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Fireworks could be limited by Fourth

An amendment to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act that limits the hours that consumer fireworks can be ignited landed on Gov. More...

Sports

Four Lakers and Norse top 10-member elite baseball squad

The Glen Lake boys baseball team may not have a fearsome foursome, but a quartet of players had a lot to do with the Lakers’ successful run to the Division 4 state semifinals. More...

Glen Lake falls hard to Beal City in baseball semifinals

Glen Lake’s quest for a Division 4 state baseball championship didn’t go as planned Friday in Battle Creek. Credit Beal City for changing part of the script. Unfortunately the Lakers have to take some of the blame, too. More...

Norse finish sixth in state

The Suttons Bay golf team finished in a way it wanted to start the Division 4 state finals in East Lansing. Although the Norsemen shot one of the best rounds on Day 2, they couldn’t make up from strokes lost on Day 1. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center; Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

County leaders make bad judgment call on needs

To the Editor:   More...

County’s 2 percent requests neglect those in need

To the Editor:   The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa accepts applications from the Leelanau Board of Commissioners for the 2 percent money they give to local county programs. More...

Knowing nothin about nothin!

To the Editor:   Fort Hood’s “workplace violence” 3½ years ago, when Major Hasan shouted Ala Akbar as he murdered 13 and injured 30, rest assured, couldn’t see that one coming! More...

Courts

86th District Court

Koraima Guillen, 19, 2280 N. More...

Magistrate Court

James R. Duvall, 19, 4995 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, Ann Arbor — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; $130 fines and costs.  Dylan R. Waskiewicz, 19, 1505 N. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   June 5  The Estate of Frank H. Watson to Stephen J. Brotschul III and Amy A. Brotschul, Section 23, Glen Arbor Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. More...

 

Early childhood finds a way to G-T Band

Early childhood development advocates kept their will and found a way to get their request for a $68,000 grant to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB).  More...

Bikes now on Board

Three or four days a week Suttons Bay resident Pete Ostrowski throws his bike on a bus and rides to his job in Traverse City.  The 61-year-old then cycles home, taking advantage of the newly-paved Leelanau Trail to get some fresh air and exercis More...

Sewer suit settled

“Our nightmare is over.”  While county administrator Chet Janik’s propensity for history played into his description of the end of a six-year environmental lawsuit over the Northport sewer, some parallels do exist between the s More...

Special Sections

Local News

Correction:

Due to a reporter error, the environmental health director of the Benzie- Leelanau Health Department was incorrectly identified in an article last week as Tony Fountain. Tom Fountain is the health department’s environmental health director. More...

Home sales set 5-month record as housing recovery picks up speed

The volume of home sales in Leelanau County so far this year has soared to 31 percent above sales during the same time period in 2012 — which was a recordbreaker.  The surge has helped strengthen the home market in the county, and shows n More...

All OK at casino after water line is punctured

Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown was without water for a short while Tuesday after workers for a subcontractor installing a fiber optics line along M-22 hit a water pipe with a directional bore.  More...

Life in Leelanau

GOING WILD ON THE LAKESHORE

Those who want to walk on the wild side within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore may soon be able to do so into perpetuity, should a bill recently introduced in Congress be signed into law.  More...

Lakeshore leader earns outdoor award

Dusty Shultz was very surprised and honored last month when she learned she was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given out by the Society of Outdoor Recreational Professionals (SORP).  More...

County Cuisine

WAG offers healthy sauce to help beef-up that special entree

Executive Chef Stephen Blalock of Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor sent this week’s recipe for a tasty aioli. More...

Columns

our opinion

Road Comm. More...

A column

Leelanau’s summer beauty is my destiny

Leelanau County, the Land of Delight, has been a destination for visitors for generations.  It was even a destination for me in the 1970s. More...

Letter denouncing Snyder could help re-elect him

Since the Tea Party is such an amorphous group with no political center of gravity, it’s hard to get your arms around how much support Gov. More...