Firefighters save downtown Yale on Feb. 11

Serious Graphics and Signs on Main Street in downtown Yale was destroyed by fire Feb. 11, but in addition to some smoke and water damage to a couple other nearby businesses, fire and city officials are relieved they didn’t lose the entire city block. In total, more than 20 fire departments responded to the fire, including Brown City, Brockway Township, […]

Cold doesn’t stop food distribution in Melvin

MELVIN — Nearly 30 volunteers braved the cold temperatures in the single digits to distribute food to Sanilac County families in need Feb 8. in Melvin. The distribution of more than 58,000 pounds of meat, canned goods and staples was sponsored by Marlette Heaven Sent Community Ministries and hosted by Melvin United Methodist Church. Some 900 families were served in […]

SC4 summer semester class registration starts Feb. 24

PORT HURON — Students can register starting Monday, Feb. 24, for summer semester classes at St. Clair County Community College. The college will offer accelerated day, evening and online courses in accounting, biology, business, computers, criminal justice, English, math, political science, speech and other subjects. Students can earn college credit or take courses for personal enrichment. Summer semester begins the […]


Have an upcoming activity or event planned? Drop us a line at: The Brown City Banner, 4241 Main St. P.O. Box 250, Brown City MI 48416 or call 810-346-2753 or e-mail February 18 Alzeihmers and Wounded Veteran Blankie Project Sewing Class meets from 10 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of each month at the Meditation Self Healing Center, […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346- 2753 to add a name or to make any changes. February 17Jerry Johnson IIIBill OwensHenry WoudstraDorris LoggheTina FaulconerEmily CzerniakClarence WelchJim Proctor February 18Katie IrvinDiane UrbanDaryl ProwseKristi HagenStacie Mahaffy February 19Nathan DillerMary CornellRickey McMannCheryl MitchellEvelyn Ellis — in memory February 20Ryan SmithLaurilee StevensJohn TrowbridgeHelen FauschJames ShadleySueAnn KippJudy WiniarskiTaylor Baer February 21Carol KeeslerSteve Fuller […]

Firefighters contain downtown Yale fire; 21 departments from three counties respond

YALE — The cause of a blaze that destroyed a downtown print shop and rallied nearly two dozen fire departments Tuesday (Feb. 11) is still under investigation. The fire was discovered by a passerby who reported seeing smoke at Serious Graphics and Signs, 17 S. Main St., just before 6 a.m., said Yale city manager John Osborn. Osborn said the […]

Grant to pay for in-car camera for Brown City Police cruiser

BROWN CITY — The Brown City Council took care of many items of business during its Feb. 10 meeting, including the acceptance of a grant to put an in-car camera in the city’s police car. In council action: • The city hall, police department and DPW will be closed today for Presidents’ Day. • Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki reviewed […]

Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is kindergartener Anna McClintic. She is the daughter of Bob and Erika McClintic. Teacher Kristen Christopher chose her because, “Anna was chosen because of her kindness to others, love of learning and constant hard work and effort. She is always polite and caring to her teachers and friends. She is always […]

It’s time to label GMO food in U.S.

Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in Michigan, or any state for that matter. This is largely because of the money expended by GM seed producers toward blocking food-labeling laws. A common claim made by this group is that GM foods have been proved safe to eat and […]

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