August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Second ‘retirement’ rocks county Aging Commission

The person who was second-in-command for the Leelanau Commission on Aging (CoA) has retired, joining her former boss in leaving her post amidst allegations of conspiring to alter mileage reimbursement paid to employees.  More...

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Local News

Agency will recover — chair

One of the longest-serving members of the county Commission on Aging board was taken by surprise when he learned that mileage reimbursements for homemakers hired by the CoA had been intentionally inflated.  But he’s hopeful that the agency More...

Lake Michigan water levels start decline

WATER LEVELS in the Lake Michigan-Lake Huron basin fell one inch between June and July when they usually increase. More...

Bay Theatre film series covers the globe

The Bay Theatre of Suttons Bay starts its 2012-2013 Bay Film Series, a diverse collection of films from eight different countries, starts Sunday, Sept. More...

Life in Leelanau

Americans at last, naturalization complete

The 27 new United States citizens came to America for varying reasons, but all flashed big grins and thoughts of brighter futures after completing a naturalization ceremony last week held along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  More...

County Cuisine

Art’s offers special treat from scratch

The folks at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor sent us this week’s brownie recipe. We’re told these brownies are truly the best, and the extra few minutes spent making this recipe from scratch will be worth your effort.  More...

Suttons Bay Band Camp a week of drills, music and bonding

The Suttons Bay Marching Band completed a week-long camp on Friday in preparation for the home football games.  The camp drew 29 students, including two from St. Mary.  More...

Views

our opinion

Farewell to the Tourist

Rarely do we take the time to thank tourists for their contributions to a vibrant Leelanau.  We received the following unsigned correspondence earlier this summer with an obvious bent toward Leland. More...

Northport meetings no place for a civics student

We’re big supporters of the public’s right — and duty — to become involved in local government. But something has to change in Northport Village.  More...

Grandpa has new meaning now that I’ve become one

A column

Grandpa Mike.  Oh yeah baby!  It happened earlier this month. Blake Allen Spencer was born to my son Garrett and daughter-inlaw Shelby on Aug. More...

 

County offers chances to walk, paddle

If you’re looking for something to do over Labor Day weekend you can walk a bridge, be entertained at a play or hold up your paddle to be counted.  More...

School numbers steady

Nearly 3,000 students will be tying up their new shoes, strapping on their backpacks and heading out the door next week as one of the busiest summers in Leelanau County comes to an end.  More...

Empire may require septic inspections

When Dianne Navarro bought her house in Empire Village in 2007, she and her husband had no idea its septic field was already failing.  Four years later the couple paid $5,000 to replace the septic system.  But that’s not why she suppo More...

Sports

Comets’ big-time rally wins Leland Invitational

Senior Brooke Olesnavage had 63 kills, 15 digs and 27 aces to lead the Leland volleyball team Saturday.  The final kill by the Grand Traverse Academy transfer left a lasting impression.  It enabled the Comets to claim the championship of t More...

Norsemen suffer more than defeat in football opener

Suttons Bay’s football opener could be considered a double loss in a schedule that manages to get tougher over the next three games.  The Norsemen were swamped, 37-0, at Evart on Friday. More...

Shuffled lineup no problem for Lakers

East Jordan scored the first touchdown of the 2012 season in its home opener against Glen Lake.  But it was all Lakers after that.  Six different Lakers scored in a 47-7 rout of the Red Devils Friday night in the game which had a running cl 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

Beware of the scaremongers! Check the facts

To the Editor:   FactCheck.org (a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at U Penn that is not aligned with any political party) is a useful place to go to clarify the recent spate of misinformation addressed “ to the Editor.” More...

LCN thanks several families and 4-H kids, volunteers

To the Editor:   Leelanau Christian Neighbors wishes to extend a heart filled thank you to Glen Noonan, the Helwig Family and Cherryland Electric. More...

Obama administration has had many accomplishments

To the Editor:   Instead of the recent screeds from Bowen, McQueen and Fuscaldo, your readers might enjoy some relevant facts about our national security, our economy, our quality of life, and our promising future under the Obama Administration. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Roberto Ortiz, 62, 11184 Odetomin, Suttons Bay — Jury selection held; trial set for Oct. 26 on a charge of indecent exposure.  Erik C. Zehender, 46, 900 S. More...

Magistrate Court

Robin T. Jones, 49, 13345 S. Martin Lane, Empire — Equipment violation, tinted windows; $45 fines and costs.  Robert A. Clutts, 21, 540 S. St. Joseph St., Lake Leelanau — Speeding; $120 fines and costs.  Michael L. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Aug. 8   John P. and Karen K. Garrison to Judy Walls and Suzanne Dunton, Unit 86, Cedar Creek Condominiums, Elmwood Township.  J.P. Morgan Chase Bank to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Section 27, Solon Township.  More...

Marriages performed

Jeffrey S. Langdon and Amy M. Pocisk — July 28 in Empire. Roen L. Tharp and Jo L. Rocheleau — Aug. 18 in Lake Leelanau. Wyatt R. McCoy and Katie M. DesOrmeau — Aug. 18 in Traverse City. Jessie L. More...

New assumed names filed in county

Nell Revel Smith Studios; 4109 N. Manitou Trail, Leland — By Nell Revel Smith and Powell T. Smith, P.O. Box 890, Leland.   More...