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The MSP Post on Columbia Ave. In Battle Creek (Credit: Google Street View)
The MSP Post on Columbia Ave. In Battle Creek (Credit: Google Street View)
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Michigan State Police Post in Battle Creek To Be Sold, Demolished

The Battle Creek City Commission will be meeting again on Tuesday, and they have a few items of note on their agenda.
According to the agenda, one item that will be up for a vote is a deal to finally sell the land the vacant Michigan State Police post sits on, at the corner of Columbia Ave. and LaVista Blvd.

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Credit: Google Maps
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Homer Teacher Resigns Over Misconduct Allegations

In a post to their website Saturday, The Homer Schools superintendent says that the district learned last week of allegations against a female teacher, and quickly put her on administrative leave; less than 24 hours later, the teacher resigned from her position.

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Heritage Tower In Downtown Battle Creek (Credit: Google Maps)
Heritage Tower In Downtown Battle Creek (Credit: Google Maps)
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Battle Creek’s Heritage Tower Remodeling Continues

Last week, work to replace roofing on the 20-story building began, work made possible thanks to an almost half-million dollar loan from the Battle Creek Community Foundation. This reroofing project is expected to take around six weeks, and constitutes a major step in the $34 million redevelopment.

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The Former Spencer Funeral Home In Athens (Credit: Google Street View)
The Former Spencer Funeral Home In Athens (Credit: Google Street View)
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Over Three Dozen Remains Found Unclaimed In Athens Funeral Home

Back in March 2016, the Spencer Funeral Home building in Athens was bought at auction by Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation. According to a statement, in October of this year, the former owner of Spencer’s died, and their family came to Lighthouse of Union City with several boxes “that contained the cremated remains of those that had not been claimed by family members prior to the sale of the building.”

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Animals Seized In Calhoun County Cockfighting Investigation

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of 3 ½ mile Rd. in Athens around noon Friday, and while they were there they were advised of possible animal cruelty taking place in the area. Deputies responded later with a search warrant.

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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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Courtesy Michael McLeieer
Courtesy Michael McLeieer
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Portion Of I-94 To Be Named After Fallen Fire Chief In New Bill

On Thursday, Senator Margaret O’Brien of Portage introduced the bill, which would name 6 miles of I-94 between Sprinkle Rd. and Galesburg in honor of Switalski. In a release to her website, Sen. O’Brien says that renaming the highway will not only honor Chief Switalski’s contributions to the community, but it will also serve as a reminder to motorists to drive safe.

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Stolen Tombstone
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Battle Creek Man Arraigned In Theft Of Child’s Tombstone

Arraignment took place yesterday for a Battle Creek man accused of stealing a child’s headstone.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that 31-year-old Wesley Carter is charged with receiving and concealing stolen property; at the same time, he was arraigned on meth making and dealing charges, along with a felony firearm count...

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Kellogg Reports 10 Percent Rise In Profits For 2003
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Kellogg’s Donates $100,000 For Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Kellogg Co. has announced that they will be donating $100,000 to disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Battle Creek company says Monday that since Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast Friday, they’ve made the commitment to help support Feeding America with not only money, but the donation of goods as well...

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Credit: Google Street View
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19 Charged In Scheme To Defraud Bank At Firekeepers Casino

A large scale scam that allegedly saw 19 defendants stealing over $200,000 from the Bank of America was facilitated at the Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek...

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