Brown City Homecoming royalty

The 2018 Homecoming King and Queen at Brown City High School were crowned at the Oct. 5 game. Queen Alexis Wiltse is the daughter of Don and Renee Wiltse of Brown City. King Eric Martus is the son of Jim and Kara Martus of Brown City.

City needs new clerk

BROWN CITY — With Brown City Clerk Juanita Smith not seeking reelection and nobody stepping forward to take her place, that important elective office could soon become an appointed office. If no candidate runs for clerk in the Nov. 6 General Election, the new council could appoint someone when it takes office on Dec. 10. The clerk position could still […]

Brown City seeks to ban recreational pot businesses

BROWN CITY — The Brown City Council wasted no time last Monday in recommending a draft ordinance to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments in town. Council was apprised of the need for prompt action on an ordinance by city attorney Greg Stremers at its Sept. 24 meeting. Stremers informed members of the difference between the terms of the 2016 Michigan Medical […]

Community chips in to repaint exterior of VFW post in Yale

YALE — The community chipped in recently to paint the Yale VFW Post No. 8594 as a gift to its local veterans. Volunteers came together on Sept. 22-23 to help paint the exterior of the building. Monetary donations were accepted to help pay for the painting supplies. The crews who selflessly donated their time were Brad Fuller and Special Touch […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. October 15 • Jami Davis• Alvin Turner• Douglas Young• Deanna Scott• Richard Brooks• Brian Tresnak• Ed Toby• Cody Nason• Mike Hill October 16 • Jennifer Kalbfleisch• Bill Haynes• Don Bauman• Ron Bauman• Becky Parker• Erica Fishell• Sharon Dennis• John Taylor• Harley Cook — […]

Brown City enrollment down

BROWN CITY — With nearly three-fourths of a school district’s budget coming from per-pupil state funding, the Oct. 3 official student count was an important event. Nobody understands that better than Marlette Schools Superintendent Sarah Barratt. For the second consecutive year, Marlette Schools has experienced the largest decline of student population among Sanilac County’s seven public school districts. A year […]

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Peck Homecoming royalty

Peck High School crowned the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen on Oct. 6 football game. King Cody Babcock is the son of Chris and Denise Babcock. Queen Abbey Bullis is the daughter of Pete and Shelley Bullis.

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Don’t put faith in class-size reduction

Editor’s note: The following guest opinion was written by Ben DeGrow, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. T he Detroit News recently offered an extensive look at the size of Michigan public school classrooms. A reader could be excused for coming away from the article with the mistaken impression that class sizes have an enormous […]