July 3, 2014 RSS feed / 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.  The contract provides a More...

Sweet corn should be plentiful

Plenty of rain helps crop delays hay cutting

Leelanau County’s field crops have already put the long winter behind them, and appear well on their way toward a solid harvest.  That’s good news for sweet corn enthusiasts. More...

Hort center to host Cherry Festival patrons

The Traverse City-based National Cherry Festival, which begins Saturday and runs one week, will include events held in Leelanau County and off its shoreline.  Saturday and Sunday the Blue Angels U.S. More...

South Manitou exhibit on display

Visitors to the Leelanau Historical Society & Museum were always asking where the South Manitou Island exhibit was, especially after viewing the North Manitou exhibit that opened about three years ago.  More...

Deal consummated for Superfund site

At long last, the former Norris Elementary School property in Elmwood Township and an adjacent county-owned Superfund site have been sold.  More...

Dispatchers getting calls on pets left in cars

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is reminding both residents and visitors that it is unsafe, unwise and illegal to leave a pet in a parked car on a summer day. More...

Split wood

CATHY SMITH, of Suttons Bay, stands by the Catalpa tree on her South Shore Drive property that was split by lighting in an early morning thunderstorm June 18. 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...

No bumper crop, but final cherry forecast higher

Like many years, there won’t be local fruit ready for the National Cherry Festival, which begins Saturday in Traverse City.  But there should be plenty available come the end of the month, albeit a little later than most years.  More...

Wind turbine breathes new life

Leelanau County’s legendary wind turbine, which was headed for the scrap yard, has been offered a second life.  A wind energy company based in Traverse City has offered to buy the wind turbine for a pittance after a deal is worked out for More...

S-B woman gets probation in drunk driving crash

Melissa L. More...

Five kayakers rescued off Lake Michigan

Five kayakers were rescued from Lake Michigan Sunday evening after getting hit by high winds and waves in the Manitou Passage.  The kayakers, ages 18 and 19, from New York, West Bloomfield and Grand Rapids had kayaked from Glen Haven to South Ma More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 8:35 a.m. — Bingham Township — Home for sale. Vacation rental by owner has a fraudulent listing on website. The site has taken it off twice after two different people paid a subject in New York for the rental.  More...