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Irish reels, hornpipes, jigs, airs and waltzes are some tune types likely to be played at 7:30 pm Thursday, Aug 19 at First United Methodist Church of Battle Creek, when fiddle guru Brian Conway and renowned accordionist John Whelan take the stage for a duo concert called "An Evening With Irish Legends." Cara Lieurance spoke with Conway for a preview.

Battle Creek Scooters Please Some, Irritate Others

Jul 6, 2021
Leona Larson / WMUK

A fleet of “Birds” landed in Battle Creek at the end of May, but instead of flying through the air, this species of avian flies down city streets in the form of shared electric scooters from a company called Bird.

Battle Creek's "Field Of Flight" Takes Off

Jul 1, 2021
Leona Larson / WMUK

While some events continue to be cancelled this summer because of the pandemic, Battle Creek’s “Field of Flight” is taking off on schedule.

A picture from a low angle of Battle Creek City Hall. A historic marker is in the foreground.

The COVID-19 shutdown is hitting the City of Battle Creek’s budget. City Manager Rebecca Fleury says the Battle Creek is facing a roughly $800,000 shortfall before the new fiscal year in July. The pain will continue in the next budget, when the city expects an almost $5 million loss in taxes, revenue sharing and fees.

Andy Robins / WMUK

The City of Battle Creek is going online to help restaurants and other food-related businesses get through the corona virus pandemic.