Workforce Housing Plan Moves Forward

The Hillsdale CIty Council has approved a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) arrangement for a Workforce Housing development at the Three Meadows subdivision.  Allen Edwin Residential Builders applied for a 10% PILOT for 15 years to support the project which would include three duplex units, to house a total of six families.  Each unit will be two stories, approximately […]

Health Department Offers Tips For Safe Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the Branch-Hillsdale-Saint Joseph Community Health Agency is reminding listeners of the importance of food safety during Thanksgiving.  The agency’s Public Information Officer, Kris Dewey, offers tips to ensure a safe and tasty meal. Dewey says when thawing a turkey, it’s crucial to note that bacteria begin growing as soon as it starts to […]

Quincy Teen Gets Double And Bags16 Pointer

Quincy High School student Caleb Bostic had a once-in-a-lifetime start to his firearm deer season   The 16-year-old brought his 16-point trophy buck to the Jerome Country Market Buck Pole on Wednesday.  Bostic initially bagged an 8-pointer, which was a personal best, but the record was short-lived as the 16 pointer came into range several minutes later.  The 16 pointer was […]

Scammers Using Tech To Up Their Game

Advanced technology is making it easier for scammers to trick unsuspecting older adults into sending them money.  In a new twist on the “Grandparents Scam” criminals are using artificial intelligence to make their pleas for cash sound even more convincing, specifically when impersonating a grandchild or relative in need.  By using A.I. voice cloning software to mimic the relative’s voice, […]

Commissioners Discuss Sunday Liquor Sales

A Camden restaurant is the latest to speak out against Hillsdale County’s “Blue Laws” that prohibit on-premise liquor consumption on Sundays.  Farmhouse Kitchen & Ale has requested the repeal of the current ordinance that prohibits Sunday liquor sales. The law firm representing the restaurant, Carlin Edwards Brown, sent a letter to the County Clerk’s Office seeking assistance in pursuing the […]

Bus Driver Shortage Forces Cancelation of Classes at NA-J

The nationwide school bus driver shortage has hit home for one local district, as they’ve been forced to cancel classes today!  Administrators at North Adams-Jerome Schools announced Sunday that classes would be canceled today, due to a lack of drivers.  Officials said they’re working on a plan to resume classes on Tuesday. Families will be notified of Tuesday’s statues via […]

Former Priest Sentenced For Sex Abuse

A former Ann Arbor priest, who also served in Hillsdale and Jackson, has been sentenced in connection with a sex abuse investigation that involved incidents dating back to the 1980’s.  74 year-old Timothy Crowley pled guilty, back in August,  to two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Washtenaw County Circuit Court.  On Wednesday, Judge Patrick Conley sentenced Crowley […]

Pittsford Woman Injured In Crash

A Pittsford woman was injured in a single-vehicle traffic crash in Wheatland Township Thursday afternoon.  Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Pittsford Road, South of Bacon Road around 4:50 pm.  They say Christen Bates was Southbound on PIttsford Road, when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and struck and embankment.  Bate’s vehicle overturned.  She was taken […]