Latest Battle Creek News

Trump announces Dec. 18 reelection rally in Michigan

Dec. 5, 2019 6:23 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump will campaign for reelection in Michigan a week before Christmas. His campaign announced Thursday that he will host a “Merry Christmas” rally on Dec. 18 in Battle Creek. The evening event will be held at the Kellogg Arena. Trump's...

Michigan automobile museum to add $5M exhibit on muscle cars

Dec. 1, 2019 3:18 PM EST

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan museum that boasts the largest vintage automobile collection in North America plans to open a new building to display muscle cars. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the $5 million project at the Gilmore Car Museum would add more than 25,000 square feet of exhibit...

Police officer shot, wounded outside a Battle Creek home

Nov. 30, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A 33-year-old police officer has been shot and wounded outside a home in southern Michigan’s Battle Creek. Battle Creek officer Jeffery Johnson was in stable condition at a hospital after being struck about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the chest and left leg. A slug also grazed...

Burn survivor facing fears as Western Michigan flame twirler

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Brianna Bolinger gracefully weaved her way through the Bronco Marching Band on a recent Tuesday, part of her choreography for a halftime performance. As the "Game of Thrones" theme blared all around her, the Western Michigan University senior bounded toward the sideline, where her...

Michigan man turns his video game passion into a business

Nov. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Michael Guest operates a video game truck called Big Tym Fun. Guest rents out the truck for events across southwest Michigan, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. He does this on top of working a full-time job, so it takes up most of his free time. There's one overwhelming reason...

Therapy pooches soothing students at Battle Creek's schools

Oct. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A second grader at Prairieview Elementary was having a rough start to a gloomy on a recent Wednesday morning. Rain had spoiled a chance to use the playground, and the boy was having a bout of separation anxiety as he entered his classroom. Ohana came to his rescue. The boy was...