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

Local News

Saugatuck OKs lethal injections for invasive

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent   Saugatuck’s fight against invasive plants will get a booster shot this fall when conservationists inject chemicals into the stem of Japanese knotweed growing along Perryman Street. City council Monday approved the treatment in Mt. Baldhead Park by the Ottawa Conservation District at no cost to the city. “The reason we […]

Mill Pond scholarships go to local teens

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Recent Saugatuck and Fennville high school graduates Samantha White and Mariana Delgado will find starting college this fall more affordable thanks to Mill Pond Realty Inc. scholarships of $1,000 each. “I started in business at age 20 and opened my own hometown real estate company when I was 29,” said Mill […]

Car-motorcycle crash near cemetery hospitalizes 2

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Saugatuck Township Fire District crews were busy Monday afternoon, being called away from an Int. 196 camper fire south of Douglas to this 2:05 p.m. car-motorcycle crash next to Riverside Cemetery in Saugatuck. Michigan State Police said a Holland man, 69, was westbound on Cemetery Drive, stopped for the sign at Blue Star Highway, then […]

Sports

Saugatuck’s Bauer receives state Coach of the Year

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor His name is on the award. But if you ask Saugatuck boys’ track coach Rick Bauer, he’d tell you the Michigan High School Coach of the Year award he received from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association isn’t his alone. Rather, he shares it with a […]

Opinion

Electoral College means our votes don’t count

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Mike Wilcox Publisher   It’s nearly September and in two months voters will decide who will lead the United States for the next four years. We may choose Clinton, Trump or a third-party candidate like Johnson. That’s popular opinion, anyway. In reality the next president, like the previous 43, will be chosen by an archaic […]

Blue Star

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