August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Third death

Effort stepped up to prevent drownings

Sheriff Mike Borkovich said he has a lot of faith in today’s young people.  And that faith was confirmed last week when four young men who were camping at the Leelanau School as part of the 44th Parallel Cross Country Camps jumped into Lak More...

Sports

Steel third in World One-Design

Skipper Biff Steel of Leland and Accra, Ghaha, teamed up with crew Sara Makielski of Austin, Texas, to place third among 14 boats in the National One-Design World Championships on Saturday.  The three-day sailing regatta was hosted by the Leland More...

Bardenhagen just misses hole-in-one and a truck

Paul Bardenhagen came the closest to the pin Saturday on the No. More...

Leland Country Club Tennis Champs

BROOKS GALBRAITH defeated Eric Haun, 6-1, in 12-and-under singles. 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. — Interactive Story Time: Great Lakes Children’s Museum, M-22, Greilickville.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Leelanau Christian Neighbors helps those in need

To the Editor:   My wife and I are occasionally asked why we support LCN. “Isn’t there enough help already from the government?” “Are there people in Leelanau County that really need help?”  More...

Strangulation by bureaucracy

To the Editor:   I read in the paper today where organic farmers are complaining about all the bureaucratic restrictions and expensive licensing now required to use the “organic” label. Count on Liberalism to kill a good thing.  More...

Centerville board may need changing if it can’t change

To the Editor:   This letter is specifically addressing the recent discriminatory vote to continue to uphold a decades old zoning law in Centerville Township, which states that no dwelling can be less than 800 square feet.  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Eric J. Crane, 30, 7620 Dundas Road NW, Alden — Careless driving; $195 fines and costs.  Catherine C. Freeman, 19, 5720 Oakwood Road, Mission Hills — No proof of registration; $90 fines and costs suspended.  William C. More...

86th District Court

Randy Roman, 20, 5264 E. Duck Lake Road, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded not guilty to driving on a suspended license; waived right to a jury trial; bond continued; pretrial conference set for Aug. 23; bench trial set for Oct. 11.  More...

 

Hotel planned for downtown S-B

Owners of the former “Silvertree Deli” building that anchors a block in downtown Suttons Bay have unveiled plans to create a “boutique hotel,” and are asking the village for permission to add a third story to the building.&nbs More...

Response questioned in infant’s death

The grieving grandfather of a Cedar infant who died last month is questioning the response of emergency crews to calls for help.  David Mikowski showed up at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cedar Fire Board in search of answers.  “I li More...

Artist’s prints ‘ducky;’ both rise to top of trade

A Leelanau County wildlife artist has reached the pinnacle of his trade in the state of Michigan.  Acrylic paintings by Chris Smith have been selected as the Ducks Unlimited Michigan Print of the Year, and as the Michigan Duck Stamp.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Corrections:

The Moonshadow cat boat that will be restored in Northport is owned by Kelly Charter, Skip Telgard, Cris Telgard, Bonny Orr and John Mitchell. This information was incorrect in an article that ran last week. More...

Seven of eight tax foreclosed properties back on tax rolls

An auction held last week resulted in seven of eight tax-reverted properties being sold in Leelanau County.  Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties hired a downstate firm named Title Check to run the auction. More...

Demolition bids high; should county dump ‘log cabin’ lot on bay?

What’s been described as the “old log home” off M-22 along West Grand Traverse Bay is turning out to resemble a bad penny — Leelanau County can’t seem to get rid of it.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Lakeshore: It's a wonder, and it could be THE 8th

Folks around Leelanau County have known for eons that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the most beautiful spot in the country — way before a Good Morning America survey made it official. More...

Video preserves essence of Conservancy’s first 25 years

There was more than one person reaching for a tissue after the debut of Leelanau Conservancy’s 25th anniversary video this month.  The nine-minute video, produced by Petersen Productions of Traverse City, grew from the Conservancy’s More...

County Cuisine

Manor offers favorite family recipe

Nancy Wright, owner of The Manor on Glen Lake, sent in this week’s recipe for an old favorite: ham loaf. More...

Views

our opinion

Cuts will channel senior programs   Most families don’t know where their household finances stand. More...

Columns

A column

Empire’s wall-hanger really is a unique flag

An article I recently wrote apparently cheesed off at least one person in Empire.  I won’t name any names, but her initials are Christine Neiswonger.  More...

Bonds sales could hurt Snyder’s re-election bid

This is one of those ticking timebomb stories that may never go off, but if it goes boom, it will cause some consternation in the re-elect Rick Snyder campaign.  Bond sales.  What?  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Aug. 7  Bank of America, N.A. to the Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, Nabawnaga Shores, Suttons Bay Township.  Two Kowal LLC to Walter C. Kowal and Christopher M. More...