November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

A Veterans Day story

Cedar’s Stachnik recalls WWII bombings

At age 20, Ray Stachnik was just a farm boy who rarely traveled out of Leelanau County.  Things changed in January 1943 when Stachnik, the oldest of nine children born to John and Mary (Czerniak) Stachnik, was drafted into military service; spec More...

Leland Twp. woman pens murder mystery

Nancy Kenney is going from fact to fiction with her newest book, “Mansion for Sale, Body Not Included.”  The Leland Township woman’s book, which came out just before Labor Day, was five years in the making.  More...

Permits through October better than 2010

A boardwalk and commercial addition to a Solon Township machine shop are among the 24 new building permits issued by the county Construction Code Authority in the past two weeks.  More...

Cherry Republic ‘Business of Year’

Cherry Republic was named Outstanding Business of the Year last week by the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.  Linda Peppler of Glen Arbor nominated the business and its owner Bob Sutherland for its support of the community. More...

Dems prevail in Leland mock election

The mock election held at Leland Public School last week resulted in a landslide victory for Democrats running for state and national office — unlike results of this week’s “real” General Election.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Monday, 10:54 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller claims to have been verbally assaulted and intimidated at the post office.  Monday, 11:58 a.m. More...

Toys for Tots campaign starting

The annual Toys for Tots campaign in Leelanau County will get underway tomorrow when volunteers begin distributing boxes and yard signs.  More...

Omena punsters prep for their national day

A number of people came to town this past weekend to enjoy the last of the fall colors, and the pretty, albeit cold, weather. The strong winds Friday night blew a lot of what color was left off the trees, but there was still a nice fall hue.  More...

THREE MEMBERS of

Glen Lake’s Class of 2013 were inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars last month at Ferris State University. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  November 5, 2009  More...

Local grads Holtz, Morgan engaged

Meghan Holtz and Bryan Morgan, of Denver, Colo. have announced their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Mark and Susan Holtz of Northport. The groom-elect is the son of Mark and Jan Morgan of Omena.  More...

Kendziorskis announce daughter’s engagement

Pat and Annette Kendziorski of Lake Leelanau announce the engagement of their daughter Amy Janell Kendziorski to Erik Roger Olsen of Bartlesville, Okla.  The groom-elect is the son of Mark and Joan Olsen of Tulsa, Okla.  More...

SURF'S UP!

Elijah Allen saw that the surf was up on Lake Michigan on Halloween.  So the Lake Leelanau windsurfer decided to treat himself with some tricks on Lake Michigan off Van’s Beach. More...

Something to celebrate

JEANETTE WEPKING of Cedar celebrated her 95th birthday recently at the home of her daughter and sonin law Sandra and Jim Spinniken with her family at her side.   More...

County Cuisine

Trish’s offers healthy chicken recipe

Well, let’s face it..... it’s getting cold out! With the weather taking a turn for the worse, Trish Kropp, owner and head chef of Trish’s Dishes, brings us a healthy dinner from south of the border. More...

Glen Lake Woman’s Club creates NWM endowment fund

The Glen Lake Woman’s Club recently created an endowment scholarship fund at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).  Club president Janice Freeman presented Anthony Rupard, NMC’s development director, with a check for $11,000.  More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Sue Lake

Name: Sue Lake  Town or township of residence: Empire Township.  Resident of county since: 2011.  Age and birthplace: 64, Denver, Colo.  More...

Chamber’s Business After Hours at Friendship Center

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 13 at The Friendship Center in Suttons Bay. The Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) is the host for the event. More...

Gomery’s murder solicitation trial delayed

A trial for Bingham Township resident and attorney Clarence K. Gomery will likely not start until late February.  The trial was scheduled to start next Wednesday, Nov. More...

Dead tree stumps in Glen Arbor Twp. could limit emergency access

Failure to remove tree stumps along a private road in Glen Arbor Township could limit emergency access to the fire department.  John Dodson, chief of the Glen Lake Fire Department, said there have been longstanding issues with access to 14 prope More...

Rotary nets $22,689 for Backpack kids

Suttons Bay-Leelanau County will present Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ president Mary Stanton with a check for $22,689, the proceeds from the club’s second annual fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack.  More...

Art’s pig roast a success

If you need somebody to do a job for you get them now, a week from Saturday starts the firearms hunting season and then good luck getting anybody to help you.  I don’t think the ramp is out yet, however, you can’t use it anyway becau More...

Omena author from the past — Civil War General Cutcheon

Editor’s note: This article was excerpted from an article in Omena Timelines by Joan Blount, and from “Omena — A Place In Time” by Amanda Holmes. Omena Timelines is an annual publication of the Omena Historical Society.   More...

LaCross, Okorn announce engagement

Judy and Glenn LaCross of Cedar have announced the engagement of their daughter Maria R. LaCross to Lt. James J. More...

McManuses celebrate golden anniversary

Mike and Janet McManus of Leland Township will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.  Janet (Courtad) and Mike McManus were married Nov. 7, 1964 at Traverse City St. More...