February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Struggling seniors seek heat bill help

The “unmet needs” of Leelanau County’s senior citizens are growing, and at least part of the blame can be placed squarely on the weather.  More...

Local News

Daughter of Leland teacher dies from head-on accident

The four-month-old daughter of a Leland teacher, critically injured Feb. 8 in an auto accident, has died.  More...

Solon, G-A boards seek pay hikes

Salary increases have been proposed for themselves by members of the Glen Arbor and Solon township boards.  More...

County candidates get early start

Two Democrats among those filing for commissioner

Although early in the election cycle, four residents have submitted petitions to run for seats on the seven-member County Board of Commissioners.  Two of them are Democrats — a former school superintendent and a former television weatherma More...

Life in Leelanau

Beauty is skin deep in winter

It’s your body’s largest organ and often the most neglected.  It’s your skin. And after four months of one of the roughest winters in years, it’s screaming for attention.  More...

5 ways to Healthy Skin

Leelanau winters — especially this one — can be tough on your your skin. More...

Art's Tavern

Art’s offers tasty chili complement

Bonnie Nescott, from Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor, is sharing this recipe for Bacon Cornbread with us. Art’s served this with their chili at the cook-off in Glen Arbor held last weekend. More...

Views

our opinion

Ice caves cool; controls needed   Note to rest of world: Yes, Leelanau County is special.  The winter of 2014 will be recalled some day as responsible for disseminating a very public notice of that fact with all the impact of a little beaut More...

Columns

Questioning the value of the Pledge of Allegiance

Here’s a factoid I gathered from some of the beats I cover for this newspaper that I haven’t reported until now: recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance has become more common in public venues around here in the past few years.  More...

Winter prison break stirs up hibernating politicos

Normally lazy citizens could give two hoots about what happens in state government. More...

 

To avoid big crowds, try smaller caves

The ice cave phenomena that has led so many to “walk on water” — albeit frozen water — along the Leelanau shoreline in the past week isn’t limited to the Gills Pier area. More...

Speller ‘measures’ up

2013 runner-up wins county bee

The runner-up in last year’s Leelanau County Spelling Bee made it to the top this year.  Pathfinder School eighth grader Jessie Williams emerged as the 2014 Spelling Bee champ last Thursday night at Leland Public School.  Last year, W More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse NW frontrunner after big win at Frankfort

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team put itself back in the driver’s seat for the Northwest Conference title.  Now comes the hard part — staying there.  More...

Glen Lake senior top gun in county basketball

Carter Lee got hurt opening night, and took a few games off to rehab a right medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain.  But now the Glen Lake senior basketball player is back, healthy and inflicting pain on opposing teams.  More...

Suttons Bay gets the best of Leland in tournament-like battle

Local girls basketball fans got a preview of the upcoming Class D district basketball tournament last week when Suttons Bay avenged an early season loss against Leland, 58-50.  “This was a big win for us. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center; Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

The Second Amendment and regulation

To the Editor:   Re: Charles Knapp’s letter to the Editor Feb. 6.  More...

Kasson Twp. treeway proposal not a good idea

To the Editor:   After considerable reflection on the “treeway” proposed for Kasson Township: No.  More...

Air Walk would be a scar ecological area

To the Editor:   My wife, Sarah, and I fell in love with the Glen Lake area during an early 70’s visit. Our first view of Glen Lake, Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands was from “Inspiration Point” on Burdickville Hill. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Nathaniel J. Baker, 30, 1771 W. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate,  Norene D. Kastys   Blair M. Robb, 55, 870 S. Herman Road, Suttons Bay — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs; expired plate; $110 fines and costs.  Frederick J. Walter, 71, 470 S. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Feb. 7  Michigan Department of Natural Resources to HBO Properties LLC, Section 35, Leelanau Township ($40,500).  Charlotte C. More...