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Correction:

Nicole Falkiewicz, of Suttons Bay, was named to the Dean’s List at Northwestern Michigan College for the spring semester 2014. This information was omitted in an article that ran on May 15.   More...

Commissioners question ‘prosperity’ board County takes over five properties; back taxes unpaid

County commissioners are again questioning the actions of a regional governmental agency, this time over the creation of a regional board that would oversee many of the agency’s missions.  More...

County bond rating improves

Leelanau’s balance sheet looked rosy enough for analysts to improve the county’s bond rating.  County treasurer John Gallagher III worked directly with analysts from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, but said credit goes t 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

ShareCare’s 20 years something to celebrate

To the Editor:   Most residents of Leelanau County know that they are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area that is filled with a tremendous sense of community and lots of wonderful people. More...

Veterans and their health care

To the Editor:   More...

Northport golf course should have a public hearing

The Michigan Municipal handbook clearly states why the council should conduct a public hearing before making a critical decision(s).  1. More...

Columns

A column

Covering war-dead changes perspective

My family had no tradition of rushing “Up North” for a three-day Memorial Day vacation, probably because my father had to take pictures at the parade and I marched in it as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and eventually band member.  More...

Republicans maneuver to stop referendum

Fast forward to the day after the election in November. The headline could read: Voters Approve $10.10 Minimum Wage. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 8  Shirley Ann Schaub and Rodney Lee Schaub Revocable Trust to Eugene V. Biondo and Diana L. Biondo, Section 36, Elmwood Township ($25,000).  May 9  Albert V. More...

Threat against foreign workers

A 61-year-old Kasson Township woman made threats on Friday to an employee at Sen. More...

Public uninformed of superintendent interviews

Members of the Northport Board of Education followed the letter of the law — but perhaps not the law’s intent — in conducting interviews of five candidates for the position of superintendent over the last four weeks.  More...

Sports

TIED AT THE TOP

The Suttons Bay and Glen Lake baseball teams appear fit to be tied in the Northwest Conference after splitting Tuesday afternoon in a battle of unbeaten conference rivals.  Both the Norsemen and Lakers, 8-1-1 in the conference, have two games re More...

Life in Leelanau

GARAGE SALES

A summer tradition

It is that time of year to play fairy godmother to junk burrowed in the basement by polishing it up into a stranger’s new treasure.  Cedar’s Lisa Harold, who is prepping for a Memorial Day weekend sale, knows the ritual.  More...

County Cuisine

Manor offers delicious, easy appetizer

Looking for a dish to pass at your Memorial Day barbecue? Nancy Wright, owner of the Manor on Glen Lake, has the perfect appetizer. She shares with us her Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Dates. More...

Cedar group sale to help fire and rescue

Dottie Bunting of Cedar is teaming up with about 15 other Cedar community members to raise money for the Cedar Fire and Rescue Association through a group sale.  “They are always got projects they are working towards,” Bunting said. More...

Views

our opinion

No grace period for school head   Welcome to Leelanau County, Christopher G. Nelson, who has all but signed on to become the next superintendent of Suttons Bay Public Schools. More...

Another way to add support, make Empire’s Beach Park sustainable

By Chris Frey Niagara St., Empire

The Empire Village Council recently discussed possibly rescinding their decision on paid beachfront parking. More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Eduardo Gutierrez-Duran, 21, 2655 N. Beem-Kwa-Ma-Mi-Kun, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to 15 days in jail, to serve three, rest held in abeyance; probation continued.  More...

Magistrate Court

Eric L. Amon, 30, 401 W. 13th St., Traverse City — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 80 mph; $240 fines and costs.  Juan C. Ruiz, 17, 9801 E. More...