June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

600 folks stop by Senior Expo

The Senior Expo annually draws crowds looking to learn about resources, products and services available to senior residents of Leelanau County. More...

Stowe gets $8,000 in merit pay

A “merit pay” addition of $8,000 was provided this week for Leland Superintendent Jason Stowe.  The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve the bonus, which is in addition to Stowe’s $112,500 salary paid th More...

Leland buys new student devices, and a school bus

Purchases totaling more than $275,000 were approved this week by the Leland Board of Education.  The School Board voted Monday night to approve two bids — one for new computer devices and the second for a new bus.  More...

Glowing comments for G-L’s Scott

Glen Lake Superintendent Sander Scott received a “highly effective” rating in his second performance evaluation with the district, which was completed last week.  More...

Throwers top Track/Golf Dream Team

The “Throw Bros” went out in style at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Fina More...

MLB teams pass on Borkovich

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich took video after video while watching the MLB Draft last week, waiting for his son’s name to be called.  It never was.  “The whole thing just blows my mind,” Borkovich said last Thurs More...

Jackson, Penny land all-state laurels

Glen Lake senior Jared Jackson was one of 24 players named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 4 allstate first team last week.  Jackson, who was an all-state second team selection as a junior, made the cut as an in More...

Quinn runs away with Solstice title

The “40 is the new 20” adage rang true for Eric Quinn over the weekend.  Quinn, a 40-year-old runner from Onekama, circumnavigated big Glen Lake and finished first among 170 participants Saturday in the sixth annual Glen Arbor Solsti More...

County duo completes 100-mile race

Why walk a mile in someone else’s shoes when you can run 100 in your own?  A pair of Leelanau Peninsula women, Jill Plamondon and Evie Kellogg, recently did just that by completing the Lighthouse 100 ultra marathon from Petoskey to Old Mis More...

WINNING ESSAY

EMMA GRANT, a Suttons Bay High School senior who resides in Bingham Township, reads her award-winning Leelanau County Republican Party 2017 Lincoln Day Essay, “The Legacy of President Lincoln,” to the Leelanau County Board of Commissioner More...

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LISA CONROY of Cedar has been collecting food in quarterly food drives for Leelanau Christian Neighbors and the Empire Area Food Pantry for eight years. More...

25% raise for some G-A firefighters

A higher pay schedule designed to attract more part-time staff to the Glen Lake Fire Department has been approved by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The Township Board on Tuesday night approved a request from Chief John Dodson to offer certified More...

Officers invited to TC meeting

Officers in the armed forces and their guests are invited to the quarterly membership and dinner meeting of the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), which will be held today at 6 p.m. More...

Library summer program begins

The Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library will kick off its summer reading series Monday at 10 a.m.  Kids and their parents may sign up for a summer-long program that includes plenty of activities — from learning about bugs, to leaf poundin More...

Neighbors concerned, but hotel and marina project gets approvals

Developer Ron Walters said the Fourth of July holiday and the National Cherry Festival may be the only things that will delay the beginning of work this summer on a $20 million hotel and marina project in Elmwood Township.  More...

County Dates

Chicken dinners start at St. Wenceslaus   The first church to offer up a chicken dinner this summer is St. More...

Corrections:

A pay raise was not included in a contract renewal for county administrator Chet Janik as reported last week. More...

DeVos’ comments bode poorly for future Leland School budgets

The importance of federal Impact Aid to Leland Public School finances was front and center at the Board of Education’s annual budget hearing Monday.  More...

More kindergarteners force a third classroom in Leland

A third section of kindergarten will be added at Leland Public School next fall.  The Board of Education voted 6-0, with trustee Ross Satterwhite absent, to approve a recommendation from its personnel committee to create a third section of kinde More...

Trustee Loud resigns; Harper seeks position

Northport trustee Philip N. Loud did not resign quietly, submitting a blistering letter earlier this month that takes to task critics of the Village Council. More...

County boys start in state title game

Hancock Park did little to prepare pitcher Casey Peterson for the atmosphere at McLane Stadium in East Lansing last weekend — although the man behind the plate, twin brother Cooper Peterson, has for years. More...

Angers gears up for all-star game

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Glen Lake graduate Duke Angers will get his first chance to play on the Desso turf surface at Wickes Stadium in University Center on Saturday. More...

Bunek a back-to-back all-state honoree

Glen Lake shortstop Kelly Bunek was one of 35 players named to the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Division 4 allstate first team last week.  More...

Community raises $2K to fight cancer

“It’s impossible to think of my mother, Kristie Yaakoby, without thinking of two things: her strength and her perseverance. More...

Father, son winners in Traverse City

Suttons Bay native Nick Amato followed up his recent M22 Challenge victory by capturing the top spot last Thursday in the Record-Eagle 2 Mile Cross Country Classic at Mt. More...

Extra Points: Golfers raise big bucks at Golf-A-Thon

Lake Leelanau St. More...

Sanctuary city topic of GOP meeting

The impact of having the City of Traverse City become a “sanctuary city” will be discussed today at the monthy meeting of the Leelanau County Republican Party.  County Sheriff Mike Borkovich will speak today, Thursday, at 7 p.m. More...

Contentious meeting in Elmwood Twp.

Two issues slated for discussion and action at a special meeting of the Elmwood Township Board next week may be as controversial and consequential as any in recent memory.  More...

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ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP firefi ghter and emergency medical technician Chase Schelling shows youngsters and moms how the department puts out fires during a demonstration in front of the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Greilickville.   More...

Women to meet at Old Settlers’

Andrew Gorecki, founder and CEO of Superior Physical Therapy in Traverse City, will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Glen Lake Woman’s Club. More...

Franz tells Co. Board: ‘I’m running’

A familiar face appeared before the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners to offer public comment at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.  Ray Franz of Onekama – who served as 101st District State Representative for Leelanau and thr More...