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Northshore owns land, Corps keep rights

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By Scott Sullivan Editor A U.S. District Court judge May 29 signed off on a compromise between developer NorthShore of Saugatuck and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clarifying property lines near the Kalamazoo River entry into Lake Michigan. Judge Paul Maloney — who in June 2014 accepted a settlement between Sauga-tuck Township and former […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Death by Fun There’s original sin and ones we make up. Woe be to those who indulge in pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed or sloth. (If you can do all at once, count me in on the fun as well.) Endangering children for money ranks right down there. A few […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Chin, the first emperor of China, built his famous wall to keep invaders out of his country. For the most part, it was successful long after he was gone. The real problem was it kept his own people inside the wall. There wasn’t much trade with other nations, so few new […]

Holzhauer, bees = spellbinding TV

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Thanks to ESPN, spelling bees are making a comeback. Way back when, I remember them being one of the most important events of the school year. Elementary students, me included, studied long and hard at the opportunity to be a part of, and win, a spelling bee. This year’s version of […]

Recount confirms SPS bond fell by just 3 votes

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By Scott Sullivan Editor It’s official. Monday’s Allegan County Board of Canvassers recount of the May 7 Saugatuck Public Schools $39.94-million bond proposal to remodel and improve facilities confirmed it failed by just three votes, 1,044 to 1,041. Last month’s vote marked the second SPS bond request nixed by voters within a year. It was […]

Saugatuck designates Pride Month

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Saugatuck City Council May 28 designated June as Pride Month, recognizing all citizens’ rights to experience equality and freedom from discrimination, with a proclamation before a city hall packed with cause supporters. The declaration is now framed and on display at Uncommon Roasters coffee shop.

Center hosts ‘Stories of Summer’ reception, talks

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The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center will introduce its new “Stories of Summer” exhibition in the Old School House, 130 Center St., Douglas, with a free public reception and presentation there Wednesday, June 12. The reception, held in the Back In Time Garden behind the building, will start at 5 p.m. The indoor program will begin at […]

Sinking summer roots

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Local sixth-graders (from left) Makayla Jones, Grace Ford and Ava Tringali planted red, white and blue flowers in downtown pots, such as this in front of the Saugatuck Woman’s Club, May 22 under supervision of Saugatuck-Douglas Club members — like Jane Dreyer, shown here — to make the community festive for Memorial Day and the […]

Dunn wins pair of state championships…Saugatuck boys place second in team standings

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor JENISON—Coaches and athletes often talk about the importance of mental preparation when it comes to success in athletics. You’re not likely to get an argument from Saugatuck senior Brad Dunn in that regard following his performance at the Division 3 boys’ track state finals on Saturday, June 1. “I feel […]

Fennville baseball, softball fall in districts

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent   GRANDVILLE—Monday, June 3, was a day the Fennville baseball and softball teams would like to forget. The two Allegan County teams dropped their district makeup games to Calvin Christian. “Other than the four errors, we had we played a very competitive game that could have gone either way,” said […]