In quiet remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001

Last week the Brown City Fire Dept. placed on its lawn on either side of the driveway to the fire hall 343 small American flags that represent the number of firefighters killed on Sept. 11, 2001 when the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed after hijackers crashed airliners into the New York City buildings. The department on Sept. […]

Animal sanctuary cited in lawsuit

BROWN CITY — Summer Wind Farms Sanctuary is one of five facilities implicated in last week’s lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, claiming the federal agency rubber-stamps licenses for repeat offenders of the Animal Welfare Act. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) also wants the Brown City area sanctuary to voluntarily surrender its animals. However, Charles […]


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 bcbanner@ Upcoming event The Sanilac County Humane Society will hold its Las Vegas Night Fundraiser on Oct. 3 at Putt’In 4 Paws, 6010 Lakeshore Rd. in Lexington from […]

William Murray

William S. Murray, 67, of Melvin, died Sept. 4, 2015. He was born July 1, 1948 in Yale to Ernest and Helen Murray. Bill graduated from Brown City High School, Class of 1966. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. Bill started his lifelong interest in […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make changes. We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. September 14Heidi SmithBrandon CummingsAmy DavisJoyce DavisBecky WilcoxSandy AndrewsKen NelsonSeptember 15Lynn SurprenantAmber TrowbridgeMike MuxlowJackie KennedyDawn SmithRodney Vislosky IISeptember 16Helen SimpsonDon MannsDonna KeeslerDiana BaierWayne BurgessSeptember 17Cari NorrisGrace ChildersDonald DavisBob […]

Brown City board approves buyout offer for teachers

BROWN CITY — A buyout proposal for teachers has been approved by the Board of Education. Superintendent Douglas Muxlow anticipates a decision soon from instructors eligible for the $15,000 retirement incentive approved by the board on Aug. 24. “It’s a new offer,” Muxlow told the News last week. “We were hearing some indecision on behalf of some retirement eligible staff […]

2015 Homemaker crowned

The 2015 Sanilac County Homemaker of the Year was crowned at the Sanilac County 4-H Fair last week. Janine Forton, of Carsonville, entered several projects in several categories at the fair, from jam and crocheting to photography and floral arrangements. Title holders from previous years gathered for this photo. Seated, left to right – Kathy Haskin, of Sandusky, Wanda Hoffman, […]

Apple-picking season here

MELVIN — Apple lovers will have bushels of fun rounding up the fall fruit this year as Michigan’s apple crop is above average. Apple growers in the state harvested about 24 million bushels this year, slightly above last year’s average harvest of 22.83 million bushels, according to the Michigan Apple Committee in Lansing. Among the local fruit and vegetable farms […]

Time to give workers a full choice

Editor’s note: Today’s guest editorial was written by F. Vincent Vernuccio, director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland. Even in right-to-work states like Michigan where unions cannot get a worker fired for not paying them, workers are not fully free. If they are in a unionized job, workers […]

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