February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowfall tops the 100-inch mark

The snowfall record for February could be challenged in the coming week based on a National Weather Service (NWS) forecast just as the seasonal snowfall tally for Leelanau County has hit the century mark.  More...

Sports

COACHING YOUR OWN KIDS

Coaches often say their players are their own kids.  But three head girls basketball coaches in Leelanau County really are coaching their own kids.  The coaches — Suttons Bay’s Todd Hursey, Leland’s Megan Munoz and Northpo More...

G-L senior reaches 1,000 point mark

Glen Lake’s Scotyln Brengman went over the 1,000-point career mark last week.  The senior scoring phenom hit the high point in a 21-point effort in last Thursday’s 50-25 Northwest Conference win over visiting Frankfort.  More...

G-L girls ski off with title; boys also advance

The Glen Lake girls ski team took a cautious approach to win the Division 2 regionals last week at Crystal Mountain.  The county-wide co-op team had to after two of its top skiers couldn’t stay the course last Thursday.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center, Suttons Bay.  10 a.m. — Glen Arbor Township Special Meeting: 2013-14 general fund budget review; Glen Arbor Township Hall.  10-11 a.m. More...

Letters

Mugged by the GOP in Lansing

To the Editor:   Just had my 2012 taxes completed; I suspect most people would agree that it is a relief to have it out of the way. More...

My hero, Ryan Paulton, is coming home March 2

To the Editor:   More...

Letter evoking names of Jesus, Gandhi ... offensive

To the Editor:   To evoke the names of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, as Dennis Gerathy did, while this nation is in the midst of a serious conversation on how we might rationally stem gun violence in the country is not only deeply offens More...

Courts

86th District Court

Benny Lopez Jr., 23, P.O.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Tara L. Hays, 32, 315 Eureka St., Grand Rapids — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 71 mph; $135 fines and costs.  Blake J. Yemmans, 25, 4291 S. Hemlock Road, Cedar — Speeding; $125 fines and costs.  Erika L. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Feb. 8  Northport Cobb Properties LLC to David E. Cobb, Lot 232, Cherry Home Shores, Leelanau Township.  Michigan National Bank to Robert J. and Helen Cober, Section 24, Elmwood Township, ($13,950).  The Robert J. More...

Marriage license applications filed

James M. Fouts and Rebecca M. Perkins   More...

Marriages performed

David L. Hall and Tonia S. Manning — Feb. 8 in Garfield Township.  Patrick A. Burton and Susan L. Roseberry — Feb. 9 in Traverse City.  James M. Fouts and Rebecca M. Perkins — Feb. 14 in Suttons Bay.   More...

Schools short on snow days

Leelanau County school districts are running out of snow days.  However, county school superintendents say their main priority remains transportation safety — not a state requirement to make up snow days after so many have been called.&nbs More...

Leelanau fish fry venues cut in half

Catholics and others who rotate from church to church for Lenten fish dinners in Leelanau County have had their Friday night venues cut in half.  For the first time in about 15 years the Leelanau Council of the Knights of Columbus 11664 will not More...

Orchardist charged with larceny

Terry B. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Glen Lake basketball game has purple twist

The Northwest Conference boys basketball title is on the line Friday at Glen Lake and so is the memory of a student killed in a car accident in 2011.  The Glen Lake Student Council is holding a “Project Purple Fundraiser” in the home More...

Snowball festivities planned

Friday Night’s game is also Glen Lake’s annual “Snowball Game.” Snowball representatives will be recognized, and the Snowball King and Queen announced, at halftime.  The annual Snowball Dance is scheduled for 8 to 11:30 p More...

Training offered for child advocates

A program that trains people to be advocates for children who have come from unsafe homes or who have been abused has been extended to Leelanau County, which is joining Grand Traverse County as a satellite program. More...

Life in Leelanau

FELLOWSHIP in the CARDS

Parishioners at St. More...

Catholics mull over papal resignation, look optimistically to the future

The worldwide community of Catholics was shocked last week to hear the news that the 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI had made the decision to resign due to poor health.  Clergy and church-goers from local Catholic churches were also surprised.&nbs More...

County Cuisine

blu offers biscuits using goose fat

Chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu in Glen Arbor sent in this week’s recipe for Goose Fat Biscuits, which is the final Goose recipe in the three-part series. The other two were published on Dec. 13, 2012 and Jan. 3, 2013. More...

Views

our opinion

People deserve to know specifics of settlement   More...

Columns

Young whistleblowers needed to save the game

A column

If you watched a Leelanau County boys or girls basketball game this winter at any level, you may have noticed it’s the same old guys officiating your kid’s games.  And some of them with the Northern Sports Officials Association, well More...

Getting rid of prevailing wage may be on agenda

Here we go again.  Other than the title “governor,” Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder have very little in common. Save for one thing.  During her tenure Ms. More...