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Letter to the Editor

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To the editor, I am writing in reference to the editorial “Why Saugatuck & Douglas Taxpayers Are being Taken Down The Blue Star Trail to Nowhere & Why It’s Time to Wake Up, Ask Questions and Demand Answers” which appeared in the April 13 issue of the Local Observer. My first inclination after reading was […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Ape Shift Great news from Pastor Mike O. Ike, who just touched down at San Diego International Airport with my two boxes of consignment worth $10 million, which the U.N. Ecowas Nigeria Branch has told him to deliver to me. Would that it be so easy. Airport authorities are demanding he […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Pat’s oldest son Carson told us about the British mystery series “Floyle’s War” and over the past few weeks we have been enjoying the DVDs from the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library. They are sequential, so viewers should start at the beginning. Pat and I like good mysteries and the films have […]

A not-so-handyman’s Saturday to forget

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Last Saturday was one of those days where I should have stayed in bed. You’ve heard of two left hands? Well for a southpaw, this was my right-handed day. I typically devote much of Saturday to doing odd jobs around the house. My first task was to change an ordinary light […]

Abuse of customer sad example of ‘friendly skies’

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher “Fly the friendly skies!” Are you kidding me? United, along with most American airlines, is the opposite of friendly. Nothing depicted that more than the doctor dragged off a United flight from Chicago to Louisville because he wouldn’t give up the seat he had paid for. Unless you live under a […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Spring Fling If you live by the wall you die by it. Ask President Trump, whose ill-conceived healthcare plan ran into the same reality as his immigration ban. That’s not bad. He can tell supporters he tried — even if in a half-asked way — then move on with things. Obamacare […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel A recent online article said the Queen of England is open to discussing the possibility of letting the United States back in. It said something about no hard feelings and all is forgiven for that dust-up in 1776. I was thinking about that while mindlessly shifting my neighbor’s leaves off […]

Over-zealous officials tarnish NCAA title game

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher The best of college basketball was on full display Monday night. Two teams, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Gonzaga Bulldogs, had won their way through a starting field of 68 in what is billed as March Madness to play for the NCAA title. Being a basketball junkie, having played, coached […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Exepalooza Great news from Arkan- sas, which plans to execute eight men in 10 days before its supply of a drug used in lethal injections can expire. What better place to host Exepalooza than the Clintons’ home state? Fun starts April 17, barring court appeals. Where can I buy tickets? It’s […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Very late at night on March 31 a few years ago, I slipped around town putting up small signs. Their message was simple: Important Notice – Do Not Remove. I went back downtown early the next morning to see if there was any response. Most people walked right past them; […]