Donations pour in for Christian Neighbors

Jeannette “Jan” Hunt would likely have been very happy with the donation of $30,000 recently made to Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) in her name.  The donation comes from St. More...

Glen Arbor officials seek 2 percent raises

Across-the-board 2 percent raises are proposed for Glen Arbor Township officials in the upcoming budget year. More...

5-2 vote for new housing group a repeat; county moves forward

Concerns about county funding

Following an extended debate, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week voted 5-2 to direct the Leelanau County Planning Commission to establish a permanent Housing Committee.  More...

At Sugar Loaf, townhouse owners plan to build private water system

The Cleveland Township Board decided last week that it will not establish a Special Assessment District to help the owners of 72 townhomes in the Sugar Loaf Area pay for a new water system.  The system will likely still be built, but with privat More...

Two new troopers stationed in Leelanau have familiar looks

No other troopers applied

Jason Tropf was busy talking to old friends and smiling for pictures on Saturday, when he attended the Northport Winter Festival for the first time in his Michigan State Police uniform.  The Northport High School graduate has been a trooper for More...

Elmwood now on board for county radios

Cost is $3,825 for 10 years

Leelanau County officials now have all seven of the municipal entities that operate fire and rescue departments in the county on board with a common “radio user agreement” that will standardize communications equipment used by emergency r More...

Private innkeeper sues S-B Visitors Bureau

A local innkeeper is challenging a room fee that he says violates his right to free speech. More...

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UNSEASONABLY WARM weather and calm winds Sunday provided great conditions for nearly any outdoor activity. Notice the man, right, trying out his drone which is hovering over the snowfence.   More...

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DN-CLASS ice boats race on big Glen Lake on thick but wet ice. DN (Detroit News)-class ice boats are the most popular iceboats in the world. DN North America organized a regatta Saturday involving 21 ice boats from around the Midwest.   More...

County Dates

Say good-bye to Chief Royston   Come and wish retiring Leland Township fire Chief Rick Royston well at an Open House set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Leelanau fire station.  More...

S-B Village could use tax reverted lot for housing

The Suttons Bay Village Council may decide next month whether it will demolish a house it acquired through tax forfeiture to create a new downtown parking lot – or include the house in a local affordable housing program.  More...

No raises sought in Cleveland

Cleveland Township’s five elected officials are seeking no pay raises in the coming fiscal year, according to salary resolutions approved last week by the Township Board. More...

Montessori school actively looking for new charter and facilities

Leelanau Montessori leaders are looking for a new charter authorizer and a new place to call home.  Board president Sarah Bordeaux confirmed yesterday that school leaders are looking north to the Bay Mills Community College to apply for a new ch More...

In Northport, class trips approved and ‘young fives’ program underway

Two class trips, one for high school students and one for middle schoolers, were recently approved by the Northport Public School Board of Education. More...

Private roads in Empire closer to getting paved

A group of Empire Township residents are one step closer to establishing a Special Assessment District (SAD) to pave two private roads in their neighborhood. The Empire Township Board has set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. More...

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SUNRISE SLIPS slowly into a Boskydel vineyard in Bingham Township on Sunday. So far, vineyards and fruit orchards have been spared any damage resulting from premature warm temperatures, say agriculture officials.   More...