September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ironworker recalls 40 days at Ground Zero

Anthony Miller was at a work site in Jackson when he learned of the 9/11 attacks on the East Coast.  By noon that day the ironworker was headed north to Peshawbestown en route to Ground Zero in New York City.  “I came home. More...

Sports

Big plays lead Glen Lake to opening victory

The Glen Lake football team had a good opening act last week that could be difficult to follow, although the Lakers will try Friday at Charlevoix.  The Lakers started the season with a 27-13 nonleague victory over visiting Boyne City. More...

Norsemen start strong but lose

Suttons Bay, competing with about half of an acceptable number of healthy players, won half of its football opener.  That was the first half. Visiting Evart ran away with the second half, claiming a 33-7 decision over the Norsemen.  More...

Leland girls reach semis of own volleyball invitational

The Leland girls volleyball team did not defend its title last Thursday in the Leland Invitational.  However, the Lady Comets did put up a good fight.  Leland went 3-0 in pool play, then knocked off Northport in single-elimination action be 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...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Pam Mork

Name: Pam Mork.   Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.   Resident of county since: All my life.   Age and birthplace: 55, born in Suttons Bay.   More...

Under water

THIS 29-foot vessel was found partially submerged Monday morning at the Leland Harbor. A salvage company was called to ‘refloat’ the boat and booms were deployed to contain fuel. More...

Views

our opinion

School security push regrettable, understandable   More...

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, not right for Michigan

This week, the Michigan Senate voted in favor of expanding Medicaid to more than 470,000 people in Michigan. After a thorough review of House Bill 4714 and stacks of information on the issue, I decided to vote against the legislation.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Michael Stepka   Thomas F. Daugherty, 44, P.O. More...

Magistrate Court

Kelsey K. Williams, 17, 5626 E. Hoxie Road, Cedar — Speeding; $120 fines and costs.  Michael T. Walters, 20, 4247 S. Good Harbor Trail, Cedar — Improper passing; $145 fines and costs.  Kasie L. Aguayo, 17, 3028 N. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Aug. 21  Gail Laginess to the Gail Laginess Trust, Section 23, Suttons Bay Township.  John L. and Shirley A. Walter to Holly Dluge, Penny Schuiling and John P. More...

Guinness may frown on record number

Organizers of Suttons Bay Floatilla2 are far from confident that the event broke a world record for the number of canoes and kayaks joined together in a raft.  However, the event is expected to raise a lot of money — more than last year&rs More...

County pushes ‘Loaf

The new head of Leelanau County’s Construction Code Authority has issued a “violation notice” to the presumed owner of Sugar Loaf Resort, and is taking steps that he says could lead to demolition of derelict structures there.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Record apple harvest in the works, growers say

Ed Hahnenberg is expecting a bumper crop of apples this year, though with only two pickers he's anticipating a very long, busy season.  “We’re going to have 150,000 pounds easy,” Hahnenberg said. More...

Summer resident Gilligan dies

Longtime Leland summer resident and former Ohio Congressman and Governor John “Jack” Gilligan has died.  Gilligan died Aug. 26 at this home in Cincinnati. He was 92.  More...

County alters bid specs for clearing properties

Leelanau County is once again seeking bids to clean up two tax-reverted parcels it hopes to pass back to private ownership.  County officials are hoping some changes in minimum bid requirements will expand the number of interested contractors. More...

Life in Leelanau

Serving the Lord at Gills Pier with a foreign touch

A chance meeting with a northern Michigan family on a train in Italy in 2004 led the Rev. More...

Foreign influence at two other county churches

Leelanau County is the temporary home of two other foreign-born priests.  In addition to Rev. Elias Chinzara of Zimbabwe, Africa, at St. Wenceslaus, the Revs. More...

A dilemma builds around what to do with old St. Mary structure

St. More...

Letters

Flying lanterns an accident in waiting

To the Editor:   More...

WOW owl release a big success

To the Editor:   The release of three young Eastern Screech Owls on Aug. 29 was a great success. More...

Grandkid admires the cleanliness of Leelanau

To the Editor:   Our 12-year-old twin grandchildren were visiting us recently from San Diego, Calif.  On one of our excursions, our grandson Duke (Roger H. More...

Columns

A column

Come ride the Leelanau Trail, you’ll be glad you did

I’ve been hitting the trails in Leelanau County this summer.  OK just two of them. The Leelanau Trail and the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The two are supported by the Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails, Inc.  More...

No love in sight despite Medicaid expansion OK

What could have been a welldeserved bi-partisan victory lap following passage of the Medicaid expansion bill in the state senate, turned into what some critics might describe as a Democratic stumble at the finish line.  More...