June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Kids dream big, laugh at Leland Library program

Children and library staff alike were dressed in pajamas, robes and fuzzy slippers Tuesday for Joel’s Pajama Jam Comedy Show.  Starring Joel Tacey of Bay City, the show signalled the kickoff to the Dream Big: Read! More...

Road Comm. likes Facebook; won’t allow employee criticism

The Leelanau County Road Commission now has a Facebook page.  Those who live and travel in the county can now find out which roads are getting work, when they’ll be orange-coned off and when they’ll reopen.  More...

iPads on top in G-L school study

A recommendation to expand personal computing with iPads was received by the Glen Lake Board of Education last week.  More...

GA Twp. approves assessment district

Final approval of a special assessment district (SAD) to cover the cost of dredging the channel between Big Fisher and Big Glen Lake was given by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve the last in a series o More...

Two groups get Rotary grants

Two Leelanau County communities were among a dozen awarded grants from Rotary Charities last week.  Twelve grants totaling $375,000 were issued by the organization June 12.  Glen Arbor Township will be getting $15,000 to help remove and rep More...

S-B Village OKs land deal with school

A land deal which will eliminate a deficit for the Suttons Bay School District was formally approved this week by the Suttons Bay Village Council.  More...

Solon OKs downed tree pickup

Removal of downed timber from Joe Vlack Park was approved last week by the Solon Township Board.  The board voted unanimously during its rescheduled monthly meeting June 13 to have the Dan Bundy Logging Company remove an estimated 43 cords of wo More...

S-B man faces exam for assault

Suttons Bay resident James A. Kolberg, 76, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident that occurred at his home at 9862 E. More...

TC woman charged with medication theft from Elmwood home

Elaine M. Krepner, 28, of Traverse City, recently was charged with three felonies for allegedly stealing prescription medications from a home in Elmwood Township, according to an 86th District Court record.  More...

G-L Women’s Club to meet at Old Settlers

The Glen Lake Women’s Club next meeting will be moved up to Wednesday, June 27, at the chapel in Old Settlers Park.  The 12:30 p.m. More...

Hearing set for input on allowing ORVs to use county roadsides

Off-road vehicles (ORVs) may soon be driven a little closer to county roads.  More...

Revenue, expenses up in Leland Public School budget

A $5 million spending plan, up 5 percent from the present fiscal year, was adopted this week by the Leland Board of Education.  The board voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the budget for the new budget year, which begins July 1.  More...

Signatures force vote to decide Leland zoning rules

Registered voters in Leland Township will have the chance in the Nov. 6 general election to decide the fate of a new Zoning Ordinance approved by the township board in May.  More...

Boat launch to be monitored more closely

Changes in the management of the township boat launch were adopted this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board Tuesday night unanimously supported changes outlined by Treasurer Terry Gretzema aimed at improving the collection of fees More...

Heavy rains soak Leelanau

Matt Wiesen of Crystal River Outfitters in Glen Arbor is thrilled with the estimated two inches of rain that has fallen in the past week.  “It’s a beautiful thing,” said Wiesen, who rents kayaks and canoes to people on the Crys More...

County tries again on Timberlee lot

County and Elmwood Township officials are hoping a 9-acre parcel in the Timberlee area receives some interest — and at least one qualified bid — as it goes up for sale for the second time in less than a year.  More...

Centerville Twp. spruces up hall, park

Efforts to spruce up the township hall and park at the end of Hohnke Road on Lake Leelanau were discussed last week by the Centerville Township Board.  Supervisor Leonard Kelenski reported during the June 13 meeting that fresh paint has been app More...

Dispatch Blotter

June 13, 11:35 a.m. — Bingham Township — Caller received a scam call stating grandson needed money in Guatemala due to false arrest.  June 13, 12:17 a.m. — Centerville Township — Cow on the road. More...