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Saugatuck wades into Kal Lake invasives

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck City Council is cautiously wading into ways to eliminate a growing aquatic weed problem in Kalamazoo Lake and will most likely hold off any treatment until next spring. “I’d like to keep the process moving,” Mayor Ken Trester said at Monday’s meeting after council members backed off approval of a […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Out Oh boy. Time to be anesthetized — not as I pine for during the Democratic presidential debates, but for real. Doctors are going to play Operation, ala the still-extant children’s game, with me as Cavity Sam. If you’re my age, you may not remember your wedding anniversary, divorce lawyer’s speed-dial […]

Of red ants and a wedding band

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I was looking forward to a great weekend, but first had to perform my Saturday morning ritual of pulling weeds. Two hours into this process I felt a sting on my left gloved hand. A group of red ants had bitten through the glove to cause it. I thought little of […]

Peterson named new Saugatuck mayor pro tem

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck City Councilwoman Chris Peterson was named mayor pro tem Monday’s council meeting. The former mayor replaces Jeff Spangler, who resigned last month. The mayor pro tem sits in and runs the council meetings when the mayor is absent. The city is also seeking residents to serve on the Construction Board […]

Dunn competes among best in Cape Cod Baseball League

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor When it comes to collegiate summer baseball leagues, none can match the history or tradition of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Established in 1885, the 10-team Cape League boasted more than 300 of its alumni on Major League rosters in 2017 and is partially funded by the MLB. And the […]

Alliance pitches, owner disputes alternative boat basin plan

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance Tuesday unveiled publicly what members call a practicable alternative to NorthShore of Saugatuck LLC’s proposed boat basin north of the Kalamazoo River channel leading to Lake Michigan. NorthShore, seeking a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit to start excavation, called the nonprofit land preservation group’s plans […]

Ex-golf course homestead may be demolished

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The 14 Ferry St. homestead of the former West Shore Golf Course-owning Wicks family has fallen into disrepair and may be demolished after prospective buyer/renovators withdrew their offer last week. “The house has a lot of history,” Kathy Sarkisian, who in 2012 bought hillside land west of the Ferry/Center street dwelling, […]

Firefighters fete home built to burn Aug. 28

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The Saugatuck Township Fire District invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling of its new live fire training facility Wednesday, Aug 28, at its fire house, 3342 Blue Star Hwy., at 11 a.m. The $111,764 structure, made of steel packing crates, was jointly funded by and will be used for training by Saugatuck, […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Leapin’ Lizards Be afraid. Be very afraid of fear mongers like me who pander to panic lovers to peddle papers. With all reporting on threats we cannot die soon enough. After 40 years I’m still trying to work through A’s in the alphabet. Last week it was alligators and asteroids. Since […]

To end mass killings, start by following through

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Few people follow through on what they say they will do, therefore ours is a society of unfulfilled promises. Parents don’t discipline their children. Instead they threaten. Teachers don’t force students to finish their homework. Doctors don’t force patients to follow through with proper health regimens. And of course when we […]