November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Scholarship created in memory of Glen Noonan

A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Glen Noonan, the state’s longest-serving county road commissioner. He started serving on the Leelanau County Road Commission in 1973.  More...

Talent sought for senior variety show

Performers are wanted for a senior variety show set for Feb. 27 in The Old Art Building in Leland.  Poets, comedians, musicians, dancers, magicians, actors and acrobats — all talents are needed for the afternoon event. More...

VonVoigtlander ousted, missed

Trustee Tim Kehl will soon be the new president of the Northport Village Council.  Kehl defeated incumbent president Barb VonVoigtlander, 164-155, in Tuesday’s General Election.  “I don’t know what to say,” Kehl said More...

Empire gets two new trustees

Two newcomers will join the Empire Village Council, and one incumbent will retain his seat.  Chris Frey, a retired businessman, garnered the most votes with 143, or about 24 percent of the 607 votes cast. More...

Leland solidly behind fire vote

The Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department eventually will have new and updated fire facilities after voters overwhelmingly said “yes” to a long-awaited tax proposal.  The $3.7 million proposal passed with 753 “yes” v More...

Voters go for school millages

Two school proposals — one a sinking millage and the other for operations — were approved in Tuesday’s General Election.  In the Suttons Bay school district a six-year, half-mill levy for maintenance was supported 1,507 to 1,10 More...

Apple harvest winding down; small producers still picking

Although a few apples are still being p icked in Leelanau County, for some of the county’s largest apple growers the annual harvest ended last week — a little later than usual.  More...

Glen Arbor club hosts ‘casual social’, speaker

The Glen Arbor Women’s Club (GAWC) will host a membership meeting Tuesday at the Glen Arbor Township hall.  The club will host a “casual social” with refreshments served from 7-7:30 p.m., which will be followed by a presentatio More...

Tribal elder Woods featured speaker at LIWdA meeting

The Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) group will host its general meeting at 4 p.m., Tuesday, at the Leelanau School dining hall.  Linda Woods will be the featured speaker. Woods served in the U.S. More...

‘War Dance’ movie an inspiration

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County’s “Big Picture Society” will be held at 4 p.m. More...

Correction:

The name of a candidate for Northport Board of Education was listed incorrectly last week. Daniel Duffiney’s name was on the ballot.   More...

Mikesell is top voter in field for Village Council

Phil Mikesell was re-elected Tuesday to a second four-year term as trustee on the Northport Village Council. He received the most votes — 219 — in a field of five seeking three seats.  More...

Tie leaves Elmwood in limbo

The Elmwood Township Board is facing a dilemma following defeat of a millage proposal that would have provided funding for continued operation and expansion of the township’s Fire and Rescue Department for the next six years.  With more th More...

Leelanau provides election day difference for Franz

Ray Franz (R-Bear Lake) won reelection to his 101st District State House seat by a margin of less than half a percentage point in Tuesday’s election, but enjoyed a wider margin of victory of nearly two percent in Leelanau County.  More...

Leelanau’s high-tech firm sold; employees retained

Leelanau County’s largest and arguably hippest high-tech business has been sold, and in an appropriate fashion.  More...

30 people attend hearing over Leland River boathouse proposal

About 30 people attended a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality hearing Monday to voice concerns on an application to dredge the Leland River and build a break wall and boathouse.  The application was submitted by Gary and Teresa Coyle More...

Fee hikes, up to 50%, sought for park

Park officials are asking the public to weigh in on higher entrance and camping fees proposed for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Some fees will increase up to 50 percent. More...

M-22 road construction project complete

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the M-22 road construction project in Leelanau Township will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...