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Growers draw down on deer herd

Firearms deer season may be more than six months away, but bucks are already in the crosshairs of a debate over damage to orchards.  More...

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Graduate Pow Wow May 10

A Pow Wow celebrating this year’s graduates will be held Friday, May 10 at Suttons Bay School.  The Grand Traverse Band Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Suttons Bay Community, Suttons Bay Public Schools and SEEDS After School program is hostin More...

4-H plat books ready for pick-up

The Leelanau County 4-H Youth Association has announced the arrival of the 2013 Leelanau County Plat Book.  The book is a handy publication used by recreation enthusiasts, sportsmen, business people, those interested in real estate and the gener More...

Yoder accepts St. Joseph County post

A former Leelanau County Board chair and long-time local government administrator has accepted a position as county administrator and controller of St. Joseph County.  J. More...

Life in Leelanau

Raise the Roof

Music helps meet area need

The one-year anniversary of the Empire Area Emergency Fund was signaled with the blowing of a conch shell at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor on Sunday.  More...

Forum helps put a face on Leelanau County’s poor

They are here. They are faceless and nameless. But they are alive ... More...

County Cuisine

WAG offers rub to boost lamb's flavor

This week’s recipe comes from Executive Chef Stephen Blalock of Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor. For the purpose of use in the restaurant, this recipe makes a huge batch, apparently enough for 20 racks of lamb ... More...

Views

our opinion

Drug prevention worth the effort   Leelanau loves its agriculture.  Unfortunately, farming can be spelled two ways.  There is also “pharming,” which involves the misuse of prescription drugs obtained at a pharmacy. More...

A column

An associate’s degree is priceless in my book

I missed my daughter’s graduation from college last week.  She did, too. I guess that excuses me too.  Monica, my youngest of three children, graduated with an associate degree from Delta College on Friday. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Gregory S. Peplinski, 55, P.O.  More...

Magistrate Court

Geraldine O. Galla, 69, 1922 E. Darga Road, Cedar — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Andrew L. Mitchell, 47, E. More...

 

So far, so good for growers

Having a “normal” year has never felt so good to local fruit growers.  “By this time last year, we already didn’t have a crop,” said Don Gregory of Cherry Bay Orchards. More...

Charges sought in deadly accident

The 63-year-old Kasson Township woman who struck and killed 4-year-old Gavin Punter last July 22 as he rode his tricycle on the shoulder of Lake Shore Drive in Centerville Township is expected to be arraigned Friday in 86th District Court.  More...

Sports

Teeing It Up

The Suttons Bay boys golf team played with some of the big boys in the state Saturday in the two-day Traverse City Tee-Off Invitational at the Grand Traverse Resort.  After a tough Friday, the Norse regrouped on Day 2 to finish fifth overall amo More...

Lakers throw one away, but earn split

The Glen Lake boys baseball team didn’t bring its A game this week in a Northwest Conference battle with visiting Kingsley.  Hopefully the multi-talented Lakers got the message after a split with the Stags.  More...

Lakers swept in early NW showdown

Gary Galla picked up his 200th career coaching victory last week.  The Glen Lake softball coach would have traded it for one on Tuesday.  The Lakers, who provided Galla with a coaching milestone after wins over Brethren on April 24, got not 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

County decision to dissolve EDC doesn’t help growth

To the Editor:   The Board of Commissioners voted on April 8 to reject a proposal to strengthen the Economic Development Commission (EDC) and furthermore to dissolve the EDC board.  More...

Republicans failing in solutions, hard decisions

Deflection, deflection, deflection, That’s all I hear coming out of the Republican U.S. Congressional members. They enacted the Sequestration the president only signed it. It was a mistake from the beginning.  More...

Current global changes are well documented

Dr. Zink writes (LE 4/4) that some “Climate change Bureaucrats” have attacked our Rep. Franz re global warming, for using authority as a basis for their arguments.  More...

Columns

Shroud of secrecy is risky business in government

Slap the word “secret” on anything associated with state government and you have every correspondent’s rapt attention in town.  Use the same word and officials such as Gov. More...

Patience needed for good road fix

A lot is being said lately about roads and funding, and the horrible condition of both. Of course the immediate response is that the government must raise more revenue to “invest” in the transportation system. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   April 17  Daniel and Taryn Simon to LINMAR Properties LLC, Lot 4, Sleeping Bear Beach, Glen Arbor Township.  Northwestern Mortgage Co. to Corey G. and Erika M. More...