Reinforced mailbox post causes vehicle to flip, injuries

FORT GRATIOT TWP. — The St. Clair County Sheriff is warning residents about reinforced mailboxes after an 18-year-old woman was injured following a crash with one filled with cement. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Rachel Kolar, 18, of Fort Gratiot was heading eastbound on North River Road near Parker Road around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21) when she […]

Helping unemployed is a moral issue

Congress’ inaction to extend unemployment benefits to millions of struggling Americans is not only irresponsible policy, it is morally wrong. The economy is getting better for some, but the tragic effects of reckless public policy and deregulation spurred by the disproportionate political influence of big money still linger for far too many ordinary Brown City-area residents. Congress, the elected representatives […]

Political Cartoon

Extremely discouraged

I watched the governor’s State of the State address on TV, and I have to say I wasn’t too impressed. Sanilac County has an unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, yet the governor keeps talking about how much better the job situation is in the state. I’ve been out of work for more than a year, so pardon me governor I’m […]

They don’t care!

The Republicans love watching President Obama squirm with the lessthan perfect launch of the Affordable Health Care Act, but yet have you ever heard any of them offer any real alternatives? No. Because they care little about you and I, especially if you’re poor. I haven’t had good insurance in years because my employers keep cutting back my hours so […]

Thanks for coverage

I appreciate your coverage of agricultural issues. For a small little paper it’s nice to be represented in the local newspaper, probably even more than the big-city papers that pay little attention to farmers and the issues that impact us every day. Thanks. Keith McBride Maple Valley Township

Peck council cut school deal on meter fees

PECK — The Peck Village Council decided to cut the school district a break when it comes to water meter fees. Peck Village Clerk Karen Griffith said most properties in town have just one water meter, but Peck Community Schools has five meters. She said it’s due to the school district expanding over the years with building additions onto the […]

Driver may spend life in prison for vehicular deaths

PORT HURON — The 30-yearold Port Huron Township woman charged in connection with the vehicular deaths of two Avoca men could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty on all counts. The jury returned with the verdict Tuesday (Jan. 21) against Lisa Bergman, who was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder, two counts […]

Hit/run accident investigated

FLYNN TWP. — The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run accident that occurred on Shephard Road near Peck Road around Jan. 20. The office reported the suspect vehicle is believed to be an older style, one-ton pickup or stake truck that is yellow in color. The suspect vehicle should have damage to the front left side […]

Peck area birthdays

We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810- 346- 2753 to add a name or to make any changes. January 27• Sherry Bischer• Julio Cienzer• Jeremy Woodruff January 28• Roxanne Barber• Amber Cowan• Kaye Martus• Steve Putney January 29• Denise Babcock• Jimmy Burns Jr.• Tom Durand• David Foster• Deb Hirons• David Penny• Babe VanConant January 30• Nancy Ash January 31• […]