September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

King resigns early due to politics, health

Greg King planned to step down next year as the administrative coordinator and zoning administrator for the Northport Village.  Health issues and the ever-changing political climate altered his retirement plans. More...

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Local News

After 34 years, ‘Mr. Gross’ retires from Northport School

Don Gross, head of maintenance for Northport Public School, has retired. More...

Corrections:

Due to incorrect information provided, the dates for “The Story Next Door … One More Time”, a fundraiser for the Old Art Building Endowment, were listed incorrectly in the Sept. More...

G-L approves athletic items

A slew of athletics-related issues were acted upon this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board voted unanimously Monday night to approve a contract with the Cedar Fire Department for standby services during high school soccer and f More...

Life in Leelanau

2 women, 2 years, 1 boat,

1 INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

The champagne was flowing mostly over the heads of Jessie Zevalkink and Katie Smith when they pulled the Lovely Louise into the Northport Marina last Thursday, culminating an adventure in which the pair sailed their 27-foot sloop around America&rsquo More...

Michigan Schooner Festival prepares to set sail

The Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) based in Greilickville will host the 2014 Michigan Schooner Festival at numerous venues in Leelanau County and Traverse City next week.  More...

County Cuisine

Soggy Dollar offers easy soup recipe

The Soggy Dollar Restaurant located in downtown Northport has just wrapped up its second successful summer in business and will remain open year-round for your dining pleasure.  More...

Views

our opinion

Let’s also examine one-county department   Victor Goldschmidt is being ignored, and we wonder why nobody is listening.  More...

Intolerant newsman recalls how he got that way

Crusty old newspaper reporter that I am, I lost patience long ago for any public officials or employees telling me how to do my job. More...

Whitmer’s next chapter somewhat of a mystery

At the end of this year, the state Legislature will lose three-fourths of the bi-partisan leadership team that has prowled these halls for years.  Senate GOP Leader Randy Richardville. Gone. House GOP Speaker Jase Bolger. More...

 

County building leaks

Another problem has made itself known in the six-year-old county Government Center building.  The heavy rains that gushed across Leelanau County last Thursday evening and Friday night exposed problems in the roof at the building. More...

Photo

A RECORD DOWNPOUR on Friday caused Leo Creek and swamp to overflow, flooding the Leelanau Trail just before it crosses East Eckerle Road in Suttons Bay. More...

‘100-year’ rain brings damage

A torrent of rain that pounded parts of Leelanau County for 12 hours washed out roads, played havoc with computers and sent Lake Leelanau flowing over its banks.  More...

Sports

Glen Lake’s goal line stand secures win over Norse

Suttons Bay scored just two plays into Glen Lake’s season-opener Friday. More...

Suttons Bay gearing up for incoming Panthers

Suttons Bay’s football team won’t have time to dwell upon its loss on a rival’s home field, as the Norsemen will host another rival Friday evening.  Frankfort will be coming to town.  More...

Leland still perfect in NW soccer

The Leland boys soccer team is off to a 3-0 start in the Northwest Conference.  The Comets beat Glen Lake and Benzie Central in the past week.  Meanwhile, Glen Lake picked up its first league victory, 2-1 over North Bay – the Suttons More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  8:30 a.m. — 9-11-01 Memorial Service: By Glen Lake Fire Department; Glen Arbor fire station.  9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Leland Farmer’s Market: Leland School.  10-11 a.m. More...

Letters

Dems, Indepedendents need to vote, reclaim state

To the Editor:   Attention Democrats and Independents: It’s time to reclaim Michigan. All we need to do is vote!  More...

A big thanks for getting raccoon out

To the Editor:   A big thank you for getting an inhouse raccoon out of my house Friday, Aug. More...

Steffens’ critics gutter snippers; She’s right on the mark

To the Editor:   The hollow, personal criticism of Pam Steffens in recent letters from James Hall and Nina Collins can best be labeled as classic gutter sniping. It demands a rebuttal.  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Scott D. Almberger, 50, 17320 246th St., Tonganokie, Kan. — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 75 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Yasuyuki Oba, 30, 39380 Medallion Ct. More...

86th District Court

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

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Aug. 21  Ruth E. Hoekstra, trustee of the Sidney Robert Hoekstra Trust to Ruth E. Hoekstra, one lot, Cherry Home Shore #2, Leelanau Township.   Stephen J. Ware and Jane P. More...