April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Much variety in supt. salaries

Two local school districts are each looking for a person with the right combination of brains, talent and experience to fill their top spot. School leaders also know that it will take the right amount of money to get them. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Ice be gone: Northport kids fishing event ready for anglers

Concerns that the record snowfall and cold winter might turn Saturday’s annual Scott Brow Memorial Fishing Derby in Northport into an ice fishing contest melted away last week. More...

COMETS OFF TO PERFECT START

Leland’s girls soccer team racked up four more games in the past week — more than some county teams have played yet this season — and four more victories. More...

Suttons Bay seniors set up two games for one fundraising cause

Two 30-minute games, two senior projects and one good cause. The Suttons Bay High School football field will be the site for the Clash for the Cure Saturday, May 10. More...

Life in Leelanau

THE PRICE OF CONSERVANCY

Longtime leader stepping away

For Brian Price, executive director of the Leelanau Conservancy, working to preserve land has been his dream job. Especially in Leelanau County, Price said, where people have always embraced the work of the Conservancy. More...

Speaker series continues May 3 with forestry experts

The Leelanau Conservancy will host a discussion about the future of county forests from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at Suttons Bay High School. More...

County Cuisine

Manor on Glen Lake offers crunchy, sweet fried chicken dish

The combo of crunch, heat, and sweet is sure to grab your taste buds attention! Nancy Wright, owner of the Manor on Glen Lake, shares her Honey Fried Chicken recipe with us this week. Comfort food at its finest! More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips

Stephanie N. Osga, 21, 3785 W. Burdickville Road, Maple City — Pleaded not guilty to larceny less than $200; personal recognizance bond set at $100; pretrial conference set for May 2. More...

Magistrate Court

Kyle A. Zokas, 29, 3311 Emily Lane, Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs. Brandon B. Sineway, 19, 5150 S. Center Hwy., Suttons Bay — Defective equipment; $95 fines and costs suspended. David G. More...

Cold grips buds; swimming may be in jeopardy

Development of county fruit crops is ahead of last year at this time despite April temperatures six degrees below “normal” following the coldest winter since at least 1959. More...

PLEASE LEAVE

ICE CHUNKS still sat in piles Friday on the Grand Traverse Bay shoreline near the Ahgosatown Landing Marina & RV Park off M-22, north of Omena. Photo by Mike Spencer More...

Course owner wants to ‘donate’ land, buildings

The developer for a 63-acre golf course under construction in Northport said yesterday that he wants to donate the nine-hole course, clubhouse, maintenance building and all the equipment purchased to the village. More...

 

Local News

Christian Neighbors’ benefit serves to raise awareness of hunger

A documentary on how food insecurity in the U.S. affects both children and adults will be shown Sunday, May 4, at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay. More...

Joyce to run again for county Road Commission

Omena resident Robert “Bob” J. Joyce has filed to run for a seat on the Leelanau County Road Commission. He’ll face incumbent John Popa of Bingham Township. Both are Republicans. More...

Interlochen band to play at ‘spring fling’

The St. Rita/St. Joseph Men’s Club will host a spring fling polka dance on Saturday inn Isadore. The Rick Vinecki Family Band from Interlochen will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 7:30. Admission is $10 per person. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gladys Duncan Elmore

1918-2014

Services were held April 11 for Gladys Duncan Elmore of Northport who died April 7 at Tendercare of Leelanau. She was 95. Gladys was born July 12, 1918 in Marion, N.C. , the daughter of James F. Duncan and Lela (Seagle) Duncan. More...

CHRISTINE CLOSE MCKISSON

Christine Close McKisson a lifelong resident of Toledo since her birth in 1919 died in her home April 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband George F. McKisson whom she married in Carmel, CA in 1942; two sons George F. (Sharon) and Allan W. More...

WILLIAM ALTON STOKOE

William Alton Stokoe, age 86 went to be with his heavenly Father on 4/12/14. Bill was born in Keokuk Iowa on May 1st, 1927 to Wilbur and Marie (nee Petrie) Stokoe. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 10-11 a.m. — Pathfinder Immersion Open House: Campus Tours; Pathfinder School; Greilickville. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Letters

Obama spends more money on job training

To the Editor: I saw today that President Obama wants to spend $600 million on job training. I wonder where his mind was when he spent just about that much on Solyndra, a “green” company that went bankrupt. More...

Thanks for support on seniors income tax returns

To the Editor: This letter is to express my gratitude to my fellow AARP Foundation Tax Aide Volunteers who have helped a record number of Leelanau County seniors with the completion of their federal and state income tax returns. More...

Treasurer not given absolute control in audit exemptions

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Columns

Snyder’s support for gays will have to wait

While the Snyder team was gloating last week about challenger Mark Schauer not having a specific plan to fix the roads, now comes the Lt. Governor who refuses to take a stance on extending civil rights to the gay community. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county April 11 Thomas J. O’Brien to Thomas J. More...