‘Piece of American history’

Brown City firefighters make plans to bring back 9/11 artifacts

BROWN CITY — Brown City Fire Chief Jim Groat Jr. believes retrieval of the I-beam from the former World Trade Center building in New York City will have more significance now that Osama bin Laden has been killed. “It’s a little more emotional,” he said. “We’re very honored to have such a piece of American history here in Brown City […]

Yale voters pass bond proposal

YALE — Yale Public Schools’ supporters breathed a collective sigh of relief after voters approved a five-year, 1-mill sinking fund proposal in the district during Tuesday’s (May 3) election. The proposal eked by with a vote of 595 yes to 537 no. “We’re so thankful to everyone in the district,” said schools Supt. Ken Nicholl. “We believe this is truly […]

Fun with the grandparents

Mary Lou Shadley Schoenhals

Mary Lou Shadley Schoenhals, age 80 of Brown City, died in peace at her home on April 28, 2011. She was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Alger, Ohio and was the beloved daughter of Morris and Lavon Shadley, known as the bedrock of Brown City. Their heritage left fingerprints on their family and community. She graduated from Brown City High […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810- 346- 2753 to add a name or to make any changes. May 9 Elizabeth Shephard Carl Schriber Jeanie Wilcox Walter Galbenski Sr. Peter Duran IIIMay 10 Brenda Hall Samantha North Clara Holcomb Bill Crim Imogene SealeyMay 11 Todd McMann Ruby BurgessMay 12 Lilly Montgomery Alesia Johnson Carol Houck Jonathon Prowse  Scott […]

Dare Devil Dash at city park July 30

BROWN CITY — The Dare Devil Dash, an extreme 5K foot race, will be held July 30 through Brown City Park. Registration is now open. Runners will face mud, water, and more than a dozen obstacles before reaching the finish line. Register online at www.GoRaceGo.com or visit its web site www.daredevildash.com for downloadable registration forms and information. The event is […]

Stamp Out Hunger drive May 14

BROWN CITY — Brown City-area residents are asked to join thousands of postal carriers and millions of Americans in helping to feed America’s hungry by participating in the nation’s largest, one-day food drive, Saturday, May 14. The U.S. Postal Service joins the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Campbell Soup Company and entertainer and […]

Workshop offered on hiring, retaining employees

MARLETTE — The Thumb Area Research & Innovation Network will host a workshop titled “How to Hire & Retain Great Employees” from 10 a.m. to noon on May 25 at the ThumbWorks office at 3270 Wilson in Marlette. Guest speaker will be Lisa Ford, human resources director for Rochester Gear in Clifford. Turnover rates and talent retention are critical success […]

‘Free disposal day’ set for June 4 at landfill

Sanilac County “Free Disposal Day” will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Tri- City Landfill located at 426 Ruth Rd. For more information, contact Tri- City Landfill at 810 657-9313.

Brown City Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is second grader Samantha Kneebone. She is the daughter of Jim and Jeanne Kneebone. Teacher Sharron Tebo chose her because, “Sam is an excellent reader, writes well and is a good friend to everyone in class. She recently helped make our classroom geraniums healthy with her dad’s help. Sam will be […]