Bible school day camp a success

BROWN CITY — A couple of firsts took place at Trinity Lutheran Church last week. One: It was the first time that three area churches combined to host a children’s day camp at the church. And two: It was the first time that Trinity utilized the services of Living Waters Ministries, an organization which provides an established program for such […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. July 25Janet StanleyIsabel WoodallAaron MartusJohnny VanderpoolEsther MetzerAl WanamakerMaian IslesLarry NasonRay MahaffyLarry WilcoxDorance DeanEldon WaitWilliam MahaffyJuly 26Lauren KalbfleischRachael KosalHelen HuffmanDon GeisterBob SakutaDebra ParrettNathan BoegnerJuly 27Walter TroiaGlenadine MosekAmelia McPhailHatti SilverthornRon TurnerJohnny ChildersJessica KennedyRon HaggadoneGreg GardenerStephanie LipaJuly 28Jordon FosterDarren NewloveDon CampbellRoger Burgess Paul SchulzeMariah DillerJuly 29George […]


Ongoing Tot Time is a free program for infant to pre-k children and their parent or caregiver offered every Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Brown City United Methodist Church church basement. Play time, activities, stories and music. Come and join the fun. Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, 6785 […]

Settlement reached with 11 retirees

14 retired officers sued county over health insurance

SANDUSKY — Kathy Dorman is hopeful a court trial, schedule for early August, will be avoided in a 2014 civil suit filed against Sanilac County over changes in health insurance. Fourteen retired Sanilac County Sheriff Department officers, including the sheriff and the head of the drug task force, sued the county over an alleged breach of contract that required them […]

Cell phones discouraged at Marlette Elementary

MARLETTE — Cell phones as a chief means of communication by students is being eliminated or at least discouraged at the elementary school. Students at Marlette Elementary may still bring them to school, but not to classes or to the cafeteria. They must be put away and turned off. It has been observed by teachers and administrators that students are […]

Two killed in collision

ELK TWP. — Two people died and a third person was airlifted to a hospital following a two-vehicle crash the morning of July 18. The accident at the intersection of Marlette Road and M-19 occurred around 9:08 a.m., according to the Sanilac County Sheriff Department. The accident claimed the lives of Holly Jennings Wolf e, 78, of Burtchville, and Arlette […]

Scooping up the competition

These kids are entered in the Ice Cream Eating Contest during Marlette’s Dog Days of Summer Festival. The Saturday, July 16 event, featuring four large scoops of vanilla ice cream with topping was sponsored by Luv More Ice Cream. Left to right: Emily Wallace, 9, of Port Sanilac; siblings Mackenzie, 10, and Thomas Woodall, of Silverwood; and Savannah Mitchell, 12, […]

State government up to eyeballs in pension debt

Editor’s note: The following guest editorial was written by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Unlike Washington D.C., Michigan’s state government is constitutionally prohibited from spending more than it takes in each year and borrowing to make up the difference. Yet state taxpayers are still liable for large amounts of state debt, […]

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Millage supports Project FRESH

Letters to the Editor

The Sanilac County Senior Market (Project) FRESH program has been offered to eligible seniors, over the age of 60 who reside in Sanilac County for the past 6 years. This program is supported by financial funding from Senior Millage through the Sanilac County Council on Aging. Other program partners include the Sanilac Building Ties Committee, Michigan Office of Services to […]