September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Second drowning takes life of man who loved to fish

Scott and Kirk Ciaglaski enjoyed the evening of Aug. 29 with their father fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay.  “We didn’t catch anything. More...

Commissioners try to cut into 2013 red ink

A proposed Leelanau County budget for 2013 calls for a spending increase of nearly $500,000, although the fiscal plan has a long way to go before being adopted.  More...

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Local News

Glen Lake Rescue also busy on water

Strong offshore winds and three to five-foot waves contributed to a capsized kayak approximately three-quarters of a mile offshore from the Glen Arbor boat launch last week.  Glen Lake Rescue’s fire boat was conducting a training mission w More...

38 want job as Leland fire chief

As of Tuesday Leland Township has heard from 38 applicants interested in heading up the Leland Township Fire & Rescue Department.  And they come from all over, even as far away as Afghanistan, said Cal Little, chairman of the Leland Township More...

Unemployment upturn not a concern

Summer employment trends in Leelanau County appear to be improving overall despite a slight and unexpected upturn in the July 2012 unemployment rate.  More...

Life in Leelanau

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Aug. 14  Huntington National Bank to Chad Horton, Section 15, Cleveland Township, ($191,900).  Anne E. More...

St. Mary turns 125

Dorothy Couturier is a bi-product of a Catholic education and the grandmother of five current St. Mary School students.  And she’ll be the first of many to tell you that faith and family are two key ingredients to St. More...

Bishop to concelebrate first Mass at school

Bishop Bernard Hebda will concelebrate the first St. More...

Views

Buzz over ORV use will fade; drive safely

The controversy generated by the county’s new off-road vehicle ordinance eventually will fade, becoming little more than the expected buzz of a distant chainsaw come fall.  After all, ORVs are as aggressive as their drivers, and most drive More...

An avoidable tragedy

Some deaths are unavoidable. There is solace in acknowledging random events that led to their conclusion.  We find no comfort in examining events preceding the death of Leland high school student Brian Paul “Bubba” Rolston. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Leaha G. More...

Magistrate Court

Chad L. Beers, 22, 4041 Lone Pine Dr., Traverse City — Speeding 40 mph in 35 zone, reduced from 55 mph; $100 fines and costs.  Kelly L. Hafner, 25, 9771 E. More...

Warning lacking at beach

Lake Leelanau resident Cathy Wurm, who was swimming with her two children at Van’s Beach last Thursday when one drowning and two neardrownings occurred, said changes are needed for the protection of swimmers.  More...

Friends, teachers lament teen’s death

Brian Rolston would have began his first day of his junior year at Leland High School on Tuesday.  Instead his friends and classmates are mourning the loss of the 16-year-old Lake Leelanau resident who died last week while swimming in Lake Michi More...

Harvest the theme of successive busy weekends

A record number of cyclists are expected to hit Leelanau County for the Leelanau Harvest Tour set for Sunday, Sept. 16.  More...

Sports

G-L off to 2-0 start, Norse loom

Five was Glen Lake’s lucky number in a non-conference victory over visiting Charlevoix.  The Lakers forced five interceptions and scored the same number of touchdowns last Thursday to beat the Red Rayders 32-0 and improve to 2-0 heading in More...

Norse salvage tie against Lakers

Suttons Bay’s unbeaten streak over Glen Lake in boys soccer is still intact, just barely.  The Norse grasped a 1-1 tie from the jaws of defeat Tuesday night as senior captain Eric Chapman rifled a long shot with just under four minutes to More...

Comets shutdown by Sabres in showdown

The ball didn’t bounce Leland’s way Tuesday in an early Northwest Conference boys soccer showdown with Traverse City Christian.  The host Comets fell 3-0, but there’s going to be at least one rematch Thursday, Sept. 27. 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

Un-site-ly ordinance in township is needed

To the Editor:   I’m sure you’ve noticed the Sleeping Bear Dunes are getting a lot of attention these days. No doubt they are one of the most beautiful spots in our country. People are coming from a far to see beauty.  More...

Lifeguard on Van's Beach could be a lifesaver

To the Editor:   Van's Beach in Leland is a very popular and busy beach all summer.  After Thursday’s heart-breaking tragedy, I feel it is so important to have a lifeguard on that beach.  More...

ShareCare thanks Homestead golfers, supporters

To the Editor:   For eight years, The Homestead has opened their spectacular golf course for one day to benefit ShareCare.  More...

Columns

Back-to-school rush just a parting thought today

A column

We stayed put for Labor Day weekend and liked it.  In the days when my children needed school supplies and last minute items for the first day of school, Joe and I would often spend these days scrambling. More...

Taxes, repealing term limits just a thought now

If you are a schlub about repairing your car, you logically would go to your favorite mechanic for help. More...