Nuclear waste dump proposal draws opposition at Port Sanilac town hall meeting

PORT SANILAC — Heavy clouds and the threat of severe thunderstorms did not deter about 50 people, mostly lakeshore residents, from voicing opposition to the proposed nuclear waste repository slated to be constructed in Kincardine, Ontario, across Lake Huron from the Sanilac County shoreline. The forum, a town hall-style meeting sponsored by state Senators Mike Green and Phil Pavlov, was […]


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 Ongoing Brown City Band is holding an ongoing can/ bottle drive to benefit their New York band trip. Band members will pick up your cans. Call Drake […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make changes. September 1Mike ChippewaJoan BellBrenda ThomasColleen OlveyJohn HeimPam ThompsonJaeden MauricioWilly London — in memorySeptember 2Chad RyckmanArliss AveryAlan BarnesRoy Clark JrJill Lienhard Virginia BurgessMichelle WiniarskiDaniel BissettDelman Mitchell — in memory September 3Brooke JohnsonLeola BrockMichael ChandlerEileen RickmanJenny DavisSeptember 4Sam RyckmanCarl Foster Jacob LintnerJimmy KennedySeptember 5AlliAnna MartusNorma WareCeleste […]

Brown City High School earns a top ranking of all area high schools

BROWN CITY — Brown City Junior-Senior High School was not only named a Reward School by the State of Michigan but ranked No. 1 among similar schools in Sanilac, St. Clair, Lapeer, Huron, Tuscola and Macomb counties. The city’s high school received a Top-to Bottom percentile ranking of 85, placing it at the top of all area high schools. Brown […]

District adds third/fourth grade multiage classroom

BROWN CITY — Brown City Board of Education members had plenty on its agenda during Monday’s (Aug. 25) meeting in preparation for the new school year that begins tomorrow. Among the other business conducted: • The board certified that Brown City Community Schools set its millage tax rate at 18 mills on non-home/ non-qualified agriculture property and its debt millage […]

Class of 1952 reunites

The Brown City High School Graduating Class of 1952 held its 62nd class reunion at Harrington Inn in Brown City on July 19. Pictured front left to right were: Joyce (Bennett) McPhail, MaryLou (Terpenning) McCurley, Ruthaleen (Hirons) Bradley, Yvonne (Teets) Reum, Mary Helen (North) Ahlgren. Standing; Patricia (Bentley) Hunt, Don Karabacz, Evelyn (Ware) Gassel, Bill Pepper and Keith Muxlow. Traveling […]

State budget savings idea: Eliminate revenue sharing

Eliminating statutory revenue sharing and shifting that money toward infrastructure would help fix Michigan’s roads and bridges. Arguably no one in Michigan has made more recommendations to reform the state budget — literally hundreds of them worth billions of dollars — than Mackinac Center policy analysts. As the fiscal 2015 state budget has just climbed above $53.2 billion — a […]

Actions by a few ruined recycling for all

It’s a shame that a few rude people ruined a good thing for all Brown Cityarea residents. Because a few thoughtless people kept throwing garbage in the recycling bin it has been taken away from us. We now have to drive our stuff all the way up to the Tri-City Landfill near Carsonville because a few people were too lazy […]

Don’t be absurd!

I think Rep. Paul Muxlow and Sen. Phil Pavlov, among others, are making more of a Canadian power company’s plans to store spent nuclear waste near one of its plants in Ontario. The fuel would be stored in proven technology more than a mile from Lake Huron. It’s not like the fuel can spill into the lake because it’s contained […]

Too close to the nukes

I applaud our local state representatives that are working to block the construction of a Canadian nuclear waste dump and strengthen the state’s protection of natural resources against radioactive waste. Tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian citizens depend on the Great Lakes for drinking water, fisheries, tourism, recreation and other industrial and economic uses. Placing a permanent nuclear waste […]