Battle Creek

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.
6:12 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Effort begins in Battle Creek to end discrimination against gays

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Group wants to collect 1,000 petition signatures before next City Commission meeting
About 40 people gathered Tuesday night at St. Thomas Episcopal Church to find a way to end employment and housing discrimination against non-heterosexuals. Currently, gay, lesbian and transgender people can be refused jobs, fired and discriminated against for housing if they are perceived to be or present themselves as outwardly gay.
6:02 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Battle Creek to buy equipment for recycling waste into energy

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"Energy conversion process equipment" from Springfield firm will cost more than $5-million
The city of Battle Creek may soon get extra-efficient on how it handles wastewater treatment.