Maggie Fry Scholarship Application Period Now Open

Non-traditional nursing students can now apply for the second annual Maggie Fry Memorial Scholarship program. The program offers tuition assistance to non-traditional students pursuing a degree in nursing. Students can apply to receive up to $5,000 for the academic year.   Before passing away in January 2022, Maggie Fry was an ICU nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. She was […]

Farm to Table Winner!

Congratulations to Nicki Sanderson, our Farm To Table Challenge Winner!  During National Ag Week 2023, listeners were challenged to submit a recipe using ingredients that could be locally-sourced.  Everyone who submitted a recipe was entered into the drawing to win a prize pack from two local farms, McElroy and Chef’s Way.   Below:  Picking up her prize from McElroy Farms in […]

Michigan’s Job Market Sees Continued Improvement

Analysts say Michigan’s job market improved in March– The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate for was 4.1-percent, which was down from 4.3 percent the previous month–  That’s according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.  Wayne Rourke of the Bureau of Labor Market Information said the number of payroll jobs rose in the state […]

Sheriff’s K9 To Receive Protective Equipment

  A four-legged member of the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office will be better protected in the line of duty thanks to a New Jersey fundraiser and a Massachusetts non-profit organization.  The department announced in a recent social media post that K9 Drako will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s Inc, of Taunton, Massachusetts.  K9 […]

Public Hearing Set For City Camping Ordinance

After a lengthy discussion at Monday’s regular meeting, the Hillsdale City Council took the next step toward setting an ordinance aimed at curbing homeless encampments on public property.   The council voted to set a May 15th public hearing on the camping ordinance; It’ll be held during that evening’s regular council meeting.  The Public Safety Committee referred the ordinance to the […]

Training Center Offers Skills In High Demand Field

With skilled trades workers in high demand, the Litchfield Regional Training Center is offering another round of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding classes, beginning Tuesday and running through June 8th.  The session will include some classroom instruction, but is mostly  hands-on–it’s aimed at giving students the skills to enter the workforce in a high-demand field.  Cost for the class is $995–and […]