June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Hotel’ to be razed

Anyone driving through the Village of Suttons Bay last summer encountered delays resulting from a major construction effort involving storm drain systems, streets and sidewalks.  This summer, there could be even more disruption from a major demo More...

Local News

Detroit sends Northport goats packing Urban agriculture project gets goat of city

Goats from Northport have been rejected by the City of Detroit, although their owner still hopes his effort to establish “urban farming” will catch on.  Northport summer resident and Idyll Farm owner Mark Spitznagel made headlines ac More...

Softball tourney draws 400 to help victim’s children

More than 400 people turned out last weekend in Cedar for the inaugural Monica J. More...

Deering, Eckerle are parents again

Kendra Deering and Kirk Eckerle announce the birth of their third child, Kolton Joseph Eckerle, May 21 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Kolton weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length.  He was welcomed at home More...

Life in Leelanau

Omena’s history may be preserved

About 10 years ago when Ted J. More...

Arts and crafts classes part of historical group’s celebration

It has been two decades since the Omena Historical Society began educating the community and visitors about the history of the town. More...

County Cuisine

Trish’s chef offers easy muffin recipe

This week’s recipe comes from Chef Margaret from Trish’s Dishes in Leland. She shares with us her Apple Cranberry Muffins. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack. More...

Views

our opinion

Survey offers insight into our readership   Occasionally, and periodically, we need to talk. Editor to readers. Publisher to business owners. More...

It’s a small world, even at Northport’s graduation

When I walked into Northport Public Schools for the commencement program, out-going superintendent Jeff Tropf welcomed me. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 23  Ed and Janet Karcher to Kelly Sean Karcher, Section 11, Centerville Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed).  Gary Mitchell and Debra A. More...

 

Rare move: County may lower millage

Commissioners are contemplating a rare move for a Michigan county — voluntarily reducing the county’s General Fund millage rate.  “To my knowledge, I’m not aware of this situation in any other county,” said county a More...

Photo

JANELL ROMAN, 6, of Leland, tries to return a volley Friday while playing tennis with her brother, Trey, 7, at the Hancock Field tennis courts. More...

Trail opens early, and to rave reviews

The newest section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail opened a little earlier than expected — good news for those who enjoy hiking, biking or just taking in the outdoors.  More...


Special Sections

Sports

Glen Lake headed back to state semifinals

Ben Schweikart did what most designated hitters are asked to do.  The senior back-up catcher got a hit, a two-out, two-run single in the third inning that broke a 2-2 tie Tuesday in the Division 4 quarterfinal game against Norway at Traverse Cit More...

Lakers win Division 4 baseball regionals with 4-1 victories

The Glen Lake boys baseball team picked off Bellaire’s one chance to get even Saturday in the Division 4 regional championship game at Frankfort.  Pitcher Zach Cooper threw a strike to shortstop Tristan Williams to nail Dylan Decker off se More...

Lakers win thriller in first game, but bow out in title game

The Glen Lake girls softball team finished its season at 24-8 Saturday after losing to Central Lake 4-0 in the Division 4 regional softball title game at Frankfort.  The Lakers got a lot further than coach Gary Galla first thought when the sprin More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Painting Workbee: St. Joseph Catholic Church; Bohemian Road.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Migrants are invaluable in county workforce

To the Editor:   More...

Empire Beach parking fee is outrageous

To the Editor:   I, too, am outraged by the parking fees that the Village of Empire is planning on implementing. However, I would never take it out on the businesses in Empire.  More...

Village should accept Collins’ wonderful gift

To the Editor:   I am not a golfer, nor do I personally know Mr. Bill Collins. His offer to donate Northport Creek Golf Course to the village of Northport is truly amazing.  More...

Columns

Only time will tell what leaker’s legacy will be

When they write the book on Edward Snowden, you have to wonder which chapter he will end up in. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Stephanie N. Osga, 21, 3785 W. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   John J. Dietsch, 57, 10114 S. Bow Road, Maple City — Seat belt violation; $65 fines and costs.  Matthew D. Bird, 55, 3847 Harvard Terrace, Stokie, Ill. More...