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Battle Creek’s Rental Rehab Program Ramps Up

The program is intended to renovate rental projects “to improve housing options and increase neighborhood vibrancy”. The city says that the projects that will take priority include ones locating in or near the downtown area or other business corridors, projects where the owner is also an occupant of the unit, and projects that turn vacant space into productive use.

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The Closure Is On Capital Ave. SW Just South of Goguac. (Credit: Google Street View)
The Closure Is On Capital Ave. SW Just South of Goguac. (Credit: Google Street View)
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Lane Of Capital Ave. SW To Be Closed Wednesday

The center lane of Capital Ave. SW just south of Goguac St. in Battle Creek will be blocked off Wednesday, due to work that needs to be done.
The City says that drilling equipment is being brought in, so that soil samples can be taken; the samples are needed to check for the possibility of contamination from an underground storage tank leak.

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County Treasurer Hosts Citizen of Battle Creek’s Sister City

Calhoun County Treasurer Brian Wensauer called it “a joy” to host Shingo Tamura of Takasaki, an employee of the Japanese Government, as he travelled to learn more about how the tax system works in the United States.

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A portion of Battle Creek's City Hall fell to the ground during a restoration project Wednesday. (Provided by City of Battle Creek)
(Provided by City of Battle Creek)
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Battle Creek City Hall to Be Assessed Starting Monday

The City says that from Monday until Wednesday, two engineering firms will be checking the structural integrity of the building, and depending on what the firms find, extra work might be needed down the road.

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Battle Creek City Ordinance To Reduce Penalty For Minor In Possession

At the Battle Creek City Commission’s meeting Tuesday, September 19, an ordinance will be introduced to bring the city’s policy on alcohol possession in line with state law. The Michigan Legislature passed laws last year decriminalizing minor in possession, and they are set to take effect on October 10.

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Annual Fall Cleaup Runs Sep. 18-22 In Battle Creek

Next week, City of Battle Creek residents will be able to put out construction waste for pickup by Waste Management. The City says that their Annual Fall Cleanup runs from Monday to Friday, and will allow residents to put out up to 10 cubic yards of the waste on their normal trash pickup day for free.

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Fred Hall, ThinkStock
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Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help In Finding Stolen Guns

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that took place Tuesday in Marengo Township.

Authorities say that while homeowners in the 23,000 block of Michigan Ave...

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Fort Custer To Host Test Of ‘Microgrid’ Technology

Go Electric Inc. of Indiana was awarded Wednesday with a half-million dollar grant from the US Department of Defense to implement a microgrid at Fort Custer, with the company delivering a 400 kW battery for energy storage.

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Suspect 1 (Provided by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office)
Suspect 1 (Provided by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office)
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Two Sought In Violent Armed Robbery In Springfield

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that two men entered the store in the 800 block of W. Michigan Wednesday and pulled out guns to begin threatening the clerk. Reportedly, they assaulted the clerk and threatened to kill him if he did not provide all the cash in the store.

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City Disputes Battle Creek’s Ranking Among ‘Worst Cities To Raise Children’

The City of Battle Creek has taken exception to a recent ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. that listed Battle Creek as one of the 25 worst cities to raise children in; in response, they have pulled out data refuting some claims. The City says that they believe the website’s methodology was “lacking”, particularly in their use of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, particularly when the FBI itself says the crime statistics shouldn’t be used to rank cities.

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