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

Local News

Bow ‘peops’

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Saugatuck Garden Club members and other holiday decoration enthusiasts gathered Nov. 1 in Douglas City Hall to create bows and wreaths to be distributed throughout Saugatuck and Douglas for the upcoming festive season. Pictured are (from left) Joyce Inch, Tarue Pullen, Walter (the Wonderful) Klimek, Barb Welk, Joyce Harvath, Jeanne Zerbe, Mary Lyons and Patricia […]

Beware gales of November on Big Lake

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Taking a walk on a pier or breakwater in Lake Michigan is especially dangerous this time of year, writes Commercial Record correspondent Jim Hayden on his Bicycle Base Fennville blog, even as water levels continue their seasonal decline. “Most accidents and incidents near harbor structures occur during the turbulent weather season from late August through […]

West Side Park closes beach steps again

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By Ryan Lewis Staff Writer Last month, the southern end of the access stairs at West Side County Park were closed due to increased erosion. Allegan County administrator Rob Sarro told county commissioners Oct. 25 that a storm had caused “major erosion” at the Lake Michigan-fronting Ganges Township park and removed approximately 10 feet of […]

Sports

Indians fall to nemesis Pewamo-Westphalia in district finals

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WESTPHALIA—As Saugatuck football coach Bill Dunn posed for a picture with his team’s seniors following its Division 7 district final against Pewamo-Westphalia, one of the players asked if they were supposed to smile. “Yes we’re smiling,” Dunn responded. “It’s been a great season. You guys have a lot to be […]

Opinion

How about voting for, not against?

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher As an avid observer of political campaigns I am appalled at the emphasis placed on fear-mongering this election. Instead of electing the best candidate we are told on television and in print literature to not vote for a specific candidate because he or she might be a socialist or a racist. […]

Blue Star

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Life as performance art

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