local government

6:09 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Only One Applicant for Downtown Battle Creek Food Vendor License So Far

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New ordinance allows up to seven food trucks to operate on Jackson Street
The lines on Jackson Street are painted and the ordinance is now on the books, but only one vendor has so far applied for a license since Battle Creek commissioners voted to allow food trucks downtown. "The current application volume is about what we expected," Jessica VanderKolk, the city's communications specialist, said in an email Thursday.
7:20 am
Thu July 17, 2014

New Battle Creek Police Chief Sworn in

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Jim Blocker had been interim chief since Jackie Hampton retired
Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker was sworn in to the permanent office.
6:20 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Battle Creek City Commission Endorses Missile Defense Mission for Fort Custer

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Four sites are being considered by the Defense Department
The Battle Creek City Commission formally put its support behind Fort Custer's bid for a new missile defense mission. The commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that urges the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency to select the Fort Custer Training Center as the location for a new ground-based interceptor ballistic missile-defense mission.
6:18 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Kalamazoo County DHS Director Says Agency is on Right Path Despite Deficit

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County Human Services Director says progress is being made to ensure proper care of children
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite the Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services projecting to end 2014 with a $15,000 deficit, its director says the agency is on the path to financial recovery after needing two emergency cash infusions earlier this year to fund its childcare placements.
1:22 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Water Main Repaired, but Boil Water Advisory Remains in Vicksburg

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Free bottled water is being made available to residents
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - A water boil advisory continues for Vicksburg residents on Monday following the repair of a water main break at Main and Prairie streets in the heart of downtown Vicksburg. Ron Smith, Vicksburg village trustee and president pro-tem of the Vicksburg Village Council, said water service has been restored to Vicksburg residents but the boil order is still in effect.

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