Denny’s Franchisee of Michigan Files Bankruptcy, More Closures PlannedHerbie J PilatoNewsBreak Contributor
New Traffic Signal at M-100/St. Joseph Highway Intersection in Grand Ledge to Be Activated WednesdaySayitLoudNewsBreak Contributor
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Men’s Basketball: Ohio State routs Western Michigan 73-56The LanternNewsBreak Contributor
Rising Vehicle Theft Incidents: A Kentwood Family’s OrdealP world news networkNewsBreak Contributor
‘Mass drug overdose’ happened at Michigan home on Thanksgiving
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- Ten or more people overdosed at the same residence on Thanksgiving, prompting warnings from health officials about using drugs that could be laced with dangerous opioids. On Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, public safety agencies responded to a “mass drug overdose” at a single, private residence in...
15-person hotel brawl stemming from love triangle leads to 3 stabbings, high-speed police chase in Southwest Michigan, police say [VIDEO]
Two women arguing over a man quickly spun out of control at a Battle Creek hotel over the weekend and led to three stabbings and a police chase at speeds of over 100 mph, police said.
Preserving History: The Gould-Shaw House of Cloverdale
Cloverdale's landscape is dotted with historic buildings that whisper tales of its 19th-century roots, among which the Gould-Shaw House is a jewel in the town's architectural crown. This Gothic Revival Victorian cottage has been a centerpiece of local history since its construction in 1862 by blacksmith Thomas J. Gould. Today, the Cloverdale Historical Society champions the preservation of this historic landmark, ensuring that the legacy of early settlers and influential town figures, like Isaac Shaw, continues to resonate with future generations.
Peter J. Straube
Hastings, Michigan - Peter J. Straube, age 80, peacefully departed this world on November 20, 2023. He was born on September 25, 1943, to Esther Shirley Blood and Armond Dominic Agosti. Peter was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many. Peter led a life filled with love,...
Man In Dog Collar Seen Worshiping Woman’s Feet In Battle Creek Firekeepers Casino
The topic of sexual desires and fetishes is a touchy subject, and I am no kind of person to judge anybody based on what they like to do in the bedroom, but some people like to take it to the next extreme and live out those desires in public, which is what one man Seemed to do over the weekend as he spent his holiday, sucking toes at Firekeeper casino hotel.
Charlton Park: Hastings’ Portal to the Past and Playground for the Present
In the quaint town of Hastings, MI, history breathes through the 310 acres of Charlton Park, an open-air museum that offers a window into 19th-century life. Founded in 1936 by Irving Delos Charlton, this cultural gem features a village with 25 historic buildings, including homes and businesses, each carefully relocated and restored to its original glory. The Irving D. Charlton Memorial Museum stands as the park’s educational heart, presenting a collection that captures the inventiveness of the era’s settlers.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Cats Today in battle creek, MI
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around battle creek..
A Peek Inside the Old Battle Creek Sanitarium: 1876-1940
(The story of the sanitarium is an extensive one...this is just a nutshell version for an easier read.) For $11,000, a farm was purchased in Battle Creek on which the Western Health Reform Institute was developed – and opened on September 5, 1866. The staff and patients included “two doctors, two bath attendants, one nurse (untrained), three or four helpers, and one patient.” The institute had accommodations for 12 patients which soon filled to capacity. Seeing that more room and more staff was needed, an urgent plea was sent: “hustle young men off to some doctor mill, and get ready. Our institute buildings are already larger than our doctors.” One of those young men happened to be John H. Kellogg.
Keeping Lowell Safe: Police Beat for October 2023 + Cold Weather Warriors
A late trick-or-treater, a driver who dashed and a near head-on collision were among the October cases for the Lowell Police Department. Officers have also been stepping up traffic enforcement and note many people still seem to be on their phones even though state law prohibits drivers from holding them.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Must-Try Burgers in Battle Creek
In this article, we're exploring three standout burgers that Battle Creek has to offer. Have you had the chance to taste any of them yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Winter Weather Advisory Through Tuesday Morning
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A blast of cold air moving across West Michigan is expected to trigger lake-effect snow showers that may leave several inches on the ground by Tuesday afternoon. The greatest impacts are expected in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Van Buren, Calhoun, and Barry counties where the National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory effective through 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Video shows driver hit cruiser, lead Battle Creek police on chase
Video released by Battle Creek police shows a suspect vehicle ram a cruiser and then lead police on a chase.
138 new jobs coming to Spring Lake, Wayland
Two businesses will expand in Wayland and Spring Lake, creating a total of 138 new jobs, according to the governor's office.
Martin man arrested for allegedly stealing checks and cashing nearly $15,000
WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Martin man has been arrested for allegedly stealing blank checks from a business’ mailbox and using those to pay himself nearly $15,000. Michigan State Police said their investigation started in November 2022 when a risk management specialist from a credit union called them...
Savor the Morning: Top 5 Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Battle Creek
In this article, we explore five exceptional Breakfast and Brunch spots in Battle Creek. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Transportation and Transformation: The Impact on Small Town America
The narrative of small towns in America is deeply intertwined with the evolution of transportation infrastructure. Augusta's story, with its once prominent railroads, exemplifies the prosperity that came with being a transport hub. Union Station, opened in 1903, symbolized connectivity and growth for the town. But as the railroads declined, so did Augusta; its closure in 1968 marked the start of its transformation into a quiet shadow of its former self.
Discover Battle Creek: A Journey through its 4 Unforgettable Cafes
This article presents a guide to four outstanding cafes in Battle Creek. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
The Eternal Love Story of Wilder Creek's Ghost
In the mist-enveloped town of Dowling, Michigan, a haunting local legend persists, woven into the community's very fabric. The Ghost of Wilder Creek, a mournful spirit of a woman claimed by the creek's depths, is said to walk the foggy banks in search of her lost love. Her tragic tale of love cut short resonates with the townsfolk, a chilling yet poignant reminder of a bond that not even death could break.
State grants to fund major road projects in Springfield, Coldwater
WEST MICHIGAN — State grants will give cities and road commissions the financial boost it needs to help rebuild roads across Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced eleven grants totaling $4 million to go toward projects across the state - and locally in Coldwater and Springfield. "Let's keep working together...
Battle Creek Residents Invited to Support Local Children through Annual Toy Drives
The City of Battle Creek is participating in annual holiday toy drives. They are inviting the community to donate new, unwrapped toys to support local children and organizations. The Battle Creek Fire Department stations are accepting donations for The Salvation Army until Thursday, Dec. 14.