2019-09-09 E-Edition

A colorful welcome back to school

Members of the Brown City High School National Honor Society, including Emily Sanday, did some sidewalk chalk art welcome the students back to school. Students decorated the sidewalks going into both the elementary and high school with chalk drawings and messages. See more photos on page 3.

Murder witness gets year in jail

SANDUSKY — Eyewitness to murder Cruz Mary Ramos has been sentenced to a year in jail. The Marlette woman, whose testimony in court helped to convict the Castillo siblings in last year’s murder of Bricia Flores-Rivera, will now herself spend time behind bars. Ramos pled guilty in July to one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm […]

Power shut off to curb vandalism at Peck park

PECK — There’s not a lot of joy to be had on the basketball court at the village park. According to the Village of Peck, some changes have been made to curb the rash of vandalism that has been occurring at the village park over the last couple of months. Among the vandalism since the beginning of summer has been […]


Margaret Grace Bennett, 92, of Brown City, sadly passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. Margaret was very active in gardening, feeding her birds, canning, cooking, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to sit out on her porch looking at the view of her farm and watching the hummingbirds. Margaret is survived by her daughters-in-law, Sandi […]


Gerald “Jerry” Earnest Strong, 63, of Brown City, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 with his family around him. Jerry was born February 5, 1956 in Mount Clemens, to Woodrow and Anna (Drinkhorn) Strong. He married Janice Pettit on July 21, 2009 in Las Vegas. Jerry worked at Hyponex/ Scotts Lawn Products as a maintenance man for 40 years. He […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make any changes. September 9• Olive Shephard• Dale Shephard• Kathy Huffman• Judy Kalbfleisch• Nicholas Gilbert• Steve Spencer• Mike Bissett• Jack Marion —in memory• Patricia Owens —in memorySeptember 10• Maci Trowse• Ginger Kosal• MaryLou Schoenhals• Ken Curson• Roxanne Dean• William Burke• Rhoda Webb• David Detzler• Russ Wills […]

Honor Society members welcome back students with chalk art

Ban on flavored vape products prudent move

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Aug. 4 ordered the state health department to ban flavored nicotine vaping products, a historic and prudent move by the governor and health officials in light of continued health concerns. Whitmer says vaping poses a public health emergency, and that gives her the authority to put a ban in place. She argues that sweet, appealing vape […]

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