Commissioners Get An Update On Ohio Salmon Farm

The operators of a proposed salmon farm near Pioneer Ohio have yet to submit requested paperwork to a state agency as they seek a permit to discharge millions-of-gallons of wastewater into the east Branch of the Saint Joseph River.  Jim Milnes, of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, updated the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners, earlier this […]

Vietnam Vets Recognized and Remembered

Today is a day to thank, honor and remember Vietnam Veterans. By Presidential Proclamation, today is Vietnam Veterans Day.  Ceremonies have been held around the country to honor and remember those who served in the war in Southeast Asia.  The Hillsdale American Legion Post 53 held a flag raising ceremony this morning, featuring a presentation by the U.S. 12 Chapter […]

City Council Approves Vehicle Purchases

The Hillsdale City Council approved the purchase of vehicles for the Public Service and Water & Sewer departments, along with a new patrol vehicle for the Police Department.  At their latest meeting, councilmembers voted to purchase a pair of GMC Sierra pickup trucks from Hillsdale GMC–one each for the Department of Public Services and the Water & Sewer Department,  The […]

Officials Urge Caution When Burning Outdoors

With warmer weather in the forecast, and spring cleanup underway, fire officials are urging residents to use caution when burning outdoors.  Fire departments are typically pretty busy this time of year, as they deal with grass and brush fires that get out of hand–quite often due to careless burning.  The biggest danger comes from what are known as “one-hour materials”–  […]

Council Approves Contract With Domestic Harmony

The Hillsdale City Council, Monday, voted to continue their support of Domestic Harmony by approving a $6,000 annual contract for services. Domestic Harmony provides a number of services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including crisis intervention, counseling, temporary shelter and housing assistance, along with information and referrals for legal and financial assistance. The organization provides the services […]

City Council Approves Contract For Airport Terminal Design

The Hillsdale City Council has approved a fast-tracked contract with an engineering firm that will design the new terminal building at the Hillsdale Municipal Airport.  City Manager David Mackie said, due to a short timetable for the project, a contract has already been signed with aviation engineer, RS&H, of Plymouth,  The company will design the terminal, which will be built […]

MSP Seeks Help Locating Missing Hillsdale County Woman

Michigan State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Reading woman who went missing Monday night.  Authorities say Rochelle Lawson was last seen at her home in Reading–Lawson suffers from medical issues.  She’s described as a white female, 5’3” tall, weighing 120 pounds  with brown hair and hazel eyes.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of  Rochelle […]

Award Honors Pioneering Cryptanalyst And Hillsdale Graduate

As Hillsdale College officials prepare to present this year’s Alumni Awards, they’ve announced a new award named for a woman who helped win two world wars and fight organized crime.  The Elizebeth Smith Friedman Award for Freedom was established to honor the 1915 Hillsdale College graduate, who was a pioneer in the area of codebreaking. Along with helping the U.S. […]

Ice Storm Warning

HILLSDALE COUNTY ALERT: Ice Storm Warning issued February 22 at 7:02PM EST until February 22 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Northern Indiana* WHAT…Significant icing. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Branch and Hillsdale Counties. * WHEN…Until 10 PM EST this evening. * IMPACTS…Icing will cause tree limbs/branches to break from theweight of ice. Additional power outages will also […]