Lincoln Day Dinner features We the County founder

The 2024 Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Sanilac County Republican Party will feature a local minister who founded a statewide group. The keynote speaker for the April 27 event is Michael Smith, pastor of Life Song Church of Snover. Smith is also founder of We the County, a grassroots statewide organization. The title of his speech is “Courage to […]

Sanilac jobless rate increases

Sanilac County joined the unemployment trend in February, recording an increase in the jobless rate. Eighty-one Michigan counties demonstrated unemployment rate increases over the month, according to last week’s report by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Sanilac County’s jobless rate in February was 5.9 percent, compared to 5.7 percent in January. In surrounding counties for February, Huron […]


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Anthony Vincent Brandano, Lexington, and Michelle Terese Phillips, Lexington Jonathan Ray Dethloff, Marlette, and Kyley Jean Samczyk, Marlette Michael Christopher Diegel, Marlette, and Tori Jo (Chappel) Diegel, Marlette Simon (Haijun Yang) Yang, Deckerville, and Wei Wang, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China

Masons support park project

The Brown City Masonic Lodge has donated $400 to the Brown City Community Park Fitness Court fundraising effort. The park received a $40,000 grant from the National Fitness Foundation for the court that will cost an estimated $200,000. The goal is to install the court in 2025. Chuck Bennett (right), Lodge member and city manager of Brown City presents the […]

Marlette: updates on park, drain, sewer plant bids

MARLETTE — The operation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant is up for bid with three different companies competing. Currently the contract is held by Infrastructure Alternatives. There is a pricing difference of $20,000 between the bids that range around $400,000. Each of the packages contains different benefits that need to be studied. As a result, council members tabled the […]

Driver falls asleep prior to crash

FREMONT TWP. – Sanilac County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rollover crash where the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Sanilac Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call April 3 at approximately 6:23 a.m. reporting a single vehicle rollover on Galbraith Line Road near Fargo Road. Deputies along with Croswell EMS and Croswell Fire were dispatched. According to a sheriff’s […]

Senior millage headed for ballot

A proposed renewal of the Sanilac County Senior Citizens Services Millage is being placed on the August ballot. County Commissioners were expected to approve the ballot language on April 9. The proposal, which would be voted on Aug. 6, calls for the renewal of .25 mill for use by the Sanilac County Council on Aging for services to older citizens, […]


A dog poisoner is operating in Croswell. Several pooches have been killed in this atrocious manner. Robert Kettlewell’s watchdog was among the victims, as well as the valuable dog belonging to visitor C.J. Kotelman of Jeddo. Both men promise to make it very warm for the culprit if he is found. Members of the Eastern Star in Lexington showed up […]

Moonstruck at the Swinging Bridge Park

A small crowd of all ages turned out to view Monday’s total solar eclipse at the Swinging Bridge Park in Croswell. Some children were flying kites, some attendees brought their pets, some sat in lawn chairs or simply laid on the grass to watch the moon pass between the earth and sun in an event that could be witnessed across […]

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