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New brewery plans advance

By Scott SullivanEditorThe Saugatuck Township Planning Commission has deferred granting special approval use for a brewery, restaurant and live-music venue on 2.769 acres at 6425 Blue Star Hwy. pending receipt of more information.Saugatuck resident David Rodriguez, working with Holland Engineering, is proposing the development just southwest of the Blue Star/135th Avenue intersection. He hopes to Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Old woman jailed for $77 debt, give me a break

82-year-old Martha Menefield of Valley, Alabama was handcuffed and driven to jail last week for failing to pay her Waste Management trash bill for three months- June, July and August.I did a quick reread when this was sent to me last week because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. An 82-year-old woman? Jailed for Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

   One afternoon about this time of year, as my sister walked past his woodworking shop,  Mr. Ness stuck  his head out the door and called for us to come inside.  In his thick Norwegian accent, he told us that a letter for us from Santa had mistakenly been delivered to his shop.  He solemnly handed it to us, pointing Read More…

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Boys Basketball Preview:

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorSome teams are young. Other teams are experienced.Saugatuck is a combination of the two.Because although the Indians only have one senior on the roster—point guard Will Ayers—they can five players returning from last year’s varsity squad.“It’s a bit of a strange situation,” Saugatuck coach Brian Ward said. “We’re young, yet still experienced. Read More…