Battle Creek

7:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Community Organizations Offering Help For People Displaced by Fire in Battle Creek

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Fire on Monday forced evacuation of senior citizen apartment building
Jenny Thompson waited outside her grandmother's fire damaged apartment at Lakeview Meadows on Tuesday, hoping for a cat rescue. "His name is Bieber - my daughter named it - and (my grandmother) was concerned about the cat. I think she cares more about that cat than anyone else.
2:19 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Fire Damages BC Senior Complex

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No injuries were reported in the fire that started Monday evening.
A communitywide effort to assist victims of the Monday night fire at Lakeview Meadows senior citizens apartments is being mounted, officials said today. While many of the 115 people evacuated from the burning complex were able to return to their apartments, others went home with family members and a few were sent to senior care facilities, officials said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
SW Michigan
4:57 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Battle Creek Police Set 2 Public Input Meetings

The City of Battle Creek has announced two occasions when members of the public can share opinions on who should be the city’s next police chief and other matters of concern.

They include a June 26 meeting where people can meet the city’s three finalists for the position, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Department of Public Works' multipurpose room.

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SW Michigan
4:48 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Auto Parts Maker to Bring Jobs to Battle Creek

A company that makes parts for the roofs of cars says it plans to bring jobs and investments to Battle Creek.

WKW Roof Rail Systems LLC is owned by the German company WKW Automotive. It already runs a sales office in the Detroit metro area and a manufacturing plant in Portage. WKW plans to buy the former Toyota Group plant in Battle Creek and use it to produce aluminum roof rails.

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6:15 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Kellogg Foundation to Pay $350,000 For Arena Improvements

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Nearly $3.5-million has been allocated by city government and philanthropic groups to upgrade Kellogg Arena over five years
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will contribute $350,000 for upgrades at Kellogg Arena as the facility undergoes millions of dollars in repairs. Ted Dearing, the arena's general manager, said the grant will go toward new equipment and building technology that will allow the facility to book more events and help create a "critical mass" downtown.