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

Local News

DeMond receives up to 10 years on charge

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By Daniel Pepper Staff Writer Douglas businessman Nick DeMond was sent to prison Monday after hearing his victim speak about how his sexual molestation—and the actions of others attacking her—had affected her. Allegan County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Zuzich Bakker sentenced DeMond, 45, president of the DeMond’s SuperValu grocery store, to 23 months to 10 […]

Coghlin Park now available for weddings

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Couples can rent Coghlin Park for large weddings after Saugatuck City Council approved a new policy allowing it March 13. The move followed a heated discussion last summer about parking at the nearby Sau-gatuck Center for the Arts for matrimonial events. “This is for a very specific need we’ve identified,” said […]

Teen runaway found safe

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A Saugatuck High School student who was the subject of a missing/endangered advisory Monday was found that night in Ames, Iowa. Joy Dene Martin, 16, was located on the campus of Iowa State University after leaving her home sometime Saturday. Michigan State Police said Martin was in good health and had left home voluntarily after […]

Sports

Saugatuck’s season ends with district loss to Covenant Christian

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor GRAND RAPIDS—After guiding his team to a win over archrival Fennville to end the regular season, first-year Saugatuck boys’ basketball coach Andy Diaz was hoping to carry some of that momentum into the postseason. Covenant Christian had other ideas. The Chargers, ranked fifth in Class C, controlled the action from […]

Opinion

Eliminate insane pork barrel projects

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher President Donald Trump has vowed to cut government expenses. In his first 100 days he has suggested several departmental cuts that have unnerved a backlash among many liberal-leaning groups. I’m of the opinion if Trump and his gang were to eliminate most of the pork barrel projects that Congress has approved […]

Blue Star

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