Have an upcoming activity or event planned? Drop us a line at: The Banner, 4241 Main St. P. O. Box 250, Brown City MI 48416 or call 810-346-2753 or email bcbanner@mihomepaper. com Ongoing Saturdays through Labor Day weekend. Flea Market at Marlette Family Church, 3056 Fenner St. in Marlette. Vendors needed. Call 989-635-0630 for more information or to reserve a […]

Personnel, office hours latest cuts

Brown City school officials continue cost-cutting measures

BROWN CITY — The second round of budget cuts came down Monday (June 7) during a special board of education meeting. Brown City schools Superintendent Jerry Steigerwald said the second set of cutbacks totals $199,238.46 in savings for the district. After meeting in closed session for 50 minutes, the board decided to implement several budget-reduction moves for the 2010-11 school […]

Burning out at Brown City Days

Flynn Township to show off newest park

FLYNN TWP. — If you haven’t had a chance to visit Flynn Township’s latest park yet, you’ll have a perfect opportunity later this summer. Supervisor Gene Burgess said the township is tentatively planning to host an open house on the last Saturday of July at the park, formerly owned by Hyponex. The 524-acre site with 487 acres of natural wetlands […]

Regional blood bank to use Flynn Township hall for drives

FLYNN TWP. — The Flynn Township Board agreed to allow a regional blood bank to use the township hall for upcoming blood drives. Township supervisor Gene Burgess said a representative from the non-profit group, Michigan Blood, approached the township about use of the building and attended Tuesday’s (June 8) board meeting. Similar to the American Red Cross, Michigan Blood hosts […]

Marlette officials hear concerns about wrecked cars

MARLETTE — Morna Rinn and her Women’s Bible Study Group brought a concern to city council Monday, regarding Wolverine Shredding and the “carcasses” of cars produced by the business. Wolverine Shredding on Fenner Street strips parts and other materials from wrecked cars, and some of the remaining shells are being kept outside on the lawn. According to Police Chief Brian […]

Rotary Club Scholarship winners

Brown City Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is kindergartner Sarah Fantin. She is the daughter of Ernie and Shannon Fantin. Teacher Susan Ambu chose her because, “Sarah has an awesome attitude. She is always willing to help others and is friendly to everyone in our classroom. We have enjoyed seeing her grow into a soon-to-be first grade.” The […]

Local family physician completes recertification

BROWN CITY — Michael A. Ogboh, D.O., A.O.B.F.P., of Marlette Regional Hospital’s Family HealthCare of Brown City, was recently recertified as a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice (ABFM), the independent certifying body for the specialty of family medicine. Ogboh earned diplomat status by passing the ABFM’s exam covering the six major medical areas of family medicine: pediatrics, […]


We are updating our Birthdays List. Call 810- 346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. June 14 • Lois Smith • Wesley McClelland • Ralph Smith • Bill Barry June 15 • Beth Bacon • Viola Bartle • Patricia Fernald • Tami McMann • Mike Stanley • SueAnn Hughes • Karen Bissett • Destain Gingel June 16 […]