November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

M-C man dies doing what he loved

A 59-year-old Maple City man, Marine veteran and Jeep aficiondo died Friday while hunting near his home in Kasson Township.  Donald J. Peplinski of 9090 S. Coleman Road was discovered in the woods about 7:49 p.m. by a hunting companion.  More...

Sports

Glen Lake rolls into district football title game at Shelby

The Division 6 district football title is on the line Friday when the 9-1 Glen Lake Lakers kick off with the Shelby Tigers.  “Shelby is a quality team,” Laker coach Jerry Angers said. More...

Six individuals qualify for state cross country finals

Ken Pease had Friday night off from football for the first time this fall.  And that made Saturday morning’s run in the Division 4 boys cross country regional so much more enjoyable for the Suttons Bay junior.  More...

Comets kick past Hart in shootout, reach semis

Tony Mosqueda kicked Leland past Hart in a double-overtime shootout in the Division 4 regional soccer championship match.  But it was truly a team effort that advanced the 25-3 Comets to the soccer semifinals for the second time in the school&rs More...

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coming events

TODAY  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Fifth Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back: $1 per pound; benefits Operation Gratitude; Suttons Bay Dental Center.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. More...

Letters

Franz deserves support in 101st

To the Editor:   More...

Jog-a-thon supporters raised over $6,000

To the Editor:   The Suttons Bay PTO would like to thank the Suttons Bay community, family and friends for their continued support and pledges during this year’s Jog-a-thon.  With their help, $6,020.80 was raised!  More...

New Leland zoning ordinance is easier to follow

To the Editor:   On Nov. 6, Leland Township voters will decide if their new Zoning Ordinance will be adopted.  If not, the Township will revert to the 1996 Zoning Ordinance.  This new ordinance is much easier to follow. More...

Columns

“Idiots” may decide election outcome

It’s come down to this. There are two classes of citizens in America. Those fed-up to here with the election.  They are the majority. More...

 

Breaking News - 10/31/2012 2:59 PM

101st House Candidates spar at debate

Enterprise, Interlochen Public Radio sponsor forum in Glen Arbor. Here's a link to the recording.
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Record turnout possible

If absentee ballot voter (AV) applications are any indication, Leelanau County could be looking at record voter turnout for next week’s General Election.  Some 19,426 voters are eligible to cast ballots in an election that features what is More...

‘Sandy’ traps one resident, affects others

Jennifer Carlson has a mission: Getting from the streets of New York City to her car that is parked at the Grand Rapids airport.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Benefit at VFW to help family after brain tumor found

Friends and family of a 1997 Suttons Bay graduate are rallying support for the man who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last month.  A benefit for Jeff Peplinski is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, at the VFW Hall in Lake Leelanau.  More...

Omena home saved from fire

A home in Leelanau Township was damaged early Tuesday morning in an electrical fire.  Firefighters from Leelanau Township, Suttons Bay, Leland and the Grand Traverse Band were dispatched at 3:27 a.m. to a home at 12591 E. More...

Elmwood gets $35,000 to create new marina plan

Plans are moving forward to revitalize Elmwood Township’s marina and the entire Greilickville Commercial Corridor, according to township supervisor Jack Kelly.  Last week, the township received confirmation from the Michigan Department of More...

Life in Leelanau

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Oct. 11  Genevieve A. Gauthier, Cecelia A. Kadrovach and Alfred J. Gauthier to James E. and Carol L. Ashmore, Section 26, Leland Township, ($64,000).  Christine Mason to Joshua J. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO  November 1, 2007  More...

ART’S Thursday, ART’S CLASS

Art’s Tavern, a worldly institution, named county ‘Business of the Year’

The home page of the website of the county Chamber’s 2012 business of the year reads, “Welcome to Art’s, a Glen Lake Institution.” It’s true. More...

Views

our opinion

Thoughts on 8 Co. Bd. candidates

Are you tired of the election?  Or, perhaps better said, are you tired of election ads?  More...

Nothing more manly than a new pick-up truck

A column

I done bought me a pick ‘em up truck.  Yep, it’s a big, manly one too. On-demand four wheel drive. Oversized off-road tires. Red paint with not too much rust. All the whistles and bells. More...

Our endorsement for state House

You’d never know by the commercials that the two candidates running for state House are really pretty good guys. As expected, or maybe required, their views of the world are mostly opposite. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Dennis R. Conley Jr., 22, 3301 SW Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay — Pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana; bond continued; not to possess or consume drugs; discretionary urine screens; pretrial conference set for Nov. 9.  More...

Magistrate Court

Zachary S. Crawford, 23, 8782 E. Hoxie Road, Cedar — Seatbelt violation; $110 fines and costs.  Randy S. Woods, 57, 1996 S. Manitou Trail, Lake Leelanau — No/inadequate safety chains; $115 fines and costs.  Holden J. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Tuesday, 11:58 p.m. — Solon Township — Someone in a vehicle threw a large orange juice bottle 1/2 full of spit at his mailbox. There is damage.  Last Tuesday, 1:17 p.m. — Kasson Township — Seven cows loose.  More...