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Nonprofits won’t fund roads

        Sixth in a series   Asking nonprofits for payments in lieu of taxes is a legal option to generate road-funds but not advisable, according to Hillsdale Attorney Kevin Shirk. A payment in lieu of taxes or PILOT is a voluntary contract a tax-exempt nonprofit may agree to pay a city to… Full Article

WCSR and Collegian partner to hold candidate forum

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The Collegian will partner with local radio station WCSR to host a political forum for the Hillsdale city government candidates at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Phillips Auditorium at Hillsdale College. At the forum, six candidates running for the offices of mayor, city ward, and clerk will be given a turn to speak [...]

Scott Sessions: ‘like son, like father’

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Father of Hillsdale’s youngest mayor ever and husband of Phi Beta Phi sorority house mom, Scott Sessions aspires to follow in his son’s footsteps as Hillsdale’s future mayor. Sessions was raised in Eaton Rapids, Mich. and then majored in business and administration at Indiana University. After college, he served in the U.S. Army for two [...]

Brian Watkins: ‘believe in better’


“Believe in better” is Hillsdale mayoral candidate Brian Watkins’ slogan going into this November’s election. “I believe, and I think a lot of people believe, that Hillsdale is better than people think it is. But at the same time, there are lots of things that we can do to make it better,” Watkins said. Watkins [...]

Hillsdale starts the fight against blight

On Aug. 26, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder kicked off the largest blight removal effort in state history, and the City of Hillsdale is attempting to follow suit. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority is spending $100 million to reduce the number of vacant and abandoned properties in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Pontiac, and Saginaw. Mary [...]

Rid yourself of your summer ideal

As a Hillsdale student I spent many hours during hell week and finals daydreaming about my summer. It is that wonderful time when I would be able to stop studying and I could work on something that actually mattered enough to someone they would pay me for it. The work hours would not consume my [...]