July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Drones to be banned from Sleeping Bear park

Elijah Allen of Lake Leelanau enjoys piloting his unmanned aircraft and taking aerial pictures of Leelanau County’s magnificent sights — but says he understands why he’ll no longer be able to do so at the most beautiful place in Ame More...

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Sports

Baseball

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Lakers dominate diamonds, Dream Team

Glen Lake’s baseball team was a dominant force in Leelanau County and a team to be reckoned with around the state for the second straight season. More...

Roberts, Jones defend Glen Arbor men’s title

Doug Roberts and Karl Jones captured their second straight Glen Arbor Tennis Tournament men’s doubles title Sunday. 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

Veterans are thankful for free fishing day

To the Editor: We would like to thank those involved in the June 18th free fishing day for Veterans. Thanks to the Leland charter boat captains, to Carlson Fisheries for cleaning fish, and to Allen Northcutt for wonderful sandwiches. More...

Glen Arbor BBQ and Brew a success!

To the Editor: The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce would like to say thank you so much for all who made this year’s BBQ and Brew on June 21st such a success. More...

Plenty of openings — get out and vote

To the Editor: How do you thank someone that is given a job to represent you and yet answers your concerns with no action in those regards? The answer would be you can’t. And who do you think that person or people would be? More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys Fernando Castillo, 31, 3740 S. 31 Road, Cadillac — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 70 mph; $130 fines and costs; no proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs. Troy L. Smith, 43, 1276 S. More...

No happy ending for new trail

Lacking signs, cyclists head to busy intersection

The Haydens ran into a little trouble on their bicycles Monday. More...

Your Leelanau itinerary

From the annual fireworks show in Northport to the Lions Club Big Boom Hot Dog Sale held every year at the entrance to the Empire Beach, Leelanau County has plenty to offer folks of all ages over the Fourth of July weekend. More...

 

Local News

Road workers get raises

The Leelanau County Road Commission on a vote of 3-0 at its regular meeting Tuesday approved a three-year contract for Teamsters Local 214, the bargaining unit that represents the commission’s 25 hourly employees. More...

Leelanau Twp. seeks tax renewals

Registered voters in Leelanau Township will see a couple of familiar millage requests on the Aug. 5 ballot, as two four-year millages are up for renewal. More...

Northport hires consultant to aid golf course decision

The Northport Village Council, which considered a resolution in May not to spend any taxpayer money on operating, maintaining or improving the Northport Creek Golf Course should it accept the gift from its developer, plans to spend as much as $2,750 More...

Life in Leelanau

FREE WI-FI – SERVICE WITH A SMILE

People may be unwinding when they visit Leelanau County, but sneaking a peek at their emails, updating their Facebook status and checking the score of the Tigers game may be temptations they just can’t resist. More...

More county emergency calls being made with cell phones

You can’t hide anymore in Leelanau County. Seventy percent of the calls into the county dispatch center last year were from wireless devices, up from 64 percent in 2012. More...

County Cuisine

Manor chef offers stuffed burgers

Looking for something to spruce up your Fourth of July barbecue? Forget those plain, old hamburgers and try these delicious stuffed burgers. Chef Trish Lootens of The Manor shares her secret with us this week. More...

Views

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Welcome back, and here’s what you missed Most communities celebrate a new year on the day set aside for such revelry. More...

The benefits of living in an ‘older’ county

I recall the first meeting I attended of the Leelanau Prospectors Club, a well-seasoned group of men that gets together once a month to eat while chewing the fat. Man, did I feel like a pup. A freshman on the varsity. More...

Cell phone tracing — a right or a wrong?

Modern day technology has certainly impacted the criminal justice system. DNA testing has freed “crooks” whom were wrongly sent to the slammer and convicted others who should have been there in the first place. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county June 9 Gerald J. Jagosz and Doris G. Jagosz to Kevin Kehrwecker and Linda Kehrwecker, Section 23, Cleveland Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). More...