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Museum shares old barn photos

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The beauty of Michigan’s barns is shared through works by photographer Mary Keithan in an exhibition opening Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Holland Museum at the corner of 10th Street and River Avenue. Keithan’s “Michigan’s Heritage Barns: An Artist’s Perspective” explores the variety of traditional barn shapes, sizes, details and uses that reflects the state’s […]

Fennville boys’ basketball hand Martin first loss of season

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent MARTIN—The Martin basketball team entered its SAC contest with visiting Fennville on Friday, Jan. 11, riding high, but it was the Blackhawks that traveled back home with the triumph. “Our defense was the difference,” said Fennville coach Joe Rodriguez after his squad saddled the Clippers with their first loss. The […]

Blackhawks falter against unbeaten Clippers

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent MARTIN—Doug MacVean couldn’t have been more delighted with how his girls’ basketball team from Martin performed on Friday, Jan. 11. The Clippers bested visiting Fennville 56-18 to stay unbeaten at 6-0. “This is the best this group of girls when it comes to playing together,” said MacVean, whose team was […]

Indian girls pick up third straight victory

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Eight of the 10 players on Saugatuck’s roster scored in the game against Watervliet on Friday, Jan. 11, led by 17 points from Maddie Moore. The result was a 60-29 win in the Indians’ first action in three weeks following Christmas break. The win was the third in a row […]

Saugatuck boys fall short against Watervliet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Four players scored eight or more points for Saugatuck in its SAC showdown with Watervliet on Friday, Jan. 11, led by 17 from Brad Dunn. That balanced attack wasn’t enough, however, as the Indians suffered the 55-50 loss. Down by double digits in the fourth quarter, Saugatuck rallied to narrow […]

Winter light

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Who doesn’t love five January days of bright sunlight and near springlike temperatures to enjoy an outdoors winter respite? This trio climbed the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area dune north of Oval Beach to take in the long view. (Photo by Scott Sullivan)

Township eyes manager, more gaps wait

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township took steps Tuesday to shorten its growing list of job openings by interviewing Natalie Kay Dean for a possible combined post as manager and zoning administrator. At a 1:30 p.m. special meeting posted outside the hall Monday Dean, a municipal planner for the Kalamazoo-based Wightman consulting firm, told township […]

New chamber slates Jan. 19 ‘Taste’ gala

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The former Fennville Area Chamber of Commerce has a new name and aim, to be shared at its annual Taste of the Lakeshore fundraising gala Saturday, Jan. 19. It will be in the A Cut Above Event Center, 6080 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The rebranded West […]

Douglas OK’s Phase 2 Wade’s Marina work

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas Monday approved Wade’s Bayou Marina Phase 2 development plans that will see a “T”-end dock added to the pier installed last year at the downtown park. City council approved spending up to $73,000 to have engineer Edgewater Resources oversee Flotation Docking Systems, Inc. installation of a 14 x 68-foot “T”-end […]

Third Women’s March set here Jan.19

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Local women are organizing another Douglas-to-Saugatuck “sister” March in conjunction with the third annual Women’s March on Washington Saturday, Jan. 19. The peaceful demonstration will start from Beery Field in downtown Douglas at 11 a.m. and proceed across Blue Star Bridge into Saugatuck, ending at Lucy’s Little Kitchen. Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ, 56 […]