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

Local News

Local semi-dry wine named best in state

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  Fennville’s Fenn Valley Vineyards was awarded Best in Class Semi-Dry White for its 2015 Traminette Semi Dry during the 2016 Michigan Wine Competition. Fifty-one of the state’s 123 wineries entered 352 wines for this year’s competition, in which only wines produced from Michigan grapes and other fruit are eligible. “Once again, the quality of […]

Conservancy fight invasive plants, boosts butterflies

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  The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy has exceeded its expectations in fighting the spread of invasive plans and launched efforts to boost fading monarch butterfly populations, especially at its Wau-Ke-Na William Erby Smith Preserve in Glenn. The multi-year effort to combat invasive plants, funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services’ Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, […]

STFD Chief named Fire Educator of the Year

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Saugatuck Township Fire District Chief Greg Janik (shown at left) was presented the Public Fire Educator of the Year award by the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society at its dinner banquet Sept. 15 in East Lansing. Janik was chosen among statewide candidates based on his leadership and commitment to delivering year-round public education programming in the […]

Sports

DeLaRosa leads Fennville to win over archrival Saugatuck

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Carlos DeLaRosa turned in the standout performance when Fennville took on archrival Saugatuck on Monday, Sept. 19. DeLaRosa had a hand in all three of the Blackhawks’ goals, scoring one and assisting on the other two in leading his team to the 3-0 victory. Although his team came up on […]

Opinion

Blue Star

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  By Scott Sullivan Editor Cheesiest Unlike Congress, I’m pro progress. I support dropping news from newspapers —low-paid reporters are too expensive — and using more “lifestyle” stories gleaned free online. Give me content providers, not writers, and audience engagement specialists posting buttons, banners and click-bait polls online drawing likes and hits I can peddle […]

Blue Star

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Life As Performance Art

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