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Some Angered After Memorial For Dead Student Painted Over At Lakeview High School

After 13-year-old Lakeview Middle Schooler Kaileb Cobb took his own life September 5, the spirit rocks at Lakeview High School, were painted with memorials.

Lakeview hires new principal for high school  Battle Creek Enquirer

The district has hired Susan Cheadle-Holt, former principal of Lansing Everett High School, to replace Jeffrey Bohl, who accepted a position in the district's ...

Lakeview school board OKs $10M in construction contracts for Riverside, Westlake upgrades  Battle Creek Enquirer

The Lakeview School District has OK'd more than $10.5 million in construction contracts for upgrades to Riverside and Westlake elementary schools.

Meet 5 new principals at Battle Creek-area schools  Battle Creek Enquirer

When classes in Battle Creek-area schools resume Sept. 4, Verona, Sonoma and Gordon elementary schools, along with Lakeview High School and Lakeview ...

Lakeview Schools balance tragedy with policy  WWMT-TV

Memorials for a Lakeview Middle School student who died by suicide have been painted over at multiple schools in the Battle Creek area, sparking outrage.

Lakeview's Bussler reinstated as girls basketball coach  Battle Creek Enquirer

Following a five-day absence from his team and his classroom, Lakeview has reinstated Don Bussler as the girls basketball coach and as a teacher at the high ...

Lakeview teacher placed on leave for 'unprofessional' conduct with female student  Battle Creek Enquirer

A male Lakeview High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave for unprofessional conduct with a former female student over social media ...

Al Leibert had 'immeasurable' impact on generations of Battle Creek athletes  Battle Creek Enquirer

Al Leibert made such an impact on this community, Battle Creek has not had just one, but two "Coach Leibert Days" over the years. It is that kind of influence, ...

West Michigan students gather to share their faith on the football field  WWMT-TV

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Students in Calhoun County will come together to share their faith on the football field. For the fourth year, they will host a Fields of ...

8 things to know about Frankie Ballard before his Dec. 15 Christmas show  Battle Creek Enquirer

Correction: Franke Ballard and his wife, Christina Murphy, have no children. That information was incorrect in a previous version of this article. Battle Creek ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Big changes in store for Lakeview Middle School  Battle Creek Enquirer

The Lakeview School District is converting its middle school into separate academies for fifth and sixth graders and seventh and eighth graders. The change ...

Lakeview HS teacher accused of messaging student on leave

Superintendent Blake Prewitt confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday that the teacher was placed on leave before the start of the school year, pending the ...

Battle Creek Lakeview schools evacuate over threat

All Lakeview School District buildings are being evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat phoned in to the district.

Gary Fields' departure left a comedy void in Battle Creek, but the stand-up scene is back  Battle Creek Enquirer

(Photo: Courtesy of Gary Fields). For the first time in as long as he can remember, Gary Fields was nervous ahead of a stand-up set. At 71, his slicked-back ...

Early success win for Lakeview educational equity work  Battle Creek Enquirer

Signs point to increases in student achievement, teacher buy-in.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

School condemns student's insensitive reaction to racially offensive video  WWMT-TV

Video of a Lakeview High School student laughing at racial slurs, including the N-word, is now going viral.A Battle Creek mother shared the video to her social ...

These Battle Creekers resolved to make major changes, and they did. Here's how.  Battle Creek Enquirer

A widow who lost over 100 pounds, a mother who returned to her athletic prime, and a pair of twins who found a better life in martial arts.

Lakeview OKs $30 million in upgrades, nixes $3.3 million more  Battle Creek Enquirer

Voters approved a $30 million, 30-year bond estimated to cost taxpayers 1.6 mills of property tax for facility upgrades and additions, with most of them occurring ...

Battle Creek's Donnie Ernsberger promoted to Tampa Bay roster, set for first NFL action  Battle Creek Enquirer

Lakeview grad, WMU star Ernsberger was promoted from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad to the active roster on Tuesday.

Death of Lakeview student stirs concern, speculation  Battle Creek Enquirer

The death Nov. 6 of Lauryn Renae Neterer continues to raise concerns and speculation.

Battle Creek 2nd worst city to raise kids I call foul on this one

Renk: I would first like to say that I raised my children in Battle Creek and found it a wonderful city to raise our children.

Lakeview students set sights on devastated Texas school  Battle Creek Enquirer

Lakeview students hope to raise $5000 in five days to help a Texas middle school.

Stevenson is new Lakeview Athletic Director  Battle Creek Enquirer

Zac Stevenson wanted to get back to his home state of Michigan. So when the opportunity came up to be the athletic director at Lakeview High School, he was ...

Branch County grapplers excel at Bill Evans Memorial Invitational  Coldwater Daily Reporter

BATTLE CREEK — Battle Creek Central High School played host to one of the largest wrestling tournaments in southern Michigan Saturday, hosting 17 teams ...

'Truth Week' kicks off with Sojourner Truth Day celebration  Battle Creek Enquirer

Routines performed by the Lakeview High School Sigma Theta Step Team and performances by the Sojourner Truth Choir helped kick off the first-ever Truth ...

Renovations to Lakeview elementary schools hit a snag  Battle Creek Enquirer

The Lakeview School District's plan to upgrade two elementary schools next year has hit a snag. Superintendent Blake Prewitt said Thursday that the district's ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

How it feels to be a transgender student in Battle Creek  Battle Creek Enquirer

Fifteen-year-old Elijah Cross knows how it feels to be denied the right to be yourself. Cross is transgender and has known for years that deep down, even though ...

Southwest Michigan slates 2019 Chávez march, awards dinner | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--Southwest Michigan will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader César E. Chávez twice this month. The 25th annual march and ...

Detroit Lions work out Battle Creek native Donnie Ernsberger  Battle Creek Enquirer

The Detroit Lions worked out Battle Creek native and former Western Michigan University tight end Donnie Ernsberger on Tuesday, according to multiple reports ...

Police & Fire: Teen with gun triggers school lockdown; two cut by mother  Battle Creek Enquirer

Police reports include knife attack and a teen with a gun.

64 middle-school robotics teams battle in Battle Creek  Detroit Free Press

BATTLE CREEK – A war between robots took place inside Lakeview High School Saturday – with middle school students from all over Michigan at the controls ...

Reunions  Battle Creek Enquirer

JULY. Harper Creek Class of 1970 45th class reunion, 5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. dinner, July 11, at the Robin's Nest, 16181 10 Mile Road; any questions ...

Maggie Wood is running a state House campaign. She's also 18.  Battle Creek Enquirer

Maggie Wood just graduated high school and now she's helping run state representative nominee Dave Morgan's campaign.

A fugitive for 16 years, Battle Creek man sent to prison on drug charge  Battle Creek Enquirer

A Battle Creek man who fled Michigan 16 years ago rather than face a drug trial was sentenced to prison on Friday.

Hispanic heritage festival on tap for Saturday  Battle Creek Enquirer

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations will kick off Saturday in Battle Creek with an afternoon of free music, dancing and food at Friendship Park.

Why some teachers are leaving Michigan  Michigan Radio

Last year, a survey of more than 11000 Michigan teachers revealed that a lot of teachers are unhappy with some aspects of their job. Michigan's two.

On the issues: Kellogg Community College trustee candidates  Battle Creek Enquirer

Steven Claywell, Lester Earl Johnson and Xenia C. McKay are running for six-year terms; two positions are available.

One Of These Ten Could Be The Next Battle Creek City Commissioner

The Battle Creek City Commission will be meeting Tuesday night for a special meeting, to consider Ward 5 Commissioner Dave Walters' replacement.

Michigan high school bans cell phone use in classes

BATTLE CREEK, MI - At Lakeview High School, students will no longer be able to have cell phones or use cell phones and cell phone-sized electronics in class, ...

Tosh.0 just made this Battle Creek graduate a YouTube star  Battle Creek Enquirer

Chris LaFon fulfills a promise he made to his dying father 10 years ago.

Purdue singers to perform at Carlson  Monroe Evening News

Two Purdue University music groups will present a special concert Sunday at Carlson High School.

Battle Creek school bans cell phones in class  Michigan Radio

Put that cell phone away. Not in your pocket, not in your purse, go park it in your locker and keep it out of the classroom. That's the new rule for.

Coldwater, Bronson win girls basketball district titles  WTVB

BATTLE CREEK, MI (WTVB) - The Coldwater Cardinal girls basketball team made its third consecutive MHSAA District Championship game appearance count.

Changes in the wind at alternative school  Battle Creek Enquirer

About 15 years ago, what is now known as Calhoun Community High School was born. At that time, the alternative high school, which currently serves about ...

Michigan native killed as driver took sobriety test during crash

BATTLE CREEK, MI -- A Michigan native was killed in a traffic crash in Texas when a driver of another vehicle blowing into a ignition interlock device struck the ...

Vigil held for former Lakeview High student  Midwest Communication

BATTLE CREEK (WKZO AM/FM) -- They held a candlelight vigil for a former popular student at Lakeview High School who just 18-years-old when she was ...

B.C. native believes she's found her gift as medium  Battle Creek Enquirer

Heather Hunter believes her gift as a medium helps bring solace to people.

Debate delays new social studies standards  Michigan Radio

There's a civil rights debate brewing in Michigan. It's about whether schools have too much civil rights education or too little. This controversy has.

She can't run into burning buildings yet, but this teen aced Michigan's firefighter test  Battle Creek Enquirer

Everlee Chandler scored 98.9% on her 200 question firefighter test but still can't climb a ladder.

On the issues: Calhoun County commission candidates  Battle Creek Enquirer

There are five competitive races for Calhoun County Commission, a two-year term. The Enquirer asked candidates to respond to a questionnaire about key ...

Business notables  Battle Creek Enquirer

... • Bud Dunn, a Battle Creek businessman and vice president of Atlas Sales Inc., has been appointed chair of the national beer distributors' Next Generation ...

Broderick: Graham-Jackson giving back to the game  Battle Creek Enquirer

Former Lakeview, KCC basketball standout running camps for area youth.

Meet your city commission candidates  Battle Creek Enquirer

The Battle Creek City Commission has a long list of candidates, and nine seats need to be filled. Those who are elected will serve for the next three years, as the ...

First woman named Battle Creek Fire Department battalion chief  Battle Creek Enquirer

A self-described tomboy who loves the fire *service* has become the first woman promoted to battalion chief at the Battle Creek Fire Department. Lt. Michele ...

Class reunions  Battle Creek Enquirer

2016 Battle Creek Central Reunions: School tours are available for class reunions from June through August (with the exception of holiday weekends). For more ...

Battle Creek Lakeview students evacuated after sprinkler head bursts, floods hallway  Fox17

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Students at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek were evacuated Monday when a frozen sprinkler head burst and flooded a school ...

Ortiz steers The Arc out of a storm  Battle Creek Enquirer

On a gray Monday in May, Leah Ortiz is seated at her desk at The Arc of Calhoun County building tucked away on Hamblin Avenue in the shadow of the Robert ...

See: Candidates for the county Board of Commissioners  Battle Creek Enquirer

Three seats on the board will see a primary race next month. Here's more about those who want your vote.

About the Kalamazoo shooting victims  Battle Creek Enquirer

Information on the eight people who were shot in a mass shooting in Kalamazoo.

Charles "Chuck" Taylor | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Charles "Chuck" Taylor, 90, of Lancaster, PA, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on October 15, 2017 at Hospice at Community Care in Mount Joy.

Springfield council interviews 5 for city manager job  Battle Creek Enquirer

The Springfield City Council peppered five city manager prospects with questions for hours Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements set for Battle Creek man fatally shot during drinking game  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Funeral services for Nicholas Ullrich will be held at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home in Battle Creek 3 p.m. Monday.

B.C. man needs kidney transplant  Battle Creek Enquirer

Mike Hoenes does a lot of waiting, and as a patient living with Alport syndrome, there's little else he can do.

Young developers buy historic downtown building  Battle Creek Enquirer

Cody and Caitlynn Newman believe Battle Creek's future lies with its downtown. That's why they bought the Ratti Building. "We truly try to put our money where ...

B.C. entrepreneur grows tech business, eyes downtown move  Battle Creek Enquirer

Conor Macfarlane has quietly built a burgeoning technology business with the tone of Silicon Valley far more than southwest Michigan.

Girl, 16, facing charges in Harper Creek bomb threat

Charges are being sought for a 16-year-old Harper Creek female in the bomb threat that closed Harper Creek schools on Monday, Emmett Township police said ...

Student of the Month  WNWN-FM

Nominate a hardworking student to become the monthly WIN 98.5 Student of the Month.

17-year-old girl is one of three to pass Michigan fire academy  WNEM Saginaw

Many kids dream about what they want to be when they grow up, but a Michigan teen is well on her way to starting her career as a firefighter.

Nine incoming students earn $60,000 Foundation Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Nine high-achieving high school students have earned $60,000 Foundation Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 6/16  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

New hires link Battle Creek Police Department to the city's Burmese community  Battle Creek Enquirer

Nearly 2500 Burmese have migrated to Battle Creek since the early 2000s.

Battle Creek bids farewell to Fremont Elementary School  Battle Creek Enquirer

Fremont Elementary School has been a second home for Karen Kerr's family for two generations. Kerr, her kids and her nephew all attended the school tucked ...

Father: Organ donation helps ease pain of death

"We might be going through hard time, but other people can live," said the father of Samantha Baker and grandfather of Anna Baker.

The final list: Who's running for office  Battle Creek Enquirer

The deadline has passed, and nearly 50 candidates have filed for state and county office.

Southwest Michigan slates 2018 Chávez awards dinner | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Southwest Michigan will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader César E. Chávez Saturday, March 24, during an annual ...

Man blames in-car breathalyzer test for crash that killed 18-year-old Michigan native  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

A man who hit and killed a young woman last week is blaming his court-ordered in-car breathalyzer test.

Travel sports: The cost of competition  Battle Creek Enquirer

Why play travel sports? For players like 9-year-old Braxton Liss, the answer is simple. "Because it's fun," Liss said during a practice with the Battle Creek ...

2 apartments added in Marshall as city looks to enhance downtown living  Battle Creek Enquirer

Two new apartments have been added to a 119-year-old building in downtown Marshall.

Fulbright student awards go to WMU alumni, doctoral candidate | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Two recent Western Michigan University alumni and a current doctoral candidate have won highly competitive Fulbright awards to conduct ...

An elementary school has banned homework for the year to fix underperformance  Michigan Radio

This morning I sent my daughter off to her first day of third grade. She was excited to go. She was ready to see her friends, and genuinely loves school.

Singer Doug LaBrecque on what it takes to be a star  WMUK

As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It , singer Doug LaBrecque tells host Cara Lieurance about his musical rise from roles in Lakeview High School productions in.

Funeral Friday for slain Berrien County court officer Joseph Zangaro, 61

ST. JOSEPH, MI -- A Celebration of Life *Service* will be held at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center at 1 p.m. Friday, July 15, for Joseph P. Zangaro, 61, ...

Man who blamed breathalyzer in crash that killed Michigan woman charged with manslaughter  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

A man who blamed his in-car breathalyzer test for a crash that killed an 18-year-old woman from Michigan is now facing charges.

Kalamazoo County hires new medical director to cover multiple regions

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dr. William Nettleton will oversee the application of medicine in Kalamazoo County. Nettleton assumed the position of medical director of the ...

2014: One big snowball of controversy  Battle Creek Enquirer

It'll be a cold day when we see as much turmoil in Battle Creek as we did in 2014, a year that started out with more cold days, and more snow, than anyone could ...

Victims of Kalamazoo shootings remembered  Battle Creek Enquirer

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Enquirer is contacting family and friends of the shooting victims of the Kalamazoo attacks. This story will be updated as more information is ...

Battle Creek Homes for Sale and Real Estate  Battle Creek Enquirer

Search for homes in Battle Creek. Check out all available real estate listings, rentals, new homes and commercial properties at ...

Shooting victim Judy Brown: 'A compassionate, gentle soul'  Battle Creek Enquirer

Marian Herriman still remembers the middle school days, when she and her best friend Judy Brown sneaked sips of canned chocolate syrup at home during ...

Twenty incoming students win $50,000 Medallion Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO—Twenty freshmen have won coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan University this fall. Medallion ...

'I like to work': How Rick Jones became the most successful lawmaker of his time  Lansing State Journal

State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has had more bills signed into law than any lawmaker he's served with, and now he's term-limited out of a job.

Putting a college advisor in every Michigan high school  Bridge Michigan

Getting low-income students to think about two- and four-year colleges is the goal of a program that can lift young people from poverty and boost the state's ...

Teens face up to life in drug-deal stabbing  Battle Creek Enquirer

Asssault with intent to murder charges for two held in stabbing during drug deal.

More than 800 police officers do "final call" for officer Joseph Zangaro

BENTON HARBOR, MI - The funeral of fallen Berrien County bailiff and former Michigan State Police post commander Joseph Zangaro ended with final call.

Going to the wall for crime victims | Local News  Herald Palladium

Carolyn Groen knew she had tough shoes to fill when she replaced the retiring Marilyn Bowie as the new coordinator of Victim/Witness Services for the Berrien ...

Text like a teen: Drop the period!!!  Michigan Radio

Texting has become a dominant means of communication in today's interconnected world. Some reports suggest that large swaths of Americans prefer it to.

Fifty seniors receive WMU's top undergraduate honor | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Fifty students in Western Michigan University's 6,500-member senior class have been named a 2016 Presidential Scholar. The annual ...

Branch County WC, Quincy WC all see success at MYWAY Wrestling Regionals  Coldwater Daily Reporter

BATTLE CREEK — A number of wrestlers from around the Branch County area, including the 11 from Bronson spotlighted in an article printed Wednesday, ...

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