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Northport trustee says settlement offer was fair

Northport Village Council trustee Donna Groomes believes an offer made by an environmental group to settle a lawsuit over the village-township sewer system was fair, and would save taxpayer money.  Groomes cast the lone vote in support of settli More...

ANTHONY COTTON, 14,

of Northport lifts a 31-inch walleye up to show his mother what he caught in the G. Marsten Dame Marina last Thursday. Cotton was fishing with his brother Zachery and friend, Anthony Lee.   More...

Commission can’t provide policy

Amber Alsip was taken aback with the response she received after requesting a written copy of the Leelanau County Road Commission’s curb and gutter policy.  Alsip submitted a Freedom of Information request for a copy of the policy on May 9 More...

Life in Leelanau

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Boating season seems to be getting off to a slightly slower start than usual at two of Leelanau County’s four municipal marinas.  More...

Harbormaster has brand new feeling about himself and marina

Sixty-mile per hour winds kicked up around the G. Marsten Dame Marina in Northport earlier this week. More...

County Cuisine

Bluebird offers perfect finger food

The Bluebird, on the river in Leland, has a long history of serving ethnic foods from various regions of the world, so when Verterra Winery asked for a tasty appetizer to pair with their Pinot Gris for the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association&rsqu More...

Views

our opinion

Lawyers, experts sure to win Leelanau Forum suit   More...

A column

Being north of Nebraska brings back old memories

Since I’ve arrived in Leelanau County, everyone asks me the same question: “Why did you choose to come up here?”  It’s usually tied in with the question, “Why do you go to school in Nebraska?”  But that o More...

Woman for Lt. Gov. may have some election appeal

Women in general decide elections. They vote in larger numbers than men. More...

Jabs fly on EDC

Some clarity is coming to the controversy swirling around the county Economic Development Corporation — and yes, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office reports, it is a corporation.  But make no mistake, controversy continues.  More...

Surprise! S-B Village to rent from council member

The Suttons Bay Village Council this week decided to move its offices out of a village-owned building on Front Street and into office space it will lease from a member of the village council.  More...

Business property bouncing back

Ron Raymond, a sales associate with Serbin Real Estate in Glen Arbor, has closing contracts in hand on two commercial properties located in Maple City and Leland.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse vs. Lakers in NW title clash Friday

The Suttons Bay baseball team this week saw its hopes for a Greater Northwest Conference championship rekindled thanks to rival Glen Lake.  Now the host Norse have a chance Friday to live up to early season expectations in a winner-take-all doub More...

G-L girls first title winners

The regular spring sports season ends this week in all sports and the coronation has begun. More...

Lakers stay alive in NW with Benzie sweep

The Greater Northwest Conference baseball title will be decided Friday when Glen Lake travels to Suttons Bay for a make-up doubleheader.  The 22-4 Lakers put themselves back in title contention on Tuesday, sweeping Benzie Central, 7-5 and 5-3.&n 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

Sportsmen should stick together

To the Editor:   There’s nothing more rewarding than spending time with family and friends in the outdoors. Until you deal with jealous and unfriendly people.  More...

Northport residents should support fight on legal bills

To the Editor:   I am writing to express my support for Northport resident Pam Steffens.  More...

Thanks to Bingham Township park work bee crews

To the Editor:   A big thank you to members of the Bingham Township Parks and Recreation Committee, Chief Porter and Co. More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Ashley A. Peterson, 26, 3917 Brook Dr., Traverse City — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 76 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Elliot C. More...

86th District Court

Brandon M.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 10  A. Marshall Anderson to himself and Gayle Esper, Section 32, Solon Township.  Agnes M. Niemi to the Agnes M. Niemi Declaration of Trust, Section 31, Solon Township.  More...