Nestorak Named The Artist of the Year

Artworks! of Hillsdale has announced that Renee Nestorak is the 2023 Artist of the Year.  Artworks! Board President Connie Sexton made the announcement this morning on WCSR  Nestorak is an accomplished artist in several mediums–including photography and music.  She’s a member of the Artworks! board and a co-founder of the Hillsdale County School of the Arts, which has spearheaded efforts […]

Commissioners Get An Update On Ohio Salmon Farm

The operators of a proposed salmon farm near Pioneer Ohio have yet to submit requested paperwork to a state agency as they seek a permit to discharge millions-of-gallons of wastewater into the east Branch of the Saint Joseph River.  Jim Milnes, of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, updated the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners, earlier this […]

Hillsdale College Cuts Ties With Florida Academy

Hillsdale College will cut ties with a Florida charter school that made national headlines when its principal was forced to resign over a flap about “pornography” in a lesson about Renaissance art.  In a statement released Wednesday, College officials said Hillsdale  is no longer affiliated with Tallahassee Classical Academy.  They said Tallahassee Classical had previously held a license to use […]

Vietnam Vets Recognized and Remembered

Today is a day to thank, honor and remember Vietnam Veterans. By Presidential Proclamation, today is Vietnam Veterans Day.  Ceremonies have been held around the country to honor and remember those who served in the war in Southeast Asia.  The Hillsdale American Legion Post 53 held a flag raising ceremony this morning, featuring a presentation by the U.S. 12 Chapter […]

Local War Hero Among Those Remembered Saturday

A man with local ties was among those who were remembered Saturday, with the proclamation of Medal of Honor Day in Michigan.  Back in 1990 Congress designated March 25 as Medal of Honor Day. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation recognizing Michigan Recipients.  U.S. Army Major General Paul D. Rogers is the director of the Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs; […]

National Ag Week 2023

  Did you miss our celebration of National Ag Week?  Check out our audio series with Russ Martin: Kayla Lewis, Hillsdale County Farm Bureau President/Pleasant View Beef Allison Grimm, The Laughing Flock Denese Belson, Belson Farms Scott Welden, Welden Farms Ridge Bollheimer, Sunshine Acres/Lane View Farm Amber Kohler, Kohler Strawberry Farm    

City Council Approves Vehicle Purchases

The Hillsdale City Council approved the purchase of vehicles for the Public Service and Water & Sewer departments, along with a new patrol vehicle for the Police Department.  At their latest meeting, councilmembers voted to purchase a pair of GMC Sierra pickup trucks from Hillsdale GMC–one each for the Department of Public Services and the Water & Sewer Department,  The […]

Officials Urge Caution When Burning Outdoors

With warmer weather in the forecast, and spring cleanup underway, fire officials are urging residents to use caution when burning outdoors.  Fire departments are typically pretty busy this time of year, as they deal with grass and brush fires that get out of hand–quite often due to careless burning.  The biggest danger comes from what are known as “one-hour materials”–  […]

Council Approves Contract With Domestic Harmony

The Hillsdale City Council, Monday, voted to continue their support of Domestic Harmony by approving a $6,000 annual contract for services. Domestic Harmony provides a number of services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including crisis intervention, counseling, temporary shelter and housing assistance, along with information and referrals for legal and financial assistance. The organization provides the services […]

City Council Approves Contract For Airport Terminal Design

The Hillsdale City Council has approved a fast-tracked contract with an engineering firm that will design the new terminal building at the Hillsdale Municipal Airport.  City Manager David Mackie said, due to a short timetable for the project, a contract has already been signed with aviation engineer, RS&H, of Plymouth,  The company will design the terminal, which will be built […]