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

Local News

Environmental champion Patty Birkholz dies

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By Virginia Ransbottom Staff Writer Saugatuck Township icon Patty Birkholz — a former state senator, representative and lifelong environmental champion — has left us. Birkholz, 74, died Thursday, May 3, after a sudden and aggressive return of cancer. “Patty,” said Gov. Rick Snyder in a statement, “was a tireless and highly-regarded advocate for Michigan and […]

Township tables fire budget vote

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township Board May 2 tabled voting on the Saugatuck Township Fire District’s proposed 2017-18 budget, claiming it wanted more salary information. Trustee Roy McIlwaine asked why the fire board proposed a 4.7-percent raise for Chief Greg Janik (from $65,090.84 in 2016-17 to $70,000) while other district employees would receive […]

Dredging overdue here despite lake’s rise

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Great Lakes water levels continue rising, but West Michigan harbors still need dredging, Commercial Record correspondent Jim Hayden reports in his Bicycle Base Fennville blog. Work in Holland is scheduled to begin this week, but Saugatuck and South Haven have not received federal funding for any dredging. Lakes Michigan-Huron averaged at 580 feet above sea […]

Sports

Soccer results

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Fennville 2 Hastings 4 A big game from Malia Marquez wasn’t enough to prevent Fennville from dropping its non-league game to Hastings on Monday, May 7. Marquez scored a pair of goals, but that’s all the Blackhawks would get offensively in suffering the 4-2 defeat. Julia Mendoza was credited with […]

Opinion

For Mother’s Day: no more Alzheimer’s

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher A few years ago my mother died from complications caused by Alzheimer’s. It was a long and arduous haul as my siblings and I watched our beloved mother decline to where she knew no one or nowhere. I vowed to do what I could as a writer and editor to occasionally […]

Blue Star

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