Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale Starts Friday

It’s Americana at its best!!!  Bargain hunters from near and far will pass through Southern Michigan, as  the annual US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale takes place Friday through Sunday. Known as “Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale,” the event attracts visitors from all corners of the state and  beyond. Spanning over 200 miles from New Buffalo to Detroit, the US-12 corridor […]

Reading Voters Say ‘No’ To Millage

Voters in the Reading School district denied a request for an addition to the operating millage on Tuesday.  The 1.5-mill proposal was shot down by a narrow margin of just eight votes–(277-no to 269-yes.) The additional millage was aimed at replacing money lost as a result of the Michigan Constitution of 1963.  The Reading Community School district includes the City […]

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 […]