Battle Creek

9:32 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Battle Creek administrator picked for Kalamazoo City Manager

Contract will be brought to commission for approval October 21st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
In an interview with city commissioners last week, Ritsema said his top priorities if hired would be working with staff to deal with the $3.5 million budget deficit for next year and the longer term liabilities that exist.
9:19 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

"Breaking Bad" creator's next show "Battle Creek"

Drama will be about two detectives in Battle Creek
Vince Gilligan, the creator and producer of one of the most-talked-about series in recent years, "Breaking Bad," is the hottest name in television. "Breaking Bad" is fresh off an Emmy win for best drama and drawing huge audiences as it builds toward the final episode of its five-season run on AMC on Sunday.
8:51 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Census data shows more Calhoun County homes getting food stamps

Half of Battle Creek SNAP households had children, about 30% had elderly residents
More and more people in the Battle Creek area are receiving federal assistance in getting food, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau. About 19 percent of households in Battle Creek were receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits - also known as food stamps - in 2012.
6:03 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Battle Creek City Commission approves anti-discrimination ordinance, raise for city manager

One commissioner votes against ordinance providing protection against discrimination for lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender people
Despite a handful of residents who spoke out in opposition, Battle Creek City Commissioners voted 6-3 to grant City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama a 2 percent raise Tuesday night. The move increases Tsuchiyama's annual salary to $124,950 from $122,500. Vice Mayor Elizabeth Fulton and commissioners Jeff Domenico and Dave Walters cast the dissenting votes.
9:22 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Pension obligations for Battle Creek and Calhoun County not fully funded, but not as dire as Detroit's

Calhoun County Administrator says recovery continues from 2008 stock market crash
Employee pension plans in Battle Creek and Calhoun County, like Detroit, aren't fully funded, but officials say they're confident the two governments aren't not facing pension-funding debacle crippling the Motor City. "We have the same scenario that everyone does with the stock market," said Calhoun County Administrator Kelli Scott.