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Peck mourns death of teen struck by car

SPEAKER TWP. — A 13- year-old Peck girl was struck and killed while trying to cross Galbraith Line Road on her bike Sept. 6. The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office said Emily Rosenthal was struck around 8:23 p.m. that Friday evening on Galbraith Line Road, about a mile east of M-19. Emily was visiting a friend when the accident occurred. Sanilac […]

Brown City man injured in ATV rollover accident

MAPLE VALLEY TWP. — A 48- year-old Brown City area man was injured after an ATV rollover accident on Aug. 24. The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office said central dispatch received a 911 call around 6:30 p.m. about a man lying in the middle of the road after apparently rolling his three-wheeler at the intersection of Brooks and Shepherd roads. Deputy […]

Vehicle rollover injures 1 in Shepherd Road accident

MAPLE VALLEY TWP. — The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a two-vehicle rollover accident on Burnsline Road near Shepherd Road on Aug. 24. Deputy Josh Horst reported a 56- year-old Rochester Hills man was heading south on Shepherd Road in a 2002 GMC Envoy when his vehicle collided with a 2005 Ford F-350 truck driven by a 52-year-old Brown […]

Emily Grace Rosenthal

Emily Grace Rosenthal, 13, of Peck, died Sept. 6, 2013. Emily was an eighthgrader at Peck Community Schools. She had enjoyed cheerleading. She attended Melvin Baptist Church and was a member of the youth group. She was energetic and helpful and enjoyed trying new things. Survived by her parents Steven and Tammy Rosenthal, siblings Joell, Nathan and Dylan and grandparents […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810- 346- 2753 to add a name or to make any changes. September 16 • Helen Simpson• Don Manns• Donna Keesler• Diana Baier• Wayne Burgess September 17 • Cari Norris• Grace Childers• Donald Davis• Bob O’Malley• Dawn Vermeesch• Robert Rickett• Cecil Byrnes• Chad Dempsey• Laura Davis — in memory• Agnes Guilliant — in […]

No charges following police car, bike accident

BROWN CITY — No charges will be filed against the Brown City police officer whose patrol car struck a 16-year-old bicyclist while en route to an emergency call earlier this year. City manager Clint Holmes said the city received a copy of the Michigan State Police report of the May 31 accident on Sept. 6. Holmes told the Brown City […]

City Hall now on Facebook

BROWN CITY — Many Brown City residents will be able to access community news more quickly if they “like” the city’s new Facebook page. City manager Clint Holmes said the city’s new online page can be found by logging onto to Facebook and entering “City of Brown City, Michigan” in the search box. He said it was created after Council […]

Brown City Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is kindergartner Miley Bowers. She is the daughter of Jerry and Jessica Bowers. Teacher Kristen Christopher chose her because, “Miley has quickly picked up on our daily routine. She is being a quiet listener and following directions nicely. Miley is kind and a good friend to all. She is a hard […]

Thumb region counting on multi-year food, farm bills

Our Opinion

I n just a few days, Congress will come back to Washington, D.C. and many households and businesses in the Thumb region are counting on passage of a comprehensive, multi-year Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible. In January, Congress extended some of the 2008 Farm Bill programs for nine months. This didn’t include important disaster assistance programs […]