Local Government

"Battle Creek City Manager Rebecca Fleury will focus on development, transportation, safety, recreation and environmental issues as she continues to lead City Hall over the next year." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Maurice Barnes will continue as an Albion council member as he faces criminal sexual conduct charges, the city announced in a news release Wednesday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Albion City Councilman Maurice Barnes has been accused of criminal sexual conduct. Barnes, 60, was arraigned in Calhoun County District Court on Tuesday before Magistrate Earl Brutsche. He is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, meaning he allegedly touched a child younger than 13." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo

There will be at least one new member of the Battle Creek City Commission after the November election. One incumbent has decided not to run for re-election. 

"Battle Creek Assistant City Manager for Operations Susan Bedsole has taken a job in Columbus, Ohio. The city announced Wednesday that Bedsole accepted a position as deputy director of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Her last day at City Hall is Oct. 30." (Battle Creek Enquirer)