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Fennville football falls to Brandywine

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Shawn Olund broke free for a 68-yard scoring run for Fennville during the Blackhawks’ home game against Niles Brandywine on Saturday, Sept. 28. Unfortunately for Fennville, that was its lone offensive highlight as it dropped the game 55-7. David Salinas made good on the extra-point kick following Olund’s TD. Jaguar […]

Henry’s ship comes in

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Henry Gleason’s grandson, John Herbert, writes:   I was given this by Gramps awhile back. He asked me to deliver it as his last “Meanderings” and words to his family and friends when the time came. Henry asked to go for a ride yesterday (Sept. 17) afternoon. He was on a mission to get some […]

Council forum set Oct. 7

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Care about Saugatuck? City voters — will have a rare choice Nov. 5: six candidates for three open two-year seats — can learn about them at a Holland League of Women Voters-sponsored forum Monday, Oct. 7, in the Saugatuck High School Cafeteria from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sharing their views and […]

Saugatuck OKs increased holiday lighting money

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Christmas is three months away but Saugatuck City Council has already started its holiday shopping, buying lights for 35 downtown trees. Members Monday hired Chips Groundcover LLC of Holland for $9,710 to install warm white LED bulbs on trees by the weekend before Thanksgiving. The contract is for three years. The […]

Fennville inspectors talk eviction, fires

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Home inspectors explained their procedures to the Fennville City Commission Sept. 16, reported Commercial Record correspondent Jim Hayden on his Bicycle Base Fennville blog, after one commissioner had questioned the cause of two fires and an eviction notice. Hayden is also a member of the commission. “Are we too lax in inspecting electrical in homes?” […]

Indian boys take first place at Cougar Falcon Invite

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor GRAND RAPIDS—Junior Nik Pettinga and sophomore Max Sharnas finished first and second, respectively, for the Saugatuck boys’ cross country team in the Falcon Division of the Cougar Falcon Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21. And while Saugatuck coach Rick Bauer was obviously pleased with those showings, it was the performance of […]

Saugatuck suffers shutout loss at hands of Schoolcraft

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent SAUGATUCK—The last two gridiron meetings between Saugatuck and Schoolcraft were decided by a grand total of four points, with the Indians falling by one point last season and by three points in 2017. This year’s meeting was a bit different. Doing his best impression of Saugatuck’s graduated Dunn brothers, Schoolcraft […]

Volleyball results

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck 3 Watervliet 0 The SAC Lakeshore match between Saugatuck and Watervliet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, turned out to be more of a mismatch. The Indians were in control from start to finish in posting the 25-11, 25-15, 25-7 win to improve to 2-0 in divisional action. Aerin Baker paced […]

Douglas joins Saugatuck OK’ing harbor study

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas City Council Monday joined peers in Saugatuck agreeing to contribute $5,000 to help fund a $50,000 Kalamazoo Lake sediment contamination analysis. The project is part of a larger effort to, if study findings indicate, make dredging more affordable and “save the harbor.” Such is the mantra of Tower Marine owner […]

Round up Roundup safety info, township says

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township wants the Allegan County Road Commission to round up more information on its use of Roundup based on concerns about the herbicide’s possible cancer-causing effects. Resident James Brandess told the township board at its Sept. 4 meeting he had planted a garden near a road guardrail on his property, […]