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People, pup OK after wind-blown jackknife crash

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High winds Sunday caused trouble for motorists, including the driver of a 2012 Ford F-150 who saw his camper jackknife around 1 p.m. and block southbound I-196 near the 38-mile marker. The Saugatuck Township Fire District, called to do backup there, responded according to highway protocol with arrow board, tanker, engine and command vehicles, blocked […]

SPS superintendent Timmerman to retire

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Public Schools Superintendent Rolfe Timmerman is retiring. After close to 30 years as a public schools teacher and administrator, nine as SPS head, Timmerman said at Monday’s school board meeting he will perform daily duties through the end of December, including seeing through the district’s Nov. 7 bond renewal requests, […]

ZBA denies group standing on dunes appeal

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals voted 2-1 Oct. 11 not to hear an environmental group’s claim that a dunes developer was wrongly granted preliminary approvals, ruling Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance members lacked legal standing to contest the planning commission’s actions. The Alliance since 2007 has fought development of what […]

SHS Interact Club succeeds building batey school

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By Georgia Richardson-Smaller & Jetal Patel, SHS Students Last February, 12 Sauga-tuck High School students embarked on a trip to the Dominican Republic that enriched not only their lives, but lives of students in Batey 106, a small village surrounded by miles of sugar cane plantations. The SHS Interact Club is a service group dedicated […]

Douglas has choice of waste haulers: Chef or Chef

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas has a choice of firms waiting to dish up its next single waste hauling contract: Chef or Chef. Chef Container, the city’s provider the last five years, was the only respondent to city manager Bill LeFevere’s Oct. 4 request for proposals to furnish weekly refuse and recyclable collections for residential […]

Douglas dedicates old barrel, new trail Friday

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas will celebrate completion of its Old Root Beer Barrel and new Beach to Bayou Trail Friday, Oct. 20, at the Barrel site, southwest corner of Center and Ferry streets, starting at 1 p.m. The 17-foot tall barrel, a concession stand from which root beer and foot-long hot dogs were sold […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Blind In Greek mythology, the blind prophet Tiresias, undistracted by phenomena of the present, could see the future. Try shooting photographs in a deluge, blind. Not so easy. My mission, which I chose to accept, was to video the Sand Hill Crane All-Trail Half Marathon Saturday, then take still shots Sunday […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Woodchucks were my vegetable garden-loving father’s archenemy. No G-man was more ruthless when it came to eradicating his “public enemy number one.” If that seems a strange way to phrase it, so was his method to keep the garden varmint- free. Every day at lunch he would creep out the […]

Drug companies, doctors must do the right thing

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Most of us have heard of the opioids epidemic, but many are at a loss as to how and who to blame for it. A “60 Minutes” exposé which aired Sunday put the blame squarely on the drug distributors —namely the three largest, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health. The segment claimed […]

Douglas store to host pumpkin carving

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Rock on Ice ice and vegetable sculpting business owner Shannon Gerasimchak — creator of work such as shown — will return to Upscale Mercantile, 161 N. Blue Star Hwy., Douglas, for its fifth annual Pumpkin Carving event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, starting at 11 a.m. The business will also serve “spooky wines” […]