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Longtime Battle Creek reporter Trace Christenson dies at 72

Jan. 10, 2022 18:43 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Trace Christenson, an award-winning reporter for nearly 40 years at the Battle Creek Enquirer, has died after a fall at his home. He was 72. Christenson fell down stairs Saturday and suffered a traumatic head injury. He was pronounced dead Sunday, the...

Strike at Kellogg comes to a close; workers to return Monday

Dec. 21, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A strike at Kellogg that has gone on since early October has ended after workers voted to ratify a new labor contract at the company's four U.S. cereal plants. The contract covers approximately 1,400 workers represented by the union at plants in Michigan, Nebraska,...

Kellogg's reaches tentative agreement with striking workers

Dec. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a new tentative agreement with its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers that could bring an end to the strike that began Oct. 5. Members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union will vote on the new...

Kellogg's facing political pressure to resume contract talks

Dec. 14, 2021 18:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's is facing increasing political pressure to resume contract talks with its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the company's CEO this week urging the company to return to the bargaining table with workers at...

Belleville freshman QB Bryce Underwood named AP D1-2 POY

Dec. 10, 2021 17:13 PM EST

The 2021 Division 1-2 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 12 Michigan sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Bryce Underwood, Belleville, Fr. ___ ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS ...

Michigan AP D3-4 football POY: Detroit MLK QB Dante Moore

Dec. 09, 2021 17:06 PM EST

The 2021 Michigan Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State football team, which is selected by a statewide panel of 12 sports writers in the state: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Dante Moore, Detroit Martin Luther King, Jr. ___ ...

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

Dec. 02, 2021 16:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal is approved. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

Kellogg's and its striking workers to resume talks next week

Nov. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EST

A day after Kellogg's threatened to start permanently replacing its striking workers, the company and its union agreed to return to the bargaining table. Contract talks are set to resume next Tuesday between the Battle Creek, Michigan-based company and the Bakery,...

Kellogg's to replace some striking workers after talks stall

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's plans to start hiring permanent replacements for some of its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers after negotiations broke down again. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it failed to reach an agreement with the Bakery,...

Kellogg's to restart talks with striking cereal workers

Nov. 21, 2021 18:38 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. will reopen contract talks this week with its 1,400 cereal plant workers who have been on strike since Oct. 5. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said negotiations are scheduled to resume Monday with the Bakery, Confectionery,...