2021 Battle Creek Christmas Parade Will Be Staged
The date is set. November 20th is the date for the 2021 Battle Creek Christmas Parade. The local Harper Creek Optimist Club is staging the event after it was canceled last year due to Covid-19 virus restrictions
Vacant School Building In Battle Creek Again Set On Fire
Battle Creek Police are questioning two people about their potential involvement in a weekend crime. They're detained in connection with another fire at the former Southwestern Jr High, along South Washington.
DENSO Is Boosting Wages To Attract More Manufacturing Workers
The company says some of its new hires can expect annual wages and overtime to top $50,000.
Consumers Energy Speeds Up Move Away From Coal
If it can do it, Consumers would become one of the first power generating operations in the United States to move entirely away from coal.
Marshall Grieving Over Loss Of Ayla Lankerd
The daughter of Police Chief Joshua Lankerd and wife Amanda has died. The commemoration of the life of 10-year-old Ayla Lankerd is set for this afternoon. Ayla had just graduated from fifth grade at Hughes Elementary. She died as the result of complications from a brain aneurysm.
Sherman Lake YMCA Expanding Summer Learning Programs
The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center in Augusta is ready to provide enhanced learning opportunities for kids this summer. It’s happening in part due to the Y being named a recipient of grant funding from the Michigan Department of Education
Pfizer Is Now Developing A COVID-19 Pill
Pfizer scientists say it’s not enough to work at prevention through vaccination. It's also important to be able to tackle the virus once it gains a foothold in the human body. That’s where the new anti-virus pill comes into play.
Battle Creek Detectives Homing In On Parlier Disappearance
Detectives developed information that tied a Pennsylvania murder suspect to the disappearance and assumed death of Ashley Parlier. She was 21 when she vanished from the Battle Creek area in 2005.
Are Calhoun County Farmers Facing A Federal Land Grab?
Early this year, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order. It was described as a way to handle the climate crisis at home and abroad. As more people get a chance to read over the long and detailed document, they are focusing on a provision calling for placing 30% of US lands and waters into con…
State Offers Millions To Help Erase Criminal Convictions
The State of Michigan is doing more than just allow people to get some criminal records cleared from their public records. It’s now making $4 million available to help them through any legal barriers to get it accomplished.