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Ernest Paul Sackett

Ernest Paul Sackett, 80, of Engadine, died Monday morning December 9, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice. Born February 8, 1939 in Hoxeyville, son of the late George and Nettie (Shatterly) Sackett, Ernie has been...
Vacancies abound in Newberry administration

Vacancies abound in Newberry administration

By Carol Stiffler The Village of Newberry is currently operating while quite short on staff. Former Village Manager Jennifer James-Mesloh resigned in October. Assistant Village Manager and Director of Public Works Buck Vallad resigned in November. Treasurer Buzz...
Snowy owl rescued on Drummond Island

Snowy owl rescued on Drummond Island

On Thursday, December 5, Dr. Dick Bennett came across Julie Plont’s vehicle stopped in the road and assumed she was having car trouble. The Drummond Island veterinarian pulled over to help, and then saw why she’d stopped. A rare snowy owl was standing still in the...
These high school students are also in college

These high school students are also in college

When Newberry High School senior Sam Massey graduates, he’ll have 49 college credit hours. He’ll enter college that fall as a second-semester sophomore. Massey has spent his high school years dually enrolled at Mid Michigan Community College, taking classes like...
Amish horse and buggy struck on M-117

Amish horse and buggy struck on M-117

Two people were injured and an Amish-owned horse died after the animal became frightened and bolted into traffic on M-117 near Engadine. The accident happened at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. Lt. Ron Umbarger of the Mackinac County Sheriff Department said the horse...
Fossitt leaving NHS for Ishpeming

Fossitt leaving NHS for Ishpeming

By Carol Stiffler Newberry High School Principal Cliff Fossitt has accepted a job to become the new principal of Westwood High School, within the NICE Community School District. He will start there on January 6. Fossitt said he’d been impressed with the NICE district...