Battle Creek

6:20 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Deal proposed to fix flooding in Battle Creek, Emmet Township

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No special assessments planned to pay for work
A proposed agreement will allow work on the Big Marsh Drain project to correct flooding in the City of Battle Creek and Emmett Township without charging special assessments to property owners. If approved by the Battle Creek City Commission, Calhoun County Board of Commissioners and Emmett Township Board, work on the project could be finished in two years , said County Commissioner Derek King.
8:27 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Battle Creek reacts to losing high school baseball and softball championships

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Battle Creek still hosts volleyball and wrestling championships. Officials say no changes are planned
Battle Creek seemed to have never stood a chance. More than two decades of hosting high school baseball and softball championships came to an end last week, when the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Representative Council agreed to move the events to Michigan State University. The college had invested millions of dollars into facility upgrades.
10:39 am
Thu December 12, 2013

M-DOT delays eviction of homeless people from camp in Battle Creek

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Eviction had been sought because of safety concerns
This week's planned eviction of a group of homeless people from a camp near M-66 and Dickman Road is delayed indefinitely.
7:43 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Community leaders weigh search for new Battle Creek Assistant City Manager

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Replacement needed for Jim Ritsema who is City Manager of Kalamazoo
Battle Creek's next assistant city manager - whoever that will be - is in for a ride. "Without a doubt, those are going to be big shoes to fill," at-large Commissioner Mark Behnke said of the person who will replace the departed Jim Ritsema.
6:40 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Battle Creek to demolish two buildings to fight blight

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Buildings on Capital Avenue Northeast once had retail and upper level apartments
Two vacant commercial buildings on Capital Avenue Northeast are slated for demolition as the city continues to battle against blight. Battle Creek commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday night to accept a $64,050 offer from Pitsch Co., which beat out three higher bids, to tear down the buildings at 411, 415, 427 and 429 Capital Ave.