Battle Creek

7:48 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Homeless in Battle Creek Find Encampments to Survive

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Some avoid shelters because of zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol
Hidden in the trees along streets and embankments throughout the city are camps of people with no place to go.
3:18 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

"Battle Creek" Star heads to BC

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Josh Duhamel is the latest actor in the new TV series to visit the city that gave it its title.
Battle Creek is becoming a star magnet. CBS' new police series "Battle Creek" is being filmed in Los Angeles, but its cast is making pilgrimages to Battle Creek to soak up the atmosphere. Kal Penn visited last winter, going on a ride-along with officers and observing in the squad room.
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2:29 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Calhoun County Art Council Dissolves

Credit WMUK

The Calhoun County Arts Council is no more. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the organization has announced that it is shutting down. The Art Council’s mission will be moved to the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

The head of the Art Council’s board says it decided to pull the plug because of “concerns about the organization’s viability."

Until now, Battle Creek has had a independent local arts organization since 1964.

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3:01 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

BC Picks New Police Chief

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City officials say Jim Blocker, who had been serving as interim chief, was the "outstanding" choice for the permanent position.
After a 90-day trial run, Jim Blocker was named Thursday as Battle Creek police chief. Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole announced her decision to appoint Blocker to replace Jackie Hampton who retired in January. The appointment is immediate. "I believe Jim best meets the needs of the department, organization and community," Bedsole said in a prepared statement.
7:21 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Campaign Launched to Bring African Lions to Binder Park Zoo

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Goal is to have lions in time for zoo's 40th anniversary in 2015
Steps away from where a thunderstorm was rolling over a simulated African savannah Wednesday, Binder Park Zoo officials announced a campaign to bring some big cats to town. The zoo's Lions, Tortoise and Bears ... Oh My! capital campaign will, officials hope, raise $3 million to bring African lions to the zoo, among other new features.

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