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Minden City woman grows garden of milkweeds

Goal is to establish butterfly habitat

MINDEN CITY — Have you ever considered planting weeds in your yard? Self-proclaimed environmentalist Suzanne Johnson has done just that. Last weekend, while neighbors were busy yanking out pesty plants from their garden beds, Johnson planted 170 milkweed plants along the edge of her vacation property in Minden City. While researching other gardening information a year ago, Johnson stumbled across […]

Marlette to host summer festival

MARLETTE — Join the fun and come to the Marlette Parks & Pool Summer Splash this Saturday. The one-day event on June 25 happens all day and into the evening at the park, 6312 Chard Street. Enjoy basketball, volleyball and cornhole tournaments, open swim, bounce village, kids’ crafts and activities, motorcycle show, beer and wine tasting and more. Everything’s at […]

Deckerville Youth Festival starts June 26

DECKERVILLE — A daytime festival for youth, and faith-based music and speakers during the evening are planned Sunday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 29 at Wilson Park. The Deckerville Youth Festival, featuring a bounce house, dunk tank, sports activities, swing dance, tug or war, games, food and more will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. June 26 through June […]

Police investigate bomb threat at Michigan Sugar


CROSWELL — Thursday morning Croswell police were called to investigate a bomb threat at the Michigan Sugar factory. Though no sign of a bomb was found on the property during the June 16 incident, Chief of Police Ron Buckmaster said the plant was evacuated and shut down for the rest of the day following a full search of the premises. […]

County, courthouse workers reach agreement

Retention incentives, wage
increases included

A three-year union contract for courthouse workers offering bonuses and salary increases to retain and recruit employees was on Tuesday’s agenda for ratification by the Sanilac County Board of Commissioners. The agreement between the county and TPOAM – Technical, Professionals, and Officeworkers Association, covers general, probate court, district court and circuit court employees from July 1, 2022 through June 30, […]

CPS awards track bids

CARSONVILLE — The Carsonville-Port Sanilac Board of Education has awarded bids for improvements to the high school track. “Complete redo, asphalt base and the rubber surface and lines,” said Superintendent Doug Muxlow about the project. Contracts were awarded to low bidders Astec Asphalt for $177,200, and AG Sports Surfaces for $89,000. The total cost of the project is $266,000. The […]

County OKs township road, gravel agreements

The Sanilac County Road Commission has approved agreements with townships for gravel, roadside ditching and road construction. The agreements include road construction in Watertown Township. The county will reconstruct Townline Road from Miller to Cooper at a total cost of $130,149.86. The township cost will be split between Watertown and Elmer townships, estimated for each at $48,806.19. In addition, work […]

Kiwanis Club helps House of Hope

The Sandusky Kiwanis Club has donated $500 to Sanilac House of Hope in Sandusky, the rescue mission that helps find employment and housing for homeless men. Kiwanis President Paul Flynn (center) presents the check to program manager Tom Bowser (left) and Sandusky City Police Chief Brett Lester, president of House of Hope.

A welcome from the mayor

Brown City’s newest business is Sunny Side Up Tanning Salon at 4237 Main Street. Business owner Diana Feys (left) received the traditional $2 bill from Mayor Julie Miller at a brief ceremony on June 10.

Croswell administrator addresses tree complaints


CROSWELL — City administrator David Tait has addressed complaints that Croswell is selling the trees that are being cut down. During the city council meeting on June 6, council member Donald Maury asked Tait to clarify whether or not the city was receiving compensation for the trees. Tait said that the city is not paid for the wood from trees […]


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