Danny Oleksa slipped into the warm waters of the swimming pool at the Battle Creek YMCA, and a look of contented freedom overtook his face. "The pool is the only time where he can free float," his mom, Laurie Oleksa, said from the deck. In 2003, Laurie stopped in to Willard Library. Danny waited in the car. Somehow, he became entangled in a seat belt. When she came out, the belt was wound around his neck and bystanders were trying to free him.
Three incumbent at-large members of the Battle Creek City Commission will keep their seats. They'll be joined by a former commissioner who won another term. Incumbents Mark Behnke, Kaytee Faris and Susan Baldwin came out on top of a crowded field, as did Sherry Sofia, who represented Ward 3 on the commission from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2013. Former at-large commissioner Andy Helmboldt did not seek re-election.
According to Calhoun County Chief Deputy Clerk of Elections Teri Lowe, there are 36,473 registered voters in Battle Creek. Tuesday, 3,379 of them came to the polls. That's 9.26%. The results haven't been certified; the official results could be released by early next week. Which is slightly more than the 8.5% who turned out in the 2015 commission election, but somewhat worse than in prior elections. Records show that 9.9% of registered voters went to the polls in the November of 2013.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".