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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...
The hat that makes grown men cry

The hat that makes grown men cry

By Carol Stiffler Cynthia Dorie has seen it happen. A skeptical man will approach her Yooper Chook vendor booth and profess that no winter hat ever fits his “big head”. She shows him an extra large Yooper Chook and asks him to give it a shot. Maybe they’re just...