M-49 Closure Set For Next Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced the closure of M-49 over Little Hog Creek north of Reading for a culvert replacement project. The closure is set to begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 7th. . MDOT officials say the work is part of an ongoing initiative to improve drainage and ensure the stability of M-49. Earlier this summer, […]

Window Company Expanding To Litchfield

An Ypsilanti-based manufacturer of high-tech windows is planning an expansion with a factory in Litchfield.  LuxWall, is set to establish two energy-efficient window manufacturing facilities–One in Detroit and one in Litchfield.. The $165 million combined project will create 450 jobs and will be supported by a $6 million grant from the Michigan Business Development Program.  There’s no word on how […]

Local Unemployment Edges Up In June

After dropping to near historic lows, Hillsdale County’s unemployment rate saw an increase for the second month in a row in June, According to the latest data from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the county’s jobless rate rose to 4.7 percent last month, up from 4.4 percent in May. This rise in unemployment numbers is consistent with […]

Severe Thunder Storms Cut Power Thursday

Severe thunderstorms rocked the WCSR listening area Wednesday afternoon & evening, bringing down trees and knocking out power to thousands of customers in Hillsdale and Branch Counties. . The National Weather Service issued a Thunderstorm Watch late Wednesday Morning. Thunderstorm Warnings were issued around 1:30 and again around 5:00 PM.  Consumers Energy reported about 6,000 customers without power in Hillsdale […]


HEAT ADVISORY From Thu 8 am until Sat 12 am EDT Action Recommended Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions Issued By North Webster – IN, US, National Weather Service Affected Area Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio Description …HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT /11 […]

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning From Wed 1 pm until 2 pm EDT 1 of 3 Action Recommended Take shelter in place or per instructions Issued By North Webster – IN, US, National Weather Service Affected Area Hillsdale County Description The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Hillsdale County in southeastern Michigan… Until 230 PM […]