September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Northport Energy celebrates birthday

A group of volunteers at the tip of the peninsula has focused on spreading the word about energy conservation and efficiency for the past decade. More...

Finding attorney to sue another

Few things in municipal government, it seems, are simple or cheap.  The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority is trying to hire a lawyer who will sue the authority’s former lawyer for a mistake the attorney allegedly made that is r More...

Scott: Administration extensions forced by state

Contract extensions for three administrators were approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education, whose teachers are working without a labor agreement.  The superintendent was offered a five-year extension.  More...

Drain unplugged, but will Elmwood pull plug on Brewery Creek land?

The Elmwood Township Board last week agreed to spend up to $4,000 to clear a plugged stormwater drainage line at its Brewery Creek property across M-22 from the township marina.  More...

Elmwood welcomes Mikowski

The Elmwood Township Board welcomed its new treasurer last week to her first regular monthly board meeting.  Chris Mikowski, an Elmwood Township resident who had served for several years as chief deputy treasurer of Leelanau County, late last mo More...

Committee to discuss sign’s fate

A committee has been named to recommend the future for a new sign installed in front of the Glen Arbor Township Hall that has caused an uproar in the community.  Supervisor Peter VanNort shared the names of those who have agreed to make recommen More...

Leland School Bd. works on ‘action plan’

Board goals and an administrative action plan for the 2018-19 school year were discussed this week by the Leland Board of Education. The board during its regular monthly meeting Monday reviewed the goals, unchanged from last year. More...

County Dates

Get in mood for Halloween   The Leelanau Conservancy is planning a hike that seems perfect for youngsters getting ready for the spooky season. A “pre-Halloween mini hike” will kick off at 1 p.m. More...

Correction:

Two articles in the September 13 edition on pages 8 and 9 of section incorrectly printed Leland Township trustee Tony Borden’s name. We apologize to Mr. Borden for the error.   More...

Board gives Noverr another warning

The Elmwood Township Board has put controversial “wedding barn” owner and operator Frank Noverr on notice that he may be subject to “enforcement action” if he holds any more “special events” on his property without More...

Empire deputy clerk gives no notice

The Village of Empire hired a clerk who is now working without a deputy.  Village president Sam Barr confirmed Tuesday that deputy clerk Darlene Friend resigned abruptly last week.  “At the conclusion of our work session (last Thursda More...

Elmwood Fire buys $280,000 ‘brush truck’

The Elmwood Township Fire and Rescue Department will acquire a new brush truck worth nearly $280,000 following action last week by the Elmwood Township Board.  At its regular monthly meeting on Sept. More...

Workforce housing boost

A ribbon-cutting ceremony today marked an improvement for workforce housing provided at The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor.  Through a $30,000 donation from Cherry Republic, a new common room the “Cherry Republic Common Room” was crea More...

Candidate forum in Northport

Twelve candidates vying for seven positions will be front and center at a forum set for next Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Leelanau Township fire hall.  The Northport candidate forum, scheduled from 7-9 p.m., is a grassroots community effort. More...