February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Freeze frame to 1996

West Grand Traverse Bay was officially declared frozen on Monday — the first time the bay has frozen over since 2009, and the earliest it has frozen over since 1996.  More...

S-B Schools again looks at property sale to right budget

A teacher’s lapsed certification is one reason Suttons Bay Public Schools is again cutting deep into its budget, and is again looking to sell property assets for relief.  The district, which has been forced to cut hundreds of thousands fro More...

Local News

‘Kickoff’ party starts work for cancer ‘relay’

Leelanau County’s Relay for Life will host a kickoff party for its 2014 event on Tuesday, March 4, at the Village Inn in Suttons Bay.  The gathering, scheduled from 6-8 p.m., will include information about the local American Cancer Society More...

Empire Village seeks applicants for boards

The Village of Empire has vacancies on its Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  The village now has two vacancies on the Planning Commission, and openings for two positions plus an alternate position on the Zoning Board of Appeals.& More...

House candidate to attend meeting

Tom Stobie, candidate for the 101st State House seat, plans to attend the next meeting of the Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) Tuesday.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. More...

Life in Leelanau

GOING FIRST CLASS

Second- hand clothes

A silver fox fur coat hangs at Samaritans’ Closet in Lake Leelanau, patiently awaiting its next owner.  At The Roost Consignment Boutique in Suttons Bay, a pair of once very expensive leather boots — size 10 — can be had for a More...

Time is right to clean out the closet, get organized

Cabin Fever has set in as snow continues to accumulate in Leelanau County at a record pace.  So while you’re stuck inside, why not do something productive?  “With the hibernation that’s going on, it’s a perfect time More...

County Cuisine

Bluebird offers caramel and apple tart dessert for Wine Trail event

We are honored to provide foods for local wineries to pair with their wines when the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association (LPVA) hosts one of their four Wine Trail events. More...

Views

our opinion

Challenges aside, market for cherries driving industry   Cherries come in sweet and tart, abundance and dribbles, July and August.  And they mostly come from Leelanau County, where members of the cherry industry seem recovered, at least psy More...

2013: A year of focused commitment

In January, I was one of many Michiganians who spoke at public meetings on a recently released federal study that examined ways to protect our Great Lakes from Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species. More...

Courts

13th Circuit Court

Jeffrey G. Thompson, 48, of 4626 S. Skiview Circle in Cedar, pleaded not guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Friday on felony charges of home invasion and assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Michael J. Humpula, 28, 509 W. 11th St., Traverse City — Violation snow removal ordinance; $45 fines and costs.  Michelle R. More...

86th District Court

Brett R. Scholten, 26, 12669 S. Cedar Lane, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to dog at large; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $230.  Angel S. More...

It's Offificial!

POWER ISLAND is visible in the background near the top of this picture looking east over West Grand Traverse Bay from the Bingham Township shoreline. More...

Liko talks big, doesn’t show up

Long-shuttered Sugar Loaf Resort is expected to be inspected tomorrow by building official Steven Haugen of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority regardless of whether anyone claiming ownership of the resort lets him in.  More...

Dog saved

DAVID WILBURN of Suttons Bay, left. was reunited with his dog, Katie, after she was freed by mail carrier Sue Kohler from a snowbank. Read about Katie’s story on page 19. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse, Lakers among NW basketball co-leaders

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team had a difficult go in Northwest Conference play last week.  But a couple of nonleague victories since have helped ease the pain.  The Norse, the last team in the conference to fall from the unbeaten rank More...

Glen Lake girls earn emotional wins, including one after the buzzer

The Glen Lake girls basketball team wrapped up January with wins on the road at Kalkaska and Buckley and began the new month with a big home win over Kingsley Tuesday night, 45-33.  The gymnasium was rocking after the Laker jayvees pulled out a More...

It’s his job and avocation to enforce rules and regulations

Clint Kerr is a cop by day and a ref by night.  And the 55-year-old Leland graduate says there a lot of similarities between his job and his avocation.  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

Restoring income tax rate and capital gain tax would help

To the Editor:   The best way to achieve closing the gap between the mega rich and the middle class would be to restore the income tax rate and capital gain taxes in effect before Ronald Reagan’s “Trickle Up” economic policy wa More...

Lesson learned the hard way

To the Editor:   More...

Second Amendment rebuttal short on facts, accuracy

To the Editor:   I figured someone would write a rebuttal to my Second Amendment letter, a rebuttal long on hysteria and innuendo and very short on facts and accuracy. More...

Columns

A column

Staying relevant in our changing world

There was that State of the Nation address, which we all heard, right? More...

Minimum wage debate may not need voter OK

Legislative Republicans, carrying the water for the state’s business community, are vehemently opposed to boosting the minimum wage.  Yet eight years ago, Republicans actually did it and the biz lobby quietly supported it. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   More...