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8:18 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Battle Creek a "Beacon Community"

Battle Creek City Hall (file photo)
Credit WMUK

Battle Creek is the first city in the nation chosen to be a “Beacon Community”. More than a hundred area leaders began meeting Tuesday, March 5th, to learn about the three-year project organizers hope will help deal with community problems. 

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Author
7:32 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

The Submission: A book about 9/11, that's not actually about 9/11

Author Amy Waldman
Credit Pieter M. Van Hattem

In 2011, Amy Waldman’s debut novel The Submission, made its way onto numerous “best” lists. Esquire Magazine named it the book of the year, and NPR called it one of the year’s top ten. Since then, The Submission has been part of many communities’ reading programs, and is now the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Reading Together selection.

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Local Music
7:32 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Saline Fiddlers offer opportunities for kids through playing old-time fiddle music

The Saline Fiddlers performing in Germany during the summer of 2009.

The Saline Fiddlers are coming to the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek this coming Sunday. The group is made up of high school and middle school students from Saline that play old time fiddle tunes.

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Forbes list of billionaires
12:17 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Forbes list of billionaries includes heirs of Stryker founder, retired CEO

Stryker Headquarters - file photo

The Stryker Corporation figures prominently in Forbes Magazine's list of the world's billionaires.

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Kenyan Elections
10:32 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Paw Paw couple updates from Kenya as voting is underway

Kenya
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

A Paw Paw couple is helping to monitor the elections being held in Kenya. Joe and Kathy Ossman have been writing about their experiences as election observers on their blog - Peacemaking in Africa

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