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Propane explosion levels Casco home

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A suspected propane gas explosion and subsequent fire Sunday destroyed a Casco Township home at 6016 104th Ave. South Haven Emergency Services responded at 12:30 p.m. The lone female occupant of the residence was rushed by ambulance to the Bronson Burn and Wound Center in Kalamazoo, where she was listed in fair condition. Three dogs […]

Park Street getting new look this year

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Park Street will have a different look this year after Saugatuck City Council Monday approved changes to construction plans for the winding road along the Kalamazoo River. A sheet metal pile will be put along the road instead of an earthen slope to make sure it does not collapse. The bank […]

Saugatuck Brewing undertakes RADventure

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Enjoying Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s new RADventure IPA last week were (from left) packaging technician John Suman, brewing operations vice president Ron Conklin and head brewer Steven Scheerhorn. The brew derives its hop flavor and aroma from Galaxy, Simcoe, Amarillo and Michigan experimental hops grown at Great Lakes Hops in Zeeland, leading to a unique flavor […]

Glenn to host 3 winter markets

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The Glenn Community Center will again host indoor winter markets the last Saturdays of February, March and April from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The 501c3 nonprofit center, 6953 114th Ave., will welcome the public Feb. 23, March 30 and April 27 to shop and purchase products from local providers such as farmers, artists, authors, […]

FHS basses make all-state choir

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Fennville High School sophomores Colton Maccune (left) and Ryan Nolan, shown with schools superintendent Jim Greydanus, have been named members of the 2019 High School All-State Honors Choir. Both bass singers will perform with the all-state choir at Western Michigan University Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11. Maccune and Ryan also made the audition […]

Saugatuck girls collect three consecutive victories

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Although the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team fell to both Martin and Gobles, Indian coach Kevin Tringali couldn’t help but feel his team was on the verge of putting together a solid stretch. After all, Martin and Gobles were both state-ranked when Saugatuck played them and the Indians lost those games […]

Indian boys contain Goodline but still fall

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor COLOMA—The Saugatuck boys’ basketball team went into its SAC contest against Coloma with one goal in mind. “We wanted to make somebody other than Zach Goodline beat us,” Saugatuck coach Brian Ward said, referring to the sharp-shooting Coloma guard who scored 42 points in the previous meeting between the teams […]

Fennville girls come up short in game with Hackett

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Fennville and Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central each had two players combine for 24 points when the schools squared off in girls’ basketball on Monday, Feb. 11. But Hackett received more offense from the remainder of its roster as Fennville suffered the 48-33 loss. “We struggled hitting shots up close, which […]

Grace names Underly new administrator

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Grace of Douglas has named Chad Underly (shown at left) permanent nursing home administrator at the 243 Wiley Road facility He will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the 51-bed skilled nursing facility as well as 18 private rooms of assisted living. Underly has more than 20 years of professional healthcare experience. He holds a […]

Kunkel is USAF honors grad

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Saugatuck High School graduate Ryan Kunkel has graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The new airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training […]