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

Local News

Old Douglas Root Beer Barrel work rolls on

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Work continues, as volunteers find time and funds, on The Old Root Beer Barrel, restored and installed last summer on Douglas-owned land at the southwest corner of Ferry and West Center streets.   Brothers Vic and Ray Bella (pictured) worked last week installing window covers on the 17-foot tall, barrel-shaped structure, […]

Saugatuck budget makes beach road, parks priority

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck City’s proposed $2.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year sets $1.3 million in priority expenditures including the reconstruction of Perryman Street to Oval Beach and park improvements. A public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 budget will be Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m. in city hall, 102 Butler St. […]

Rotary July 4 parade, fireworks honor rescuers

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Saugatuck and Douglas will host their annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Tuesday, July 4, honoring local fire, rescue and police departments at the head of the parade. “We all owe so much to our first responders,” said John Rotonda, incoming President of the Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas, sponsor of the holiday festivities. “Rotary’s motto […]

Sports

Indian, Fennville softball teams suffer losses in district semi-finals

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent GOBLES—The Saugatuck softball team saw its season come to an end with a 12-2 loss to Hopkins in a Division 3 semifinal game at Gobles on Saturday, June 3. “That’s a good team we lost to today,” Saugatuck coach Matt Diaz said of the Vikings. Saugatuck was forced to play […]

Opinion

Not how I’d planned my summer to begin

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher So summer has officially arrived, at least according to the calendar. For most of us summer arrived a couple weeks ago when the sweltering heat made its return and we engaged in all sorts of outdoor activities. My first summer weekend began innocently enough by shoveling a dump truck load of […]

Blue Star

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