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Hillsdale, nation respond to Michigan congresswoman’s controversial remarks

On Jan. 3 Rashida Tlaib, a Demo­c­ratic con­gress­woman from Michigan’s 13th con­gres­sional dis­trict, was sworn into the 116th session of U.S. Con­gress. The same day that Tlaib was sworn into office, she told a group of her sup­porters, regarding Pres­ident Donald Trump, “we’re gonna go in there


In remembrance of Bre Payton

Bre Payton’s died of a sudden illness Dec. 28, 2018. She was 26. Bre was an influ­ential mentor of many jour­nalism stu­dents at Hillsdale College. She was a fellow on the Philos Project Dateline Jour­nalism tour of Israel in early 2018. Much of the staff of The Hillsdale Col­legian had the oppor­tu


Jonesville splits matches against Bronson, Union City at road Big 8 quad

BRONSON — The competition is heating up for the Jonesville wrestling team as the state tournament approaches. The Comets traveled to Bronson on Wednesday for a Big 8 quad, taking on two of the better teams in the league with mixed results, splitting against the host Vikings and Union City.


Healthies of Hillsdale puts a fresh face on nutritional drinks

Looking for healthy dining options in Hillsdale just got easier with Healthies of Hillsdale, a juice and smoothie bar under new own­ership this month. The store opened at the former Nutrition Solu­tions location on Broad Street.


‘The complete man’: Administrators, students remember Bill Grewcock

Known as a man of char­acter and gen­erosity, William “Bill” Grewcock died on Dec. 8, 2018, at the age of 93. Grewcock was the former vice chairman of con­struction and mining at Kiewit Corp., and he and Berniece, his wife of 70 years who sur­vives him, made con­sid­erable char­i­table dona­tions to


Wisconsin company purchases Alphi Manufacturing

JONESVILLE — A Jonesville based plant which closed its doors in late November 2018 laying off 110 employees has been purchased by a Wisconsin based company. Shortly after the layoff announcement, Alphi Manufacturing re-opened its doors and brought back around half of its workforce on a day-by-day ba


Council ponders replacing community pool

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield City Council began its annual discussion on the fate of the only community pool in the county Tuesday night months before the start of summer. Over the past couple of years the council has weighed the options in reopening the aging pool, built in 1970.


Leutheuser appointed to House Ways and Means

LANSING, MI (WTVB) - 58th District State Representative Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will serve on the newly created House Ways and Means Committee. He was assigned to the post this week by House Speaker Lee Chatfield.


More than 10,000 students enrolled in Barney Schools

FLORIDA — In 2018, the Hillsdale College Barney Charter School Ini­tiative reached an enrollment mile­stone, with more than 10,000 stu­dents attending 21 schools across the country.


Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield sell items in Michigan estate sale

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. - An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield.


Quincy Chain of Lakes Tip-Up Pageant Saturday at Tibbits Opera House

COLDWATER — Local youth will take the stage dressed in their finest on Saturday at Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, for the annual Quincy Chain of Lakes Tip-Up Pageant. A queen will be crowned at its conclusion to represent the Tip-Up Festival Feb. 810.


Digital license plates are now allowed in Michigan

Digital license plates are now allowed in Michigan thanks to a new state law. It will join California and Arizona as one of the few states in the US that allow digital license plates, allowing drivers to register their cars electronically and eschew old-school metal plates.


Blowers sentenced for failure to register

COLDWATER — Bobby Joe Blowers, 51, will serve nine months in the Branch County Jail for failing to report to the sex offender registry that he moved. Branch County Circuit Judge Bill O’Grady placed him on 18 months probation. Blowers said he lost his apartment above Lefty’s Lounge when it was forced


Sleep center receives program accreditation

HILLSDALE — Hillsdale Hospital Sleep Center in Hillsdale recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Hillsdale Hospital Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a


16-year-old arrested for Michigan City murder

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – Police have arrested a 16-year-old who allegedly killed an 18-year-old in Michigan City Wednesday night. A warrant for the arrest of Javan D. Brown, 16, on a felony murder charge was issued Thursday, according to a release from the Michigan City Police Department.


Wanted man connected to heroin operation in Jackson arrested behind party store

JACKSON, MI – A man wanted for selling drugs as part of a larger drug operation in Jackson was finally caught and arrested by police Wednesday, thanks to a tip from the public.


Quincy bowlers back in action Wednesday

QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In high school bowling, Quincy was swept by Vandercook Lake 29-1 in the boys match and 26-4 in the girls match. Vandercook Lake’s Conner Lake rolled a perfect game of 300. Brody Glei led the Quincy boys with games of 200 and 190.


Marine Corps commandant to address Class of 2019

Gen. Robert Neller, com­mandant of the United State Marine Corps, will be the com­mencement speaker for the Class of 2019’s grad­u­ation in May, the Provost’s Office announced on Monday.


TIFA collects bids for Dawn Theater project

The City of Hillsdale Tax Increment Finance Authority is cur­rently accepting con­struction bids for the Dawn Theater Reha­bil­i­tation and Blight Elim­i­nation project. They have extended the deadline until Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.


Student artists wanted for Kids Art Rocks contest

COLDWATER – Kids’ Art Rocks at Tibbits will this year add cash prizes to its list of benefits for local student artists. Students are encouraged to submit their artwork for the annual show and contest to be displayed at the Tibbits Opera House Art Gallery starting in May. In addition to cash prizes,