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By Scott Sullivan Editor Low “How low can you go?” Chubby Checker sang. Don’t sell us short; we can always sink to new depths. Proof came April 28 when Victor Vescovo’s submarine hit the floor of the Mariana Trench 35,853 deep in the Pacific Ocean, the lowest any man has gone. There he found a […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Pat and I were in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during the first part of June. It was a productive expedition and overall good experience. I walked over enough miles of cobblestone streets and narrow, slippery sidewalks to last for a few more years. What I didn’t see there were […]

My father, my hero…..

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher (I wrote this a year ago but wanted share it again. I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man meant so much to me.) This week I gave pause to reflect on my hero, my father. Although he was buried seven years ago, there isn’t […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Death by Fun There’s original sin and ones we make up. Woe be to those who indulge in pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed or sloth. (If you can do all at once, count me in on the fun as well.) Endangering children for money ranks right down there. A few […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Chin, the first emperor of China, built his famous wall to keep invaders out of his country. For the most part, it was successful long after he was gone. The real problem was it kept his own people inside the wall. There wasn’t much trade with other nations, so few new […]

Holzhauer, bees = spellbinding TV

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Thanks to ESPN, spelling bees are making a comeback. Way back when, I remember them being one of the most important events of the school year. Elementary students, me included, studied long and hard at the opportunity to be a part of, and win, a spelling bee. This year’s version of […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Ruby Slippers Who stole the ruby slippers? When they were pilfered from Mike Shaw — not the Saugatuck High School Interact Club advisor, but an acting coach with the same name who’d bought a pair used in “The Wizard of Oz” movie and was displaying them in 2005 at the Judy […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel I appreciate Meyer Wolfsheim, a gangster in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” loosely based on Arnold “The Brain” Rothstein, who fixed baseball’s 1919 World Series. Twice in the novel Wolfsheim is asked if he will attend his protégé Gatsby’s funeral. Both times he says no, he prefers to honor […]

Striving to understand all sides

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I can’t help but think this Memorial Day that our country could be much better if we all could just get along. For the past several years we’ve been split evenly — those more liberal who favor abortion, immigration, oppose Trump, etc., vs. those that think Trump is the bomb, abortion […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Drug Parrot Brazilian police took a parrot into custody last month for yelling Mamãe, polícia! (Mama, police!) when cops came to bust its crack-dealing owners. The bird’s warning, The Washington Post reports, didn’t work. Raid footage showed cops cataloguing small bags of crack while the parrot sat on a countertop near […]