Wednesday Fire Damages Hillsdale Home

Firefighters from two departments battled a blaze that heavily damaged a home in the city of Hillsdale Wednesday night.  Hillsdale City firefighters were dispatched to 83 Union Street, just around the corner from the fire department, at 8:19 pm.  Chief Scott Hephner told WCSR news, smoke and flames were coming from the home when crews arrived… The Jonesville Fire Department […]

Hillsdale County 9-1-1 Service Interrupted By Statewide Outage

A technical issue with a router in the Upper Peninsula is believed to be to blame for a Tuesday evening outage that affected    9-1-1 centers across much of Michigan, including Hillsdale County.  A large portion of the state had little to no access and residents were left  unable to dial 9-1-1.  Hillsdale County 9-1-1 and Emergency Management Director Thomas […]

Michigan DNR Seeks Help Counting Wild Turkeys

Hillsdale and Branch Counties each have solid populations of wild turkeys–and in an effort to update the state’s turkey population estimates, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking listeners to  report any wild turkey sightings during the month of January. The birds disappeared from the state a century ago, due to unregulated hunting and habitat destruction. Michigan’s turkey population […]

Drought Conditions Persist In The Tri-State Area

It remains to be seen what effect rain over the past few days will have on the drought that continues to grip much of the region.  According to the Federal Government’s Drought Monitor website, much of the Tri-State area, including Hillsdale and Branch counties, is dealing with moderate drought conditions.  Eastern Jackson County, along with portions of Northern Lenawee County […]

Driver Escapes Life-Threatening Injury In Minivan/Tractor Trailer Crash

Authorities say timing was the key to saving the occupants of a minivan from more serious–or possibly fatal–injuries when a tractor trailer driver ran a stop sign at a dangerous intersection in Amboy Township Tuesday afternoon.  Hillsdale County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the intersection of M99 and Territorial Road, around 3:00 pm.  Sheriff Scott Hodshire tells WCSR News, a […]

Annual Bob And Juli Bell Ringing Campaign a Success

During their five-hour stint for the Salvation Army on Friday, December 16, 2022, afternoon host Bob Flynn and midday host Juli Morgan, appealed to the community on location while ringing bells and remote broadcasting at the Hillsdale Market House. The community donated $10,132.50 to the kettle. Biggby Coffee, located inside the store, chipped in $1 from each beverage sold during […]

Winter Storm Preparation Should Include Increased Caution for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Coldwater, MI –   As families make preparation for the holidays, our area is awaiting the arrival of the first predicted major snow event. The Branch Hillsdale St. Joseph Community Health Agency is urging residents preparing for the weather, to also prepare for potential power outages and be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. There are steps you and your […]


Winter Storm WarningFrom Thu 7 pm until Sat 7 am EST Action RecommendedMake preparations per the instructionsIssued ByNorth Webster – IN, US, National Weather ServiceAffected AreaPortions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and northwest OhioDescription…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THURSDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY… WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. Winds gusting […]