Property donated to fire authority

BROWN CITY — John and Phyllis Liebler of Brown City recently donated three city lots adjacent to the Brown City Area Fire Authority. The property is located behind the Brown City Fire Dept. hall along First Street. “This was such a generous donation to us. We don’t have any immediate plans for the property, but we’re glad to have it […]

Water main replacement project set to start in city

BROWN CITY — Some residents will be without water service over the next two weeks as the Walter Street water main replacement project gets underway. The project, which began Thursday (July 26), will include replacing the 4-inch water main under Walter Street between Main and Second streets with a six-inch main. City Manager Clint Holmes said Murray Underground Systems of […]


TINA M. (LESCHUK) HELBERT age 51 of Howard City and formerly of Brown City died July 23, 2012. She was born April 2, 1961 in Marlette, Michigan to Mitchell and Valora Leschuk. She graduated from Brown City High School Class of 1979. Tina graduated from Ferris State University with a BS in Engineering. She married John Helbert in 1989. Tina […]

Grant awarded to Sanilac County Child Abuse & Neglect Council


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810- 346- 2753 to add a name or to make any changes. July 30• Isabella Crowder• Lloyd Shephard• Joe Bissett• Robby Render• Dave McCummons• Don HuffmanJuly 31• Jeremy Witmer• Doris McPhail• Sandra McLeod• Sally Jacobs• Don JonesAugust 1• Jane E. Gusman• Eleanor Byrnes• Cindy McCready• Colin HorganAugust 2• Bill Wilcox• Tammee Wait• Glen […]

SC4 to offer firefighter academy

PORT HURON — St. Clair County Community College will offer a firefighter academy beginning in August on the college’s Port Huron campus. The firefighter academy will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from Aug. 27 to Nov. 2. A prerequisite to the academy is successfully completing a firefighter agility test, which will be conducted from 9 […]

Proposed church expansion on Sanilac side of county boundary

Brown City officials opt against public vote

BROWN CITY — The question about whether to adjust the Sanilac- Lapeer county border to include all city-limit property within Sanilac County won’t be open to a public vote. The Brown City Council decided at its meeting Monday against placing a proposal about changing county boundaries on the November ballot. City Manager Clint Holmes said the issue about boundaries came […]

Yale water line project expected to get underway

YALE — Shakes, rattles and pounds are coming to a neighborhood near you. City residents will become well aware of the bridge replacement project on South Main Street in the coming weeks. The project was one of the topics of discussion at a committee as-a-whole meeting held by the Yale City Council July 23. Mayor Pro-Tem Paul McIvor was out […]

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Our Opinion

Time for a few modest steps

There are few criminal events as stunning and frightening as a mass shooting. The suddenness, randomness and unpredictability of episodes like Friday’s early morning massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater cause us all to wonder whether any place is safe. There is no rational justification for such behavior, of course, and even knowing whether it was the result of […]