August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Alisha talks about ... being Alisha

Alisha Glass is Italy-bound in the first week of September, but the Leland grad’s destination is Rio de Janiero ... More...

Sports

Borkovich gives verbal commitment to MSU baseball

Elmwood Township’s Walter Borkovich made his pitch this summer to become a member of the Michigan State University baseball team.  And the Spartan coaching staff reciprocated with an athletic scholarship he couldn’t refuse.  More...

Leland soccer team kicks off to 3-0 start

The Leland boys soccer team is still “hurting” a bit heading into tonight’s league opener at Buckley.  But you’d never know after the 3-0 start the Comets have had, including winning their own Boynton Invitational Saturda More...

Leland Country Club champs crowned

The Leland County Club recently crowned its tennis champions.  On July 28, Andrew Roberts won the 12-and-under singles and doubles, beating Rand Wilkinson in singles and then teaming up with Wilkinson to beat Caroline and Sophie Keeble.  Ab 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

Romney/Ryan plan doesn't end Medicare

To the Editor:   Now that I am eligible for Medicare, Obama wants to change the rules. I paid into the system for years. Obama has cut Medicare by 716 billion. This money will be used to fund his new entitlement, Obama Care.  More...

Treatment of Rosie is appalling

To the Editor:   I am appalled at the treatment of the Director of the Commission on Aging. This borders on the style of the middle ages to strip a person practically naked in the town square without any facts just say so of an individual.  More...

Rosie Steffens, you are the best

To the Editor:   I was immediately impressed with Rosie Steffens' concern and business approach to my needs. I am 91 and need a little help with my cleaning as I have arthritis in both hands. I have had cortisone and surgery to my hands.  More...

Columns

It’s back to school and that’s music to my ears

A column

Around this time of year a tune that keeps getting stuck in my head comes from a TV commercial that first hit the airwaves a few years back.  More...

VP choice may cost Mitt less conservative voters

In general you get a lot of head-nodding when you suggest that many persons, especially those of faith, believe we should be our brothers and sisters keepers. The concept is easy to acknowledge. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Aug. 6   Jack and Arloa Flynn to Roger and Nancy Glamzi, Section 23, Leland Township.  Debra L. and Anthony Radjovich to Emily Jo Larkin, Harry R. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Scott C. Tonneberger, 48, of Dade County, Fla., died Aug. 3 in Leelanau Township.  Josephine M. Biestek, 91, of Torch Lake, died Aug. 14 in Elmwood Township.   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Birch Cove Resorts; 12271 N. Northpoint Point Road, Northport — By Scott A. Foster, 12271 N. More...

County OK’s ORV use along roads

County hunters, fishers and farmers said they will benefit from a County Board of Commissioners decision Tuesday night allowing off-road vehicles (ORVs) to be driven on the shoulders of county roads.  More...

Gill: I’m not involved

“It’s just so ludicrous.”  That was the response of now-retired Leelanau County administrator David Gill when asked to comment about an allegation made by the now-resigned head of the county Commission on Aging that he instruct More...

Special Sections

Local News

As rain falls, T-C is way up; county down

Into each life, some rain must fall. Well, that’s what local farmers are hoping anyway.  More...

Fiber line cut; so was phone use

Century Telephone customers in Leelanau County had limited service Monday afternoon and into Tuesday morning.  A fiber line was cut Monday near Cedar complicating communications for residents in the 228, 334, 326 and 271 exchanges. More...

Chair picked for windmill group in Solon

Fred Cepala last month was elected chairman of Solon Township’s citizens group charged with working alongside the township Planning Commission to write regulations for commercial wind turbines.  Cepala was elected chairman of the seven-mem More...

Life in Leelanau

POW WOW

an honored tradition

For some Native Americans, the Pow Wow is simply a part of life.  A member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Bill Martell can’t count how many Pow Wows he’s participated in over the years.  More...

Open house, health fair precede gathering in Peshawbestown

It was a busy day on the Peshawbestown reservation of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  In addition to being the day before the annual Jingtamok (Pow Wow), Friday was the day of the tribe’s annual Health Fair. More...

County Cuisine

blu offers simple, healthy salad

Chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu, submitted this week’s recipe for Raw Beet Salad. Of course he recommends using local produce, which is plentiful these days. More...

Views

Dredge project was fiasco; plan for 2013

It’s become an annual spring event in Fishtown. Steelhead move into the Leland River to spawn at about the same time a flap develops over dredging of the harbor mouth.  More...

Good move: County to evaluate employees

In most public work places, at least those with sizeable work forces, files are kept with the results of annual personnel evaluations.  Don’t bother looking for such evaluations within Leelanau County government. More...

Correction:

Due to reporter error the figures for the sale and re-purchase of the county tract index were transposed in a story last week. The tract was sold in 1975 for $65,000 and purchased back by the county from a local title company in May for $30,000. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Rachel M. More...

Magistrate Court

Dmitriy Chekhovskiy, 27, 2807 Adam Lane, Grawn — Seatbelt violation; $110 fines and costs.  Ellen R. Shapiro, 19, 4610 Woodhaven Dr., Zionsville, Ind. — Speeding; $170 fines and costs.  Brian K. Tennis, 48, 10065 E. More...