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Sports

Eagles bow in regionals

The St. Mary girls basketball team fell to Frankfort Tuesday in the Class D regional at Buckley, 55-34.  The 12-10 Eagles trailed 17-4 after one quarter, but only 29-18 at the half.  “It was great to have the No. More...

St. Mary claims girls Class D district title

The St. More...

Glen Lake falls in Class C finals

Glen Lake fell in the Class C girls district basketball finals Friday to McBain, 57-34.  “They have several players who can pull up and score from anywhere on the floor,” coach Jason Bradford said.  Rambler junior Meredith Hamle More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10 a.m. — Glen Arbor Township Board, special meeting with Tom Fountain of the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department. Subject: Point of Sale Septic Inspections, Glen Arbor Town Hall, Western Avenue.  10-11 a.m. More...

Views

our opinion

More gun permits no big deal here   Is it good, bad or of no consequence that more and more Leelanau County residents are carrying handguns?  We know of no consequences — good or bad — that have resulted from having a population More...

Columns

Happiness, quality of life stuck under a lot of snow

The “quality of life” in Leelanau is among the many reasons the county has become known as the “Land of Delight.”  Oh sure, there are the Sleeping Bear Dunes; mile upon mile of clean Lake Michigan shoreline; orchards and More...

Snyder may get schooled over last education cut

Wouldn’t it be incredible if the race for governor this year came down to a three letter word ... cut. As in Gov. Rick Snyder cut education by one billion dollars.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Feb. 21  Jennifer Carmody to Robert Carmody, Section 35, Cleveland Township.  Peter F. Serra, Ann A. Lowney, Mary C. McMahon AND Amy L. More...

 

Snowfall hits 243 inches as temps also break mark

There have been some frosty mornings on Glen Lake school buses when winter has won.  Barry Mazurek, now in his 24th year driving bus for Glen Lake, heard reports of diesel engines of buses “jelling up” in the extreme cold of Monday m More...

Taxes paid on ‘Loaf; 10 day deadline still in place

The owner of Sugar Loaf Resort has been given until next week to submit a detailed plan outlining how he or she will bring all structures on the property into compliance with the state Construction Code — or face demolition.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Wilderness bill awaits President’s signature

A “Wilderness” bill that will have little effect on how property in Sleeping bear Dunes National Lakeshore is managed — but does settle a decades-old debate — has sailed through Congress and awaits the President’s signat More...

League plans ‘Big Picture’

The League of Women Voters of Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host its third Big Picture Society film Monday night at the Old Art Building in Leland.  More...

Sip, paint series planned

Forty-Five North Winery and Vineyards north of Suttons Bay is launching a series of six “Paint like an Old Master” sip-and-paint parties beginning this weekend.  “Paint like you’re Pablo Picasso” will be held Sunday More...

Life in Leelanau

Flipping out on pancakes

On Sunday 112 people were served up pancakes, sausage and other breakfast goodies in a tradition that has gone on for at least 22 years.  At least that’s how long Dean Lillie has been in charge of the annual Cedar-Maple City Lions Club pan More...

Lenten fish fry tradition at Holy Rosary tweaked

For a second-straight year Catholics and others who rotate from church to church for Lenten fish dinners in the county have one fewer venue from which to choose.  More...

County Cuisine

Bluebird offers Greek comfort food

This week’s comfort food — Moussaka — comes from the Greek Islands via the Bluebird in Leland.  More...

Letters

Does ‘More people packing heat’ make us safer?

To the Editor:   More...

Thanks, Republicans

To the Editor:   Private enterprise is not appropriate for the delivery of healthcare, as has been made amply clear in Elisabeth Rosenthal’s 2013 New York Times series. More...

AirWalk would destroy quiet, rural Kasson atmosphere

To the Editor:   As a neighbor living in close proximity to the proposed AirWalk commercial enterprise in Kasson Township, I add my voice of dissent to this illconceived idea.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   More...

Magistrate Court

John J. Gusumano, 42, 6081 Balmoral Way, Commerce Township — Speeding 45 mph in 40 zone; reduced from 56 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Cory M. Baker, 24, 2012 S. More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

Last Wednesday, 8:13 a.m. — Cleveland Township — Receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be the Publishers Clearing House wanting to give him a Cadillac. Caller did not provide information.  More...