October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sunny, temperate weather to close out color tour weekends

Cheer up, Leelanau County. Following 10 months of cold or cooler days with more snow and rain than normal, temperatures are predicted to be moderate, according to a long-range forecast released by the National Weather Service (NWS). More...

Special Sections

Sports

Cox No.1 in state

Paul Christiansen has seen a lot of good athletes come and go at Glen Lake High School. Sophomore Nichole Cox rates high among them after watching her win the Division 4 state golf title Saturday. More...

Suttons Bay 7-1 after Mesick win

For a time Friday night, Suttons Bay football players platooned — rare for a program that has struggled to find enough players in recent seasons. More...

Comets in regional finals again

The Leland’s boys soccer team has advanced to the Division 4 regional championship game for the second time in three years. The 20-3-1 Comets beat North Muskegon 3-1 on Tuesday at Muskegon Catholic Central’s field. More...

Life in Leelanau

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Ross succeeds Livingston at Old Art Building

In Judy Livingston’s nearly 18 years as executive director of the Old Art Building her duties have run the gamut from writing grants to buying paper towels. More...

Triathlete Skrocki trains for national Senior Olympics

Mary Skrocki isn’t the stereotypical cookie-baking grandmother. For her 75th birthday earlier this month, the retired Suttons Bay nurse rode her bicycle into Traverse City — some 15 miles. “I’ve always been somewhat active. More...

County Cuisine

Trish's Dishes

Trish’s offers Asian chicken recipe Trish Kropp, owner/chef of Trish’s Dishes, brings us this delicious Eastern dish, with a kick. More...

Views

our opinion

Our thoughts on four millages before voters While there are a lot of names on the 2014 General Election ballot, there are some numbers, too. More...

‘All verklempt’ about my wonderful world

I’ve never been one to wear my heart on my sleeve. I’ve been told that I have an expressive face which does me no good when playing poker. More...

Will negative politics keep Bush out of race?

John Elllis Bush, better known as the Jeb-ster was in town the other day stirring up memories of his brother “W.” If they are not two peas in a pod, they are darn close. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county Oct. 10 Gregory J. and Linda S. Mikowski to the Mikowski Living Trust, Section 36, Suttons Bay Township. Florence Mae Black Trust to Raymond J. and Carrie L. Aprill, Section 33, Solon Township ($10,500). More...

County campaigns heat up

Candidates for county commission are knocking on doors, reaching out to voters in their districts who will be going to the polls in a little over a week. More...

Familiar names seek Rd. Comm. post

Six local men have tossed their hats in the ring for a seat on the Leelanau County Road Commission. All have ties in direct or distant form to the Road Commission or county government. More...

 

Local News

Four townships near historic pact for new fire department

Four townships included in a joint fire department covering the southcentral portion of Leelanau County will hold informational meetings in the coming month explaining their plans for future coverage. More...

Townships plan meetings to unveil fire coverage plan

The four townships that are moving toward establishing a new, joint fire department have scheduled times for public input on the proposal. They are as follows: • Cleveland Township — 7 p.m., Nov. More...

Former S-B teacher sought in sex charges

A Leelanau County arrest warrant has been issued for former Suttons Bay teacher Scott L. Tompkins, who is wanted on several counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct. Tompkins, of 3133 W. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ronald L. Bennett

1947-2014

Former Leland resident Ronald L. Bennett died Oct. 11, 2014. He was 67. Ron was born in July 1947 to Leonard and Bonnie Bennett in Lincoln Park, Mich. He graduated from Northville High School and Wayne State University. More...

Pauline Joanne Robinson

1945-2014

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Star City Cemetery in Missaukee County for Pauline Joanne Robinson of Peshawbestown who died Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Munson Medical Center. She was 69. More...

ALLAN KEITH NOONAN

Died October 17, 2014

EMPIRE-Allan Keith Noonan, 67, of Empire passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. Allan was born on April 10, 1947 in Traverse City to the late Charles and Alice (Schmidt) Noonan, Jr. 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. 10:30 a.m. — Wigglers Story Time for preschoolers: Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport. 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Issues to consider on Nov. 4

To the Editor: I’m looking for national, state and local candidates who most align with these values. They are: our environment and the water surrounding us, must be protected for us and for the generations that follow. More...

Vote Republican and continue successes

To the Editor: I couldn’t agree more with Robin Long about a ‘kinder, gentler County.’ Some of the vile letters that you have chosen to publish with outlandish statements regarding the incumbent County Commissioners have been a bit More...

Vote for Rentenbach

To the Editor: Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach is an outstanding County Commissioner. More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys Joseph R. Millward, 30, 526 W. 14th St., #119, Traverse City — DNR — General offense, state land; $200 fines and costs. Daniel B. More...