January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New tax law helps families pass on cottages

A state law that eliminates the “pop-up” tax from family property transfers will likely have its biggest impact in places like Leelanau County and other parts of the state with significant numbers of valuable waterfront cottages and vacat More...

Empire becomes first to require septic inspections

The Empire Village Council on Tuesday said “yes” to a controversial ordinance requiring pointof sale inspections of home sewer systems — the first of its kind for Leelanau County.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Spinnikens become grandparents — twice

Alan and Nancy Spinniken of Lake Leelanau became grandparents twice in one week.  Irene Hannah Spinniken was born Dec. More...

GOOD APPLE

KIM EIKE, who retired from the Suttons Bay Board of Education last month, was presented with the golden apple award for his service at the Jan. 14 meeting of the district's Board of Education. More...

Friendship Center plans Valentines Party

The Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay will host its annual Valentines Party on Friday, Feb. 15.  Fellowship will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Life in Leelanau

Tough sledding but fun raisers go on

A&W Root Beer, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and snow — lots of it — are listed as some of the late Roy Taghon’s favorite things.  More...

Full blast of winter activities ahead for outdoor enthusiasts

A return to more winter-like weather could assure full participation in cabin fever relievers scheduled throughout the county in coming weeks. More...

County Cuisine

Trish’s cook offers pork chop special

This week, we welcome Trish’s Dishes to the County Cuisine column. The recipe below for pork chops with apples was submitted by cook Carl Brooks, who creates delicious sandwiches, panini, soups and salads at the restaurant in Lake Leelanau. More...

Views

our opinion

County a long way from land sale windfall   It’s probably all chest bumping, but you have to stand in awe at the gumption shown by a pair of would-be developers who at one time owned the former County Seat property.  More...

Columns

Leading by example ... short and sweet meetings

A column

Watch out world! More...

Snyder’s SOS offensive even with silent treatment

There were two elephants in the room the other night during the governor’s State of the State: He nailed one of them, but didn’t even take a shot at the other one, putting on his blinders instead.  Elephant, or should we say donkey n More...

Septic systems need good care

Reader's Forum:

Last year, after attending a number of Leelanau Clean Water meetings, I was finally moved to have our septic tank pumped. It had been more than a decade since we’d last had it done, and it was time.  More...

Flirting with records

Winter takes control with frigid blast across peninsula

As the adage goes, if you don’t like the weather in northern Michigan wait a day or two — it will change.  Such was the case this week when temperatures that reached into the 40s plunged to a near historical level two days later. More...

$625,000 ends ‘cop case;’ sides still bicker

The dust appears to be settling on a protracted and bitter federal lawsuit filed in 2009 by four Leelanau County sheriff’s deputies against then- Sheriff Michael Oltersdorf.  Nonetheless, a clear potential exists for more dust to be kicked More...

Sports

Suttons Bay girls coach doing double duty

Todd Hursey is a two-for-one coach in the Suttons Bay girls basketball program.  The energetic hoops mentor, who took over the varsity program last year for the second time, is also coaching the junior varsity squad.  More...

Norse fall to 1-9 after Buckley loss

The Suttons Bay girls basketball team is hoping to snap a seven-game losing skid this week.  The 1-9 Norse played last night at Grand Traverse Academy and return to Northwest Conference action Friday at Mesick.  The Norse lost twice in the More...

Norse pick up third win at Eagles’ expense

The St. Mary boys basketball team is looking for a victory.  The 0-10 Eagles will have to wait at least until Monday when they host Leland.  “The first ‘W’ ... it’s coming,” St. Mary coach Bob Bruder. 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

Snyder should run ... back to Ann Arbor

To the Editor:   “Total (Michigan) employment declined by 11,000 in December; however, the number of unemployed was little changed, edging upward by 1,000 ... More...

Need genuine reason to own guns

To the Editor:   I am afraid that Bill Edwards in his Jan. 10 comment on my Jan. 3 forum ignores my basic point.  More...

Editorial on assault weapons was excellent

To the Editor:   Your Jan. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Michael Stepka   Anne M. More...

Magistrate Court

Raven L. Lewis, 19, 324 Second Ave., Manistee — No proof of insurance; $165 fines and costs.  Jeremy J. Rice, 42, 2535 Artist Ave., Interlochen — Improper registration; $135 fines and costs.  Charles R. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Dec. 31  Linda L. More...