Cooperative Elevator to invest $2.4M in new drier, dump pit at North Branch

NORTH BRANCH — Construction is expected to begin in a matter of weeks on a $2.4 million expansion project at the Cooperative Elevator Co. plant in North Branch. Plant manager Jeff Render said a 7,000-bushel grain drier will be installed as well as a 10,000-bushel receiving dump pit that will allow farmers to deliver their corn and soybeans at 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 Ongoing events Brown City Fire Dept. is partnering with Schwan’s Home Delivery Foods in an ongoing fundraiser to help purchase new lightweight air bottles for their airpacks. Now […]

Mary Saylor

Mary C. Saylor, 82, of Brown City, formerly of Utica, passed away March 23, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry A. Saylor, dear mother of Harry G. Saylor, David (Barbara) Saylor, and the late Michael Dale Saylor. She was the loving grandmother of Cody (Aaron) Hunt, Cole, Corey (Bert) Soper, Benjamin, Thomas and Claire. Loving great […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make changes. March 30Tyler WoodDolton BechtelCharles SchoenhalsTerrance SalisburyKenn ProctorFrank MaoranaLawrence AtwoodSheryl FaulconerAndrew VisloskyKurk Knox March 31Julie RogersEileen MeeksHelen ArmstrongArlene FaulconerLinda WiniarskiElizabeth DuranArlene Mitchell — inmemory April 1Angie MartusLynnae PeltonShirley KreinerThelma McKillenHelen LennonPat FordJosh RattewAlicia Huffman April 2Jenny Greenbow April 3Danny ThomCharles CursonCarolyn LandisLarry KrauseHelen BurackEdward ChafinCraig […]

City plans to investigate unusually large water use at Brown City Schools

BROWN CITY — The city plans to further investigate the unusually large use of water being recorded at Brown City Community Schools. At Monday’s (March 23) meeting, the Brown City Council heard that the DPW and school officials read the physical water meter and remote sensor on March 12, and both reported the same amount of water. The schools’ meter […]

Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is second grader Olivia Parr. She is the daughter of Scott and Melinda Parr. Teacher Daniel Loutzenhiser chose her because, “Olivia is such a happy girl that loves to help whenever she can in the classroom. She is a good friend to everyone and you can always find her with a […]

SVSU names 20 area students to dean’s list

UNIVERSITY CENTER — In all, 2,041 students from Saginaw Valley State University were named to the deans’ list for the fall 2014 semester. The following local residents were named to the deans’ list: • Wesley Bissett, of Peck • Constance Cumper, of Marlette • Kelly Cumper, of Marlette • Samantha Hortop, of Yale • Tara Jordan, of Yale • Alexis […]

Open carry or concealed, guns in school a bad idea

Do you feel students attending school in Brown City, Marlette, North Branch or Peck are safe from harm if a Sandy Hook-type scenario were to occur here? On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults at the Newtown, CT elementary school. Would you feel any more secure if a parent, a teacher or a […]

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Wonderful honor for Stimson

I commend Brown City Community Schools for renaming the administration building after Janet Stimson. I’m glad there will be something in her name so that she will be remembered for years to come by those entering the building. Janet Stimson was a beautiful person who did so much for her church, her community and certainly for her beloved school district. […]