December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Solstice a time to celebrate   Celebrate the shortest day of the year in two years on the Peninsula. The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host an oboe and piano concert at 6:30- p.m. Friday at the Old Art Building. More...

County plans to join in federal lawsuit against drug companies

Attorneys' take would be 30%

Leelanau County, encouraged by a prominent downstate lawyer who was considering a run for governor, next week will likely join more than 100 other government entities in the U.S. More...

No marijuana facilities for twp.

Leelanau Township has joined a growing list of governments in Leelanau County that has said “no” to medical marijuana.  The Township Board Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution opting out of allowing medical marijuana facilit More...

School Bd. member steps away from post; applications sought by G-L

There’s a vacant seat on the Glen Lake Board of Education.  Cherie Hawkins resigned from the School Board this week as she is moving out of the school district.  “I’m proud of the work I’ve done on the board in tryin More...

Northport harbor-master gets $12,000 health insurance policy

The Northport Village Council approved a one-year contract for harbormaster Mark Holtz after a long discussion on paying him health insurance benefits at a cost of $12,000 per year.  The contract was approved on a vote of 4-3, with trustees Tim More...

Teachers recognized by Glen Lake

Two Glen Lake teachers were recognized this week for their efforts by the Glen Lake Board of Education. More...

Grant awarded for Shalda Creek project

Cleveland Township officials are hopeful that work will get under way in 2018 on a new culvert under Bohemian Road (County Road 669) along with improvements to a stretch of the road north of M-22 (Harbor Highway) leading to Good Harbor Bay on Lake Mi More...

Empire opts out of marijuana

The Empire Township Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution to opt out of allowing medical marijuana facilities in the township.  Gov. More...

Corrections:

Due to an editing error, Georgia Rivers was quoted in a story about retiring Leland library director Sylvia Merz without an introduction. Rivers is a member of the Leland Township Library Board.   More...

County’s opioid prevention goal is personal for one commissioner

Rushton’s sister was a victim

While all county commissioners may take their list of annual goals seriously, commissioner Debra Rushton took one personally.  More...

Bailey recognized for police work with Leelanau Township

Leelanau County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Bailey will no longer cover Leelanau Township, but he will remain a deputy with the department.  Bailey, who has been assigned to cover Leelanau Township for more than six years, will be doing general More...

Former G-L superintendent loses appeal over retirement benefits

Former Glen Lake superintendent Joan Groening has lost her appeal of a state decision to disallow credit for unused personal time in her retirement calculations.  The issue became part of a lawsuit filed by Groening against the district followin More...

Northport considers whether DPW site should become park

Northport Village Council member Campbell McLeod is leading a push to have a 7.3-acre property on 7th Street and North Shore Drive turned into a public park. More...

Montessori purchase deadline extended

A purchase agreement to use the resource center in Lake Leelanau as a Montessori school has been extended through the end of January.  Leelanau Montessori Charter Public School Academy (LMCPSA) has secured an extension of its purchase agreement More...

Leelanau Township undecided on tax appeal

The Leelanau Township Board went into closed session for about 25 minutes on Tuesday to review correspondence from its attorney, Mike Homier of Grand Rapids, regarding property taxes on the Northport Creek Golf Course (NCGC).  More...

No comment on Elmwood’s $885,000 budget

The Elmwood Township Board has set a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. More...

Snowshoe hikes start

The first significant snowfall of the winter has signaled the beginning of snowshoe outings at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Ranger-led snowshoe hikes will be offered on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m.; Friday, Dec. More...