Josh Strickland is the Publisher of a growing network of local news websites in Shiawassee County, Michigan.  The network began as a single website,, in 2012. and were added to the network in 2014.  In late 2015, launched, and in mid-2016, went live.  Thousands of people from all over the state and country visit the network's sites each week, and now, officially joins the network, featuring news from the Lansing area and throughout Michigan, and expanding the total reach of The Durand Now Network dramatically.  Yet, advertising rates remain rock bottom compared to other local media.  FIND OUT MORE

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High Winds Cause Power Outages

WATCH: "Broken Things" By Matthew West

School Closings for Wednesday February 21st

Bernie Sanders Coming to Lansing

Media Sensationalizing Number of Attacks Since January 1st Misleadingly Lists St. Johns As First "School Shooting" of 2018

School Closings for Thursday February 15th

Why 'Peter Rabbit' Allergy Uproar Is Legit

Battle Creek Police Officer Gets DUI Charge

School Closings for Monday February 12th

Remembering Kacie Crawford

Multiple Freeway Closures -- MSP Asking You To Stay Off Road

School Closings for Friday February 9th

#PerryStrong Crawford Family Fundraiser

Airline Says Cancel Your Flight Now

School Closings for Monday February 5th

Saturday Night Crash On 127 Involving Seven Students from Perry, One Killed

Two Pets Succumb In Ionia County Fire

Two Former Michigan Governors to Lead Michigan State University Temporarily

Dutch Announces Campaign for MSU Trustee

Lou Anna K. Simon Resigns!

Perry Mayor Joins Rep. Frederick In Lansing for State of the State Address

Smile FM Fills Longtime West Michigan Holes

Holt School Bus Rear Ended, Two Kids Hurt

VIDEO: Meteor Lights Up Michigan Sky

Gubernatorial Candidates to Appear at Lansing Center for Capitol Day

Winter Weather Advisory: Another Three Inches Possible On Monday

Woman Rescued After Losing Control On Ice, Crashing Into River In Lansing

Portland Federal Credit Union to Merge With Durand-Based SageLink Credit Union

Winter Weather Advisory Issued: Ice, Snow, Cold and High Winds in Friday Forecast

White House to Present Letter Written By Daughter of Former Smile FM News Anchor

Surprise! Brand New Smile FM Station On Air

The #LoveLansing Top 12 of 2017

Teen Missing for Months Now Home

City Of Mason On Ice

Still Room Aboard "The Power Express"

Beloved Perry Pastor Passes Away

It's Tradition!  We're Tracking Santa Here!

Popular Grand Rapids DJ, Decorated Ionia County Dispatcher Killed In Crash

The Power Express Is Coming to Smile FM

Senator Jones Installs Nativity At Capitol

Michigan Family Banned from Cookouts

School Closings for Thursday December 14th

Lucas Holliday Arrested

Potterville Student 'Sickened' After Peer's Lunch Tossed In Trash By Lunch Lady

LCC Student Charged With Terrorism After Threat, Police Find Guns & Ammo

Hunt On For Monster That Shot, Killed Charlotte Horses

Josh Strickland Lands Morning Gig on Statewide Smile FM Radio Network

VIDEO: Silver Bells -- The Parade View

Mr. Taco Taking Applications Today

Greater Michigan Search and Rescue and The Venus Foundation to Help Homeless

Missing Teen Was Modeling for Agency Connected to Sex Trafficking Ring

Schor Lands Lansing, Weaver Remains In Flint

Hepatitis Outbreak In Michigan

Representatives Welcome Student to Lansing

Model Train Show At MSU

SOS Calls "Driver Responsibility" Unfair Tax

East Lansing Costco Announces Opening Day

Charlotte Police Investigating Two Separate Drive-By Shootings

Tom Petty Passes Away

50 Killed After Gunman Opens Fire In Vegas

Smile FM Fall "Fun Drive" Kicks Into Gear

Schools Call Half Day Monday Due to Heat

Tom Barrett Announces Campaign for Michigan State Senate

Big Mid-Michigan LuLaRoe Event On Saturday

Imlay City Police Challenged to "DashCam Karaoke" by Port Huron Officers

Dansville In The Dark

Police Say Williamston Area Teen Killed Mom Because He Couldn't Keep Found Puppy

Woman Found Dead In Williamston Area Home, Authorities Say She Was Murdered

Capitol Building Closed After Small Fire

Teen Still Missing, May Have Been Seen Nearby

Lansing Lugnuts Capture Fort Wayne Win

Lansing Teen Missing Since August 13th

It's #NationalRadioDay and the Smile FM 30 Day Corporate Challenge Is Coming

Joe's Crab Shack Michigan Locations...Gone!

This Needs To Happen In Grand Ledge... And Everywhere... But It's "Against The Law"

Strickland, Smile FM Live at Imlay City's EZ Quick Mart for Free Gas Giveaway

Two People Shot and Killed on a Detroit Freeway Were Popular Local Rappers

GALLERY: 2017 Eastern Michigan State Fair

A Superstar That I Have Been A Fan of for Decades Just Told Me To "Go Away"

GoFundMe and Needs Drive Established After Devastating Fire Claims Life of Mother of 3

Lansing City Council President Shamefully Silences 9 Year Old During Meeting

The Smile Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

Quality Dairy On Fire!

Freeway Closed After Woman Sets Fire to Grass Along I-96, Later Found In Ditch

LAFCU Appoints Shelley Davis As Corporate Marketing Strategist

VIDEO: Toby Keith - I Wanna Talk About Me

VIDEO: Grand Blanc Man Burns Down Garage Trying to Rid It Of Bees Nest With Fireworks

Flint Residents Plan 'Occupy' Shutdown

Power Outage from Eaton Rapids to Albion

East Lansing Police Facebook Post Gets Trolled By Bath Township Police

Major Fire At Orchard North of Ionia

Western High School Student Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Bath Township: Cougar Sighting Confirmed

GALLERY: Camp Pa-Wa-Pi

MSP: Teacher, Son's Death Being Investigated As Murder-Suicide

Longtime Pewamo-Westphalia Principal and Son Found Unresponsive Later Died

Josh Strickland to Join Smile FM
For a short time in 2014, Josh Strickland served as a contributor for the worldwide news and entertainment website The Inquisitr?  Check his stories out here!