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 e-mail bcbanner@mihomepaper. com Aug. 2 The Over 50’s Group meets for a Pot-Luck lunch at 12:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7029 Cade […]

School booster Butch Bennett dies

FLYNN TWP. — One of Brown City Schools’ biggest boosters passed away with his family by his side last Friday (July 23) at Marlette Regional Hospital after a yearlong illness. Lenard “Butch” Bennett, 61, had been in and out of the hospital with surgeries, illnesses and therapy since suffering severe brain trauma a year ago July 7 while baling hay […]

Painting the town

Police investigate leak from sewer plant into Mill Creek

YALE — A loosened valve on one of the city’s lagoons that caused an undetermined amount of polluted water to leak into the Mill Creek is being investigated by the Michigan State Police. Yale City Manager John Osborn said Mayor Jim Cronin was informed of the discharge after receiving a call from city council member Jeff Meharg on Sunday, July […]

Sugar beet crop may set record in Sanilac County

SANILAC COUNTY — Both wheat and sugar beets are early in Sanilac County and all indicators show it will be an exceptional year for both crops. Corn, soybeans, hay and dry beans are all doing well too, said Field Crop Extension Educator Martin Nagelkirk. “For the most part we are having an extremely good season. Crops have really responded favorably […]


We are upd ating our Birthdays List. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. Aug. 1 • Eleanor Byrnes • Cindy McCready • Colin Horgan Aug. 2 • Bill Wilcox • Tammee Wait • Glen Miller • Jerry Sontag Aug. 3 • Emily Byrnes • Richard Cronce • Ann Richards • Jerry Muxlow • Tricia Shephard […]


Goleski-Bissett to wed

Lisa Ann Goleski and Ryan James Bissett wish to announce their engagement. Lisa is the daughter of James and Diane Goleski of Sterling Heights. She is employed at Buffalo Wild Wings as the marketing director. Ryan is the son of Terry and Linda Bissett of Brown City. He is employed at A.G. Davis as a software programmer. The couple will […]

Class of 1950 reunion a success

BROWN CITY — The Brown City High School graduating class of 1950 met at The Harrington Inn restaurant July 10 to celebrate its 60th year reunion. There were 26 classmates and family in attendance to enjoy a meal and renew friendships. Following dinner the group was invited to the Bill Stempel home for desserts and a time of fellowship and […]

$334,000 in bonds to fund sewer work

YALE — The city plans to issue bonds to help cover the cost of Yale’s upcoming water project. The Yale City Council passed a resolution at its July 12 meeting to publish a notice of intent to bond with World Development of Caro for the project. The amount of the bonds issued for the work would be $334,000, said Yale […]

Wedding chapel opens

MARLETTE — Ted and Gloria Shad of Marlette now offer the addition of the Little Roadside Chapel to their TJS Limo Service. The completion of the year long project in June was made possible with the help of Chuck and Debby Bliss of Bliss Excavating. The roadside chapel located north of Marlette is suitable for a small wedding or renewals […]