Third Round Of Petitions Filed In Recall Effort

A third round of recall petitions has been filed against two members of the Somerset Township board after previous petitions were shot down by the Hillsdale County Board of Election Commissioners.  Mary Meints  filed petitions against Township Supervisor Tim Shaw and Clerk Michael Bohnet back in April.  The petitions claimed incompatibility between offices and Improprieties in pay for firefighters.  The […]

State Issues Air Quality Alert For Region

With the temperature expected to reach near 90 degrees today, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has issued an Air Quality Alert for elevated levels of Ozone.  The alert area includes Hillsdale, Branch, Saint Joseph, Cass & Berrien Counties. Pollutants are expected to be in the “unhealthy” range, which will especially affect those with respiratory ailments, including […]

Stock’s Park Concert Series Lineup Announced

Officials have announced the lineup for this year’s Concerts In The Park Series at Misses Stock’s Park in Hillsdale.  The Tuesday series kicks off June 27th, with the Hillsdale Wind Symphony.  Bryan and Yvonne Hutson, of Rescue Me Ministries will perform July 11th.  Local favorite The Unforgettables will take the state July 18th.  Well-known local artist Micheal Blanchard will perform […]

Witness Located In Baw Beese Lake Incident

Authorities say they’ve located a woman who witnessed an assault at Baw Beese Lake over the holiday weekend. Hillsdale CIty Police are investigating the incident that occurred at Sandy Beach.  Chief Scott Hephner told WCSR the woman in the photo was NOT INVOLVED in the assault. She was simply a potential witness.  Hephner said the assault actually involved teens–and because […]

Legion Accepting Donations For Paratroopers Serving In Europe

The Hillsdale American Legion is accepting donations, through Sunday, for care packages to be sent to troops serving in Eastern Europe.  The packages will be sent to paratroopers serving with the 101st Airborne Division.  Among the items needed are black tube sock sizes 9-11, toothbrushes, non perishable snack items and powdered drink mixes, including coffee.  Donations, including monetary contributions to […]

Fire Officials Warn Of Fundraiser Scam

Officials with the Hillsdale Township Fire Department are alerting listeners to a scam involving recent text messages that appear to come from the department. The messages, regarding the sale of T-shirts for a fundraiser, are fraudulent.  In a social media post over the holiday weekend, officials said the department does not have the ability for mass text messaging. They say […]

Sunday Crash Claims Woman’s Life

Michigan State Police are continuing their investigation of a weekend traffic crash that claimed a woman’s life and left a child injured.  Troopers responded to the crash that occurred just before 7:00 am Sunday on North Adams Road in Wheatland Township.  Accident investigators say the 42 year-old woman lost control of her vehicle, which left the road and rolled several […]

Hillsdale College Breaks Ground On Classical Education Building

Hillsdale College has broken ground on a new educational facility.  A ceremony was held earlier this month to kick off the construction of the Diana Davis Spencer Graduate School of Classical Education. The building will be located on The Quad, next to the Dow Hotel & Conference Center.  It will  house the graduate program in classical education, which first held […]

Local Company To Redevelop Klein Tool Building

A local construction company will take possession of a long-vacant industrial building in Downtown Jonesville with an eye toward redeveloping the property.  According to a press release from the City Of Jonesville, the City Council has approved a Purchase and Development Agreement with DH Roberts Construction for the redevelopment of the former Klein Tool property. The plan calls for the […]