MGU Alerting Customers to Potential Scams

A local utility provider is working to make listeners and social media users aware of ongoing scams targeting utility customers.  Michigan Gas Utilities is teaming up with law enforcement across southern Michigan to protect customers from con artists. The company has kicked off a social media campaign aimed at flooding online news feeds with important safety information. Utility scams have […]

Fire Destroys Reading Township Barn

Fire destroyed a Reading Township barn Monday night.  The Reading FIre Department was dispatched to the Chis Clabaugh residence at 3640 South Sand Lake Road around 9:40 pm.  They arrived to find flames coming from the barn. The Hillsdale Township Fire Department was called in to assist.  Reading Fire Chief Brad Wright told WCSR News several hogs, including this year’s […]

Deputies Patrol Two-Vehicle Crash Tuesday

Deputies from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle traffic accident in Allen Township Tuesday afternoon.  Deputies were dispatched around 1:10 pm to US 12 near Hog Creek Road. They say 46 year-old Paul Blossom, of HIllsdale, was eastbound on US 12 when he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 81 year-old David Booher, of Quincy. […]

Secretary Smith Claps Back At GOP Lawsuit

The Secretary of the Hillsdale County Republican Party clapped back at members of the party’s Executive Committee after he was among those named in a lawsuit that the local GOP filed against itself.  Jon Smith made a public statement in the hours after the suit was filed in Hillsdale County Circuit Court.  He called the suit “pointless” and said it […]

Hillsdale County GOP Sues Hillsdale County GOP

As the rift in the Hillsdale County Republican Party continues to fester, yet another lawsuit has been filed–this time the Republicans are suing—themselves.  Members of the Executive Committee of the local GOP have filed a lawsuit against the party’s current slate of officers. The thirteen page document claims the officers, which include Chair Daren Wiseley, Vice-Chair lance Lashaway, Secretary Jon […]

Hillsdale County Schools Lead State in Mental Health Services for Students

Hillsdale County Schools lead Michigan in the quality of mental health services for students–That’s according to Hillsdale County Intermediate School District Superintendent Troy Reehl— He addressed the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.  Reehl credited Lifeways Community Mental Health for their support in helping the ISD receive $900,000 in state mental health funds.  He said […]

County Commissioners Approve Land Acquisition

The Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement to take possession of property at LeAnn in order to have permanent access to the dams that control the lake’s water levels. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the commissioners heard a presentation from attorney Kyle O’Meara on the benefits of acquiring the land, which is owned by the Lake Association.  He […]

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down those responsible for catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in southeast Hillsdale County. The thefts occurred in the Waldron area in recent days. A suspect was caught on surveillance camera climbing underneath a van–and apparently cutting off the vehicle’s catalytic converter. A light-colored vehicle–possibly a Dodge Caliber– […]