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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Clean Water Partner calendars now available; event dates set

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Ready for the new year, the free 2019 wall calendar featuring Calhoun County Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. S...

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Posted on: December 23, 2018

Tips for a green holiday in Battle Creek

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For an environmentalist, Christmas is not exactly the most wonderful time of the year. It is estimated that Americans produce an extra 25 million tons of trash during the holiday season! 

This waste comes in several forms and can include food wast...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Tips on helping recycle in Battle Creek

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Without resilience, society would not advance. We face situations daily that can be seen as an opportunity to improve, or an excuse to quit. The world of recycling is facing a complex obstacle and communities worldwide are forced to adapt quickly and resp...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City tells its 2018 story with interactive, online tool

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The City of Battle Creek is excited to present its 2018 story – an online, interactive presentation of the top projects accomplished last year.

Staff used esri software to create a story map – a multi-media presentation using text, phot...

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Stories from the City: Battle Creek in 2018 General News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

City sees improved ratings in 2018 citizen survey

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The city team is excited to share that we received some significantly higher positive ratings in this year’s citizen survey about Battle Creek, and city services in particular, as compared to 2015.

The city again worked with The National Citizen ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

City seeks volunteers for Human Relations Board

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The city’s Human Relations Board is looking for new members, who are dedicated to building relationships, and working to create equity across city programs and services.

It is through the work of dedicated neighbors and the business community mem...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Heritage Tower work now requires complete road closure

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Starting this Thursday, Nov. 1, West Michigan Avenue will close completely to accommodate work on the Heritage Tower project, at 25 W. Michigan.

The project’s contractor determined that the traffic shift in place does not allow enough room for th...

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General News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Battle Creek open for business

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Battle Creek is open for business.

Recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimated that three in five new jobs in the United States are created by small businesses.

Additionally, they note that small businesses accounted for 61.8 percent of net n...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Draft Rec Department master plan ready for review

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Review the plan online or in-person, and take the department survey.

The Recreation Department’s master plan – to guide the city in providing recreation programs and services for the community – now is available in draft form for public review.

The plan involves an inventory of related programs...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Joint police investigation results in human trafficking charges

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Two Lansing men currently are in the Calhoun County Jail related to multiple charges – including human trafficking – after a joint police investigation.

Alexander Murray, 34 and Kevin Nemeth, 39 were arraigned Friday afternoon.

On Jan. 4...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

City makes statement on hate crimes

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After two instances of vandalism at a local synagogue, city officials are making clear that the City of Battle Creek has zero tolerance for hate crimes.

Federal hate crime laws prohibit crimes committed because of actual or perceived race, color, religion,...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Police continue investigation into suspicious death

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Police continue to investigate the death of 58-year-old Howard Leon Gillette after a fire at his home early on New Year’s Day.

The Fire Department was called at 12:46 a.m. Tuesday for a fire at 250 Graves Avenue. At 1:02 a.m., police were called ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

City begins new pet licensing program with online option

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The city’s cat and dog licensing now is managed by DocuPet, supporting an easier, effective process, and adding benefits for the city’s pet owners.

Licensing and proper identification are key methods for protecting the welfare of pets, ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Lane closure on Beckley Rd.

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January 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Field Services Division – 269-966-3507

Lane closure on Beckley Rd.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Crews will be preforming tree maintenance on Beckley Rd., between Minges Hills D...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

City water customers may see discoloration today

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City neighbors – particularly in the northeast part of the city – may experience some discolored water today.

While preparing for maintenance at the Verona Water Station, which pumps drinking water out to city water customers, crews sti...

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