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

Local News

Saugatuck Township fills ZA, assessor posts

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township filled two office vacancies within two days last week. Lynee Wells started as a zoning administrator and planning consultant May 13. Kyle Harris began as assessor the next day. Wells, who with Williams & Works of Grand Rapids worked as municipal planner for the City of Douglas among other […]

Douglas fills BRA plate with Haworth plan

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas City Council took next steps Monday towards razing and cleaning up the former Haworth plant property, conveying 7.11 acres the city acquired at 200 Blue Star Hwy. this spring from the furniture manufacturer to its new Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The city plans to demolish the 156,900-square-foot factory on it, […]

Ice cream for DES fire safety pioneers

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Grade school students are already making history. This called for ice cream Friday as safety leaders celebrated Douglas Elementary being the first such school in Michigan to complete the PressTo Test Challenge using social media to test home smoke alarms. State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer, Rep. Mary Whiteford, Saugatuck Township Fire […]

Sports

Track teams win divisional titles

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Make it six and counting for the Saugatuck track teams. Both the girls’ and boys’ track teams won the divisional championship for the sixth straight season by taking top honors at the SAC Lakeshore Divisional Meet on Monday, May 13. The boys finished with 180 points to top runner-up Coloma […]

Opinion

My son: from toddler to graduate

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I tip my ball cap to my son Jordan, who will graduate cum laude from Livonia Stevenson High School this week. Jordan grew up in the newspaper business, having tagged along with me on many an assignment. He’s an expert photographer, but more importantly he keeps our newspapers in working order […]

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