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Air views on township recreational pot Dec. 16

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township residents are invited to air their views about recreational marijuana during a Monday, Nov. 16, public hearing in the township hall. The planning commission scheduled the session Nov. 25 after reviewing an option prepared by township attorney Nick Curcio showing what would need to change should its members, then […]

Douglas eyes new plans for old Zing

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By Scott Sullivan Editor New owners of the former Zing Eat/Drink martini bar plan a specialty market, grill and new four-season events building at the 310 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas south gateway parcel. Mary Fechtig, Elizabeth Estes, Garnet Lewis and Vicki Cobb – dba as Halas Holdings. LLC — bought the 1.13-acre site, former restaurant […]

Saugatuck trims tree service budget

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Saugatuck trims tree service budget By Jim Hayden Correspondent The City of Saugatuck is changing the company that helps prune and remove trees to save $3,500. City council Monday unanimously approved using Axman Enterprise Inc. of Saugatuck for $7,800. Work includes tree removal at 152 Elizabeth St., 428 Grand St., 650 Spear St.; trimming at […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Flee to Fla. ‘Tis the season snowbirds fly to Florida, President Trump’s new home after claiming leaders in his native New York had treated him “very badly.” Take Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Good riddance,” he said. “It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway.” The Orange Man is a perfect fit for […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Most of us have foods we appreciate and others we do not. I grew up in southwest Minnesota on the frontier of the Lutefisk Ghetto. It’s an acquired taste: fillet of Norwegian cod, soaked in lye, dried in the open air until the consistency of shoe leather, packed and shipped […]

Let’s back off the ugliness

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Can’t we all just get along? I’ve been a keen watcher of political discourse since I was 10 years old and never have I experienced such a polarized nation. Beyond that are the positions taken by many from both sides of the aisle that if you don’t take their side, you […]

Wrestling preview:

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE Being an exchange student provides the opportunity to learn about a different culture and experience new things. Sophomore Adrian Gomez has fully embraced that opportunity. An exchange student from Spain, Gomez has joined the Fennville wrestling team despite having no prior experience in the sport. And Blackhawks coach Steve […]

Saugatuck girls’ basketball dominates in win over Lawton

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor LAWTON—A total-team effort led Saugatuck to its first victory of the season. All eight players who suited up for the Indians found their way into the scoring column as Saugatuck posted the 60-24 win over host Lawton on Friday, Dec. 6. “Our effort, energy and attitude were all at their […]

Saugatuck city names trail study reps

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  Saugatuck city names trail study reps   By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck City will join Saugatuck Township and the City of Douglas in a meeting that could lead to an agreement on a non-motorized path through the three communities. Saugatuck City Council Nov. 25 appointed Mayor Ken Trester and trustee Holly Leo to the […]

Douglas eyes Aquatic Doctors to kill weeds

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By Scott Sullivan Editor No one was green with envy watching Douglas Harbor turn green last summer. City council was slated Monday to consider hiring Aquatic Doctors to treat for invasive weeds that challenged water recreation, boating and navigation in addition to the physical appearance of Wade’s Bayou and other venues. Said water treatment is […]