- Fort Custer possible for new missile defense site
The state's House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs unanimously voted to urge that Battle Creek's Fort Custer Training Center be chosen for a new ground-based interceptor ballistic missile defense mission.
- Grant of $600,000 means 60 jobs for area
More than 60 new jobs are coming to the Battle Creek area through the Skilled Trades Training Fund and Michigan Works Southwest.
- Cyber-security base sought for Battle Creek
Michigan's members of Congress sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter asking for an Air National Guard base in Battle Creek to be selected as the location for a cyber-security mission which could maintain and protect and operate information networks.
- Math and Science Center students win regional competition
Four ninth-graders at the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center will be honored at a ceremony next week for winning the regional phase of a science competition.
- Morris family puts four in BCC Hall of Fame
Mertis Morris was certain by the time her son, John Brian Morris, was in ninth grade, he would be an entrepreneur one day. She was correct. He would shovel snow in winter and worked other jobs in summer. Today he is a dentist with 20 years of experience.
- In Marshall-Albion partnership, a focus on youth
When people think about the partnership between Albion Public Schools and Marshall Public Schools, they likely think of teenagers going to a new high school, or kids from two communities playing together on new athletic teams.
- New Food Bank director has vision for the future
The new executive director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan slams down a tin can on the table. The label says 'Success Comes in Cans, Not Cannots.'
- Bona takes Minnesota college presidency
Dennis Bona has been hired as the next president of Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota.