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Drone footage of the Kalamazoo River in downtown Saugatuck, MI. Courtesy of Paul Lehman

Local News

Heron Bay spray raises questions

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Fighting invasive species is not for the faint of heart. Add to the 2011 spraying that unexpectedly killed Mt. Baldhead hardwoods a Sept. 14 incident where a helicopter pilot mistakenly treated an island near Heron Bay for phragmites. Resident Dick Waskin witnessed and took pictures of the chopper spraying that day […]

Planting bulbs in snow

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The Saugatuck High School Interact Club partnered with the local Boy Scouts, Rotary Club and Saugatuck Township last snowy weekend to plant more than 1,200 daffodil bulbs at the Douglas and Riverside cemeteries. Shown (l-r) are, front: Olivia Ayers, Lily Francis, Sophie McQueary, Jetal Patel, Keera Lung and Gabe Smit; rear: Jillian Johnson, Ava Fink, […]

Saugatuck will remove dying downtown trees

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent A highly visible downtown maple will come down before the year is over after Saugatuck City Council Monday approved its annual tree service contract. Bartlett Tree Experts of Grand Rapids will cut down a 40-inch diameter sugar maple at Village Square Park at Butler and Main streets at a cost of […]

Sports

Indians fall to nemesis Pewamo-Westphalia in district finals

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WESTPHALIA—As Saugatuck football coach Bill Dunn posed for a picture with his team’s seniors following its Division 7 district final against Pewamo-Westphalia, one of the players asked if they were supposed to smile. “Yes we’re smiling,” Dunn responded. “It’s been a great season. You guys have a lot to be […]

Opinion

Why aren’t you buying locally?

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I don’t care what they might trumpet in Washington, D.C., or California; our economy here hasn’t gotten much better in the last few years. Here we work hard every day just to keep food on the table. It isn’t much different if you own your own business. As a newspaper we […]

Meanderings

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Blue Star

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