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Saugatuck eyes new snow, ice removal rules

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Some Saugatuck City Council members thought a new snow removal district was a step on a slippery slope, so they put plans on ice to talk more about it later this month. “This might be more over-reach than I’m comfortable with,” said member Mark Bekken at Monday’s council meeting. “I think […]

Douglas hosts Holiday Preview Saturday

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Downtown Douglas will host its annual Holiday Preview Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon to 6 p.m. Center Street shops and galleries will be open, several serving steaming cocoa and hosting specials. New holiday light displays will twinkle amid decorations and seasonal tunes will be played. Free horse-drawn trolley rides offered will be offered from 4 […]

Glenn hosts annual Circle of Lights Nov. 24

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Glenn’s annual Circle of Lights holiday celebration Friday, Nov. 24, will feature old-fashioned fun beginning at 5 p.m. All are welcome, free. Highlights will include the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn surrey at 6 p.m., Merchant Walk with giveaways and refreshments, a bake sale with tours of Michigan’s longest-run two-room schoolhouse […]

Women Who Care help local girl obtain service dog

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Women Who Care, which meets quarterly to weigh contributions to Allegan County causes, last week agreed to give $5,000 to train and secure an anti-seizure dog for Fennville second-grader Elena Roper, 8. On Oct 12, 2014, school field trip, Elena suffered her first seizure. It was a drop attack, one of five types of seizures […]

Douglas hall to host homes, sweet, homes

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Douglas will hold its fifth annual Holiday Gingerbread House Contest offering prizes for children and adults and city hall displays of home, sweet homes that result from it. The contest is open to all ages, with a limit of one house per person. Entries must be dropped off at city hall, 86 Center St., between […]

Cow Hill donation boosts Holiday Tree

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Cow Hill Yacht Club members (from left) Sherry Tedaldi, Adam Mendes, second from left, and Angela Trester (right) presented new Saugatuck Mayor Ken Trester a $1,000 donation Monday to help fund the Harbor Christmas Tree. The money was raised at this summer’s Venetian Festival. The Harbor Tree is a new version of the Christmas tree […]

Women’s Club dedicates new entrance ramp

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The Saugatuck Woman’s Club celebrated completion of a new entrance ramp to its historic clubhouse recently. The project, said one of its planners, Peg Sanford, started in summer 2016 when club’s shaky metal ceased to do its job. Not only did we have people afraid to step onto it,“ said Sanford, “we had people tripping […]

Regional champions:

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INDIANS POST COMEBACK WIN OVER CASSOPOLIS TO MAKE IT TO STATE SEMIS By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor CASSOPOLIS—I get no respect. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield made that tagline famous as part of his standup act. Members of the Saugatuck football team could probably sympathize with Dangerfield when it came to their Division 7 regional game with […]

Girls basketball preview:

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK New season, same goal. That pretty well sums up Saugatuck coach Kevin Tringali as he prepares his team for the 2017-18 campaign. “Our goal every year is to compete for a conference championship,” Tringali said. “We fully expect—like every year—to be in the hunt and to battle night in […]

Shriver to Meyers TD earns place in Saugatuck football lore

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent CASSOPOLIS—Jay Shriver and the rest of the Saugatuck football coaching staff resembled a group of kangaroos as they jumped for joy after Shriver’s son—Indian senior  quarterback Jackson Shriver—connected with a streaking Cooper Myers for a touchdown late in a Division 7 regional game with Cassopolis. That touchdown tied the game […]