Battle Creek

6:26 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Critical of Kellogg Moving Jobs to Grand Rapids

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Kellogg CEO John Bryant has said company remains committed to Battle Creek.
Dr. Joe Schwarz on Monday lambasted the Kellogg Co. for its handling of a plan to create a regional business services center in the Grand Rapids area employing 300 to 600 people, some of whom now work in Battle Creek.
12:35 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Officials Hope New Health Clinic in Battle Creek Can be Model for Other Communities

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The clinic will offer treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, influenza and colds
A new health clinic in Battle Creek could set the standard for more to follow. What's being called Michigan's first clinic that serves employees of both a private company and local governments will begin taking appointments Wednesday. The CareHere Health and Wellness Center is located at the Battle Creek Department of Public Works.
6:26 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Some Kellogg Jobs Moving to Grand Rapids

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Kellogg says it chose Grand Rapids for new facility after considering nine potential sites
Kellogg Co. will open a regional service center in Grand Rapids this year, meaning job losses in Battle Creek as the company continues to implement a restructuring program. The company said the North America service center will open during the third quarter of 2014 and will house 300 to 600 employees when it's fully operational by 2016.
7:36 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Battle Creek Ordered to Pay $81,000 for Uncompensated Overtime

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The city had to pay about $73,000 to firefighters last year.
The city of Battle Creek will pay an additional $81,000 in unpaid overtime after an audit from the U.S. Department of Labor found more violations of federal wage laws. The city will issue $80,592.81 in payments to 265 current and former employees by the end of next week following the Labor Department's investigation that looked into the city departments' overtime payments between Oct.
5:12 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Judge Rules Community Action of Battle Creek Violated Open Meetings Act in CEO Firing

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Judge gives agency 45 days to "re-enact the June 20th meeting" in which Nancy MacFarlane was fired
The Community Action Board of Directors has 45 days to re-fire Nancy Macfarlane after a judge ruled the board violated the state Open Meetings Act when it fired her the first time, Macfarlane's attorney said Monday.