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HOME “TOWN” HOOPS

At first glance, 13-year-old Joey Fosmore looks like a misfit warming up for a game of 4-on-4 basketball at the Glen Arbor Township Hall last Thursday night.  He’s a seventh grader among more than a dozen men, who have been playing town ha More...

Swierad got the ball rolling decades ago

They call it town hall basketball. More...

Glen Lake co-op skiers start new era

The Glen Lake co-op ski teams were scheduled to start the new season and a new era this week.  The boys and girls teams, with three returnees each, have a new head coach for the first time in more than two decades. 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.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

You should ‘Follow the money,’ on climate change

To the Editor:   As debate over climate change continues in these pages, letter writer Brian Spencer apparently feels that climate change is just another leftist position designed to destroy life as we know it, and suggests that we “Follow More...

Pre-conditions for Sugar Loaf to reopen not necessary

To the Editor:   More...

Important special assessment meeting Jan. 14

To the Editor:   Beware Cleveland Township residents. Beware on your behalf in the middle of winter when a large number of residents are away, our township officials are looking to take away our right to vote on a property tax millage.  More...

Courts

13th Circuit Court

Leroy J. Hall III, 18, of 801 Manor Lane in Traverse City, was sentenced in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to 11 months in jail with credit for 107 days served for fleeing and eluding a police officer.  More...

86tth District Court

Damien Garces, 23, 2517 S. More...

Magistrate Court

Susan C. Cronander, 55, 319 W. 11th St., Traverse City — Violation basic speed law; $100 fines and costs.  Dale R. More...

 

Snowfall on record pace

Julius Bunek has been a busy man.  The Lake Leelanau plumbing, heating and electrical contractor’s phone was ringing while record low temperatures gripped the county.  More...

Warrants top latest Sugar Loaf news

Sugar Loaf Resort will undergo a thorough interior inspection by the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority sometime this month — whether the resort’s owner is there or not.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Local Civil War soldiers in film

The Northport Area Heritage Association will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. More...

New sheriff visible; so far, no grievances

Although he has been as visible and active as any recent public official in Leelanau County, Sheriff Mike Borkovich seems to have few detractors after his first year in office.  He’s been a regular “headliner” for local newspap More...

‘Bossy’ VonVoigtlander keeps pushing Northport forward

Barb VonVoigtlander’s first year as president of the Northport Village Council was highlighted by settlement of a long and costly wastewater treatment plant lawsuit and securing grants for future infrastructure improvements.  It was also e More...

Life in Leelanau

Rehabbing Fishtown

Workers are braving subzero temperatures and more snow than the county has seen in several years to do some much-needed rehabilitation to several buildings in historic Fishtown.  The work is being done by Easling Construction and includes replac More...

Routes by boat or foot to parallel Lakeshore

Hikers and paddlers will soon be able to follow a 35-mile trail from Good Harbor Bay in Leelanau County to Platte Bay in neighboring Benzie County — on foot or by boat — stopping along the way to pitch a tent and enjoy a fire on the beach More...

Friends on fundraising trails

In all, the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes are working on fundraising for four trails in Leelanau County.   The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail should see construction of its second section this year that will start at the Dune Climb and head sout More...

Views

our opinion

Size of county deer herd depends on your side of the ridge   An outdoor television show aired last month on which three hunters, ready to use antlerless tags, sat in blinds along orchard land in Leelanau County.  More...

Columns

A column

Looking at remedies for advanced cabin fever

I never got my influenza vaccine, but coming down with the flu is not what I’m worried about.  Nope.  It’s an advanced case of cabin fever that already has me climbing the walls.  Here are the symptoms: Restlessness, irrita More...

Altering legislator’s term limits makes some sense

This scheme is so logical that you have to wonder why nobody came up with it earlier. And the fact that it is so logical means it probably doesn’t have a snowballs chance of passing in the legislature.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Dec. 27  The Scott Lee and Mary Ann McCaul Joint Trust Fund to Brian S. and Rebecca L. Smith, one unit, Empire Hills Condominium, Empire Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  More...

Suttons Bay grad’s son battling rare cancer of the eye

Fundraising efforts continue for the son of a Suttons Bay graduate who was diagnosed two months ago with retinoblastoma.  Draven Dunklow, son of Kevin and Andrea Dunklow of Traverse City, was diagnosed Nov. More...

New Year’s baby born at home in Maple City

Chelsea and Matt Nester of Maple City began 2014 with an addition to their family.  Hawthorn Hayes Nester was born Jan. 1 at 8:42 p.m. at the Nester’s home in Cleveland Township. More...