November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New name added to Veterans Memorial

Now there are 111, as another name has been added to the list of Leelanau County warriors who died in combat.  More...

Sports

Leland five made presence known on elite team

Joe Burda completed a dream season last week as the Leland boys soccer team coach.  The most memorable coaching experience was aided by five players — Dylan Jolliffe, Luke Nesbitt, Matt Fleis, Austin Fellows and Tony Mosqueda — who h More...

Leland’s boys soccer season ends in Division 4 semis

The shots were even, the mistakes were just two in Leland’s Division 4 boys soccer state semifinal match with Grand Rapids Covenant Christian last week.  But the breakdowns defensively ended Leland’s most successful boys season. More...

CHAMPS AGAIN

There’s no drama with the Leland girls volleyball team, just plenty of excitement.  The 42-10-4 Comets quickly and quietly ended Traverse City Christian’s Class D district championship hopes on Friday, winning in three straight games More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10 a.m. — Veteran’s Day Celebration: Northport School Auditorium; Public welcome.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Art’s thankful for food drive support

To the Editor:   We would like to thank everyone who so generously gave food and money to our local Food Pantry during Art’s Tavern Food Drive this past week. Your support of this local organization is so important right now. More...

Columns

Presidential election had its defining moments

It’s dangerous to write history before it unfolds, but there is enough evidence to allow one to wade into the murky waters of why Barack Obama or Mitt Romney won the presidency.  If there is a Romney win, trace it back to the first debate. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Elaine M. Krepner, 28, 10771 S. Orchard Way, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; probation revoked; to serve 180 days in community corrections with credit for time served; fines and costs preserved.  More...

Magistrate Court

Breanna J. Korson, 22, 229 W. Anthony St., Lake Leelanau — Expired plates; $192 fines and costs.  Valerie J. Harpel, 50, 9346 W. Point Dr., Empire — Defective equipment; $120 fines and costs suspended.  Harold J. More...

 

Dems overjoyed; President prevails

Enthusiasm for election results seemed to move west to east Tuesday night across the Peninsula.  Republicans, who gathered at Dick’s Pour House in Lake Leelanau, had high hopes of capturing the White House and a few more Senate seats early More...

 GOP retains 6 of 7 Co. Board seats

For the first time ever, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be dominated by women.  Five seats, three of which were in play Tuesday, will be occupied by females beginning in January. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Von Voigtlander takes over gavel

Two incumbents on the Northport Village Council were voted out of office Tuesday and another incumbent landed a new job.  Trustee Barb VonVoigtlander unseated incumbent Fred Steffens in the race for the Village presidency. More...

Corrections:

The location of the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce business after hours is a few hundred feet from the location provided in a Chamber news release and published last week.  More...

State is reaping better harvest of hiring

Whether it’s cherries or another popular Michigan grown product, a bountiful crop needs the right climate, soil and nurturing. More...

Life in Leelanau

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Technology reaching new heights with G-L students

Grace Schroeder wants to live in the city when she grows up.  Now everyone can hear about it while looking at her artwork at Glen Lake School.  More...

Fire and rescue personnel getting help from smartphone

One local firefighter likes a new feature that notifies him via smartphone when there’s an emergency he needs to respond to.  More...

County Cuisine

Art’s offers nutty, moist bread

This week’s recipe comes from Tim Barr at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor. It is a perfect way to use up the rest of the zucchini from your garden, and the yogurt makes for a super moist loaf that your whole family will love.  More...

Views

County needs ‘clean’ sale of Leland property

our opinion

In the latest development in a years-long effort to move the former county courthouse property into the hands of a private owner, some county commissioners are tempted to dance with a new partner.  Perhaps that’s a good idea, or perhaps no More...

Hope against hope for ‘change’ this time

Our biggest disappointment in 2012 election results has more to do with the process of running government than the candidates themselves.  More...

Lucky me I missed those robo calls in this election

A column

My first Leelanau County General Election is in the books. I’d have to say it was a winner. I didn’t have to wait long in the voting line. Not like the folks in Florida. Are they done voting yet? More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Oct. 22  The Forrest D. and Mary C. Beaird Joint Revocable Trust to Mary C. Beaird, Section 3, Empire Township.  Bruce S. Beeker to himself and Lisa A. Garvin, Section 19, Solon Township.  Mark D. Wiesen and Heidi V. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Arvid A. Horn, 82, of Northport, died Oct. 23 in Northport.  Gerald E. Eggert, 80, of Leelanau Township, died Oct. 24 in Northport.  Henry J. Bruggeman, 81, of Garfield Township, died Oct. 24 in Northport.   More...

Marriages performed

Kevin J. Pryor and Dawn M. Hoving — Sept. 30 in Glen Arbor Township.  David A. Brinkley and Rebecca L. Zak — Oct. 26 in Northport.  Matthew W. Miilu and Jennifer M. Walters — Oct. 27 in Elmwood Township.  David M.F. More...