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Harry shines in win over Allegan

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor ALLEGAN—Saugatuck’s Emma Harry isn’t likely to soon forget her performance in the opening game of a doubleheader against Allegan on Monday, April 24. And for good reason. Not only did Harry collect the win with a complete-game effort that saw her allow just one earned run, but she also hit […]

Journalist up next in South Haven Speaker Series

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Award winning Michigan journalist and public radio analyst Jack Lessenberry will discuss “Making Michigan Even Better” at the next South Haven Speaker Series presentation Thursday, May 4, on the Lake Michigan College campus in South Haven at 7:30 p.m. A pre-talk reception with the speaker will start at 6:45 p.m. Lessenberry will draw on 40 […]

Glenn pole barn liposuctions draw county, state health concerns

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The Allegan County Health Department announced learned last week a local doctor was performing liposuctions in a Glenn pole barn unapproved for business activities. The Body Laser Sculpting South Haven website lists 6990 114th Ave. as its business address. The health department said it received notification from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office April 21 that […]

Spring clean-up

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Forty-two volunteers joined three organizers filling four trash bins with refuse collected from Saugatuck Dunes State Park and adjacent Laketown Township Shore Acres Park Thursday, April 13. The first annual Dunes-Beach Clean-Up, organized by Saugatuck Brewing Co. and The Outdoor Discovery Center, received boosts from other sponsors. Gordon’s Food Service donated […]

Planning chair seeks more counsel on dunes requeats

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township Planning Commission chair Kathleen Miller Cook wants township staff to hire a certified planner to help that body’s deliberations on North Shores of Saugatuck LLC’s requests to build 23 homes surrounding a boat basin where the lost lumber village of Singapore once stood. Staff, claiming its engagement of an […]

Old School House Daffodil Trail blooms

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center Old School House’s Daffodil Trail winding through its Back-in-Time Garden is near full bloom. More than a dozen donors last October bought bags of bulbs to be planted surrounding trails behind the building. Four hundred new bulbs were added to the several hundred planted there in previous […]

Emergency calls flat through 2017 first quarter

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township Fire District calls, which in 2016 reached a record 875, are even with last year’s first-quarter numbers. “Due to a milder winter, we had fewer motor vehicle incidents (10, as opposed to 26 after three months in 2016), said department IT director Erik Kirchert. “Grace of Douglas calls keep […]

Rotary honors VanderRoest

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Jacob VanderRoest, shown with Saugatuck-Douglas Rotary Club president Jim Sullivan, is the third Saugatuck High School senior honored by the chapter with a 2017 Excellence in Education Award. As such he becomes one of three finalists for the SHS Senior Student of the Year award and $2,500 scholarship from the club, which will also present […]

Fire department honors staff

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The Saugatuck Township Fire District honored John Mileskiewicz as Firefighter of the Year during its March 25 annual appreciation dinner. Mileskiewicz was cited for being extremely active in his position as department clerk, firefighter and emergency medical technician. He is “always very helpful to anybody who asks,” staff said in their recognition. “‘No’ is not […]