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S-B taps tech director for top job

The Suttons Bay school district may soon have a new superintendent in Christopher G. More...

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Residents say M-22 project needed; worried about biking lane

Motorists traveling M-22 from Omena to Northport in the upcoming months may be inconvenienced, as the Michigan Department of Transportation approved a proposal to reconstruct five miles of the motorway and replace a culvert at Lee Mann Road beginning More...

Commissioners tap Three West for Leland property

County commissioners having shied away from two real estate companies with offices in Leelanau County while choosing Three West Commercial Real Estate Consulting to market the former courthouse property.  More...

County housing group to disband; has assets

A corporation formed ten years ago to keep homeowners from being foreclosed upon is disbanding due to a lack of activity.  John Visser, a branch manager for Northwestern Bank, has headed the group, a non-profit named Leelanau REACH. More...

Life in Leelanau

ShareCare

Giving seniors a hand for 20 years

An organization rooted in a conversation after a hike not only took hold, it has served more than 1,000 county seniors since it was formed 20 years ago.  ShareCare of Leelanau was the brainchild of a handful of walking retirees who had the fores More...

Parkinson’s rise may need more local support

Parkinson’s seems to be on the rise in Leelanau County and some think it may be time for the county to have its own support group.  Statistics on Parkinson’s are not tracked by county, but there are currently an estimated 30,000 case More...

Informational forum set for June 5

The 29th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum will be held on June 5 at the Hagerty Conference Center in Traverse City.  More...

Views

our opinion

Fire station advice: Keep options open   The good news for Leland Township’s effort to upgrade fire facilities is that its residents appear to appreciate and have shown a willingness to fund their fire and rescue department. More...

Growing old with mom not for the timid

A column

Getting old isn’t for sissies.  No truer words have been spoken.  I marked a milestone earlier this month when I turned the big 5-0. More...

Unpopular Congressman may not get re-elected

What’s up with Justin Amash? Apparently the West Michigan GOP Congressperson is not the most popular guy in the nation’s capitol with fellow members from Michigan. More...

 

Cherry bloom show remains on hold

Although the season will be one of the latest on record, there’s little danger that Leelanau County will lose its “bloomers.”  Cherry bloomers, that is. More...

Change for GTB

Changes are on the way for Tribal leadership.  The Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will have three new members by this time next week if no challenges are filed and the tribal Election Board certifi es re More...

Sports

Hansen has special day around the track

Carter Hanson celebrated his 18th birthday last week with a personal best effort that was simply unbeatable.  The Suttons Bay senior won the 100 and 200 meter events and the long jump in the Garland Invitational held at the Suttons Bay track in More...

Apsey runs off with G-L record

Carter Lee and best friend Trevor Apsey agreed to help each other’s sports teams out as their last hurrahs in Glen Lake High School athletics.  For now, it looks like Lee and the boys track team got the better deal.  More...

Sneed verbally commits to Nebraska golf

Joel Sneed has verbally committed to playing Divison 1 golf at the University of Nebraska in the fall of 2015.  And it’s not just talk for the Leland junior.  Nebraska offered Sneed, and he verbally accepted, at least a partial schola 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

Beach parking charge is ludicrous

To the Editor:   I am writing to comment on the greed exhibited by those members of the Empire Village council who voted to charge for parking at the beach. More...

The Ant and the Grasshopper

To the Editor:   The ant works hard all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.  The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool; he laughs, dances and plays the summer away.  Come winter, the ant is warm and fe More...

Leelanau Choir offers delightful, healing music

To the Editor:   One May afternoon recently my neighbor and I went to a wonderful concert performed by the Leelanau Community Choir under the direction of young Jonah Powell. And it was delightful.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Paul J. Bock, 43, P.O.  More...

Magistrate Court

Gregory J. Moe, 58, 1778 S.W. Bayshore Dr., Suttons Bay — DNRburning without permit; $235 fines and costs.  Nathaniel A. Wilson, 22, 6200 E. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   April 24  Timothy P. Brick to Robert T. Brick and Terrance O. Brick, Section 23, Elmwood Township.  Sharon A. More...