July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

$20,000 set aside for review of S-B ordinance

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission last week took its first look at a consultants’ review of the village Zoning Ordinance, and will meet with the consultants at next month’s Planning Commission meeting.  More...

Townships win case to retain funds

It took five motions, but six townships will continue to be the main beneficiaries of about $102,600 received by Leelanau County to compensate for Lakeshore lands that have come off property tax rolls.  More...

State denies appeal on virtual student funding

Suttons Bay’s appeal of a state ruling which shorted the district by more than $400,000 last year has been denied.  Superintendent Chris Nelson confirmed Monday that the school received a letter dated July 7 from the state office of financ More...

Elmwood postman retires after 49 years

Jim Schueller of Elmwood Township retired June 30 after 49 years of delivering mail to area post offices.  Schueller followed in the footsteps of his father who had a contract with the U.S. More...

Treasures, treats abound

Hand-picked treasures of value will be on sale, along with delicious homemade goodies, at the Northport Women’s Club “Treasures and Treats Sale” Saturday, July 26.  The sale, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Leland author finalist in Foreword’s Book of Year

A book created by a county woman is a finalist for a Foreword magazine’s “Book of the Year” award.  Rock On, Rocks & Things from My Beach, created by Leland resident Christine Norman, features whimsical artwork fashioned fr More...

Gomery had rocky times as prosecutor

Shock and sadness have been expressed by those who knew Clarence Gomery when he served as Leelanau County prosecutor.  But in hindsight some red flags were raised during his four-year career as the county’s top law enforcement officer.&nbs More...

Board gives Janik good grades

Leelanau County administrator Chet Janik’s performance dropped a bit over the past year in the eyes of his bosses.  More...

S-B seeks double sinking fund mills

Voters in the Suttons Bay School District will decide the fate of a half-mill “sinking fund” levy in the November election.  The board agreed Monday to put forth a request essentially doubling the levy it has collected for the past s More...

Trustees continue payless work

Routine business was tended by the Suttons Bay Board of Education during its bi-annual meeting this week.  The board during its organizational meeting Monday night approved a slate of proposals which sets the course for administrators as they pe More...

Northport superintendent gets 3-year deal

The Northport Public School Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a three-year contract for new superintendent Chris Parker.  Parker, whose first day on the job was July 1, will be paid $110,000 per year. More...

Lions Club hosting annual yard sale

The Cedar-Maple City Lions Club will host its annual yard sale Saturday, July 26 at the Lions Club Community Building in Maple City.  The sale runs from 9 a.m. More...

Enterprise shines in national contest

The Leelanau Enterprise was the recipient of awards in seven categories in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the National Newspaper Association, more than any other newspaper in Michigan.  The Enterprise received three second place award More...