June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Grapes hurting; cherries plentiful

Greg Williams likes what he sees on his 140 acres of cherries near Cedar.  “I’m better off than most,” said Williams, who last year had the best harvest of his 30-year career. More...

Local News

‘Gills ready, kids invited to fish

The chair of the highly popular Kids Fishing Day committee was never elected, can’t predict the exact number of volunteers who will help, and is hopeful — but not guaranteeing — that the event won’t end up in the red.  More...

Glen Lake waives bond millage

Property owners in the Glen Lake school district will again be spared a millage to pay for a 2012 bond sale.  More...

Corrections:

Although the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Department was the first of Leelanau County’s seven fire departments to be unionized, it is no longer the only unionized department in the county as stated erroneously in last week’s editio More...

Life in Leelanau

Park visitors down 5 percent

To no one’s surprise, the number of people visiting Leelanau County’s number one tourist attraction is down.  At the end of May the total number of people visiting the park, 91,148, was off 5 percent from the same time last year. More...

Dead wood piling up

Leelanau County Road Commission road crews have had their hands full removing dead ash trees that are located in road rights-of-way.  “There are a lot and it’s been tough to keep up,” said Jim Johnson, engineer manager for the More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers luscious summer drink

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu shares the perfect summer cocktail with our readers this week — Rhubarb Sangria. A light fruity cocktail made with strawberries, oranges and rhubarb. More...

Views

Our Opinion

S-B Village doesn’t need DDA to spend its own money Verbal support for a proposed downtown development authority (DDA) in the Village of Suttons Bay has been near unanimous. Monetary support, however, has been far from overwhelming. More...

There are signs that seasonal guests are back

They’re baaaaccckkkk!  Once quiet streets and communities on the Leelanau Peninsula are bustling with activity. Some welcome — others ... More...

Advertising campaign for governor risky business

You can tell a lot about candidates by dissecting their TV commercials. The contrast between Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer is striking.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   June 4  John J. Kelly and Gail M. Kelly to Mark A. Kelly, Heather C. Kelly, Steven A. Anderson, Stacy L. Anderson and Jennifer A. Colberg, one lot, Cherry Bend Heights, Elmwood Township  More...

One high school, says retiring superintendent

A collaborative county high school may be on the horizon due to continued declines in enrollment.  But is there the political will to pursue one?  Retiring Suttons Bay Superintendent Mike Murray told board members at the last meeting of hi More...

Farms, acreage increase in latest agricultural survey

Farms have become trendy in Leelanau County, as their numbers have increased to account for growing interest in the “small crop” field of agriculture.  More...

Northport, food truck vendors clash

The food truck belonging to the “pretzel lady” won’t be stopping in Northport for the Fourth of July.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Glen Lake, St. Mary quartets lead way on elite softball team

Collectively the Leelanau Enterprise Dream Team for girls softball announced today batted .422, and averaged 36 hits and 86 at-bats.  Additionally, a trio of the elite hitters on the 11-member Dream Team could also pitch with the best and they a More...

Boys soccer teams to join forces as co-op

The Northport and Suttons Bay boys soccer teams will become one this fall, under an unusual arrangement that will have co-head coaches with practices and games split at each school’s facilities.  More...

Northport road race turns into a memorial event for founder

George Anderson organized the annual Northport Run for Fun(d)s since its inception 35 years ago.  His friends say Anderson wanted to put on the 35th annual event and then maybe call it quits.  Anderson passed away Nov. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY   9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Leland Farmer’s Market: Leland School.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Walter’s story heart-breaking

To the Editor:   Shaunie and Rick Prince's story about their 13-year-old dog Walter brought tears to my eyes as I read their heart-breaking account of his passing.  More...

Every vote counts

To the Editor:   More...

New deputy also watching over St. Mary grounds

To the Editor:   Recently I was working in my office in Lake Leelanau, when at 5:10 p.m., the sheriff entered followed by another young man in uniform.  Sheriff Mike Borkovich was taking the time to introduce a rookie policeman Blake Huff t More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr. Judge, Thomas G. Power   In 13th Circuit Court held Monday, Judge Thomas G. Power sentenced one man to prison and accepted plea agreements for three more.   Bjorn S. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Paul Kochanny, 51, 4705 Congress Dr., Midland — Improper parking; $25 fines and costs.  Steven R. Swick, 40, 519 Webster St., Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  More...