Making a difference

The Brown City High School Student Council and National Honor Society are running their annual change drive. Money collected will be used to purchase coats, boots, clothes, toys etc. for those needing some help this Christmas. Recently at a band concert the student council and NHS did a 50/50 raffle to help raise money. Pictured selling tickets were student council […]

Council shows ‘zero’ interest in medical pot

BROWN CITY — If months of studying the new medical marijuana law has done anything, it has gradually solidified the city council’s opposition to bringing any medical marijuana-based businesses into town. After months of research and soul-searching, a cautious council settled on continuing with a strategy recommended by city attorney Greg Stremers to do nothing. At the council’s Dec. 11, […]

Doris M. Kerrins

Doris M. Kerrins, age 93 years, died peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in the United Hospice Service residence of Marlette Regional Hospital after a brief struggle with terminal cancer. Doris was the eldest of seven children and is survived by two younger sisters and a brother as well as four of five living children, Kathryn Kerrins, Mark Kerrins, Cyndi […]

Bernice J. Scott

Bernice J. Scott, age 87, of Brown City, passed away Saturday December 9, 2017 in Marlette Hospice, Marlette. She was born May 25, 1930 in Sandusky, to Ervin and Nellie (Sanders) Brown. She married Walter Scott on October 25, 1952. Bernice graduated from Sandusky High School in 1949. She worked at Quality House of Marlette sewing curtains for years then […]

Marvin Stacey Groom

Marvin Stacey Groom or Merv to good friends, 68, died on December 12, 2017 at his home in Lapeer, surrounded by family. Confident of his final reward, the family takes comfort in knowing we will see him again one day. Marv was born April 12, 1949, in Hayward, CA, the son of Ellie and Bud Groom. He grew up as […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. December 18• Ginger Haynes• Sheri Cloutier• Janet Ross• Marie Bauman• Tammy Verellen• Chuck Ryckman• Leo Himmel Jr. — inmemoryDecember 19• Sara Marion• Julie Volk• Katherine Sovereign• John Cornell• Ken Mitchell• Sheryl Bartle• Gloria Ferry• Elisha Wedlake• Ruth Dedene — inmemoryDecember 20• Blaine Diller• […]

Brown City students win county awards

BROWN CITY — Nineteen Brown City students won awards in this year’s First Impressions Competition. The annual contest is sponsored by the Sanilac County Talent Development Consortium and is held at the Career Center. Students from all seven Sanilac County school districts competed in categories including poetry, non-fiction, fiction, artistic poster, video clip and photography. The theme for this year’s […]

Brown City’s Ben Boevenshen grand champion at quiz bowl

PECK — The Thumb Area Quiz Bowl League held two tournaments last week. At the Peck Elementary/Middle School Tournament last Tuesday it was the Sandusky B Team taking first place in the grades 4-5-6 division while the CPS-A team won the 7th/8th grade division. Fifteen teams from six area schools took part in the tournament. The fall 2017 high school […]

Students of the Week

Bureaucratic rule constricts educator pipeline

The Michigan Dept. of Education has given experienced professionals one more reason not to consider a career switch to teaching: They would have to retake a college entrance examination. And that’s on top of other requirements from the state. Genesee County teacher Jeff Piechowski recently learned that to convert his temporary teaching certificate to a permanent one, he must take […]