Water tower painted for the first time since 1997

The Hillsdale water tower has a new paint job, but not everyone is pleased with the makeover. Former Board of Public Util­ities director Mike Barber…

Fair Board elects new manager

The Hillsdale County Fair Board of Directors recently named lifelong res­ident Lori Hull its new fair manager. Hull, who grew up on a local dairy…

Finding ‘forever homes’

During Hillsdale’s first Adoption Day, seven children found new homes and “forever fam­ilies.” Judge Michelle Bianchi presided over the event, reading ref­erence letters vouching…

Gelzer’s hardware begins move

Demo­lition work began at 115 E. Carlton Road this week for the new location of H.J. Gelzer & Son Hardware Inc. The hardware and sporting…

World-famous local guitarist to perform Christmas concert

David Youngman, a local gui­tarist who was named the Inter­na­tional Finger Style Guitar Champion in 2015, will hold a solo concert next week at…

New hair salon offers unique experience

Animal skulls, African face masks, alter­native rock, copious christmas dec­o­ra­tions, and a barber chair. Welcome to Hair Upstairs, the newest addition to Hillsdale’s sat­u­rated salon…

Township deadlocks on Meijer vote

Meijer will not be able to come to Hillsdale County, not this year at least. Fol­lowing a deadlock vote at a special meeting held by…

Five Mich. counties begin roadside drug testing program

The Michigan State Police, in coop­er­ation with local police depart­ments, began a pilot roadside drug testing program on Nov. 8. The program allows police to…

Growing beards and giving back

This year, Hillsdale City Police are extending their beards of No Shave November to Don’t Shave December in support of Child Abuse Pre­vention and…

Abandoned hotel to be purchased, renovated

The City of Hillsdale is nego­ti­ating a con­tract with a company looking to pur­chase the Keefer House, an aban­doned hotel in downtown Hillsdale. Director of…

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A tour of the city of Hillsdale’s clock tower

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