Adams Township Recall Election Moves Forward

A recall effort against Adams Township Supervisor Mark Nichols and Clerk Stephanie Scott is moving forward.  The Hillsdale County Clerk’s office has set a recall election to be held May 2nd of next year. Recall petition language for both officials was approved by the Hillsdale County Election Commission.  The petition state’s the reason for the recall of Nichols is because […]

Kope Expected To Plead In Shooting Incident

A Litchfield man, who is charged with shooting his neighbor earlier this year, is expected to accept a plea agreement to a lesser charge in the case.  70 year-old Ned Kope was scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing in Hillsdale County Circuit Court, Monday.  He was initially charged with assault with intent to murder and using a firearm in […]

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help In B&E Investigation

The Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects in a recent breaking & entering investigation.  The crime took place earlier this week at a Fayette Township home.  Authorities say a group of thieves stole a large number of valuable items, including firearms.  While other details of the incident have not been released, authorities have […]

MGU Alerting Customers to Potential Scams

A local utility provider is working to make listeners and social media users aware of ongoing scams targeting utility customers.  Michigan Gas Utilities is teaming up with law enforcement across southern Michigan to protect customers from con artists. The company has kicked off a social media campaign aimed at flooding online news feeds with important safety information. Utility scams have […]

Fire Destroys Reading Township Barn

Fire destroyed a Reading Township barn Monday night.  The Reading FIre Department was dispatched to the Chis Clabaugh residence at 3640 South Sand Lake Road around 9:40 pm.  They arrived to find flames coming from the barn. The Hillsdale Township Fire Department was called in to assist.  Reading Fire Chief Brad Wright told WCSR News several hogs, including this year’s […]

Deputies Patrol Two-Vehicle Crash Tuesday

Deputies from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle traffic accident in Allen Township Tuesday afternoon.  Deputies were dispatched around 1:10 pm to US 12 near Hog Creek Road. They say 46 year-old Paul Blossom, of HIllsdale, was eastbound on US 12 when he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 81 year-old David Booher, of Quincy. […]

Secretary Smith Claps Back At GOP Lawsuit

The Secretary of the Hillsdale County Republican Party clapped back at members of the party’s Executive Committee after he was among those named in a lawsuit that the local GOP filed against itself.  Jon Smith made a public statement in the hours after the suit was filed in Hillsdale County Circuit Court.  He called the suit “pointless” and said it […]

Hillsdale County GOP Sues Hillsdale County GOP

As the rift in the Hillsdale County Republican Party continues to fester, yet another lawsuit has been filed–this time the Republicans are suing—themselves.  Members of the Executive Committee of the local GOP have filed a lawsuit against the party’s current slate of officers. The thirteen page document claims the officers, which include Chair Daren Wiseley, Vice-Chair lance Lashaway, Secretary Jon […]

Hillsdale County Schools Lead State in Mental Health Services for Students

Hillsdale County Schools lead Michigan in the quality of mental health services for students–That’s according to Hillsdale County Intermediate School District Superintendent Troy Reehl— He addressed the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.  Reehl credited Lifeways Community Mental Health for their support in helping the ISD receive $900,000 in state mental health funds.  He said […]