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

Local News

Six departments respond to douse Fennville blaze

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A fire Monday caused severe damage to a Wilson Street home in Fennville and took crews from six area fire departments almost three hours to put out. Saugatuck Township Fire District IT Director Erik Kirchert reported his department took a call to assist at 11:44 a.m. after the first-arriving Fennville unit encountered heavy fire showing […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor PETA Each I inherited my white hair from my kid — i.e. naturally. Comes from stress. I did the same for my parents, who did their duty as I do now: feared they’d failed their children by inspiring similar fear in us we’d fail them. Talk about self-fulfilling. If we pass […]

Kingdom not magical to me

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher The Magic Kingdom is not so magical to this old curmudgeon. I was somehow convinced to chauffeur and partake in the wonders of Disney World with my wife, a friend and their 8-year-old daughter. It had been 15 glorious years since I’d last endured all that Mickey and his friends had […]

Sports

Football playoffs will reward tougher schedules

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The times, they are a changin.’ When it comes to high school football in Michigan, that is. Starting this season, teams will be limited to six hours of full-pads collision contact per week in practice, with that time being reduced to 30 minutes per week once the season starts. The […]

Opinion

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Out Oh boy. Time to be anesthetized — not as I pine for during the Democratic presidential debates, but for real. Doctors are going to play Operation, ala the still-extant children’s game, with me as Cavity Sam. If you’re my age, you may not remember your wedding anniversary, divorce lawyer’s speed-dial […]

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