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

Local News

Township goes back to well again

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By Scott Sullivan Editor If at first you don’t succeed, dig, dig again. That is not quite the case with a test well being explored north of 135th Avenue and west of 65th Street. “Our early-December first-stage testing’s revealed a fairly-thick aquifer that showed a good water supply at 280 feet deep,” Fleis & VandenBrink […]

Semis sideswipe, spill, closing roads

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Two semis that sideswiped each other on southbound I-196 Feb. 13 caused Saugatuck and Ganges township fire departments to close Exit 34 ramps and a freeway lane close to five hours while wrecker crews cleaned up spilled debris. The STFD took a 3:26 p.m. call, said Fire Chief Greg Janik, to […]

Spice & Tea Merchants buys Masonic Lodge

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Spice & Tea Merchants, whose 16 franchises in six states includes a soon-to-move shop in Saugatuck, has purchased Saugatuck Masonic Lodge No. 328 at 3150 Blue Star Hwy. with plans to use part of the 1970-built structure as a warehouse. Business owner Lisa Freeman, who closed Feb. 9 on the 6,160-square-foot […]

Sports

Saugatuck starts slow in losing effort

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MUSKEGON—Slow starts have plagued the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team throughout the course of the season. The Indians’ non-conference contest with North Muskegon on Monday, Feb. 12, was another example of that. Saugatuck fell behind 22-14 at the end of the opening quarter and never fully recovered in suffering the 611-49 […]

Opinion

Olympics more curiosity than competition

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I’m not a fan of winter. I hate cold weather and don’t like the snow and ice it brings. Back when I was a teen and young adult, my parents and colleagues coaxed me to try outside winter sports. I snow skied a few times, but my novice career ended when […]

Blue Star

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Life as performance art

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