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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 5, 2019

City airport has new name as part of rebranding

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As the City of Battle Creek’s airport celebrates 95 years of operation this year, its new name is Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field.

The City Commission adopted that change Tuesday night, as part of a recommendation in the ...

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General News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

City participates in holiday toy collections

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The city is participating in holiday toy collections again this year, to support local organizations and help local children enjoy an extra-special holiday.

Both collections seek donations of new, unwrapped toys.

Six of the city’s Battle Creek Fir...

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General News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Commission approves ballot question to directly elect mayor

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By a vote of 7-2 tonight, the City Commission approved language that would allow registered voters in Battle Creek to weigh in on direct election of the mayor as a separate office.

Vice Mayor Sherry Sofia and Commissioner Jim Lance voted no on the proposal...

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General News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City Charter memo from Commissioner Flores

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As part of the discussion on potential changes to Battle Creek's city charter, Commissioner Kate Flores prepared a memo looking at whether the commission historically has represented the community.

With the help of city staff, Flores considered 20 years of...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

W.K. Kellogg Airport celebrates 95th birthday

WK Kellogg Airport from the 1930s

The city’s W.K. Kellogg Airport celebrated its 95th birthday this week, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

On that date in 1924, the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce signed a five-year lease of a farm, with an option to purchase, for an aviation field. F...

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General News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

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Aug. 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Planning Division, 269-966-3320

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Planning team will lead an update of our law tha...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Registration open now for upcoming Recreation programs

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Sign up for Parents' Night Out, Winter Break Camp

The city’s Recreation Department has great opportunities available now, for families seeking a safe, fun place for their children to spend time during the early winter season.

**If you want to shop for the holidays without your children, or could...

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Posted on: November 30, 2019

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in officer involved shooting

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UPDATE 5 p.m. -- 

At approximately 4:20 p.m. today, Battle Creek Police, Calhoun County Sheriff's deputies, and Michigan State Police responded to an apartment, where Andre Yarbrough was found and arrested. 
Police spent over 12 hours toda...
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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Main break/Cañerías principales requires road closure/water shutoff near Capital SW and Langley

Capital SW and Langley water work

A water main break at the intersection of Capital Avenue SW and Langley Road requires a water shutoff and road closure starting overnight tonight, and extending through Friday.

Crews will be repairing a water main break and installing valves to improve the...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: November 27, 2019

City extends curbside yard waste pickup through Dec. 6

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Neighbors in the Battle Creek city limits have one extra week to get leaves and other yard waste to the curbside for pickup by Waste Management, as city staff have extended this year’s pickup through next Friday, Dec. 6.

Staff made the decision b...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Open house Dec. 3 on Roosevelt bike lane project

Roosevelt 4 to 3 lane conversion project in 2020

The city will hold a public open house about a bike lane project on a section of Roosevelt Avenue East planned for next summer.

The project adds bike lanes, and removes one vehicle lane, from Roosevelt between Garrison Avenue and Goodale Avenue East, near ...

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