April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Horse people plan benefit for Leland student

Five of the top horse professionals in the area are coming together this month to help a Leland school student who has been battling brain cancer since 2010.  More...

Doors open between county, GTB

The first joint meeting in three years among the leaders of Leelanau County’s two largest governments led to no decisions, but did open up a dialogue on several fronts that could, ultimately, have an impact on their constituents.  More...

County EDC still has life — barely

The road out of town for the Leelanau County Economic Development Corporation was found to be roadblocked, a condition that may or may not be temporary.  More...

Manistee man faces many charges

Tahca M. Milk, 29, of Manistee, was arraigned recently on a charge of felony home invasion for allegedly stealing a Glock pistol from an Elmwood Township home in February, according to court files. More...

Two drivers on M-22 arrested for drinking

Leelanau County deputies on Tuesday arrested two drivers for Operating while Intoxicated (OWI) in separate early morning incidents along M-22.  Thefirstresultedfroma2a.m. traffic stop of a 21 year-old Interlochen man on S. More...

Deputies to participate in prescription drug drop-off day

The county Sheriff’s Department is participating in the inaugural Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, April 27.  More...

L-L man turns himself in

A 31-year-old Lake Leelanau man turned himself in at the county jail Monday.  Brandon J. Schaub of Lake Leelanau surrendered at the county Jail after making arrangements in Circuit Court to have his bond returned so he could be lodged.  More...

Popp reaches excellent mark

St. Mary School junior Megan Popp earned an “excellent” rating at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association’s Solo & Ensemble State Festival in Big Rapids.  More...

Five-year Road Comm. foreman gets promotion

The Leelanau County Road Commission has created a new superintendent position and has promoted David Priest, a foreman with the commission, to fill the spot.  More...

Weather transponder discovered

What appeared to be a suspicious object seen Monday off the shoulder of the road in Empire Township has been identified.  Leelanau County deputies and Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore rangers responded to the report of a package located off the More...

Empire history buffs to meet

The Empire Area Heritage Group will hold a spring meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at the museum complex.  Organizing spring cleaning, new displays and scheduling will be on the agenda as well as any other new business.   More...

Mrs. Clean’s past work cited in bid acceptance

Bids for maintenance of the public garden and cleaning the community restroom were awarded this week in Glen Arbor.  The Glen Arbor Township Board voted 4-0 with Trustee Bill Thompson excused to award the bid for daily cleaning at the public res More...

Glen Lake students plan Earth Day event, clean-up in Empire

Glen Lake Students for World Awareness (SWA) will host an Earth Day event Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Empire.  “SWAnanigans”, a mix of SWA and shenanigans, will begin at 4 p.m. with a beach cleanup at Empire Beach. More...

GTB priority: diversify economy

News emerged on many topics during a 1 1/2 hour session among County Board of Commissioners and members of the Tribal Council. Following are points from the discussion:  More...

TNT provides network to take drug investigations across boundaries

Catching drug dealers is a specialty in the law enforcement field. The Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) has taken the lead in Leelanau County and elsewhere in the Grand Traverse area since the early 1980’s.  More...

Two Leelanau fugitives arrested in Gratiot

Two county residents were returned to Leelanau County Monday after their arrests in Gratiot County on outstanding local warrants.   Leelanau County corrections offi- cers drove to Gratiot County to retrieve the subjects.  More...

Man arrested, near Suttons Bay; lacks U.S. driver’s license

A 38 year-old Suttons Bay Township man was arrested for never having obtained a valid United States driver’s license.  He was stopped for erratic driving on S. West Bay Shore Drive near Deer Path in Suttons Bay Township at 10:16 p.m. More...

Juniors and seniors gear up for prom

Several area high school juniors and seniors will be presenting their best sides as they pose for pictures on the red carpet of the county-wide prom, being held April 27 at the Leelanau Sands Casino ball room.  The ‘Red-Carpet’ theme More...

Road Commission rejects curb and gutter waiver requests

Two requests for waivers of the county’s curb and gutter policy were turned down at Tuesday’s regular Road Commission meeting.  One was for The Fish Hooked, which has vacated its store in the former Thunderbird Building in Lake Leela More...

Update provided on Northport sewer

The Leelanau County Board of Public Works received an update from the Northport/Leelanau Township Utility Authority at its quarterly meeting held earlier this month.  More...

Ordinance emerges for fireworks

County Board plans to take action next month

A fireworks ordinance that may serve as a template for townships to approve has been received by the County Board of Commissioners.  However, before being passed on to townships, commissioners plan to discuss the model ordinance at their next me More...

Public comment meant for all

State law on side of those who want to speak

Think you’ll get booted out of a meeting if you refuse to give your name?  Think again.  More...