Robin retires: secretary leaving after 25 years

BROWN CITY — Robin Kennedy has retired from her position as head secretary at the junior-senior high school after 25 years of service. Robin started her career with Brown City Schools in 1992 after working for seven years in the banking industry. She is a graduate of Brown City High School and St. Clair County Community College, where she majored […]

City expects to stay course in 2018

As the new year arrives, the various departments of Brown City government are intent on pursuing the town council’s goals of better streets and sidewalks and bringing new business to downtown. To that end, City Manager Clint Holmes stated, “We plan to resurface Thelman Avenue, Belview, and Autumn Gold Drive. And with the help of a federal grant of $160,000, […]


Dennis Everett Hill, age 69, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his home in Croswell. The son of the late Lawrence and Marian (Bartle) Hill, Dennis was born Sunday, October 31, 1948 in Port Huron and was married to Faith R. Michling on Saturday, May 2, 1992 in Croswell. Dennis received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army as […]


Marcus Wooster, age 50, of Flint and formerly of Brown City, died December 18, 2017. He was born in Lapeer, to William and Janie (Swank) Wooster. He attended high school in Brown City and Port Huron. He married Shelly Turner on September 8, 1995. Mark was a cook and had worked at Telly’s, Starlight and many years at the Westside […]

Polly Ann Trail misses out on funding

IMLAY CITY — It’s been a couple of weeks since the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund made its decisions for 2018 funding, but Friends of the Polly Ann Trail members didn’t get the bad news until their Dec. 21 meeting at the Lamb-Steele Building. Friends Chairman David Howell said he delayed sharing the news with members until their board meeting, […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. January 3 • Nathan Byrnes• Mary McKibbon• Kay Nicol• Darla Fletcher• Alyssa Ahlgren• Jenny Keesler• Andrea Kohler• Rosette Paschke• James Isles — in memory January 4 • Karen Eklund• Nellie Cook• Karen McPhail• Julie Medrano• Tiffany Medrano January 5 • James Terry III• […]

Marlette students bring home medals

Marlette High School sent 29 students to compete in individual and team events at the annual Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Competition on Dec. 19. Approximately 500 students from 17 schools participated. Twenty Marlette students qualified for the state competition in March, taking home 31 medals in 21 events, including one quadruple award winner, one triple award winner and […]

Lapeer Walmart set to begin major remodel

LAPEER — Shopping at Lapeer’s Walmart store will get a little more interesting at the end of January. Store manager Brian Reid said work is set to begin Jan. 29 on a major remodel of the store at 555 East Genesee Street. He said they’re planning on having a grand re-opening May 11. It’s the second major overhaul of the […]

One hurt when Jeep hits lawnmower

SANILAC TWP. — A 68-year-old Port Sanilac man was injured when the lawnmower he was riding was struck by a Jeep. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the accident scene, South Lakeshore near Washington Road, Dec. 22 at approximately 2:20 p.m. According to Deputy Luke Zeller, a 2004 Jeep driven by a 23-year-old Port Huron man was southbound on South Lakeshore […]

Legislation confuses legal obligations between benefits

Legislation that creates funding requirements for local government pensions and retiree health insurance benefits recently passed both Michigan chambers. This package is an attempt to address the billions in retirement debt faced by local governments. But the law is problematic because it conflates pension and retiree health care benefits — two things that should not be lumped together — and […]