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Email reveals interest in ‘Loaf

By all accounts, the self-proclaimed owner of Sugar Loaf Resort is expecting to sell the longshuttered ski resort to someone “soon.”  “Of course, ‘soon’ is a relative thing,” said local real estate agent John More...

Sports

Lakers top St. Mary in wild district ending

A 12-run explosion in the seventh inning determined the outcome of the Division 4 girls district softball championship Saturday between host Glen Lake and St. Mary. More...

Comets fall in regional shootout

This season was one of firsts for the Leland Comet girls soccer program.  Leland, in just its third year of competition, won its first Greater Northwest Conference title and a district title Saturday. More...

Waning pitches G-L past St. Mary with 18 Ks

Thomas Waning wasn’t perfect in his quest for his 31st career victory on Saturday, but the Glen Lake senior was nearly unhittable.  The hard-throwing right-hander struck out 18 batters and allowed just one hit as Glen Lake beat St. 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

Virtual students benefited; Leland soccer poor sports

To the Editor:   I have a couple of comments for you.  More...

Thank God for those who serve

To the Editor:   As a mother to two sons and a sonin law who have proudly served in the U.S. More...

Empire Beach parking fee is outrageous

To the Editor:   I have been going to the Empire beach since I was a small child living in Indiana, over 50 years now. It’s my family’s favorite beach.  Charging me $1 an hour to park there is outrageous! More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Daniel E. Burrell, 18, P.O. More...

Magistrate Court

Stephen A. Maciejewski, 57, 2469 S. Mission View Dr., Suttons Bay — Expired registration; $110 fines and costs.  Kristin N. Dietrich, 47, 545 Riverine Dr., 103,Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 court costs.  Robert A. More...

 

FAWNS ARE

being dropped across Leelanau County, including this baby who sits tight in a field in Leelanau Township until danger leaves. More...

S-B vet recalls Omaha Beach

Dick Grout of Suttons Bay says Friday will be just another day for him.  But June 6, 1944, was anything but ordinary for Grout — one of some 142,000 Allied soldiers who took part in the D-Day invasion on Normandy, France. More...

Whitefish ‘food truck’ a first for Leelanau Co.

A business that may be the first of its kind in Leelanau County is expected to be open by this weekend — a fried fish outlet operating from a trailer in a parking lot.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Library signs up kids for summer reading

The Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library this week began signing kids up for the library’s Summer Reading Program.  “The idea behind the summer reading program is to make summer reading and learning fun as well as to combat summer le More...

County ends tent inspections

Nonprofit organizations that use tents to host special events in Leelanau County will no longer need to have their tent inspected by an official of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority.  More...

Another fire option emerges

Leland looks at manning second station in Lake Leelanau

The Leland Township Fire Board will present yet another option to the Township Board at its regular meeting Monday that includes manning fire stations in Leland and Lake Leelanau.  But the latest option comes with a hefty price tag — up to More...

Life in Leelanau

Mushrooms

still popping up

Monday’s rain could result in the last hurrah for morel mushroom hunters in the county.  Development of the edible fungi largely dependent on warm weather and rain was delayed, like the arrival of spring.  But once they began to pop, More...

Strawberry time delayed; may be available July 1

It’s normally strawberry time in Leelanau County, or darn close.  Instead, local food enthusiasts are still grilling fresh asparagus and gathering up morels.  “We had a guy call looking for berries for his wedding on the 14th,&r More...

THE MILK LADY

Editor’s note: This is the first in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week Shelby will try being a marina dock attendant at the Elmwood Township Marina. More...

Views

Don’t tolerate threats; patience for labor market

It seems likely to us — we’re outsiders in the legal world — that something criminal occurred when a 61-year-old Maple City woman threatened to “shoot on sight” foreign workers as they left a bus to begin working for the More...

Districts need ‘big ideas’

Where have all the seniors gone?  It’s a question school administrators — and teachers — are asking across the peninsula as only 159 graduates line up for diplomas at four public and two private schools. More...

It’s all big news to this aging newsman

Is it really newsworthy that we’re all getting older?  I guess that depends on what you consider to be “news.”  Personally, I find it newsworthy that the League of Women Voters in Leelanau County this week planned to unvei More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 21  Estate of Glen S. Flaska to Charles and Marilyn Flaska, one lot, Section 2, Kasson Township ($199,000),  May 22  Richard R. Johnson to Jeffrey R. More...