September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Northport pushes golf course donation

Northport Village Council president Barb VonVoigtlander set a special meeting for yesterday to discuss an agreement for the village takeover of the new $1 million Northport Creek Golf Course. More...

AN INFLATABLE

AN INFLATABLE creature helps keep the birds out of Crain Hill Vineyards grape acreage. More...

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Sports

Comets lose tough match at Kingsley; Norse up next

The Leland girls volleyball team met its match this week at Kingsley. More...

Leland soccer team meeting expectations at 12-1-1

The Leland boys soccer team is two-thirds of the way through a successful season. With the Northwest Conference title nearly wrapped up, the 12-1-1 Comets are gearing up for another postseason run. More...

Glen Lake girls win at Manistee National

Glen Lake girl golfers topped the field in a nine-hole contest Monday at the Manistee National Golf Club. The Lakers tallied 183, Fremont, 211 and Manistee didn’t have the four golfers to be scored as a team. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Henrietta K. Olson 1926-2014

A funeral was held Monday, Sept. 22 at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City for Henrietta K. (Walter) Olson who died Sept. 16. She was 100. Born Dec. 23, 1913, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna (Kurth) Walter of Suttons Bay. More...

JENNIFER C. GREENSKY

Died September 22, 2014

PESHAWBESTOWN – Jennifer Constance Greensky lost her battle with cancer on Monday, September 22, 2014. More...

GLENN LEE BROWN

Glenn Lee Brown, a longtime resident of Omena, MI., passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2014, at his home, at the age of 77. Family members were with him during his short battle with cancer. 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...

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Our Opinion

Consider changes for county Road Commission

Following are some quick thoughts on filling the Leelanau County Road Commission post held by 43-year commissioner Glen M. Noonan, who died earlier this month. More...

Time to play in the Big Lake

“Everybody’s got an opinion about water levels in the Great Lakes. Is it climate change or something else? We probably won’t know until we collect a whole lot more data.” More...

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Courts

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr. Judge, Thomas G. Power

Michael E. Burr Jr., 22, of Elmwood Township, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to a charge of distribution of child sexually abusive material and possession of child sexually abusive material. More...

86th District Court

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

Bryan S. Harlan, 39, 4756 W. Empire Hwy., Empire — Waived right to jury trial on charges of driving on a suspended license, second offense; driving without security; bond continued; court date to be set. More...

Magistrate Court

Caleb L. Hughes, 20, 9759 S. Cedar Road, Cedar — No proof of insurance; $190 fines and costs. Mary P. Kiessling, 48, 11225 S. Ridgeback Run, Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs. Ellen E. More...

Leelanau Log

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Sept. 3 Joan J. Larson and Wilfred J. Larson, Trustees of the Joan J. Larsen Revocable Trust to George M. Grosvenor and Sarah L.Grosvenor, one lot Waterford Hills Subdivision, Leland Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). More...

Leelanau County’s debate wars

Republican assertions that the League of Women Voters of Leelanau County favors Democrats — and a decision by the GOP to hold its own event — has resulted in uncertainty over upcoming candidate forums. More...

Wanted: more grapes

This year’s grape harvest will be late and it won’t be long, according to local vintners. More...

THE CHERRY PIE DEBATES

One candidate forum that hasn’t caused controversy — so far — is the “Cherry Pie Debates,” which will attract state House and state Senate candidates to the Glen Arbor Township Hall Thursday, Oct. 16. More...

 

Local News

Chamber searches for business person of year

The search is underway for the 2014 “outstanding business member of the year.” And the search procedure has changed, according to Sally Guzowski, executive director of the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. More...

Zonta Club seeks nominations for county’s ‘woman of the year’

The Zonta Club of Leelanau County is seeking nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year. Candidates must be a resident of Leelanau County who has committed herself to activities that advance the status of women. More...

St. Mary plans auction

St. Mary School will host, “Lights— Camera—Auction,” its annual athletic fundraiser, on Saturday, Nov. 8. The evening will open with appetizers and silent auction bidding at 6 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Salmon start run on Crystal River

Salmon piled into the Crystal River over the weekend, driven by heavy rain and cooler temperatures, reported state Conservation Officer J. Patrick McManus. More...

SUCCESSFUL

Youth making special hunt count

TJ and Arana Lorenz thought for sure that someone else had pulled the trigger on a 6-point buck Arana had just hit. The shots seemed within a second of each other. More...

It’s pruning time

Fall is a good time to trim trees because they are not actively growing. More...

Life in Leelanau

Dispatch Blotter

Sept. 17 — Suttons Bay Township — 7:38 a.m. — Cat had kittens, and they were killed by a dog. Sept. 17 — Cleveland Township — 7:56 a.m. — Two beige and white horses in the road. Horses came back at 9:30 p.m. More...

Cedar woman charged with embezzling from her work places

A Cedar woman has been charged with two counts of embezzlement for taking money from the Cedar Sol Hydro Farm and from Pegtown Station in Maple City. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO September 24, 2009 More...

Letters

Trail end at CR 669 and Lake Michigan Road makes sense

To the Editor: The article about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) and the Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association (LTLPOA) was a onesided presentation of the issues that did not include any contribution from the LTLPOA. More...

Heritage Trail assessment missed the obvious

To the Editor: The article “New Group to Address Glen Arbor Traffic” (Aug. 21, 2014) describes how the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) has affected summer traffic congestion and safety in Glen Arbor. More...

Vote for Wessell for County Commission

To the Editor: Please elect Ty Wessell as a County Commissioner for Leelanau Township. Wessell has strong leadership abilities and is able to unite communities in a positive, productive manner. More...

Columns

Drive-thru chapel not my idea of paying respects

I don’t eat as many Big Macs or Whoppers these days, but I’m still a big fan of drivethrus. Grabbing some cash from the ATM is super easy. Picking up a sugarfree, non-fat caramel latte has never been more convenient. More...

Problems with food workers in jail lingers

The Chinese water-torture otherwise known as the Aramark contract continues to be the gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats. More...

THE ANSWER COLUMN

How do I keep medicine safely at home?

Medicines, both those prescribed by health professionals, and over the counter medicines need to be stored carefully in our homes. More...