Posted on: February 27, 2017

City holds online rain barrel sale

Rain barrels

The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holding an online rain barrel sale, to encourage residents to collect and save valuable water in our community.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 perc...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Clean Water Partners 2017 calendar now available

2017 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2017 wall calendar featuring Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is now available at locations throughout the region.

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

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Yearlong photo contest captures river's beauty

Clean Water Partners calendar page

Get your cameras ready and head out to the Kalamazoo River Watershed!

Tomorrow begins the yearlong Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners photo contest to showcase the seasonal beauty of the Kalamazoo River and St. Joseph River and their tributaries wi...Learn More

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

City, partners seek to assist homeless during MDOT cleanup

Partial map of MDOT cleanup area

The city and partners from the Greater Battle Creek Homeless Coalition are seeking to support homeless residents who may be affected by MDOT’s cleanup of the M-66 and I-194 corridor.

Michigan Department of Transportation work already has begun to col...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

City seeks high schoolers for annual Sister City exchange

Takasaki Japan student exchange group

The City of Battle Creek is preparing for this year’s cultural exchange with our Sister City – Takasaki, Japan – and is looking for this year’s group of high school ambassadors.

This exciting and enriching opportunity is available t...

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Sister City Student Exchanges
Posted on: February 6, 2017

City completes commission chambers audio upgrade

City Commission chambers

Those attending City Commission meetings in person and watching from home should notice a marked improvement in sound quality, starting with tomorrow’s meeting.

Over the last 2.5 weeks, the city has worked with Battle Creek-based BC Sound to replace ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

City offers new BC-1040EZ tax form

1040 tax return form

For those filing local 2016 tax returns, the City of Battle Creek now offers a form BC-1040EZ.

This tax return filing form is for resident and non-resident City of Battle Creek taxpayers who have W-2 income, interest/dividends, alimony received or paid, ta...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Lifeguard classes set for 2017

Flash Flood Water Park

Certification lasts two years through the YMCA of the USA.

Those age 16 and older looking for a summer job can sign up now for lifeguard training classes with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Classes include lifeguard training, CPR, first aid, and oxygen administration training. Students will get an...

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