Home News Featured Stories

Featured Stories

Moving sand

Publisher
If Oval Beach seems broader these days, it is, thanks to 34,000 cubic yards of spoils dredged from the Kalamazoo River federal channel between Coral Gables and Lake Michigan and spread by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor The King Co. at the Saugatuck city park. The $375,000 project, scheduled to be largely completed this […]

Schools issue more data on bond request

Publisher
By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Public Schools this week issued updated financial facts related to the district’s May 7 request for a $39.94-million bond to remodel and improve district facilities. Funds generated, said superintendent Tim Travis, “would renovate, refresh and reimagine our schools. “The attached financial fact sheet (visit saugatuckpublicschools.com) illustrates the proposed changes in […]

Grace hosts family egg hunt

Publisher
Grace of Douglas hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages Saturday. Staff, residents, family members and one well-known hair joined the fun, which included refreshments, donuts and fresh-baked cookies. (Photo provided)

SHS sophomore Boyers creates winning poster art

Publisher
Saugatuck High School sophomore Haven Boyers has won this year’s Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck poster design contest. Boyers — who fashioned her “Music & Beauty” winner using pencil, colored pencil, watercolor and pastel — said about it, “I really wanted to showcase how both music and art are beautiful things, and how both take […]

Fennville salmon release set April 26

Publisher
Fennville High School will hold its fifth annual Salmon Release Day and Science Fun Fair Friday, April 26, at New Richmond Bridge Park, 3160 Old Allegan Road east of Saugatuck, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. FHS students participate in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom program. Guided by […]

Weed, help Dune’s State Park

Publisher
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites volunteers to remove invasive weeds such as garlic mustard from Saugatuck Dunes State Park Monday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work is similar to weeding a garden, says the agency, and can be an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors while helping state ecosystems and […]

Dunn’s pitching highlights pair of sweeps for Indians

Publisher
By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor LAWTON—Saugatuck pitcher Brad Dunn was very good against Lawton on Thursday, April 11. He was even better earlier in the week against Martin. In the first game of a doubleheader against Lawton, Dunn pitched four shutout innings as he allowed three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in leading […]

Soccer results:

Publisher
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

Publisher
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

Publisher
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 […]