Brown City wins Quiz Bowl, advances to state championship at MSU

BROWN CITY — The Brown City Quiz Bowl team won its first tournament win of the year when it competed Jan. 25 in the 4th annual Ben Taylor Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament at Marlette High School. The victory qualified Brown City to move on to the State of Michigan Class C/D Championship on the campus of Michigan State University on […]

Council considers pay raises for workers

BROWN CITY — The Brown City Council is discussing the idea of raises for its employees for the first time in over five years. City manager Clint Holmes said the city received notice that the union wants to re-open its agreement “for the purpose of negotiating for economics only.” Holmes said the DPW last received pay raises in 2010 and […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make changes. February 2Bob FisherMatt ProctorBrent BartleKristi StimsonHelen Takacs — in memoryVickie Cahoon — in memory February 3Dennis McDonaldMardie NasonKelly WheelerPhyllis Blatt February 4Adam SmithMarvin VinandeChristi FergusonSuzanne MasonBonnie HayesConnor SmithAmanda Hickman February 5Larry KrauseRaymond LambsonMichelle YockeySheryl RowbothamJason Muxlow February 6Bernice BrownGordon McAllisterGlenwood McPhailTom Starr February 7Debbie […]

Jayce Ryan Keesler

Jeff and Ambor Keesler of Brown City are happy to announce the birth of their son Jayce Ryan Keesler, who was born Jan. 22, 2015 at 7:45 a.m. at Port Huron Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother Jaxon Keesler. Proud grandparents are Sharal Burton and Dan Burton […]


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 through February 28 Sanilac County Dept. of Veterans Affairs, along with Peck and Croswell American Legions and Sandusky District Library, will host its annual donation drive […]

BC UMC project nearly complete

BROWN CITY — Those with physical disabilities will soon be able to seamlessly enter Brown City United Methodist Church from the parking lot. Pastor Dennis Irish said a new handicap-accessible lift has been installed off the parking lot on the east side of the church that goes up for the sanctuary or down for the fellowship hall. Irish said the […]

Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is kindergartener Lillian Spudowski. She is the daughter of Kevin and Shavonne Spudowski. Teacher Beth Schopp chose her because, “Lillian is always willing to help out her friends if they need it. She brings a positive attitude to our classroom and willingly accepts any challenge in front of her. Lillian is […]

Area high schools to participate in county band festival in Marlette

MARLETTE — The 65th Annual Sanilac County Band Festival, open to the public, for the senior high school bands will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Marlette High School gymnasium. Participating in the festival will be band students from Brown City, Peck, Marlette, Sandusky, Carsonville-Port Sanilac, Croswell- Lexington and Deckerville. The band festival will begin with […]

Marlette’s Miller named to dean’s list

OXFORD, Ohio — Ryan W. Miller of Marlette was named to the Miami University fall 2014 dean’s list. Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2014-2015 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance. Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering 120 […]

Let’s all ride the River of Opportunity

Michigan will create an environment in which all residents can succeed, regardless of their stage in life, through a strategic realignment of government services and unparalleled public-private collaboration, Gov. Rick Snyder said during his fifth State of the State address presented Jan. 20. The governor outlined his vision for focusing government on people rather than programs, with the support of […]