March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bowling alley planned in Northport

Leelanau County may have its share of pretty sights, but it’s inside recreational opportunities have never bowled over residents or visitors.  That may soon change. More...

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State puts Elmwood marina grant on hold

The need to divert state funding for “emergency dredging” of Great Lakes harbors around Michigan due to nearrecord low water levels has resulted in Elmwood Township temporarily losing out on a $35,000 grant sought to develop a long-range More...

Survey will quiz Elmwood Twp. residents for planning

Residents of Elmwood Township will be asked to participate in a “community perception survey” in the months ahead that will be used in developing an updated Master Plan.  More...

County has lots of priorities

And the top ten goals of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners are .... nearly twice that number.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Early Education

Young student round-up under way

A recent evening at Glen Lake Elementary School had parents learning about kindergarten programs while the younger set spent time checking out the classroom, getting to know the kids they might be sharing a table with come fall.  More...

Round’em up

Schools in Leelanau County will be signing up the youngest of students over the next few weeks in preparation for the 2014 school year. Following is a list of “kindergarten round-ups” planned in the county. More...

Suttons Bay extracurricular program builds teamwork, robot

Katie Tigges will enter Michigan Technological University next fall with real experience in the field of her choice — engineering.  She is one of five girls on the 11-member Suttons Bay robotics team who will participate this weekend in th More...

Views

Horse trading sewer bills in Northport

The attorney for Northport has opined that the Northport Village Council should, indeed, be paid for its toils.  We say “opined” with a layman’s interpretation. More...

Columns

Bowling can be a good winter pick-me-upper

A column

I welcomed the news that a bowling alley might be in the works for Leelanau County with great glee.  Northport resident Ben Walraven is seeking a permit to build a family entertainment center in the village that, in addition to a restaurant, bar More...

Governor’s image of tough nerd to be tested

Candidate Rick Snyder told everyone he was not a career politician and by golly he’s proving it.  More...

 

One year later, ‘normal’ weather

John Henry Schlueter enjoyed the late winter snow falling on the county this week.  The Centerville Township cherry farmer is hopeful that the moderate temperatures experienced this month continue.  More...

Levels rise, but dredges needed

A wet winter should benefit boaters.  Water levels in Lake Michigan are no longer at all-time record low levels and could stay two to seven inches above record lows through August if “near or above average” precipitation persists, ac More...

Bond may be sought in aftermath of bus ruling

Suttons Bay school officials are reviewing the one alternative available — getting back into the transportation business — after a federal ruling sideswiped the district’s busing program.  Consequently, residents may be asked t More...

Sports

Lakers run past Alcona

Glen Lake’s boys basketball team ran over a young Alcona High team in the Class C regional opener at Traverse City West Monday night, 70-44.  The Tigers didn’t even have time to get the plate on the truck that hit them.  More...

G-L tops St. Francis to win Class C district title

First the Glen Lake boys basketball team ended an unbeaten season for Traverse City St. Francis.  A week later, the Lakers ended the Gladiators’ season.  The Lakers defeated 20-2 St. More...

Suttons Bay falls in hoop regionals

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team hit its stride to reach the Class D regionals this week.  Unfortunately, the Norsemen couldn’t hit their shots once they got there.  The Norse fell to unbeaten Bellaire, 43-37, in Monday’s re More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. — Centerville Township Board of Review: Cedar Fire Station.  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center, Suttons Bay.  10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Letters

Franz appears unresponsive to constituent

To the Editor:   I am alarmed about the lack of transparency, i.e. communication from the office of Ray Franz, Representative of the 101st Congressional District, State of Michigan.  More...

Sports teams’ nicknames project courage, toughness

To the Edtior:   I read Desmond Berry’s article with interest but I believe that the action he supports does more harm than good.  More...

Thanks for restocking LCN pantries

To the Editor:   Thanks to all those who again supported the Frostbite Funds and Food Drive to restock the food pantries run by Leelanau Christian Neighbors.  More...

Courts

86tj District Court

Raymond S. Minnis, 21, 8102 S. Schomberg Road, Cedar — Waived right to a jury trial on a charge of driving without a license for three years; bond continued; bench trial set for April 12.  More...

Magistrate Court

Taylor O. Schafer, 18, 10975 Crystal Shores Dr., Interlochen — Defective equipment; $115 fines and costs suspended. Ronald G. Johnson, 62, 8015 E. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Feb. 22  Sandra K. Fox to Elizabeth H. Chiles, Lot 29, Sugar Loaf Chalets, Centerville Township, ($96,000).  Douglas G. and Katherine N. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Penny Maleski

Name: Penny Maleski.   Town or township of residence: Bingham Township.   Resident of county since: 1991.  Age and birth place: 38, Whitehall, Mich.   More...

Suttons Bay Twp. planners go over proposed zoning changes, look at form-based codes

New requirements for wineries, cideries and microbreweries in Suttons Bay Township were the subject of a public hearing at a special meeting last week of the township planning commission.  More...