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To the editor:

To the editor:

I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Rahilly’s IGA for the many ways they support the community. Their generous contributions to local benefits, charities, and organizations have been appreciated for decades. In the midst of our harsh winter...
Jim’s jottings

Jim’s jottings

By Jim Diem It has finally snowed more than an inch here in Elyria, Ohio. I’ve been living in Ohio since Thanksgiving, where it has snowed three times but no more than an inch or so, which melted and was gone by the next day. We’ve had temperatures in the 40s and 50s,...
Long lifespans here beat U.S. and Michigan scores

Long lifespans here beat U.S. and Michigan scores

By Bill Diem The Tahquamenon area is a healthy place to live. The average lifespan in Luce and Mackinac counties is respectively 82 and 83 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The average lifespan in Michigan is 77 years and the United States...
You can be a rock star in Newberry

You can be a rock star in Newberry

By Carol Stiffler This is a message to the youth. Not that they want to be called youth. Hip readers? Budding adults? Are you listening? You are from here. Whether or not you realize it, you are so lucky. I know it’s cold and the cold can be painful, but if you’re...

We do need an animal shelter

According to the American Pet Products Association, 68 percent of American households in 2016 had some sort of pet. The most recent U.S. Census estimate, dated 2018, indicates there were 6,283 people living in Luce County. This means there are potentially 4,272 pets...

A student’s voice: The TAS dress code needs to be revisited

By Claire Mohar The students at Newberry High School see the dress code as outdated, and worse yet, it targets female students. According to Tahquamenon Area School’s student handbook, “Tops with spaghetti straps or straps that are less than two inches in width, bare...