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

Local News

Township eyes new manager, clerk, more

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township board may effect major changes at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. in the township hall. To be discussed: Employing Natalie Dean as new township manager/zoning administrator. Deam, a municipal planner for private Kalamazoo-based Wightman after 13 years’ experience as a City of Marshall planner, […]

Douglas seeks street performers grant

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas is applying to the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs for a $4,000 mini-grant to bring street performers downtown. Council Jan. 7 approved applying for the stipend, which the city would match with $4,000 of its own to pay planner and Downtown Development Authority director Lisa Imus to manage […]

Douglas OK’s new library site plan

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Douglas Planning Commission Jan. 9 approved a site plan, with conditions, for a new $4.35-million, 9,000-square-foot Sauga-tuck-Douglas District Library at 174 Center St. SDDL officials plan to break ground across the street from the library’s current home in an 1870-s built former church, and move in — “if all goes […]

Sports

Indian girls pick up third straight victory

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Eight of the 10 players on Saugatuck’s roster scored in the game against Watervliet on Friday, Jan. 11, led by 17 points from Maddie Moore. The result was a 60-29 win in the Indians’ first action in three weeks following Christmas break. The win was the third in a row […]

Opinion

Sears, the Amazon of the 50’s, struggling to survive

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I was surprised an article listing retailers “in trouble” included J.C. Penney, Pet Smart and Guitar Center. I wasn’t surprised to see Sears. My mind wandered back with chagrin to the “good ole days” when Sears and Roebuck were king of the retail world. I remember checking the mailbox each day […]

Blue Star

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Life as performance art

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