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Saugatuck city still seeks public input on police

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent The deadline to return surveys about police service in Saugatuck city is getting closer. “I want to encourage residents to complete the survey,” councilman Bill Hess said at the Monday council meeting. As of Monday, 191 of the five-page, 25-question surveys had been returned, according to city clerk Monica Nagel who […]

Lake levels start seasonal drop, still high

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As the tourists leave the lakeshore for work and school, Lake Michigan — hence inland — water levels are dropping as part of the expected seasonal decline, Commercial Record correspondent Jim Hayden reports on his Bicycle Base Fennville blog site. Since Sept. 1, the lake level has dropped 0.6 inch as of Sept. 7, according […]

Mill Pond/Durham award two scholars

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Mill Pond Realty/Laura Durham have awarded $1,000 Follow Your Dreams Scholarships to Saugatuck and Fennville high school graduates Michelle Malkowski and Anna DeMann, respectively. Malkowski, the daughter of James Malkowski, plans to pursue a college arts education degree in hopes of teaching the subject to young students. “I’ve always had the best teachers,” said Malkowski. […]

Saugatuck woman to lead Holland Historical Trust

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Ricki Levine of Saugatuck has been named new director of the Holland Historical Trust. Levine will assume the full-time position heading the trust — which manages the Holland Museum, Cappon House and Settlers House — Sept. 18. She will replace interim director Janet DeYoung, who has headed the trust since executive director Chris Shires stepped […]

Indians hold off Delton to secure victory

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor DELTON—With the first half of Saugatuck’s SAC crossover game with Delton winding to a close, Indian Ryan Kunkel came up with an interception. He then went 18 yards before being tackled, giving his team good field position and a chance to tack onto a 14-7 lead. The Indians did just […]

Indian soccer wins one, drops two

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor A busy week started on a high note for the Saugatuck boys’ soccer team, which posted a 4-0 win over Lawrence on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the first of three games during a week long span. The other two games didn’t end as well, as the Indians dropped a 3-2 […]

Saugatuck volleyball wins three

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WYOMING—The third and deciding set between the volleyball teams from Saugatuck and Godwin Heights was kind of like the Energizer Bunny. It just kept going and going and going … In the end, the Indians outlasted Godwin to win the set and take the match 16-25, 25-17, 23-21. The third […]

Fennville great Jordan watches as Blackhawk soccer falls 1-0

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent   FENNVILLE—The big news at the Hamilton at Fennville soccer match on Wednesday, Sept. 6 wasn’t just the Hawkeyes’ 1-0 victory. Rather, there was a buzz in the area as fans realized one of West Michigan’s all-time greatest prep athletes—and one of Fennville’s favorite sons—was in attendance as Richie Jordan […]

Hear ye, hear ye!

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The Saugatuck-Douglas Community Recreation Department’s 19th annual Labor Day Blue Star Bridge Walk drew hundreds of two- and four-legged participants to follow Town Crier Art Tolsma tackling the 623-foot trek. The traditional end-of-summer, start-of-fall celebration awarded completion certificates to finishers. For the 19th straight year, no casualties were reported. (Photo by Scott Sullivan)

Local elections to largely seek status quo

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In Saugatuck-Douglas the more things change, the more they remain the same. All three incumbents on both city councils will run unopposed for re-election Nov. 7. Seeking millage renewals will be Saugatuck Township for roads and the Interurban Transit Authority for operations. Saugatuck Public Schools, as detailed here last week, are seeking operating millages for […]