June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bacteria common, but rarely causes severe illness

“No precautions” are necessary for those who had contact with Allee Romeo, the Leland sixth grader who died Sunday as a result of bacterial meningitis, according to health officials.  The meningitis was caused by a bacteria called St More...

Trap shooters take state title; 52 mph ‘birds’ fall to pieces

Sport for everyone: ‘There is no barrier.’   The numbers speak of trap shooting in calculating terms. A 4 1/8-inch “bird,” orange on top and black inside, is propelled at 52 to 54 mph from 16 feet away. More...

Sports

We are the champions

Lakers earn first district softball title since 2003

Casey Kahler went all out to win the Division 4 softball title for her Glen Lake teammates.  The senior right-hander tossed a no-hitter and struck out six as the Lakers claimed their first district title since 2003 with a 10-0 victory over Sutto More...

G-L baseball team advances to regionals, beats Norse in final

The fourth district title collected this spring by Northwest Conference baseball teams was somewhat delayed, but appreciated.  Glen Lake captured its third district since 2006, and now has its eyes on breaking a drought in regional competition t More...

St. Mary claims golf district; Norse, Lakers also advance

As expected St. Mary and Suttons Bay golfers went 1-2 in the Division 4 district tournament, advancing to regional action today in Alpena. St. Mary shot a 310. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY   10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

THANK YOU

To everyone for all the prayers, cards, food and flowers after my recent accident. I appreciate everything you have done.  God Bless all of you!  Betsey Price   More...

Hats off to those who started Little Finger Post

To the Editor:   I appreciated the May 24, 2012, Diversions Section, and I recall the hard work of the many returning soldiers and their wives who worked diligently to establish the Little Finger Post 7731.  More...

Corrections:

During the Memorial Day services at the county building the maiden name of Mary Jelinek was mispronounced and appeared incorrectly in a story last week. Her name is Mary (Brady) Jelinek.  * * *  More...

Columns

Northport “7” were a one-of-a-kind class

A column

When I graduated from high school back in 1975, I felt like a name and not a number in my class of 320-plus.  After all I had played four different high school sports, was a member of a barbershop quartet in the school’s Merry-Go- Round, a More...

State budget may be done, but not everyone’s happy

Stash the sleeping bags. More...

S-B bakery offers cookie recipe

Chimoski Bakery of Suttons Bay

We are happy to welcome Chimoski Bakery to the County Cuisine column.  The Suttons Bay bakery, which opened in July of 2011, has the business philosophy of “a small town bakery, that uses some of Grandma’s best recipes.”  More...

 

Cherry budget fallout

Industry balances promoting cherries with little product   As the first official forecast for a disastrous Michigan cherry crop became official yesterday afternoon, the face of what is considered a highly effective public relations campaign to p More...

Vandalism continues at Sugar Loaf

Members of the Sugarloaf Townhouse Owners Association say they’re “absolutely furious” with the lack of action being taken by local officials to address ongoing problems at Sugar Loaf Resort, which has been closed for 12 years.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

County Democrats, including Congressman, to host McDowell

The Leelanau County Democrats will host an opportunity to meet Congressional candidate Gary McDowell on Monday.  Among those scheduled to attend the event, set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Glen Lake team finishes 16th — in world

The Glen Lake Odyssey of the Mind team finished 16th among 43 teams in its division at the World OM competition held May 23-26 at Iowa State University.  The state champion Laker team took its one-of-a-kind model vehicle, the “Tornado,&rdq More...

‘Beautiful’ place blemished by theft

The “most beautiful place in America” incurred a blemish last week.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Leland — Then and Now on display

The Leelanau Historical Society has mounted a new exhibit “Leland — Then and Now“ in the front lobby of the museum.  Through photographs, visitors will see the transition of Leland during the past 130 years, highlighting the bu More...

Library offers special help with genealogy

The Leland Township Library is offering free access to a genealogy website and will host a genealogy workshop next Thursday, June 14, to help kick off the availability of the new resource.  Sylvia Mertz, library director, said the workshop &ldqu More...

Three county cribs among Parade of Homes

Three Leelanau County homes will be among 15 featured this month in the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA) 23rd annual Parade of Homes.  The weeklong event runs from Saturday, June 16 thru Sunday, June 24.  More...

Views

Leland kicks fire dept. decision down the road

our opinion

Without wading too deeply into problems beseeching the administration of former Leland Township fire chief Michael Fandel, we feel some criticism should be levied at the Leland Township Board’s indecisive move toward the future.  More...

Lake trout work critical for big lake’s future

They called them greasers, which helped to explain why they weren’t much as lovers.  More...

“What you can’t hear, can hurt you”

Community planning commissions and the lawmakers in Lansing must consider a study conducted by audiologists at Michigan State University (MSU)* that concluded Michigan’s siting guidelines for utility scale wind turbines are outdated even though More...

Courts

86th District Court

Christopher A. Both, 26, 117 N. Cedar St., Traverse City — Arraigned on a charge of probation violation; pleaded not guilty; bond remanded until hearing.  More...

Magistrate Court

Timothy M. Volas, 44, 7370 Way Road, Honor — Defective equipment; $95 fines and costs.  Michael D. Burdick, 26, 13410 S. Partridge Run, Traverse City — No proof of registration; $90 fines and costs.  Max D. More...

13th Circuit Court

Joaquin R. Alfonseca, 35, 3815 Ninatigo, Suttons Bay — Sentenced to 11 months in jail with credit for 67 days served on a charge of larceny in a building, followed by 2 and 1/2 years probation; $698 fines and costs; $1,000 in restitution. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 29   The Glen M. Noonan Revocable Living Trust to Glen M. Noonan, Section 6, Elmwood Township and Section 31, Bingham Township.  Glen M. Noonan to himself, Section 24, Elmwood Township.  The Frank J. Mikos and Lois J. More...

Marriages performed

Jared A. Murphy and Tiffany M. Yagle — May 19 in Traverse City.  Andrew K. Krantz and Jessica L. Zehnder — May 31 in Dryden.  John L. Hillmann and Jessica L. Nelson — May 19 in Northport.   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Ruby C. Tuttle, 90, of Elmwood Township, died May 23 in Elmwood Township.  Rosanne Light, 73, of Centerville Township, died May 23 in Suttons Bay Village.  Arthur R. More...