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

Local News

Toast to Blue Star Trail raises more than $40K

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More than 150 supporters gathered and raised more than $40,000 to support engineering and construction of a 20-mile nonmotorized trail from Saugatuck to South Haven at a Toast to the Blue Star Trail gala June 11 on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan at the South Haven Conference Center. The event, whose tickets sold out several […]

Brewery breaks ground at historic Red Barn

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Work has begun to turn Saugatuck’s Red Barn Theatre into a brewery, event center and yurt-rental business. Guardian Brewing Co. broke ground at the 3657 63rd St. 3-acre site north of Blue Star Highway and east of the I-196 Exit 41 bridge, last week. The existing building includes the historic 12,672-square-foot Red Barn, built in […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Green Streets/Sex Who knew trees change sexes? Spell “sexes” backwards and you’ll see what I mean. Only when they bloom can you tell if they’re boy, girl or TBA, botanists say. Lots (trees, not botanists) are hermaphrodites — i.e. their flowers have male and female reproductive parts. The male are the […]

Sports

Baseball results

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck 6 Covenant Christian 10 Entering the season, first-year Saugatuck baseball coach Tim Antel wanted his players to be aggressive on the basepaths. Apparently that message got through loud and clear, as the Indians racked up 209 stolen bases to place third on the all-time in Michigan High School Athletic […]

Opinion

Mind wanders to IHOB, snakes

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Its 3 a.m. and my mind is wandering. Here’s where it went: To Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where photos of flooding devastation created anxiety. Here I was enjoying 90-degree plus temperatures without a hint of rain, but there torrential downpours caused the worst flooding I have ever seen. Houghton and surrounding communities […]

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