December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Has time run out for Timbershores?

Fred Gordon, manager of NM Investments, had until Dec. 24 to find a buyer for the parcel of Leelanau Township land historically known as Timber Shores.  That’s when the company’s redemption rights expired, according to Aaron B. More...

Sports

Former G-L hoop star working on coaching resume

Liz Moeggenberg is a rookie coach at Glen Lake, but an old pro when it comes to the game of basketball.  The 28-year old former Miss Basketball, Michigan State University standout and ex-player in the Women’s National Basketball Associatio More...

Northport senior gets OK to play basketball for first time since car crash

Sheldon Parker usually acts rationally and sensibly, but when it comes to participating in athletics in his senior year, the 17-year-old has been somewhat of a head case.  More...

Glen Lake girls lose NW showdown to Stags

Glen Lake’s first opportunity to dethrone defending Northwest Conference girls basketball champion Kingsley was lost last week.  Now the Lakers can only hope for a little help from their NW friends and a season-best performance when the tw More...

Views

Happy New Year to county home prices

The Mayas were wrong, and so were the pessimists. Life goes on in Leelanau, America and the world.  We were reminded of this amazing phenomena while completing a story about home sales in the county. More...

Board owes public more before meeting privately

You deserved to know something about why the County Board of Commissioners went behind closed doors last week to discuss your business.  More...

Good bye, county officials

We’ve sparred some with outgoing county commissioners David “Chauncey” Shiflett, David Marshall, James Schaub and Richard Schmuckal, but have always appreciated their efforts to keep the business of governing in perspective.  O More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Dec. 3  Frances A. Ziets to Mary C. Stewart, Section 15, Bingham Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  The Gary A. and Beverly J. Cheadle Family Trust to Joseph A. Beman and Karla A. More...

Marriages performed

Jon M. Feigenbaum and Alana M. Dumasius – Oct. 13 in Traverse City.  Daniel A. Murray and Candice E. Wallace – Dec. 1 in Maple City.  Michael S. Meteer and Erin M. Dendrinos – Sept. 16 in Elmwood Township.   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Bonita E. Fox, 89, of Elmwood Township, died Dec. 16 in Elmwood Township.  Doris M. Briggs, 79, of Elmwood Township, died Dec. 15 in Suttons Bay Village.  Robert B. Whittaker, 92, of Elmwood Township, died Dec. 16 in Elmwood Township. More...

Legal fees sought in ‘Cop Case’

Just when nearly everyone thought the longrunning lawsuit against the Leelanau County sheriff by four of his deputies was on the verge of being settled comes a notice of “non-settlement” filed last week in federal court.  More...

Former player, new mentor

LIZ MOEGGENBERG, Glen Lake’s alltime leading rebounder and scorer in girls basketball, is back at her alma mater as the junior varsity girls basketball coach. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Plaque designed to honor county’s lone deputy shot on duty

A late Sheriff’s deputy and process server is being memorialized with a plaque that will be hung at the county Law Enforcement Center (LEC).  A plaque has been ordered and received to memorialize Philip C. Williams, who died in 2010. More...

Northport plans New Year’s eve ‘ball drop’

A new event will take place in Leelanau County with the inaugural New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, which takes place in front of the Big Store at the corner of Nagonaba and Waukazoo streets in Northport.  More...

County balks on request for Peshawbestown generator

County commissioners have forwarded grant applications totalling $166,333 in hopes of approval by the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  However, a grant application that Tribal officials apparently sought 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

Books, not guns, belong in classroom

To the Editor:   The NRA and its members must be in a total adrenalin rush with the murdering of 26 children and teachers along with the mother of the shooter by not condemning the incident as any responsible organization would have. More...

Social Security is earned income

To the Editor:   More...

Thanks for Toys for Tots donations

To the Editor:   Thank you to our 28 Leelanau County Toys for Tots drop off locations and to Leelanau County residents!  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Jennifer L. Lemcool, 33 — Sentenced to 60 days probation for attempted larceny in a building, retail fraud, third degree; to serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served; $675 in fines and costs; $1,399 in restitution.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

Dec. 19, 9:13 a.m. — Bingham Township — Clear plastic bag dumped out by caller’s mailbox and there was a prescription bottle in it. Caller would like to speak with someone.  Dec. 19, 11:55 a.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Corey L. More...