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City eyes limiting private fireworks displays

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Fireworks complaints have made a big bang with Saugatuck officials. City council Monday began the process of limiting when individuals can launch their own pyrotechnics. “It can’t come soon enough,” said councilman Jeff Spangler. The proposed rules line up the city’s ordinance with new state laws, according to the council. The […]

Township OK’s $481K inroad improvements

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township is on the roads again with plans to resurface 2.46 miles for an estimated $481,622.97 in 2019. The board March 6 approved funding: Resurfacing 63rd Street 1.72 miles, 28 feet wide with 2-inch gravel shoulder, from Old Allegan Road to 136th Avenue for an estimated $223,000. Lorrimar Lane 0.37 […]

St. Paddy’s pet parade on tap

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The Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day hosting its 17th annual “Erin Go Bark” parade for pets and their people Saturday, March 16, in downtown Saugatuck at 2 p.m. All creatures great and small are invited to participate showing their “Irish side.” Prizes will be awarded for the most original, funniest and […]

Saugatuck Ferry seeks new chain ferry operator

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Wanted: Someone who can crank out top-quality service for customers and keep a community tradition afloat throughout summer. Apply: Saugatuck City. Council is seeking proposals to operate its historic hand-cranked chain ferry that crosses the Kalamazoo River and it could mean an increased fare. “They might not be able to do […]

Dutchers set 2019 slate

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The Douglas Dutchers will launch their 17th season of 1860s-style vintage base ball with two Holland Tulip Time Festival appearances. Season highlights will include the club hosting a Dudleyville Festival of Vintage Base Ball June 22 and 23 at Beery Field in downtown Douglas. The Dutchers will meet The Continental Base Ball Club of Kalamazoo […]

Power of silence fills late-winter night

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By John Pepin DNR Series Editor “But my words like silent raindrops fell, within the wells of silence,” – Paul Simon As shadows fell and the world turned, I watched the stars — in their intriguing constellations — move across the cold skies of a late winter’s March night. I made my observations over a […]

Want to outwile coyotes? Here’s how

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This time of year, it’s not uncommon to hear about an uptick in coyote sightings around the state. That’s because the wild dogs, who typically grow to between 15 and 44 pounds, are more visible during their breeding season (January to March), as well as in spring and summer when they’re caring for pups. Coyotes […]

Gorgas sets record at Indoors Nationals

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor NEW YORK—It’s been said that records are made to be broken. Apparently Saugatuck senior Cory Gorgas buys into that notion. Competing at the New Balance Indoors Nationals at the Armory in New York on Friday, March 8, Gorgas ran a time of 14 minutes, 40.75 seconds in the second heat […]

Loss to Covenant ends season for Fennville girls

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent If next year’s version of the Fennville girls’ basketball team improves as much as this year’s version did, then conference powers like Gobles will have their hands full with the Blackhawks. “We are hungry for more wins,” said Blackhawk coach Chip Nightingale moments after his team dropped a 61-46 Division […]