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Obituary: Randall Scott, 54

Obituary: Randall Scott, 54

Editorial StaffDec 14, 20222 min read

Randall “Randy” Scott Smit went home to his Savior on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at age 54.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Anna Smit, maternal…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffDec 14, 20225 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorGoing PlacesBeep-beep-ahuga! Agent Mansel Boyd’s Model T tooted the State Farm Insurance jingle pulling in our driveway.Dad, stepping up from Lansing agent to Saginaw manager, had moved Mom…

Saugatuck boys cruise to win over Gobles

Saugatuck boys cruise to win over Gobles

Editorial StaffDec 14, 20222 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor SAUGATUCK—Following a one-point overtime loss to Bridgman in its season-opening game, the Saugatuck boys basketball team was hoping to get into the win column in its…

Mike’s Musings: Here’s why your local newspaper is important

Mike’s Musings: Here’s why your local newspaper is important

Editorial StaffDec 14, 20223 min read

I have a confession to make. I’m a local newspaper addict. I write them, I sell them, and most importantly I read every single one I can get my hands…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffDec 14, 20227 min read

  If anyone knows where you can find one of those ugly little soft rubbery-like coin wallets, please let me know. If it is before Christmas, bring it over to our…

Saugatuck girls open season with pair of victories

Saugatuck girls open season with pair of victories

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20222 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorFor the record, Ada Roth and Penny Grob are both only freshmen.You never would have known that, though, based on the way the duo played when Saugatuck…

Obituary: David Webster, 92

Obituary: David Webster, 92

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20222 min read

David B. Webster of West Olive went home to be with our Lord Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 in Sarasota, Fla., under the loving care of his family and Hospice at…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20224 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorSwimming DinosaursThe world’s first swimming dinosaur, says The Smithsonian, has been discovered in Mongolia. I’ve been waiting for this to happen.So the foot-long merman/maid with jaws full of…

Douglas DPW head replaced

Douglas DPW head replaced

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20221 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorRicky Zoet has become Douglas public works director on an interim basis after Matt Vogel was fired from his fulltime post following a closed city council session Nov.…

New brewery plans advance

New brewery plans advance

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20224 min read

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…

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

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

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20223 min read

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…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffDec 7, 20227 min read

   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…

Boys Basketball Preview:

Boys Basketball Preview:

Editorial StaffNov 30, 20222 min read

Will Ayers, seen driving to the basket in a game last season, is the lone senior on the Saugatuck boys basketball roster this year. (File photo) By Jason WesseldykSports EditorSome…

Obituary: Patricia Hercinger, 84

Obituary: Patricia Hercinger, 84

Editorial StaffNov 30, 20222 min read

Patricia Marie Hercinger, age 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 at Holland Hospital. Pat was born Sept. 9, 1938 in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School in…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffNov 30, 20224 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorOn the RoadAdopt-A-Highway crews are getting bored with I-5 in Oregon. The human skull they found in a backpack 75 miles south of Portland Nov. 21 was the…

City keeps Gardner on PC after flap

City keeps Gardner on PC after flap

Editorial StaffNov 30, 20224 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorSaugatuck City Council Monday reversed plans announced at its workshop four days earlier to replace planning commission liaison Russ Gardner with Garnet Lewis.Scott Dean, who replaced Lewis as…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffNov 30, 20226 min read

    HL Mencken was an old school newspaper man who wrote for the Baltimore Herald – fedora, cigar, allegedly a bottle of something in the top drawer of his desk, and…

Won’t you help us help those in need?

Won’t you help us help those in need?

Editorial StaffNov 30, 20223 min read

It’s that time of year when our email and post box is flooded with Christmas Wishes. Our annual program, partially funded by local businesses fulfills the wishes of dozens of…

Girls Basketball Preview:

Girls Basketball Preview:

Editorial StaffNov 23, 20222 min read

Erin Moerler drives to the basket in a game last season while Saugatuck coach Kevin Tringali directs traffic in the background. (File photo) By Jason WesseldykSports EditorAs longtime Saugatuck coach…

Obituary: Elizabeth Thompson, 84

Obituary: Elizabeth Thompson, 84

Editorial StaffNov 23, 20222 min read

Elizabeth Ann Thompson, 84, of Saugatuck and formerly Edwardsburg and Sand Creek, passed to her rest at her home on Nov. 17, 2022.She was born Nov. 17, 1938, in South…