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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Clean Water Partner calendars now available; event dates set

2019 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2019 wall calendar featuring Calhoun County Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. S...

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Posted on: December 23, 2018

Tips for a green holiday in Battle Creek

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For an environmentalist, Christmas is not exactly the most wonderful time of the year. It is estimated that Americans produce an extra 25 million tons of trash during the holiday season! 

This waste comes in several forms and can include food wast...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Tips on helping recycle in Battle Creek

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Without resilience, society would not advance. We face situations daily that can be seen as an opportunity to improve, or an excuse to quit. The world of recycling is facing a complex obstacle and communities worldwide are forced to adapt quickly and resp...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

City offices closed on Jan. 21 for MLK Day

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City of Battle Creek administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day.

Battle Creek Transit bus and Tele-Transit services will operate on regular schedules on Monday. Waste Management, the city’s tr...

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General News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

City tells its 2018 story with interactive, online tool

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The City of Battle Creek is excited to present its 2018 story – an online, interactive presentation of the top projects accomplished last year.

Staff used esri software to create a story map – a multi-media presentation using text, phot...

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Stories from the City: Battle Creek in 2018 General News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

City sees improved ratings in 2018 citizen survey

City facilities for survey news

The city team is excited to share that we received some significantly higher positive ratings in this year’s citizen survey about Battle Creek, and city services in particular, as compared to 2015.

The city again worked with The National Citizen ...

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Citizen Survey reports General News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

City seeks volunteers for Human Relations Board

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The city’s Human Relations Board is looking for new members, who are dedicated to building relationships, and working to create equity across city programs and services.

It is through the work of dedicated neighbors and the business community mem...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Heritage Tower work now requires complete road closure

Heritage Tower work

Starting this Thursday, Nov. 1, West Michigan Avenue will close completely to accommodate work on the Heritage Tower project, at 25 W. Michigan.

The project’s contractor determined that the traffic shift in place does not allow enough room for th...

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General News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Battle Creek open for business

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Battle Creek is open for business.

Recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimated that three in five new jobs in the United States are created by small businesses.

Additionally, they note that small businesses accounted for 61.8 percent of net n...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Draft Rec Department master plan ready for review

Flash Flood water park

Review the plan online or in-person, and take the department survey.

The Recreation Department’s master plan – to guide the city in providing recreation programs and services for the community – now is available in draft form for public review.

The plan involves an inventory of related programs...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Apply by Feb. 1 for the Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy group

There is still time to apply for the spring Citizens Police Academy with the Battle Creek Police Department.

Neighbors in Battle Creek and Bedford Township who want to learn more about their police department, and the policing challenges in the community a...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Joint police investigation results in human trafficking charges


Two Lansing men currently are in the Calhoun County Jail related to multiple charges – including human trafficking – after a joint police investigation.

Alexander Murray, 34 and Kevin Nemeth, 39 were arraigned Friday afternoon.

On Jan. 4...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

City begins new pet licensing program with online option

Cat at Calhoun County Animal Center

The city’s cat and dog licensing now is managed by DocuPet, supporting an easier, effective process, and adding benefits for the city’s pet owners.

Licensing and proper identification are key methods for protecting the welfare of pets, ...

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