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Saugatuck council supports its version of trail plan

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck City Council voted Monday to back a multi-use path along Blue Star Highway that could also include Douglas and Sauga-tuck Township in construction and maintenance planning and costs. “It’s good to hear the word ‘support’ from this group,” said Friends of the Blue Star Trail board president John Adams. The […]

Alliance takes basin plan to Supremes

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By Scott Sullivan Editor “You can’t hurry love,” sang the ‘60s group The Supremes. Nor can North-Shore of Saugatuck begin building a boat basin, per the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance’s latest appeal of Saugatuck Township approvals to the Michigan Supreme Court. The environmental group seeks to overturn rulings that it lacks legal standing to appeal […]

Schools to unveil survey results Oct. 21

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Public Schools invite district residents to a presentation outlining results of last month’s community survey regarding questions, issues and proposals SPS faces in the wake of two building bond rejections Monday, Oct. 21, in the middle/high school media center at 6 p.m. John Cavanaugh from EPIC/MRA, the independent Lansing-based research […]

Saugatuck cross country teams continue league dominance

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor GOBLES—The Saugatuck girls’ cross country team entered the SAC Final Meet at Gobles on Thursday, Oct. 10, as the winners of 12 straight league championships. Extending that streak would be no easy task. During the SAC jamboree on Sept. 25, the Indians finished runner-up behind Kalamazoo Christian, marking the first […]

Indians pick up shutout victory over Galesburg-Augusta

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The Drews drew plenty of attention from the defense during Saugatuck’s road football game against Galesburg-Augusta on Friday, Oct. 11. Donnie and Ben Drew each scored a pair of touchdowns and combined for 138 rushing yards on 21 carries in helping lift the Indians to the 38-0 victory. The rushing […]

Fennville football falls to Lawton

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—Who can blame first-year Fennville football coach Shad Fish for doing a little daydreaming? Heading into the Blackhawks’ clash with Lawton on Friday, Oct. 11, Fish knew his squad still had an outside shot at making the playoffs if they could win their final three games, starting with the Blue […]

Saugatuck volleyball competes in Coloma

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The Saugatuck volleyball team ran into some tough competition at the Coloma Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Indians finished the day 1-3-2, picking up their win by a 25-15, 25-23 score over Lawton. The splits came against Lakeshore (25-22, 16-25) and Coloma (22-25, 26-24). Aerin Baker led Saugatuck in […]

Schools seek operating, community rec funds

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Public Schools will ask voters to approve operating and community recreation millages that essentially renew ones passed two years ago. These should not be mistaken for building bond proposals turned down by voters recently. The operating proposal will ask voters to again renew an 18-mill non-homestead property tax on businesses, […]

Council forum shows harbor, trail support

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Six candidates for three open-two year seats on the Saugatuck City Council agreed at a candidate forum Monday that connecting the Blue Star Trail through town to neighbor communities should be a top priority entering the Nov. 5 election. All — incumbent Christine Peterson plus Garnet Lewis, G. Corwin Stoppel, Holly […]

Township OK’s Old Allegan sidewalk link

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township Board Oct. 2 authorized building a sidewalk from Maple Street to the Blue Star Trail on the north side of Old Allegan Road west of Blue Star Highway. The project, budgeted last year for up to $20,000, will involve Tim Erlandson Construction of Douglas doing excavating and laying […]