A Look Back at Fort Custer, 1917-1952: Battle Creek, Michigan
Fort Custer Training Center, formerly called Fort Custer and Camp Custer, lies on the outskirts of Battle Creek, approximately 14 miles east of Kalamazoo. Built as Camp Custer in 1917, its original intent was for military training during WW1. During that time, over 100,000 troops were trained and deployed overseas.
2 killed in suspected murder-suicide in Georgia Walmart identified
FILE - Michigan State Police investigated a bomb threat at a Hastings Walmart July, 6, 2023 . (Phil Gawel/WWMT)
Local Battle Creek Residents Critically Injured in Capital/Columbia Avenue Accident
On September 20, 2023, a vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Capital Avenue SW and Columbia Avenue. The accident involved a car and a motorcycle. Two people were injured and needed to be extricated from the vehicles. Battle Creek Firefighters responded to the accident. They found a motorcyclist under a vehicle and a passenger trapped inside a car. Both victims were critically injured and taken to Ascension Borgess Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
30-year-old Battle Creek woman killed crossing West Dickman Road in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD — A 30-year-old Battle Creek woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle on West Dickman Road. Calhoun County deputies responded to the crash near Barberry Drive just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Once on scene, police learned the woman was attempting to cross West Dickman when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle.
There Was Once A Piggly Wiggly In Battle Creek In The 1920s
There has been a whole lot of talk recently about a chain grocery store that is really popular in the South, and he’s only gaining in popularity as a boy. The store is called Piggly Wiggly and is a name that may be vaguely familiar to those in Southwest Michigan.
No injuries reported after US-131 semi-truck, camper crash
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Drivers are asked to use caution and slow down while crews clean up after a crash on US-131. The crash between a semi-truck, camper and a car happened near Post Drive NE, according to Michigan State Police in a post on Twitter. Columbia Avenue: closure...
Kalamazoo and Hastings host electric vehicle shows
As part of National Drive Electric Week, Hastings will host an electric vehicle show Friday, and Kalamazoo will host one Saturday. Both events will showcase sedans, trucks, SUVs and hatchbacks. Nicole Lyke is in charge of the Hastings EV show. “People are going to be encouraged to ask questions, interact...
Cruising into history: Classic GM Cadillacs take center stage at Gilmore Car Museum
HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. — Take a cruise to the Gilmore Car Museum to see all the classic brands formerly under General Motors during the All GM Cadillac Fall Festival. The festival kicked off Friday and continues into the weekend on Saturday. Classic cars: High excitement, low speeds at Gilmore...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Charlotte, 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 Charlotte.
Scouting Report: No. 8 Harper Creek faces Hastings with first place on the line
BATTLE CREEK - Scouting reports for all the key high school football games in the Battle Creek readership area for Week 5: Battle Creek Central (0-4) at Mattawan (1-3), 7 p.m. Friday Scouting Report: Mattawan will host Battle Creek Central after the Wildcats have lost two straight in Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference play, including...
Live Updates: Battle Creek Enquirer-area high school football scores for Week 5 here
Can't make it out to the big game tonight? Looking for scores from around the area? The Enquirer has you covered. Follow along here for live scoreboard updates from all of the Week 4 high school football games in the Battle Creek Enquirer coverage area. You can also follow reporter...
Boys Varsity Soccer
Marshall hosted the Hastings Saxons tonight at Marshall High School in an Interstate 8 Conference Match-up. Marshall prevailed by a final score of 3-0. Hastings opened the game looking very sharp and dangerous on the counterattack, but Marshall’s defenders quickly got the measure of the Hastings attack. From there Hastings was unable to adjust and Marshall slowly claimed more and more control of the game. With just under 10 minutes played, Hastings took a goal kick and Nicky Ferreira got control of the loose ball. He chipped a pass over the defense’s heads and into the path on an on-rushing Branden Contat. Contat volleyed the bouncing ball past the goalkeeper and into the net to give Marshall a 1-0 lead. The goal was Contat’s 10th of the season. Marshall maintained the lion’s share of the possession and almost all the chances, but didn’t strike again until just under 7 minutes left in the 1st half. The Hastings goalkeeper punted the ball toward midfield and Marshall’s Ivan Egnatuk responded quickest. He won the header back, pounding it deep into the Hastings defensive zone. Contat flicked the bouncing ball over the heads of the Hastings defenders and into the path of Dominic Dent. Dent got to the ball before the onrushing goalkeeper pushed it past him before unloading a thunderous shot from 2-yards out into the empty net to give Marshall a 2-0 lead that it would take into halftime. The goal was Dent’s 4th of the season.
Battle Creek Game of the Week Preview: Pennfield @ Marshall
Week 5 is here for Battle Creek area high school football. With all four of our local teams on the road, the closest contest should prove to be an interesting one as both teams are looking to pick up their second wins of the season as the halfway mark clears. Pennfield travels to Marshall to take on the Redhawks tonight at 7 p.m. and WBCK will be there with live play-by-play coverage.
Teams survey mid-Michigan storm damage, could lead to federal aid
Downed branches, ripped shingles and a path of destruction are all that's left from last month's storms — and some communities are still hoping for disaster aid.
Florida vs Charlotte Football Preview
No.25 Florida broke into the AP Poll rankings for the first time since Sep. 18, 2022, after upsetting No.11 Tennessee 29-16 in a sold-out Swamp in week three. Next up for the Gators is the Charlottee 49ers, who enter the contest holding a 1-2 record, with their lone win coming against SC State in week one.
Michigan High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Barry County This Week
Support your favorite local high school football team in Barry County, Michigan this week by tuning in and catching every play. Info on how to watch all of the high-school action can be located below. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family...
Don't miss Trisha Yearwood's shows with the Nashville Symphony
Ever wanted to see Trisha Yearwood on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage in Nashville? Here's your chance. The "XXX's And OOO's" hitmaker will perform with the Nashville Symphony on October 19, October 20 and October 21. Enrico Lopez-Yañez will serve as conductor for the three-night event. For tickets and...
Lakeview's Anya Rankin is Enquirer Athlete of the Week winner
The fans have spoken. The winner of the latest Enquirer Athlete of the Week fan poll is Anya Rankin of the Lakeview volleyball team. Fans got behind Rankin to help her edge...
Senator Stabenow Announces Nearly $4 Million in Funding to Expand Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services in West Michigan
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced nearly $4,000,000 to expand mental health and substance use disorder services at four locations in communities across West Michigan. This funding builds on Senator Stabenow’s effort to transform the way we fund mental health and substance use disorder treatment in America through her signature Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. Since 2018, Michigan has received over $187 million in grant funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.
Kalamazoo Astronomical Society to host 'eclipse watch' during Crane Fest
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — It's a preview before April 2024's main event. During Kalamazoo's 28th annual Crane Fest Oct. 14, Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is slated to host an "Eclipse Watch" from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., allowing guests to view a partial solar eclipse. Annular eclipse: An annular solar eclipse...