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Doug names Freeman

Doug names Freeman

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20231 min read

BY SCOTT SULLIVAN EDITOR Douglas Jan. 17 named planning commission, Kalamazoo Lake and Douglas harbor authorities member Greg Freeman city council member over ex-council and PC member C. Daniel Urquhart.…

Rotary to take on Venetian Fest

Rotary to take on Venetian Fest

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20233 min read

The Saugatuck-Douglas Rotary Club is new organizer of Saugatuck’s perennial Venetian Festival, at least for 2023. The chapter board voted unanimously Jan. 13 to assume “provisional” leadership of the event.…

Suspect involved in high speed chase arrested

Suspect involved in high speed chase arrested

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20233 min read

Pictured is Gino Miller, 27, from Sterling Heights who was arrested after a high speed chase, deputies said. PAW PAW TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Sterling Heights, MI man, with several…

Veteran receives motorized wheelchair from PP organizations

Veteran receives motorized wheelchair from PP organizations

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20233 min read

Paw Paw American Legion Post 68 Commander Mike Seymoure, left, is shown with Vietnam Marine veteran Glenn Higgs of South Haven who lost both legs in the Vietnam War. Higgs,…

Area women’s group raises money for Lawrence Band Boosters

Area women’s group raises money for Lawrence Band Boosters

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20231 min read

From left, Grace Gant, 100 Women Who Care; Ann Richmond, Lawrence High School band director; Tina Zapata, Lawrence Band Boosters president, and Krystal Seibert, 100 Women Who Care. 100+ Women…

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Sports

Area basketball teams closing out January, Mattawan now 10-0

Area basketball teams closing out January, Mattawan now 10-0

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20238 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Lady Red Wolves play to win over rival Otsego The Paw Paw girls basketball team was able to get the better of rival Otsego on Friday.…

KOC to Hold Free Throw Contest

KOC to Hold Free Throw Contest

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20231 min read

The Paw Paw Knights of Columbus will hold a basketball free throw contest, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Paw Paw High School gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30…

Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20233 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Fennville’s Lila Rosema poured in a game-best 24 points against host Allegan during this SAC girls basketball contest on Friday, Jan. 17.The was the bad news…

Otsego girls fall to Paw Paw after beating Sturgis

Otsego girls fall to Paw Paw after beating Sturgis

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor OTSEGO—Three of the four quarters in the Wolverine Conference clash between the girls basketball teams from Otsego and Paw Paw on Friday, Jan. 20, were nip-and-tuck.The…

JV Rebels earn state runners-up title

JV Rebels earn state runners-up title

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20232 min read

Grey Hayley and Drew Sheppard were named to AA JV State Invitational All-Tournament Team. By Katie McElvy The Chambers Academy JV Boys Basketball Team played as the number three seed…

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Columns

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20235 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorPope PolI knew Rand Paul would show up on my imagined South Pole trip paralleling Ron and Maggie Conklin’s real one. (See Page A6)I was there, dropped off…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20237 min read

    The first of several garden seed catalogues arrived the other day, and I dropped everything for an hour or so to go through it.  Others will soon follow, and I will…

Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest

Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20233 min read

After re-reading my opinion last week that the Trump/Biden classified documents scandal was much to do about nothing, I realized I left out a couple of major points.First, I minimalized…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Recovering and complaining

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Recovering and complaining

Editorial StaffJanuary 20, 20234 min read

Most of the time, I consider myself pretty lucky. I am nearly 77 and other than having my tonsils out at 5 or 6 years old, have not had many…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffJanuary 18, 20235 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorPsycho ImageMy imaginary polar trip, paired with Ron and Maggie Coghlin’s real one, was past desperate. They’d passed through a Buenos Aires flower cooler down wood steps to…

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Obituaries

Obituary: James Shashaguay, 73

Obituary: James Shashaguay, 73

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20232 min read

James H. Shashaguay, age 73, of Saugatuck, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Jim was born in Holland, Mich., to John and Eloise Shashaguay May 11, 1949. He attended Holland Public…

Obituary: Wallace Forrester, 88

Obituary: Wallace Forrester, 88

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20231 min read

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, Wallace Carmen Forrester joined wife Betty, family and friends in a grander place.Wallace was born on Feb. 17, 1934, to Wallace Carmen and Evelyn Forrester,…

Obituary: Debra Lamb Walters

Obituary: Debra Lamb Walters

Editorial StaffJanuary 25, 20232 min read

Debra Lamb Walters, 64, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Visitation will be Monday, January 23, 2023 at Leak Memory Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00…

Obituary: Roberta Lee Taylor

Obituary: Roberta Lee Taylor

Editorial StaffJanuary 20, 20232 min read

Roberta Lee Taylor, age 76 of Middle Branch Township passed away on January 12, 2023 at her home. Roberta was born on September 20, 1946 in Lansing, MI to Robert…

Obituary: Michael Thomas Woods

Obituary: Michael Thomas Woods

Editorial StaffJanuary 20, 20232 min read

Michael Thomas Woods – age 71 of Lake, passed away at North Woods Nursing Center in Farwell with his wife, children, and grandchild at his side on Saturday, January 14,…

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