Marlette schools in financial crisis

District forced to borrow $1 million to make payroll during shortfall

MARLETTE — All of Marlette Community Schools’ accounts at Brown City-based Tri-County Bank were frozen recently after the district overdrew funds from its payroll account. The school district is experiencing a cash flow shortfall and plans to borrow more money to meet its upcoming financial obligations. After approving a resolution to apply for a short-term $500,000 state aid note at […]

Steigerwald to retire as BC superintendent

Elementary principal Doug Muxlow to be interviewed for position Monday

BROWN CITY — The school board will be interviewing the top candidate to replace Jerry Steigerwald as superintendent of Brown City Community Schools during a special board workshop tonight. Steigerwald, who has been with the school district for more than 35 years, announced his plans to retire from the position effective Jan. 31, 2014 during an Oct. 21 school board […]

Diabetes prevention, free blood glucose screenings offered by MRH

BROWN CITY — November is American Diabetes Month. Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) wants to assist in reducing your risk for developing diabetes by helping you understand what increases your risk along with what steps you can take to prevent diabetes. In honor of American Diabetes Month, MRH will be offering free fasting blood glucose tests, as well as additional reduced […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810- 346- 2753 to add a name or to make any changes. October 28 • Jeremie Sparrer• Adam Robinson• Ryan Robinson• Alden Barnes• George McGuire• Pam Newkirk• Donald Green Sr. — inmemory• Cindy Root October 29 • Judy Woods• Jack Crim• John Demaray• KarlaFerguson October 30 • Lauren Marion• Eleanor Diller• Gladys Fraleigh• […]

Lt. Col. Delbert C. Burgess

Lt. Col. Delbert C. Burgess, (USAF ret), 9,1 of Stagecoach, Texas, died Oct. 16, 2013. He was born April 29, 1922 in Brown City to John and Pearl (Greer) Burgess. He married Wilma Schriber on Nov. 1, 1941. After working for Ford Motor Company Delbert joined the Air Force in 1943. He became a bomber flight instructor and returned home […]

Rita H. McAllister

Rita H. McAllister, 88, of Peck, died Oct. 17, 2013. She was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Speaker Township to Fred and Velma Lawler. Rita graduated from Peck High School Class of 1942. She was united in marriage to Lloyd J. McAllister on Nov. 29, 1947. A mother, grandmother, great grandmother and farmer’s wife Rita had also worked at Peck […]

Ben’s Supercenter announces ACE Hardware affiliation, expansion in Marlette with 250 new jobs

BROWN CITY — Area residents now have even more “helpful” places to turn for home maintenance products and services. Ben’s Supercenter, located in Brown City and Marlette announced Thursday the organization’s stores will affiliate with Ace Hardware, as well as expand to a third location in Marlette. Ben’s Supercenter, a third generation family business lead by second generation owner Jim […]

Police seek witnesses to rollover accident

MAPLE VALLEY TWP. — The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office is looking for any witnesses that may have seen the one-car rollover crash Monday (Oct. 21) night on Maple Valley Road. The sheriff’s office said central dispatch received a 911 call from a citizen just after 9 p.m. who reported that he observed a rollover accident on Maple Valley Road, north […]

Brown City Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is kindergartner Elainena Vanderpoel. She is the daughter of Richard and Megan Vanderpoel. Teacher Beth Schopp chose her because, “Elainena is always giving people compliments and being very friendly. She comes to school with a smile on her face that lights up the whole room. She is a wonderful student and […]

Zombies would disappear with year-round standard time

Next Sunday (Nov. 3) Daylight Saving Time ends. But why? So many people complain about the early darkness and the seasonal grogginess that comes on that it’s hard to believe anyone would mind much if the government chose not to change the clocks and instead stick with standard time. The time change policy began in Europe to conserve fuel during […]