Beautification efforts may lead to new garden club

BROWN CITY — The elusive placer of the pretty pots of posies along Main Street has been identified. The mysterious flower-lover is Debbie Rickman of Lincoln Street. “Yes, it’s me,” admitted Rickman. “When I first started doing it, I wasn’t sure anybody would notice.” Rickman, who had just returned from helping a neighbor suffering from vertigo do some planting, told […]

Peck Schools, superintendent agree to six-month contract

PECK — The current school superintendent will stay put until the end of this year after his contract was approved by the Peck Board of Education at its June 29 meeting. Frank Johnson and Peck Community Schools agreed to a six-month contract that will pay him $15,000 for the equivalent of two days of work per week. Any additional time […]

Car show, cruise night underway in Brown City

Above left, Brown City Councilman Gerald Kosal (front left) and wife Ginger (right), owners of Ginger’s Café on Main Street, display their 1976 Corvette at the weekly Brown City Car Show & Cruise Night. The couple is conversing with the unidentified owner of the classic Ford Galaxie in the foreground, one of 14 cruisers participating in the event. Music was […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. July 31• Jeremy Witmer• Doris McPhail• Sandra McLeod• Sally Jacobs• Don JonesAugust 1• Jane E. Gusman• Eleanor Byrnes• Cindy McCready• Colin HorganAugust 2• Bill Wilcox• Tammee Wait• Glen Miller• Jerry SontagAugust 3• Tricia Shephard —in memory• Emily Byrnes• Richard Cronce• Ann Richards• Jerry […]

Lincoln Street pulverized, sidewalks removed

BROWN CITY — Residents of Lincoln Street, enduring the noise, disruption and inconvenience of major street and sidewalk demolition, have their eyes on better things to come. Out with her children on a summertime stroll, Chelsea Kreiner said of the project, “I’ve lived on Lincoln since 2010. This street was horrible before. I’m glad they are redoing it, and I […]

Rob VanConant joins Peck Council

PECK — The Peck Village Council has welcomed a new member aboard. Rob VanConant was appointed as a village trustee at the council’s July 19 meeting. Village Clerk Karen Griffith administered the oath of office to VanConant, who will replace outgoing council member Francis Behnke. In other business: • The Peck cheerleading team will be hosting a fundraising car wash […]

Tall grass, blight violations issued

BROWN CITY — Twelve property owners were notified of tall grass and blight violations as part of the ongoing effort by the city council to keep the town looking its best. Earlier this month, council had directed Chief of Police Ron Smith to do an inspection of the city. Smith’s report was presented to council at their regular July 24 […]


July 31• Gordie Bower• Dave Carlson• Richard Garrow• Sandi Hilliker• Keith Kreiner• Trisha Maldanado• Karen Neilsen• Michael Pries• Dale Seddon• David TeetsAugust 1• Gene Adams• Katy Carter• Craig Cowley• Stefanie Dupois• Bob WilliamsAugust 2• Olive Magirlski• Jillian BelleAugust 3• Cindy Ash• Jerry Collins• Dan Cook• Dorine Foster• Lisa Hunter• Chris Powell• Don Worth August 4• Kim Grigg• DorothyMcClelland• Anthony Quandt• […]

Traffic studies reveal disturbing trends

For the second consecutive year, Michigan traffic deaths have increased — from 963 in 2015 to 1,064 in 2016 —according to information recently released from the State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. For perspective, the number of fatalities in 2016 was more than the entire population of Brown City. The number of fatalities makes 2016 the worst year in more […]

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