March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Sugar Barn’ roof collapses

The sad state of Sugar Loaf Resort got even sadder last week.  The roof of the Sugar Barn, a 36,000 squarefoot structure that once hosted winter tennis tournaments at the resort, has collapsed under the weight of this winter’s record-break More...

Sports

MVP Orban among four Dream Team repeaters

Aaron Orban wasn’t the most prolifi c scorer in the county this winter, but the Suttons Bay senior certainly was the Chairman of the Boards.  The 6-foot-5 center was recognized for his double-double efforts — 14.1 boards and 12.3 poi More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Mikesell, Orban earn All-State hoop honors   Suttons Bay seniors Aaron Orban and Logan Mikesell received honorable mention honors on the Class D Associated Press All-State team.  The third-year varsity players helped the Norse to an 18-5 se More...

Vineyard to Bay 25K run set for Aug. 24

Ross Deye hoped for better early returns, but the Cleveland Township man is optimistic that there will be a fantastic finish.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9:30 a.m. — Leelanau County Gun Board: 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

Spring Of 2014

To the Editor: More...

Proud supporter for Stobie at State Rep.

To the Editor:   More...

Commissioner stepped outside her boundaries

To the Editor:   It is unfortunate that Carolyn Rentenbach, my County Commissioner, has neither the understanding nor appreciation of Michigan law and the County Commissioners’ responsibilities when it comes to the elected duties of our Co More...

Columns

How local news media will evolve is unknown

Lately I have been dipping my toes more often and more deeply into the turbid waters of social media and online news.  More...

Lighter loads on the road could mean more trucks

Raise your hand if you enjoy sharing the roads with mammoth heavy duty trucks barreling down on you. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 13  David F. Stevens and Laurel Stevens to Stevens Family Trust, Section 22, Glen Arbor Township.  Irene Gatzke to Daniel L. More...

Riding into spring

BRENT WIERSEMA of the Team Hagerty Racing is all bundled up for a ride Friday — the second day of spring. More...

March heads to record as pipes freeze

Another record is in danger of going down during the most severe winter since at least 1959, when statistics started being kept in Maple City for the National Weather Service.  More...

17 candidates seek 3 seats on GTB Tribal Council

Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 8 to narrow down a field of 17 candidates running for three seats on the Tribal Council.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Moore new detective with tribe

Del Moore, the chief of Police for the Village of Suttons Bay for more than 14 years, resigned his position this week to accept a job as a detective with the Tribal Police of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  More...

‘Doc’ Houghton closes office

Dr. Matthew Houghton, who has worked in the county for 43 years, has given up his medical practice in Glen Arbor.  Houghton, a doctor of osteopathy, closed the doors to Glen Arbor Medical Arts on March 10 due to illness.  More...

Gallaghers have new baby boy

John and Rose (Hahnenberg) Gallagher of Lake Leelanau are the parents of a baby boy born on March 19 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Julian Francis Gallagher weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. More...

Life in Leelanau

43 years of road service

When asked about the award he was given for his 43 years of service on the Leelanau County Road Commission, Glen Noonan responded with his typical modesty.  “It really didn’t matter,” he said. More...

Township leaders known for longevity

The county’s longest serving supervisors have a combined 104 years in office and many more years of community service logged before taking the helm of their respective townships.  More...

County Cuisine

Manor offers special Thai soup

Nancy Wright, the owner of The Manor on Glen Lake, sent in this week’s recipe to help keep us warm while we (im)patiently wait for spring's warm weather to arrive. This hearty, creamy soup is quick and easy to throw together. More...

Views

our opinion

Leelanau’s Doctor of Community Spirit   The doctor is out, and the Leelanau County community owes a debt of gratitude for the 43 years he was in.  More...

Teamwork led to Dunes legislation

Working together is the way we get big things done. That was certainly true for the local and federal efforts to protect access to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Jerad M. Clark, 20, 2314 E. Cedar Valley Road, Traverse City — Violation basic speed law; $145 fines and costs.  Blair M. Robb, 55, 870 S. More...

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr. Judge, Thomas G. Power   Craig P. More...

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Phillip D. More...