Wendy’s Founders Dave Thomas Learned His Most Important Business Lessons in Kalamazoo, MI
What would Dave have to say about 'Dynamic Pricing'?. Wendy's ranks among America's most beloved (and most expensive) fast food chains. Their recent announcement about plans to introduce a new dynamic/surge menu pricing system in 2025 was met with a lot of backlash. Like, a lot. The strategy behind making...
Remembering Bill Knapp’s: Michigan’s Chocolate on Chocolate Cake
Bill Knapp's wasn't just another restaurant for Michigan; it was the family gathering spot where we indulged in our favorite comfort foods...at reasonable prices. Their menu included steak, chops, seafood, and...the cake. All of them were born in 1948 at Southwest Capital near Columbia in Battle Creek. Clinton "Bill" Knapp,...
Michigan Pet Owners Beware of Dangerous Coyotes
Coyotes can be very dangerous to young children and small pets as they are being caught on video attacking at a higher rate than ever. If you haven't seen or heard coyotes in Michigan yet, you likely will at some point. The coyote population isn't necessarily increasing. However, they are popping up in broad daylight in heavily populated areas looking for food more than ever. If you've heard a weird sound like multiple animals laughing, you probably heard a pack of coyotes. This sound is being heard late at night on the West side of Kalamazoo lately. You can hear them in the video below.
The coldest February in Barry County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
There Are Now 3 Cannabis Consumption Lounges In The State Of Michigan
The lounge is similar to a bar-- except there's no alcohol. The state of Michigan has been a leader in the cannabis industry since first making it legal for recreational consumption for adults 21+ in 2018. At the time Michigan was the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational...
Man sentenced in deadly Kalamazoo crash
A drunk driver was sentenced to years behind bars for a deadly 2023 crash in Kalamazoo.
Plainwell cheerleaders set for state final appearance, first in 21 years
PLAINWELL, Mich. — The Plainwell Trojans are headed to the MHSAA competitive cheer finals, set to take place on the Central Michigan University campus this weekend. The whole event has the town partying like it's 2003. For the first time in 21 years, Plainwell's cheerleading team will travel and compete for a state championship.
DEAD MALLS of Michigan: Battle Creek’s BLEAK Lakeview Square Mall
Once upon a time in 1983, Battle Creek, Michigan's Lakeview Square Mall burst onto the scene with a blaze of glory, plants, skylights, and unique architecture to greet over 10,000 shoppers on it's August 3rd, opening day. Michigan malls in the 80s were the hub of commerce, culture, and social hierarchy. But now...now the Lakeview Square Mall sits as another example of just how different commerce has become.
March Begins Crucial Kalamazoo Construction: Here’s The Timeline & Alternate Routes
The City of Kalamazoo is gearing up for many crucial road construction projects this Spring and Summer, which are critical to the area. It's important to note that these projects are NOT beautification projects, meaning these are crucial projects that NEED to be completed. Below you will find a photo...
Battle Creek men charged with pot shop robbery, pursuit set for hearings
HILLSDALE — Preliminary hearings in the 2B District Court for the four Battle Creek men charged with burglarizing a Camden marijuana store Jan. 31 are proceeding. Dontay Dequan Banks, 19, and Milton Tyier Hudson, 18, will both appear for continued probable cause conferences Wednesday, March 6. Treshaun Omeirr Boykins,...
UPDATE: Missing Elderly Woman Found in NE Allegan Co.
WAYLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM, Feb. 29, 2024) – The search for an 81-year-old Wayland woman who went missing on Thursday afternoon ended happily on Thursday evening. The concern by family and friends is that Sharon Kay Shoemaker suffers from dementia. She was last seen driving an orange-colored 2017 Dodge Journey with a black design on the doors, and was wearing a white shirt, red sweater and black pants.
Solar Eclipse 2024: What to expect in West Michigan vs. the path of totality
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — In a little over one month, a total solar eclipse will sweep across North America from Mexico to Maine. On Apr. 8, millions of Americans will have the opportunity to witness the jaw-dropping sight. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon is perfectly sandwiched between...
Early morning crash damages Kalamazoo health building, leaves no injuries
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — No one was hurt in a early morning crash in Kalamazoo. A vehicle crashed into a building and light pole at the corner of Rose and Cedar streets, police said. Crash:Man to spend time behind bars for fatal July 2023 drunk driving crash in Kalamazoo. A...
Six Kalamazoo-area boys basketball teams win district championships
KALAMAZOO, MI – March Madness is officially here. And six Kalamazoo-area boys basketball teams survived and advanced to the next round. District finals took place on Friday, with plenty of Southwest Michigan teams hoisting hardware at the end of the night. Below is a look at those district final...
Lakeview makes history, wins first district title in boys basketball since 1993
RICHLAND — On Friday night, Lakeview celebrated like it was 1993. That was the last time the boys basketball team won some postseason hardware. The Spartans won their first district championship since 1993 as Lakeview defeated Gull Lake, 82-57, in this Division 1 district final at Gull Lake High School in boys basketball action on Friday.
Are the Kalamazoo Metro Buses Wrapped in Ohio State Colors on Purpose?
We take great pride in our Michigander-ness in these parts, and often use Ohio as our punching bag for fun. That's most apparent during football season when the Wolverines lineup across the ball from the (b)uckeyes to finish the season. So, it's safe to say, when Michigan eyes are drawn to Grey and Scarlet colors, it should be an immediate red flag.
Battle Creek house fire does $75,000+ damage
There were no injuries in a residential fire in Battle Creek this week. There were no injuries in a residential fire in Battle Creek this week.
Richland, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Gull Lake High School basketball team will have a game with Lakeview High School - Battle Creek on March 01, 2024, 18:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
New bill honors fallen West Michigan tow truck driver; supporters hope it will save lives
Keagan Spencer was a third generation tow truck driver from Hastings. A bill, nicknamed "Keagan's Law", hopes to put blue flashing lights on top of wreckers.
Seafood Lovers' Paradise: 3 Battle Creek Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we'll be exploring three remarkable seafood restaurants located in Battle Creek. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.