February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Leland teacher’s baby in critical condition after crash

A 4-month-old Suttons Bay infant remains in critical condition after a head-on accident last weekend in Osceola County.  Lilah Baker was riding with her parents, Travis and Becky Baker, on M-115 just east of Cadillac Saturday when a westbound ve More...

Grant program one-of-a-kind

The Leelanau County Business Grant program may have been a oneof a-kind for government funds allocated to spur economic development.  The monies, distributed at a checkpassing ceremony held Monday at Black Star Farms in Bingham Township, came wi More...

Bingham Appeals Bd. waits for owner

No action was taken at a Bingham Township Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Monday night after members differed on whether a hardship exists for a property owner seeking a variance from the Zoning Ordinance.  More...

Life in Leelanau

70 heart-felt years

Happy Valentine's Day

Alfreda LaCross knew she was in trouble when Urban LaCross was singing “I’m gonna lock my heart and throw away the key” when he picked her up for their first date.  It’s been more than 70 years since then and Urban is sti More...

Young couple looks ahead to lifetime of happiness

Chastidy and Mike Ball are confident that they can make it to their 70th wedding anniversary like Urban and Alfreda LaCross, though he will have to live to be 98 years old for that to happen.  “We definitely would be able to make it work f More...

County Cuisine

Chimoski’s offers breakfast recipe

Tina Baker, from Chimoski Bakery in Suttons Bay, has given us her recipe for oatmeal waffles that will be perfect for these chilly winter mornings. The waffles promise to be hearty and delicious.  More...

Views

Message to Northport, Suttons Bay: Please talk

One needs students. The other needs money.  They should talk.  For the second time in the past nine or so years, two school districts in Leelanau County are shopping for new superintendents. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Michael Stepka   Derek M. Schaub, 23, 524 S. More...

Magistrate Court

Kayla M. Schopieray, 19, 3560 E. Gatzke Road, Cedar — Violation basic speed law; $145 fines and costs.  Brandon J. Berry, 21, 8597 E. Donner Road, Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  James E. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Jan. More...

Lake Michigan 80% frozen; on record pace

Lake Michigan is now 80 percent frozen, and appears on track to freeze up tighter and sooner than any other time since at least 1963 when scientists started keeping detailed records.  More...

Liko moved out of ‘Loaf picture

The long and sordid tale of Sugar Loaf Resort took some major turns over the past week.  First, Leelanau County officials complied with a request from a real estate agent to inspect the resort two days earlier than they’d planned — j More...

Special Sections

Sports

Gaudard qualifies for finals; G-L wins league ski title

Kaitlin Gaudard, a Suttons Bay senior, qualifi ed for the Division 2 individual slalom state finals.  The Glen Lake skier finished 12th this week in the regionals. More...

Cherryland Conference basketball tourney debuts next week

The St. More...

St. Mary start leaves Northport behind

The Northport boys basketball team will need a new script if it wants to beat St. Mary this season.  For the second time in 14 days, the Eagles ran up a huge advantage early en route to an easy 58-44 Cherryland Conference victory. 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

Politicians who don’t listen, eventually fall

To the Editor:   As a youngster growing up in the 1950’s, I would on occasion hear my grandmother say to someone “you can’t get the water out of the soup, Patty.”  More...

No to Proposed Air Walk in Kasson Township

To the Editor:   The International Ecotourism Society defines Ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”  More...

Eradicate Autumn Olive

To the Editor:   A gathering for property owners and volunteers wanting to engage in removing autumn olive will be held at the Leelanau County Courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.  More...

Columns

Meeting Mr. Right — whose call is it anyway?

I could always tell when my teenage son Jamey was waiting for a girl to call.  He was a kid who was always on the go. He’s still like that. More...

Snyder’s slick Super Bowl ad the first debate

“Will you debate Mark Schauer?”  The governor smiled and said “at some point” but now is not the point. More...