Battle Creek

7:30 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Food Byproduct Recycling Company Announces Expansion in Battle Creek

City commissioners approved a brownfield redevelopment plan for the project earlier this month
ReConserve of Michigan Inc. will spend $8 million to renovate its facilities on Angell Street and another operating unit from Byron Center to Battle Creek. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company will remodel two 100-year-old industrial buildings and install equipment, grain bins and a railroad spur at its property, which includes four parcels at Angell Street and Upton Avenue.
7:06 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Decision Expected Soon on Flooding in Battle Creek

Public hearing will be held Wednesday morning
The Intercounty Drainage Board will hold a meeting to hear about progress on the Big Marsh Drain project and decide whether further work is needed to solve the area's long-term flooding issues.
7:49 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

GED Test Center Opens in Battle Creek

Location will provide convenience, cut down on expense
After a year of waiting, students in Battle Creek can take the GED test here. The YMCA of Battle Creek has installed a two-seat testing center in its literacy program room. The test will be offered each Wednesday, until more people can be trained to administer the exam.
5:39 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Battle Creek Human Resources Director Dies

City said Paul Engels had been on paid administrative leave for violating a city policy
Paul Engels, Battle Creek's human resources director, has died, the city announced Saturday. In a news release, the city said Engels, 59, committed suicide. He had worked for the city for 18 years. Barry County Undersheriff Robert Baker said Engels died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
7:47 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Equality Group Forms in Calhoun County

Representatives of Calhoun County Equality say organization will focus mainly on professional development
A new professional group has emerged for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community in Calhoun County. The group, Calhoun County Equality, formed last month to bring resources and tools to the LGBTQ community. The group will host monthly events throughout the county to develop professional relationships within the community.

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