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Thanks for column on gratitude

To the editor,Bravo and congratulations to columnist G.C. Stoppel for daring to share your thoughts/observations on the topic of expressing gratitude!It seems like this “old-fashioned” courtesy has simply been discarded by the younger generation(s). “Just give me whatever, because I deserve it or it’s simply my right to get/have it!”We gave our three grandchildren, ages Read More…

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Douglas taps Toepper for council seat

By Scott SullivanEditorDouglas City Council Monday appointed Phil Toepper to fill the seat of resigned member and former Mayor Pat Lion until her term expires in November.After a 2-2-2 first-ballot tie between applicants Toepper, Demetrhea Terrien and Jeremiah Whiteley, council chose Toepper, a bartender at The Cove who cited his daily communication with city residents, Read More…

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Ox-Bow to occupy old library

By Scott SullivanEditorOx-Bow will occupy the former Saugatuck-Douglas District Library building after Douglas City Council Monday agreed to lease the 137 W. Center St. structure to the Saugatuck art school for $1,200 monthly the next three years.An option to buy the 1870s-built wood-frame former church for its $430,000 appraised value is included. The lease will Read More…