Battle Creek

"The controversial former Minnesota archbishop who came to Battle Creek to assist the Rev. John Fleckenstein is departing immediately, St. Philip Catholic Church parishioners were informed today. A letter from Fleckenstein to parishioners dated Thursday said Archbishop John Nienstedt chose to leave in the face of concerns from churchgoers, and Fleckenstein agreed." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Kalamazoo’s Upjohn Institute predicts job growth of 1.6 percent in Battle Creek and 1.4 percent in the state in 2016.

"Waste Management will begin picking up Christmas trees from the curbside Saturday on residents’ regular trash/recycling pickup days, the city of Battle Creek said in a news release. The pickup will continue until Jan. 15." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Success has put Battle Creek’s shelter for domestic violence victims in a financial tailspin. “We have to have $70,000 or we are going to have to dramatically change services,” said Jennifer Fopma, executive director of SAFE Place. “The community can not do without SAFE Place and we need a hero right now.” (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Battle Creek's Michigan Air National Guard Base has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense to host a cyber-security operations squadron. The new mission will mean 70 new jobs for the base at W.K. Kellogg Airport. The squadron will be assigned to the base's 110th Attack Wing." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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