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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…

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Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

By Mike Wilcox – Publisher I thought I would pass my opinion spot in this week’s newspaper along to my son Jordan Wilcox who is this newspaper’s tech manager. He wrote this unique perspective on gun violence and I wanted to pass it one. To solve the problem of American gun violence, the Government of Read More…