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$320K in salt: The cost of a Hillsdale winter
With record-breaking weather in Hillsdale this winter, the Hillsdale County Road Commission has spent approximately $323,722 on salt alone from January to March. According to the Commission’s Engineering Manager John Sanders, it’s the freezing rain that’s caused the most trouble.
Private Colleges struggle with enrollment, Hillsdale defies the trend
Private colleges, especially smaller regional schools, are in for a tough decade. Moody’s Corporation, a financial analysis and credit rating company based in New York City, predicts that 15 private colleges will close each year beginning in 2019.
Michigan men cheat DNA paternity test, threaten woman when she finds out
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - Two men allegedly used a fake ID to cheat a DNA paternity test then threatened a woman when she found out. Officials in Macomb County said Ken May was ordered to take a DNA test to prove whether he was the father of a woman's baby. May is accused of paying another man, Markhai
Every DTE Electric customer in Michigan will see refunds in upcoming bills
DETROIT - DTE Energy electric customers will see credits in two bills this year after the conclusion of an investigation into the company's billing practices. In 2017, Michigan Public Service Commission staff received numerous complaints through its Customer Assistance Division about improper shutof
This Is Why Gorgeous Ice Shards Keep Piling Up Along Lake Michigan
Despite the fact that spring is officially here, Lake Michigan looks like a surreal frozen tundra as ice shards pile up along its shorelines. Photographer and writer Joel Bissell from MLive.com captured the gorgeous natural phenomenon as ice shards piled up along the South Haven Pier in South Haven,
Too many snow days may force schools to lengthen academic year
Hillsdale Community Schools are feeling the heat after a series of snow day cancellations this year. Throughout the course of the winter, Hillsdale Community Schools were forced to cancel eight school days due to numerous snowfalls and the ‘polar vortex’ that swept through the midwest with fri
Hillsdale residents without hot water for 11 days
HILLSDALE, Mich. (WILX) - People who live in a Hillsdale complex for seniors and the disabled say they haven't had hot water for 11 days. "I have to boil my water to wash up in the sink. I have to boil my water to brush my teeth. I have to boil my water to cook and wash the dishes," said resident Ch
Proposed Michigan Law Would Lower Legal BAC For Driving
(WWJ) There's a push to lower the threshold for drunken driving in Michigan. State Representative Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is calling for blood alcohol concentration of .05 percent, instead of .08, to be considered impaired.
Luck's luck runs out
Kristin Luck, 37, will faces charges of fleeing police in a high speed chase and resisting arrest after two January incidents in Coldwater. City police officers found Luck at the Marshall Street Shell station Jan. 2 after Quincy Police reported her car had side swiped a parked vehicle and fled the s
Amanda Hanover: Police looking for Michigan woman whose car was found in Kenosha
KENOSHA -- Kenosha Police are asking for your help in locating a missing endangered woman. 39-year-old Amanda Hanover's car was found unoccupied near Fisherman's Circle in Kenosha, police say. A phone was found in her vehicle.
Meth found in purse during a traffic stop
Leonidas resident Melanie Cerny, 39, will face more trouble for avoiding court in Elkhart, Indiana. Cerny was a passenger in a car that was stopped by police in Bronson for a defective tail light.
Michigan’s minimum wage goes up on March 29
Michigan will have a new minimum wage of $9.45 an hour starting on March 29. That’s an increase of 20 cents. The state’s current minimum wage is $9.25. For tipped workers, the minimum wage will increase from $3.52 to $3.59 per hour, and for workers age 16 and 17 years, it increases from $7.86 to $8.
Professor, students examine newly discovered gravesite of college’s first president
The cemetery where the body of Hillsdale College’s first president, Daniel McBride Graham, lies has fallen to disrepair in the past few decades. After learning of the situation at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Pennsylvania, Visiting Associate Professor of Classics Joshua Fincher took juniors Joe
Power lines on US-12 dangle after crash
Coldwater Police and Fire Department had East Chicago Street, between Jefferson and Morse Street, down to one lane for both east and westbound traffic just after noon on Wednesday as power lines dangerously dangled overhead.
Jackson County teacher under investigation
JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- A Jackson County middle school teacher is under investigation after accusations of inappropriate conduct. News 10 has been working this story to find out the details into why a middle school teacher at Vandercook Lake Middle School in Jackson County is on paid adminis
Two teens killed in crash near Morenci
MEDINA TOWNSHIP — Two teenagers were killed Tuesday in a crash on Lime Creek Rd. near White Pine Hwy. northwest of Morenci. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released. Both were males.
Man Dies In Farm Machinery Accident
WATERLOO TOWNSHIP, Mi (WILX)-- A man has died after in a farm machinery accident in Waterloo Township. Around 12:40 pm on March 20th deputies from the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff were dispatched to the 14000 Block of Territorial Rd. in Waterloo Township for the report of a farming accident.
Cash reward offered for Hillsdale man wanted on several warrants
HILLSDALE, Mich (WLNS) - Police in Hillsdale County are searching for fugitive from justice wanted on several warrants including felony first-degree retail fraud. 40-year-old Nicholas Anthony Karpanai was released on bond from the Jackson County Jail in late 2018. After he didn't show up for his cou
College starts new podcast to promote school mission
The Hillsdale College Marketing Department and WRFH 101.7 FM, Hillsdale College’s student-run radio station, have partnered to produce a weekly podcast called “Radio Free Hillsdale Hour.” The show currently airs on about ten radio stations in Michigan, and the podcast can be found on SoundCloud
Changes to leaf collection raises concerns
HILLSDALE — The city of Hillsdale’s decision to privatize leaf collection on March 4 has raised concerns amongst some city residents. Mayor Adam Stockford placed the item back on the agenda for the March 18 council meeting for “discussion only” after he and a number of the councilmen were contacted