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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck 1 Kelloggsville 1 When it came to shots on goal, the Saugatuck girls’ soccer team dominated Kelloggsville in this non-conference match on Friday, April 12. It was a different story when it came to goals scored. Despite out-shooting Kelloggsville by a 21-2 margin, the Indians were forced to settle […]

Chorus presents ‘Oldies But Goodies’ May 18,19

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Lakeshore Community Chorus will present its annual spring concerts, themed “Oldies But Goodies” this year, with performances at the First Congregational Church in Saugatuck Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. The ensemble, directed by Nancy Plantinga, will perform songs from the 1950s and ‘60s. “Some are inspirational, some […]

Douglas to explore new Schultz Park playground

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas City Council Monday named an ad hoc committee to explore raising funds for a new Schultz Park playground. Anna Gregg told council April 1 she and other residents estimated $150,000 in initial equipment costs for the community project. Council member Patricia Lion volunteered to serve on an exploratory committee. Council […]

Meep-meep!

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How’s that new fake coyote doing scaring geese away from Community Church of Douglas’ west pond? Not so well, apparently. “Now we have him, we need to move him around,” CCD operations director Mike Mora told The Commercial Record. “Or the geese, as you see, wise up to him. We also need to tie strings […]

Township asks to rejoin Fennville ambulance

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township Board April 2 agreed to rejoin the Fennville Area Ambulance Service and resume subsidizing it to cover township land south of the Kalamazoo River. The move reverses the former board ending township membership in 2015. The northern part of the township, plus Douglas and Saugatuck cities, have a […]

New Coghlin docks to be in by July 4

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent The new docks at Coghlin Park should be in place by July 4 after the Saugatuck City Council Monday approved a bid for the project. The company Meeco Sullivan will do the work for $170,977. The only other bid was $265,000 from TJM Services. The new floating dock will be 129 […]

Women Who Care give brothers lift

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Allegan County Women Who Care March 14 donated $8,250 to help brothers Gustavo and Alejandrino Mateos Flores, both of whom have the genetic disorder muscular dystrophy Duchenne, acquire needed home health care and transportation. The team helping to arrange care for the family includes members from Holland Hospital, Christian Neighbors of Douglas, and Fennville Public […]

Township rezones may harvest marijuana uses

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Two rezoning requests on the Saugatuck Township Planning Commission agenda April 22 could bring medical marijuana operations here. Former Hercules Restaurant owners Don Schipper and John Seros of Saugatuck and Bruce Stewart of Studio Two Architects in Douglas are seeking redesignation of 2.8 undeveloped acres near I-196 Exit 36 south of […]

Township OKs low bid to resurface roads

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township Board April 2 accepted contractor Rieth-Riley Construction’s $373,541 low bid to resurface local roads this year. The Allegan County Road Commission opened work bids March 20 and recommended resurfacing: 63rd Street 1.65 miles, 28 feet wide with 2-inch gravel shoulder, from Old Allegan Road to 136th Avenue. Lorrimar […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Dad Don’t you hate columns that start “Don’t you hate”? Pick your poison. We all hate, say, robocalls. So how come there are so many? I call folks who lean on tropes like these faux curmudgeons. A real one would stand up for bureaucrats, boors, irritating aunts, maybe even lawyers for […]