First local baby born on Jan. 9

BROWN CITY — The little guy that was expected to be mommy’s little valentine turned out to be among the first babies of 2017. Jayveon, son of Samantha Cain and Jalen Rogers of Brown City, arrived earlier than anticipated Jan. 9 to become the winner of Brown City Banner’s First Baby of the Year Contest. He arrived at 9:01 p.m. […]

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Pancake supper to benefit hospice

BROWN CITY — The Brown City Rotary Club has teamed up with Chris Cakes of Michigan to offer a night of food, fun, and entertainment to raise money for United Hospice Service. Rotary President Jay Berry told The Brown City Banner that this will be the 28th time the club has conducted the fundraiser, but this is the first year […]


Ongoing 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 989-635-7581 for more information. Marlette Masonic Breakfast/Brunch every second Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. located across from McDonald’s restaurant on M-53 just south of downtown. Cost for adults is […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. January 23• Riley Pavel• Helene McCumons• Michael Gould• Jeremiah Bacon• Mitchell Kohler• Nathan Gould• Debbie Hayward• Eldon Gilbert• Shawn McIvor• Gloria Mahaffy• Rocco Palmeri — in memoryJanuary 24• Alex Diller• Zane Clapsaddle• Gary Dennis• James Evanoff• Sophia Elston• Chad Machiela• Alex Duran• Al […]

The Brown City robotics team prepares for new season

BROWN CITY — The Devil Bots, the high school’s robotics team, is really “Gung-Ho” going into its second season. According to high school principal Neil Kohler, the students are working six days a week trying to build the best robot they can for their first competition March 9-12 at Kettering University, an experiential learning-based college in Flint, focused on science, […]

Peck school board honored

Members of the Peck School Board were recognized by the student council, the staff, and administration of Peck Community Schools for their “vital contributions to the success in school and in life” of the students of the community they represent. The members were saluted for their service at the board’s January meeting as part of the observance of School Board […]

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Inauguration Day is about hope

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” With those words, Donald Trump took the Oath of Office on Friday to formally become the 45th president of the United States. The […]

Robust trade good for Michigan agriculture

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. We are writing on behalf of leading agricultural commodity and agribusiness organizations in Michigan to extend our congratulations as you take office, and to voice our strong support for international trade that benefits our industry and creates good jobs throughout rural America. Existing […]