‘It’s going to save lives’

Signal OK’d at M-53, Burnside

BURNSIDE TWP. — Persistence by local officials and concerned citizens paid off. Citing a frequent occurrence of serious accidents at the intersection of M-53 and Burnside Road, a grassroots campaign was spearheaded by Burnside Township Clerk Bonnie Koning and supported by many area officials. They recently learned the Michigan Dept. of Transportation said it will install a traffic signal at […]

New chief, officers named to fire department

BROWN CITY — The Brown City Area Fire Dept. has a new chief. After 35 years on the department, 12 as its chief, Jim Groat Jr. is no longer on the Brown City Area Fire Dept. Seeking a change in leadership, the Brown City Area Fire Authority in a special meeting held Nov. 17 appointed a new chief and top […]

Soybean festival dies for lack of interest

BROWN CITY — No festival will fill downtown streets next summer. The city’s Festival Commission was scheduled to meet on Nov. 19 to discuss the future of the summer festival but lacked a quorum. Brown City Mayor Christine Lee had put out a public plea to the community for more help if it wanted to keep a summer festival alive. […]


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@mihomepaper.com. December 1 Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, 6785 W. Marlette St. in Marlette. Contact Rita at […]

Barbara Mitchell

Barbara J. Mitchell, 81, of Brown City, died Nov. 22, 2015. She was born Jan. 14, 1934, to Roy and Doris Sohn. Barbara married Logan C. Mitchell on Sept. 2, 1950, and they celebrated 62 years together. Barb retired as a school bus driver for Brown City Community schools after 30 years. She was a wife, mother and grandmother and […]

Beverley Hummel

Beverley J. Hummel, 63, of Sandusky and formerly of Brown City, died Nov. 22, 2015. She was born April 17, 1952, in Yale to Nick and Alma Himmel. Beverly graduated from Brown City High School, Class of 1970. She married Earl Hummel in 1976. Beverley was a homemaker, housewife and a mother. She had also worked at Champion Bus for […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make changes. November 30 Amber BannisterScott BartleMathew EngelDaniel KazorMissy LentnerBecky HaywardMaryJo JohnstonHarry Straffon Jr.James Welch Sr.Leif Kowaleski December 1 Joe Bezmek Carol NelsonCheryl OwenRyan Spencer December 2 Bernard MitchellScott CronceBetty PrattMary Ann McKibbonLinda SeddonOrthella ProctorJoshua ThomasMichael Dennis December 3 Tina BeckwithLevi WelchSandra DeanSharyn McKenzieJohn CummingsKen CronceSara […]

Robotics team started at high school

BROWN CITY — A new robotics team, elementary iPads, and spelling bee winners were all part of the Brown City Board of Education meeting on Monday (Nov. 23). The board had plenty of business including: • A Family Medical Leave Act request from Linda Anderson and Ashley White was approved. • Board members approved work agreements for Ashley White and […]

Brown City recognized as National Distinguished School

Upon receiving word from the Michigan Dept. of Education on being one of only 20 schools statewide to be nominated as a National Distinguished School based on academic excellence Brown City Community Schools was invited to present at the statewide School Improvement Conference held November 17 in Lansing. Pictured are (left to right): teachers Katie Grabowski and Corrine Harnden; high […]

Students of the Week

The Brown City Lower Elementary Student of the Week is first grader Madelynn Thorley. She is the daughter of Chad and Jessica Thorley. Teacher Pam Martus chose her because, “Madelynn always does her best in class. She is willing to help her classmates whenever it is necessary. Madelynn comes to school with a smile and is ready to learn every […]