June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Northport plans deficit budget, but has ample money in reserve

A public hearing on the 2014-15 budget for Northport Public School has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, followed by a special meeting at which the board will likely adopt a fiscal plan for the coming school year.  More...

Correction:

A clarification and a correction are required for a story that ran last week about Leland Township’s efforts to upgrade fire facilities:  More...

Governments bailing out of DDA; village presses forward

Officials of the Village of Suttons Bay say they have all but given up trying to convince board members of neighboring governmental entities to “opt-in” on an agreement that would help fund the village’s proposed Downtown Developmen More...

Work begins on M-22 with traffic reduced to one lane

Residents of Northport and visitors to the area are dealing with road construction delays caused by work on a five-mile stretch of M-22.  More...

Bingham voters OK 3 percent pay hikes for board at annual meeting

Registered Bingham Township voters in attendance at the township’s annual meeting on Monday evening decided that all five members of the Bingham Township Board will receive 3 percent pay raises in the coming fiscal year.  More...

Bear sightings on rise

What do black bears and young adults have in common?  They can both be found looking for a free meal after being kicked out of the den by their mother.  Mike Collier encountered one such bear in his backyard near Miller Hill last week.  More...

Skydive event deadline nears

Registration is Saturday for the third annual Skydive for the Sanctuary event, a fundraising for the Black Sheep Crossing Farm Animal Sanctuary. The event will be held on Aug. More...

County Bd. keeps millage rate

Property owners will be charged the same property tax millage rate to support most county government activities as in 2013, although commissioners at their meeting Tuesday evening again discussed offering a reduction.  More...

Change in plan paves way for pickleball courts

A change in the area set aside for a reserve drainfield at the township park in Glen Arbor will allow improvements at the park to proceed.  Township officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to support a proposal brought by Jim Fowler and Ron Ca More...

Mental health first aid program planned

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (NLCMH) will host a program called “Mental Health First Aid” next week in Traverse City.  The program, set for Tuesday and next Wednesday, June 24-25, aims to teach people the signs and symptoms More...

Cedar teen awaits sentencing in ski pole assault

Adam R. Workman, 19, of 11965 Ramblewood Dr. in Cedar, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement in 86th District Court on Friday to aggravated assault. More...

our opinion

Thanks for decision in Leland fire project   More...

Polish and proud to keep up the traditions

My father has seven brothers and sisters. They all attended the Mattawan Consolidated School District downstate. Following in their footsteps, many of us in the next generation attended the school as well.  More...

Council approves projects for Suttons Bay downtown

The Suttons Bay Village Council this week authorized expenditures on several projects that will result in improvements to the village’s downtown area.  At its regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the council voted 6-0 to buy a new mower More...

Road Commission has trouble filling full-time jobs

The Leelanau County Road Commission is looking for one or two good people for permanent fulltime positions.  And while county residents are beginning to enjoy warm weather, the commission is also looking to line up seasonal workers for the comin More...

Unspent 2013-14 funds split among several projects

At its regular monthly meeting immediately following the township’s annual meeting, the Bingham Township Board adopted a budget for the new fiscal year that reflected 3 pay raises that voters in attendance at the annual meeting decided to give More...

Expo provides seniors fun, educational opportunities

County seniors had an opportunity to listen to music, tie flies and talk with various vendors Tuesday at the 23rd annual Senior Expo.  The event, organized by Leelanau County Senior Services, filled the Suttons Bay High School gymnasium and atri More...

Leland Twp. to appoint five to new fire task force committee

The Leland Township Board today will appoint five people to a new Fire and Rescue Facilities Task Force that will be independent of the township Fire Board and will report directly to the Township Board.  The new committee will also not have any More...

Who ran over toilet at Hancock?

Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the person or persons who destroyed a portable toilet at Hancock Field in Leland Township.  The damage was reported on Monday, but is believed to have occurred Friday night or early Saturd More...

Dispatch Blotter

June 11, 9:03 a.m. — Glen Arbor Township — Baby fox with foot caught in a mouse trap. Moving around. Caller will contact the DNR.  June 11, 12:14 p.m. More...

Empire approves new DPW hire at special meeting

The Empire Village Council at a special meeting held Saturday morning approved the hiring of Empire resident Tim O’Brien as the new assistant Department of Public Works employee.  The job had been offered to John Lawrence of Beulah, who de More...

Sex offender charged with failing to register

Aaron Martin, 40, of Bellaire, waived his right to a preliminary examination and was bound over on Friday to 13th Circuit Court, where he was arraigned on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.  More...