May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Nepal home of Northport resident in rubble

Dipak and Linda Adhikari were just settling into their new home in Leelanau Township when their world and that of Dipak’s family in Nepal turned upside down.  More...

Road commissioners question BATA and Northport requests for funds

In a meeting that lasted just 45 minutes on Tuesday, members of the Leelanau County Road Commission discussed a letter from Northport Village administrative coordinator Frank Goodroe, who wants a share of the county’s Moving Ahead for Progress More...

Prop 1 blows up in Leelanau County, across the state

If Proposal 1 went down in flames statewide on Tuesday, then it exploded on impact in Leelanau County.  Three in four Michigan voters who cast ballots rejected a proposal to raise state sales taxes one percent as part of a complex series of chan More...

‘Derby girls’ continue tradition started with Leelanau 4-H Club

Next year, a dude ranch

A 4-H club formed 30 years ago around a love of horses brought together six women Saturday for the 141st Kentucky Derby.  Kim Creamer of Cedar and Sally Viskochil of Traverse City and Omena had a reunion of sorts with four of the six girls that More...

Training for Leland, G-A firefighters

Units including a firefighting boat from Glen Lake Fire & Rescue teamed up with units from Leland Fire & Rescue in Fishtown to conduct a joint exercise Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Lake Michigan continues its rise

Water levels in Lake Michigan rose another two inches in April, marking the eighth consecutive month with above average water levels after a 15 year stretch of continuously below average conditions.  More...

Recycling center in Glen Arbor to temporarily close

The county recycling site in Glen Arbor, located at the Leelanau School, will be closed next Thursday, May 14 through Monday, May 18.  The site will reopen on Tuesday, May 19.  Recycling containers will be removed from the site during this More...

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SEVERAL LELAND High School seniors enjoy a sunny lunch Friday on the lawn of the County Government Center. The students were there as part of Law Day. More...

Road Comm. may lead way in mutual aid policy

Leelanau County Road Commission trustee Bob Joyce wants village and township public works departments in the county to be able to share equipment during emergencies.  More...

Communities need help to continue Fourth fireworks

It takes big bucks to make big booms.  About $18,000 in donations is needed to make sure Leelanau County’s two traditional Independence Day fireworks shows — one on July 3 in Leland and the other on July 4 in Northport — don&rs More...

For a $25 meal, restaurant week brings patrons to Glen Lake area

Luncheon specials also offered

Glen Lake is in the middle of celebrating its second annual Restaurant Week, which started May 1 and ends Saturday.  “It’s fun,” said Guillaume Hazael- Massieux, who owns La Becasse in Burdickville. More...

Medication to be discussed

ShareCare of Leelanau will hold a medication management workshop from 1-3 p.m. next Wednesday, May 13, at the County Government Center in Suttons Bay.  More...

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NICHOLAS W. Skriba of Suttons Bay graduated magna cum laude May 2 from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. He was a graduate of Pathfinder School, Suttons Bay High School, Northwestern Michigan College and now, U of M. More...

Building Permits

Value of permits this week: $175,130  Total value of permits for 2015: $9,789,622  As of May 1, 2014: 74  As of May 2, 2013: 81  As of five years ago: 87  No. More...