Battle Creek

A stained glass image of the official Battle Creek city seal can be seen on the main interior staircase of city hall between the second and third floors
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

For about as long as Battle Creek has been a city, newcomers have wondered how it got its name. But even if you know about the historical skirmish between surveying settlers and Native Americans, you might still be surprised by what you find on the stairs in Battle Creek’s city hall. 

Congress has yet to appropriate any money for the project. Communities in Ohio, New York, and Maine are also hoping to land the facility supporters say could create about 2,100 jobs.

Battle Creek city officials say Emmett Street closed for several hours while firefighters cleaned up the mess.

Some will go to new facility in Cascade Township

The building is partially condemned and has been deteriorating for years