be erratic and unenforceable....

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital COVID-19 Testing & Treatment Update

In the past week, 1 out of every 433 Americans was diagnosed with COVID-19, and cases in the Upper Peninsula are rising. HNJH wants you to know that we are expanding our testing ability and adding new treatment therapeutics to ensure we are able to continue to care...