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

Local News

History Center cites volunteers Donovan, Bella

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Vic Bella has received the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center’s top honor, the Charles J. Lorenz Award of Achievement for 2017, and Ellen Donovan has been named the center’s Volunteer of the Year. Bella lives in Saugatuck, Donovan in Fennville. The Lorenz Award was established in 1997 to honor the memory of Charles Lorenz, who gave of […]

City appealing to fed to keep chain ferry afloat

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck city officials hope federal lawmakers can soon crank out legislation that will keep afloat the tradition of crossing the Kalamazoo River by chain ferry. “If we don’t get current regulations eased … the 160-year-old chain ferry will not exist in the future,” said member Bill Hess at Monday’s city council […]

Old School House to celebrate 150 years with gala weekend Sept. 23-24

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The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center will mark the 150th anniversary of its iconic Old School House, 130 Center St., Douglas, with a gala weekend Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24. Friends and members are invited to an evening Saturday at the building, listed on both the Michigan and National Registers of Historic Places, and on […]

Sports

Gearin’ up for the gridiron

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Football season is approaching. For proof, all one had to do was drive past Saugatuck’s Jarvis Memorial Field last week. There, Saugatuck varsity football coach Bill Dunn (back row, third from right) held his school’s annual football camp for students entering grades seven through 12. A total of 52 student-athletes attended the camp, which serves […]

Opinion

Eclipse gazing, not so much

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Are you ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse this Monday? Have you acquired your special paper eyewear that protects your eyes from the eclipse? I haven’t seen so much hysteria over a two-minute event, well, since May when the Kentucky Derby was run in 2 minutes and 12 seconds. […]

Blue Star

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