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Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Memorial Day program put on by the Newberry American Legion Post #74 was canceled. This year’s virtual program marks the 99th anniversary of the Memorial Day ceremonies.

You can eat out on Friday

By Carol Stiffler Restaurants, bars, and retail shops in the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City region can re-open at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement on Monday, May 18, leaving restaurant owners very little time to prepare...

Businesses begin the slow re-open

By Carol Stiffler Shortly after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the state’s restaurants to close dining rooms and switch to carry-out or delivery, Timber Charlie’s owner Ray Mahaffy decided his restaurant would simply close. Whitmer’s mandate came on March...

A new mandate

You must wear a mask By Carol Stiffler Wearing a mask in public seems commonplace in some countries, like China, where air quality is very poor at times. But in the Upper Peninsula, it is far outside the norm. Until now, that is. On Friday, April 24, Governor Gretchen...
Class of 2020 parade

Class of 2020 parade

The Newberry High School Class of 2020 was honored with a parade on April 20. The Newberry Fire Department escorted the seniors from Mac’s Market, down Newberry Avenue, and to the football field, where the field lights burned bright for 20 minutes and 20 seconds,...