Battle Creek

A rally supporting law enforcement is scheduled for May 16 in Battle Creek. “Almost every time you hear and read about police officers, it’s taken from a negative perspective,” said rally organizer Bobby Holley. “I think there needs to be some positive promotion out there to thank our law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line everyday to protect and serve us all, for they are our hometown heroes.” (Battle Creek)

Kellogg Co. has named presidents to lead North American business and its U.S. Morning Foods Division, the company announced Wednesday. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Battle Creek Chief Jim Blocker said a new police headquarters will need to mirror the department's commitment to its community. 'People want more transparency, they want more openness,' Blocker told city commissioners during a workshop Tuesday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Battle Creek has been the home of the MHSAA Team State Wrestling Finals since the event started, nearly three decades ago. But that run has ended. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday the selection of a new venue for the Team State Wrestling Finals, moving the tournament to McGuirk Arena at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, beginning in 2016. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Small businesses in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Battle Creek are the targets of a new loan program from a local nonprofit organization. “There’s a lot of good, creative ideas coming from these neighborhoods and the families living there,” said Bill Phillips, president and CEO of Neighborhoods Inc. (Battle Creek Enquirer)