July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Big jump in number of registered voters

Nearly 20,000 persons — an increase of nearly 8 percent in just the last year — are eligible to cast ballots in Tuesday’s Primary Election. But just how many will turn out to vote, is another question. More...

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Sports

Slight detour in Tour de TART — no worry

There was a slight detour in the 14th annual Tour de TART, but all 600 participants still managed to find their way off the beaten path and back on the Leelanau Trail to complete the 17-mile ride from Traverse City to Suttons Bay on Friday. More...

Five tournament champs, two thrillers

Five tournament champions were crowned Saturday in the Leelanau County Youth League. Maple City’s 5-4 Colts win over Elmwood Township’s Kid’s Creek Children’s Clinic was among the thrillers. More...

Leelanau Youth Champs

JUNIOR GIRLS champs from Empire included players Samantha Blough, Kylie Butts, Maia Cooper, Emma DePuy, Olivia Mikowski, Taylor Semple, Jaiden Sikora, Maggie Stewart and Maddison VanSlambrouck and co More...

Life in Leelanau

DOG DAYS OF LEELANAU

Scanner helps animal catcher, owners

Wayne Kalchik has a new tool that can make his job much easier. The county animal control officer has a scanner that can identify the owners of strays and help reunite them with their animals. “We had another ... More...

Crime victims may find comfort in county’s new furry fella

If everything goes as hoped, there will be a new employee beginning work at the Leelanau County Courthouse later this year whose focus will be on providing comfort and assurance to victims of crime. More...

County Cuisine

Manor chef offers zesty pasta dish

Chef Trish Lootens, of The Manor on Glen Lake, offers up this zesty pasta that’s both good tasting and good for you. Show your friends and family that you mean business, behind the stove, while serving up Chef Lootens tasty creation. More...

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Points to consider while voting in the Primary

We’re hoping for a big turnout for the election on Tuesday, but we’ve covered enough primaries to know those odds are pretty slim. As election cycles go, this one has been fairly uneventful. More...

Centerville meth lab puts new spin on old home

Patricia “Pat” Fleis is rolling over in her grave. The pastoral setting of rural Centerville Township was thrust into the 21st century last week when a home search resulted in two arrests. More...

Top races undecided and perhaps undebatable

If you buy the premise that independent voters in general and independent female voters in particular hold the key to the race for governor, the latest EPICMRA survey reveals some fascinating data. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county July 10 Edward J. and Marlene Hahnenberg Trust to Edward J. and Marlene Hahnenberg, Section 35, Bingham Township (This entry appears twice). Franklin D. Ditzler and Roberta E. More...

HOLD ON, I'M COMING

ROWAN YOUNG, 2 years old, shows off his helmet to his mom, Jessica, and dad, Miach from New York, in an old fire truck on Saturday at the Fly-in, Drive-in breakfast at Woolsey Airport in Northport. More...

1st meth lab bust in county

A 38-year-old Cedar man has been arraigned in connection with a raid of the first known methamphetamine manufacturing site in Leelanau County. More...

 

Local News

Heirloom bowls featured at Tamarack open house

The art of master woodworkers and the acrylics of a painter whose last name is Wood will be featured at an open house Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Tamarack Gallery in Omena. More...

Correction:

A story about a CD released by Leland resident Scott Craig mistakenly said the CD included stories from Craig’s book, “The Story Next Door.” Actually, the CD contains new stories not published in Craig’s book. More...

Elmwood trustee charged with domestic violence

David L. Darga, 62, an Elmwood Township trustee accused of domestic violence, was in 86th District Court on Friday, but did not enter a plea. According to court records, Darga’s pretrial conference was held Friday, but he declined to plea. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Agnes Theresa Paul

1937-2014

Services were held Monday, July 28, 2014, at Kewadin Indian Mission Church for Agnes Theresa Paul of Peshawbestown who died July 24 in Traverse City. She was 76. Agnes was born Oct. More...

Margaret Grace Ashbury

1917-2014

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Swartz Funeral Home in Flint for Margaret “Peg” Grace Ashbury of Empire and Flint who died July 17 in Flint. She was 96. Peg was born Aug. More...

Henry Jarabek

1922-2014

A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, July 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church of Charlotte for Henry “Hank” Jarabek of Charlotte and Lake Leelanau who died July 17 at Eaton Community Palliative Care. He was 91. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Leland Farmer’s Market: Leland School. 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Bi-Partisan support

To the Editor: It is no secret — Leelanau County’s population is steadily aging. Over a third of us are now 60 years of age or older, and many of us can look forward to living well into our 70s, 80s and 90s and some even longer. More...

Senior millage renewal benefits the entire community

To the Editor: Young families and earners in their prime have been moving out of Leelanau County in search of jobs and affordable homes for over a decade. More...

Northport’s first plein air paintout truly a work of committed artists

To the Editor: Artists fanned out all over the village, shoreline, and hillsides to paint the places and essence of Northport on Saturday. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael S. Stepka Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Thomas J. Phillips James R. More...

Magistrate Court

Eric L. Elliott, 28, 9230 S. Lucille St. 19, Traverse City — Failed to purchase dog license; $140 fines and costs. Elizabeth R. Hearne, 19, 5 Town and Country Dr., St. More...