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4:33 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick

Credit The History Press

In 1963, Daisy Zick was stabbed 27 times at her home in Battle Creek. It’s an unsolved case that locals are still talking about today. It’s also the subject of Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick by Blaine Pardoe.

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11:57 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Bike rentals offered in downtown Battle Creek

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The Battle Creek Community Foundation and bike shop TeamActive are sponsoring the project.
Starting next week, Battle Creek will offer bicycle rentals to anybody. All that's needed is a credit card and a working pair of legs. In front of Burnham Brook Community Center at 200 W. Michigan Ave. is a B-cycle station. Four bikes and one adult-sized tricycle can be rented by anyone in the community.
SW Michigan
7:10 am
Wed August 14, 2013

City candidates file for November election

Kalamazoo City Hall from Bronson Park
Credit WMUK

There will be 15 names on the ballot for Kalamazoo City Commission this fall. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file papers for the November General Election. The candidates that met that deadline include all but one of the seven members of the current commission. The exception is Vice-Mayor Hannah McKinney who announced earlier that she would not seek another term.

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7:13 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Kellogg forced Battle Creek, Battle Creek Township to merge in 1980's

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Kellogg considered moving out of Michigan if merger was rejected
In the 1980s, Kellogg Co. delivered an ultimatum to the leaders of its hometown. The cereal-making giant requested that the city of Battle Creek annex the nearby Battle Creek Township - a move company officials said was necessary to secure economic stability in the area. Then-Kellogg chairman William E.
6:53 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Fired Community Action CEO complained of meddling

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Nancy Macfarlane was fired June 20th from Battle Creek non-profit
Less than a month before she was fired, Community Action CEO Nancy Macfarlane believed the agency's board chairman had become so intrusive in her daily work that she filed a formal complaint against him with other board members.