July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Glen Lake library plans book sale

The Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library will hold its annual Vintage Book Sale Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 10.  More...

Dungjen goes Independent for County seat

As one election cycle winds down another is heating up. Another candidate without party affiliation has filed for county office.  Bill Dungjen of Solon Township has filed to run as an independent against District No. 7 commissioner Melinda C. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, 10 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Man can to caller’s door. His face was all “messed up.” He has walked away. There has been a fight.  Last Thursday, 8:20 a.m. More...

Agents stay busy as home sales hum along

The Leelanau County home market continued to hum along in June, although it racked up lessor gains compared to the first five months of the year, statistics kept by the Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR) show.  Some $6.7 million in hom More...

Recycling gone bad: trash at sites, businesses misuse

Leelanau County is being tainted by misplaced trash and garbage.  At recycling sites throughout the county, especially in Northport, Empire, Suttons Bay and Glen Arbor, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of trash and garbage that i More...

Heatlh Board plans to give Murray permanent job

The “interim” is expected to be removed today from Jenifer Murray’s position as interim health officer for the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.  More...

Candidates at forum tonight

County voters will have one more opportunity to hear what candidates have to say tonight at a forum hosted by the Leelanau Unit of the League of Women Voters-Grand Traverse.  Republican candidates for Leelanau County drain commissioner, road com More...

Bingham raises rates on hall rentals, deposits

It will cost a little more to use the historic Bingham Schoolhouse for special events following action last week by the Bingham Township Board.  More...

Northport teachers expected to ratify deal

The Northport Education Association was expected yesterday to ratify a new three-year contract and the Northport Public School Board of Education was expected to approve that contract at a special meeting later in the evening.  Superintendent Je More...

Pros, concerns on new beach groom law; permit may still be required

A new Michigan law allows people to groom their beaches without a state permit, but the U.S. More...

Council all smiles about harbor facelift; dedication on the way

The Northport Village Council spent most of its regular meeting last week talking about its waterfront renovation, bragging sort of.  More...