September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Suttons Bay view lots for sale, but will anyone bid?

A development in the Village of Suttons Bay that was valued at $6.4 million just a few years ago is expected to be sold at auction tomorrow for less than the $250,000 in back taxes owed on it.  More...

Local News

'How about this one?'

TWENTY- MONTH- OLD Hudson Stamper of Wixom had a great time checking out the pumpkins Saturday at the Fall Harvest Festival at Leelanau State Park. More...

Clinic deals with hay shortage

Large animal veterinarian Dr. Tanja Molby of Suttons Bay said she’s concerned that a shortage of hay in northern Michigan this winter could put a strain on horses and horse owners – but that some help will be available.  More...

Tropf’s evaluation is all positive; is raise next?

It’s been three years since Jeff Tropf took the reins at Northport Public School and the bloom is still on the rose.  Northport Board of Education members said in the superintendent’s annual evaluation that Tropf is exceeding their e More...

Outdoors

County youth served well in hunt

Despite some bumpy weather and a few lingering questions, the youth deer hunt went well in Leelanau County, surmises state Conservation Officer Rebecca Hopkins.  The Stowe family of Northport would concur.  More...

Taxidermist offers tips for wall hangers

Still trying to decide whether to have your young hunter’s first buck mounted? More...

Fall fun at the Leelanau State Park

Intermittent rain showers Saturday did little to dampen the fun at the fifth annual Fall Harvest Festival at Leelanau State Park.  “I am really surprised at the number of people we had given weather,” said Margo Ammons, who brought h More...

Letters

Three Supreme Court candidates who deserve a vote

To the Editor:  Your vote for Michigan’s Supreme Court Justices is one of the most important votes you cast.  More...

Scripps for ‘vibrant’ township

To the Editor:  More...

Leland officials ignore state law

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Homecoming at my alma mater on hold for Leland’s

Homecoming is scheduled for three of Leelanau County’s four public schools this weekend and I’ll be attending Homecoming festivities at one of them. More...

Schuette walks a fine line with Snyder on issues

It’s an extremely delicate line that state attorneys general navigate. More...

Owen Bahle: Service above self

Much has already been written about our friend and neighbor Owen Bahle. His was a most remarkable life. Owen left his mark on our community in ways most do not know.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Sept. 12  The Sue Ann Kaneaster Trust to James A. and Sue A. Kaneaster, Lot 64, Forest Glen, Glen Arbor Township.  James A. and Sue A. Kaneaster to the Sue Ann Kaneaster Trust, Lot 64, Forest Glen, Glen Arbor Township.  More...

New assumed names filed in county

A.J. Rentals; 115 Madison St., Suttons Bay — By Jon Smith, 115 Madison St., Suttons Bay.  B & C Enterprises; 9460 Sleepy Valley Dr., Empire — By Carlotta F. Meehan, 9460 Sleepy Valley Dr., Empire.  Brilliant Books; 305 St. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Brian P. Rolston, 16, of Leland Township, died Aug. 31 in Leland Township.  Owen L. Bahle, 92, of Suttons Bay Township, died Sept. 7 in Leland Township.   More...

BEAUTIFUL BROOKIES

TRIBAL MEMBER Lenysha Wabanimkee, a second grader at Suttons Bay Elementary School, gingerly touches a fish she caught Saturday at a Natural Resources Fair and Feast sponsored by the Natural Resource More...

County receives one bid

Leelanau County has received what is described by county officials as a “legitimate offer” to purchase the former courthouse property in Leland for $1,450,000.  Now the question moves to what, exactly, the county has to sell.  More...

Hay is gold, if you can find some

A hay shortage in northern Michigan resulting from near-drought conditions this year is causing problems for local farmers and could affect the price of locally-produced meat and dairy products.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lakers have something to prove Friday

Friday is a big day for Glen Lake football.  The Lakers, fresh off a 53-0 trouncing of Mesick, can hit two birds with one stone with a win over Kingsley.  Glen Lake can clinch a playoff berth and with just one more conference game on the sc More...

Norsemen still searching for a win

Suttons Bay is getting closer.  The Norsemen will be looking for their first win of the season Friday during Homecoming, when they’ll host another storied football program that has fallen on hard times this season.  More...

Comets prepare for big match

Leland will put its Northwest Conference boys soccer title hopes on the line tonight at Traverse City Christian.  The Comets need a win to get even with the 13-2 Sabres, who are now 9-0 in the league.  “It’s a big game and we kn More...

Life in Leelanau

Rainbow's End

A rainbow slips through a stormy evening last week on West Grand Traverse Bay near Greilickville. More...

Northport man floats his own boat

Bill Livingston began building a boat a few years ago as a way to keep from getting bored.  Turns out he’s pretty good at it. The Northport resident launched his second boat, christened ‘Vela,’ on July 8. More...

Group plans to revive lighthouse

The Fox Island Lighthouse Association (FILA) has taken the next step in bringing the remote island back to life.  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...

Views

Leelanau: little county for little developments

our opinion

Maybe Leelanau County just isn’t meant for big developments.  More...

911 artifact serves as a ‘constant reminder’

It’s really just a hunk of metal, an I-beam with bolts and what’s left of some insulation.  It was part of steel stacked upon steel until the finished tower rose 110 stories. More...

Voting, democracy divides Northport

“The past is not dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner   Everybody here loves Northport. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Taylor N. Peters, 19, 4242 Barnes Road, Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to drunk and disorderly; bond continued; pretrial conference set for Oct. 5.  Emma K. Thomas, 17, P.O. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 3:23 p.m. — Bingham Township — Caller reporting a dark Saturn Aura swerving while driving northbound on M-22 from Traverse City. Now at Fort Road. Caller believes driver is on the phone.  Friday, 5:09 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Matthew J. Kolosky, 26, 310 Upper Valley Road, Torrington, Conn. — Speeding, 60 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 73 mph; $100 fines and costs.  Nicholas D. Welty, 30, 5441 N. More...