April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Move might affect ‘air walk’

Action this week by Kasson Township may impact the launch of an “air walk” development planned there. Township officials voted unanimously Monday night to place a 90-day moratorium on special use permits within the township. More...

Special Sections

Sports

S-B gears up for Leelanau Classic, season’s start

Members of the Suttons Bay boys baseball team is excited about the possibility of hosting the Leelanau Classic Saturday. More...

St. Mary returns loaded lineup

The St. Mary boys co-op baseball team starts the new season with a solid defense. The challenge for coach Steve Plamondon is improving the offense with better at-bats. More...

G-L track has 31 boys out this year

Thirty-one boys have signed up for the Glen Lake track and field team this spring. That’s compared to 27 last year, according to track coach Jason Bradford. More...

Life in Leelanau

Get your poetry in MOTION

Ever wanted to try your hand at poetry but just didn’t know how to get started? A workshop set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 19, at the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library may be just the ticket to getting your creative on. More...

Immanuel Lutheran starting campaign for more pipe music

A richer, fuller sound will soon be coming from the organ at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland. More...

County Cuisine

Bluebird offers special Cajun dish

Much gratification comes to owners Skip and Lynn Telgard of the Bluebird when people rave about food in their restaurant. And that’s exactly what happened when guests tasted this delicious dish! More...

Views

our opinion

Clock ticks while county owns land A verse, expression and statement all relate to the Board of Commissioners’ continued trials in selling the former county courthouse property:  How the mighty have fallen!  The first loss is the best loss. More...

Volunteers help make LCN work

The week of April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week, the 40th annual recognition of volunteers who respond to unmet needs in communities across the United States. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county March 25 Katherine J. Morrow to Christopher Wilker and Martha Wilker, one unit, Le Bear Resort Condominium, Glen Arbor Township ($125,000). More...

GAME CHANGER

WASKEWANE STONEFISH kicks the ball toward the goal in a snow-covered Suttons Bay soccer field practice Tuesday. From left, with hands up, are Kristen Berry and Kyra Winowiecki. More...

Wide disparity in monies held by school districts

The Suttons Bay Public Schools district will have just $89,856 left in its fund balance at the end of this fiscal year — or less than 1 percent of its $9.7 million budgeted expenses. More...

At Prosecutor’s urging, ‘Webinar’ set

The Northport Village Council has set a special meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. to watch a webinar on the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. More...

 

Local News

Water levels OK for now, but being watched in Cleveland Twp.

Cleveland Township officials and property owners on Little Traverse Lake are keeping a close eye on water levels and potential flooding this spring following a record snowfall this winter. More...

GTB primary election yields surprising results

Some surprising results emerged from a Primary Election conducted Tuesday by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. More...

80 turn out to learn more about ‘inequality’ in Leelanau County

A call to action was issued this week at a county forum on poverty sponsored by the Leelanau County Democratic Party. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Madlyn Irene Eimers

1953-2014

No services are planned for Madlyn Irene Eimers of Maple City who died Monday, April 7. She was 83. Madlyn was born in Yale, Michigan, the daughter of Charles Wellington and Thelma Marion (Hartway) Barrigar. More...

Robert Perry Richter

1935-2014

Graveside services will be announced at a later date for Robert Perry Richter of Suttons Bay who died March 25, 2014 at Munson Medical Center. He was 78. Robert was born on Dec. More...

Popa service set

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26 at Holy Rosary Church for Thomas J. Popa of Cedar who died March 2 in Traverse City. He was 80. 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

Northport council needs a code of ethics

To the Editor: Conflicts-of-interest are questionable when leaders fail to disclose their economic, political relationships or make unintelligent, non-transparent excuses when issues surface. More...

Good news for Americans

To the Editor: More...

Consumers should be willing to pay for reliable news

To the Editor: I agree completely with Eric Carlson’s conclusion to his recent column. Consumers should expect to pay for reliable local news reporting. More...

Columns

From parts ‘up north,’ Detroit’s image slips

Just as I thought Detroit was starting to make some headway in improving its tarnished image, something happens to sully it once more. More...

Snyder’s stonewalling of tough issues a question

Does anybody in their right mind believe that voters will reject Gov. Rick Snyder next November because he steadfastly refuses to wade in on wedge issues such as gay marriage, minimum wage or legalizing grass? We’re about to find out. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys Levi P. Meeuwenberg, 27, 9775 E. Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City — Defective equipment; $95 fines and costs suspended; no proof of registration; $70 fines and costs suspended. Elizabeth L. More...