Police Training Tuesday at Condemned Properties

Angela HartungNews, 2017

The Battle Creek Police Department bomb squad will be conducting training exercises the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 21 at three properties owned by the Calhoun County Land Bank. The three houses, 40 Graves Ave., 217 Graves Ave. and 175 Roseneath Ave, are slated for demolition in the spring of 2018. … Read More

Calhoun County Land Bank Receives $100,000 to Fight Blight

Angela HartungNews, 2017

Over $3.6 million has been awarded to counties and cities across Michigan to fight blight, by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Several of those counties are here in Southwest Michigan; the MSHDA says Thursday that the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority will receive $100,000 to demolish an abandoned commercial property in Marshall, while Kalamazoo County will receive $132,000 to … Read More

County to Demolish Abandoned School in Albion

Angela HartungNews, 2017

Three days after an Albion teen was raped at an abandoned school building, Calhoun County has made plans to tear it down. The Albion Department of Public Safety says that around 1:20am Monday, July 10, a 17-year-old girl told police that she had been in the 600 block of Dalrymple … Read More

122 Blighted Calhoun County Houses to be Demolished

Angela HartungNews, 2017

A large scale effort to fight blight is coming to Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority says that in the coming weeks, they will be working with the County, Bedford Charter Township, Emmett Charter Township, and the Cities of Battle Creek and Albion to demolish 122 blighted houses. … Read More