October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

FBI mum on probe

Nearly three weeks after a bevy of FBI agents descended on Leelanau County to uncover what has been reported as a threat to build a gas bomb or bombs capable of mass destruction, all remains quiet.  More...

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Glen Arbor rescue boat has been busy for 2 years

With just two years in operation, the Glen Lake Fire Department rescue boat has responded to more than 30 incidents in and out of its coverage area.  More...

Plan promotes parks, calls for new funding

The Leelanau County Planning Commission meeting that would normally have been held Tuesday has been delayed a week, providing county planners with an opportunity to review a proposed Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Plan for the years 2014-2019.& More...

State relaxes regs on roadside farm stands

Roadside stands, an iconic feature to the Leelanau landscape, will have fewer building code restrictions under Legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. More...

Life in Leelanau

Creepy costumes sought

Everybody loves a zombie.  At least that’s what the planners of a new event in Northport, the Zombie Prom being held this Saturday, are hoping.  Starting at 9:30 p.m. More...

Tricks and treats just a part of Halloween events

Whether trick-or-treating or roaming the streets of the county as zombies, there are plenty of Halloween activities to have a howling good time.  In addition to the Zombie Prom Saturday at Lelu Cafe in Northport, the Diddle Styx of Grand Rapids More...

Pumpkin patch turns into gold

A Cedar mother has turned a seasonal fascination into a money-maker for her family.  Tammy Flores and children Shelby and Chelsea Sawallich and Brandon and Alex Flores have been growing pumpkins on a family plot in Centerville Township for the p More...

Views

our opinion

On school tenure: Better is just ... better   Whether good, bad or ugly, what happens in Lansing doesn’t stay in Lansing. More...

Courts

86the District Court

John D. April, 42, 6315 E.  More...

Magistrate Court

Rebecca M. Adams, 25, 3550 Maple Valley Road, Suttons Bay — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 73 mph; $230 in fines and costs.  Colton F. More...

13th Circuit Court

Two people entered pleas in 13th Circuit Court on Friday. They are:  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Sept 19  The Robert J. More...

Whitefish healthier, but numbers down

The volume of whitefish harvested commercially out of Leland is down about 24 percent from the 2012 catch, and lower up and down Lake Michigan.  The lessened catch has resulted in higher prices, causing restaurant owners who serve whitefish as a More...

Sequester Squeeze

Two school districts could lose $400,000 in aid

Two county school districts are in danger of losing nearly $400,000 in federal Impact Aid for county schools during upcoming federal budget talks.  As it stands now, Glen Lake Community Schools and Leland Public School will lose 10 percent of mo More...

Government shutdown in rearview mirror of economy, Lakeshore guests

The government shutdown lasted for 16 days, but in Leelanau County it seems the only people that may have been affected financially are those federal employees who work for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Sports

Leland boys claim second straight district title

Leland took care of its rival and then Buckley on Friday en route to its second consecutive Division 4 district soccer championship.   The Comets beat Buckley 6-1 at Glen Lake. In the semis played Oct. More...

Comets miss scoring chances; season ends

Sometimes all it takes is one goal to turn the tide in a soccer game.  That’s what happened Tuesday when Leland couldn’t find the net early, gave up a late-first half goal to Muskegon Catholic Central and bowed out of the Division 4 More...

Glen Lake tries to rebound after first loss

For the second straight week, the playoff-bound Glen Lake football team will have its hands full because the opposition has their backs against the wall.  Friday night, it’s visiting North Muskegon. Last week, it was Traverse City St. 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

Rules of Procedure change requires council vote

To the Editor:   In response to the comment made after the last Northport “Regular” Council Meeting by president Barbara Von Voigtlander that the “Rules of Procedure” can be changed, she is correct.  More...

Open Trails; retirement talk is premature

To the Editor:   Over the last few days I have received a number of phone calls from parents and grandparents concerned that Shady Trails Camp would not be open in 2014. More...

Benishek’s re-election bid may be in limbo

To the Editor:   A few facts:  More...

Columns

A column

Through the years, four ‘good dogs’

The dogs in my life have come in pairs.  A pair of golden retrievers to go with two English setters.  Two were born in Leelanau County; two were born downstate.  And they’ve come in threes.  More...

Plenty of attention for few crooked politicians

The kids were high school National Honor Society members. The crème de la crème.  How many believe that all politicians are crooks? More...