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Missing swimmer found safe on shore

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    By Scott Sullivan Editor No one wants to see anyone endangered. But when reports came in local resident Marde Clardy was missing Thursday in Lake Michigan, hearts were in onlookers’ throats more than usual. Clardy, 63, was training to swim an Iron Man triathlon leg for Team Nicole, named for her late daughter […]

Dunegrass grows south of Oval Beach

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck’s Dunegrass development, rising on 56 of 130 acres formerly occupied by the Presbyterian Camps, has sold 13 of its 21 available lots already. “It’s a beautiful location,” project manager David Barker told The Commercial Record during a tour of the site south of Oval Beach last Wednesday. “Who wouldn’t want […]

History Center cites volunteers Donovan, Bella

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Vic Bella has received the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center’s top honor, the Charles J. Lorenz Award of Achievement for 2017, and Ellen Donovan has been named the center’s Volunteer of the Year. Bella lives in Saugatuck, Donovan in Fennville. The Lorenz Award was established in 1997 to honor the memory of Charles Lorenz, who gave of […]

City appealing to fed to keep chain ferry afloat

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck city officials hope federal lawmakers can soon crank out legislation that will keep afloat the tradition of crossing the Kalamazoo River by chain ferry. “If we don’t get current regulations eased … the 160-year-old chain ferry will not exist in the future,” said member Bill Hess at Monday’s city council […]

25-question Saugatuck police survey is in mail

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck residents will soon receive a survey in the mail about police services. The five-page, 25-question survey is designed to determine public perception of the Saugatuck-Douglas Police Department and preferences for law enforcement coverage. “We’re not just focusing on numbers. It’s more than just calls for service,” member Barry Johnson said […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Least Interesting Man in the World Squirrels are eating The Commercial Record. Well, our building at least. They gnaw on the wood outside and stand to reduce us in time to sawdust. Thought Internet competition, declining print revenues and so on were threats? Death by North Korean warheads …? Mere […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Chicago, our southern suburb, recently marked the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of its giant Picasso sculpture. The piece was instantly polarizing. Some people loved it; others thought it was a monstrosity that should be taken to the nearest steel mill and melted. A half-century later it remains controversial. We […]

Eclipse gazing, not so much

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Are you ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse this Monday? Have you acquired your special paper eyewear that protects your eyes from the eclipse? I haven’t seen so much hysteria over a two-minute event, well, since May when the Kentucky Derby was run in 2 minutes and 12 seconds. […]

Wear special glasses to view eclispe

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Editor’s note: This article is provided by NASA Space Place. WVisit spaceplace.nasa.gov to explore space and Earth science.   By Teagan Wall On Aug. 21, the sky will darken, the temperature will drop and all 50 United States will be able to see the Moon pass—at least partially—in front of the Sun. It’s a solar […]