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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Enthusiastic 12-year-old inspires by finishing 15K

For a 12-year old, running a 5K would probably be tiring. A 10K would definitely be tiring. More...

Story series delayed

Due to this week’s storm coverage, there will be a one week delay on the continuation of our four part series on the athletic budgets of Leelanau County.  Next week, boys and girls basketball, as well as girls soccer will be explored. More...

Suttons Bay teams clash for Colts crown

Four teams crowned

Four Leelanau County Youth League teams captured championship trophies over the weekend.  Only one of them was an underdog.  Suttons Bay/Easling Construction overwhelmed Colts regular season champion Suttons Bay/Elmer’s in a cross-vi More...

Life in Leelanau

International club moves across town

Club’s been sipping for 51 years

The coffee isn’t gourmet, though at just 25 cents a cup it’s a bargain by any standards.  But for the members of the International Coffee Club of America, who’ve been meeting daily since March 4, 1964, it isn’t about what More...

Det. Kerr retires; he kept kids off drugs

News in blood; he wrote ‘blog’

Lt. Clint Kerr of the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office turned in his badge last week, retiring after more than 28 years with the department.  “It’s kind of surreal, actually,” Kerr said. “I’m excited. More...

Kiessel, Wright promoted by sheriff; Wigton hired

Two men with the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office have recently received promotions and a third man was hired to fill a full-time road patrol position.  Sgt. James Kiessel has been promoted to the position of lieutenant, replacing Lt. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Gilbert L. Martinez, 17, 8011 Iturbide St., Weslaco, Texas — Pleaded not guilty to assault and battery; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; pretrial conference set for Aug. 11.  More...

S-B man pleads not guilty to drug charges

A 31-year-old Suttons Bay man was in court again on Tuesday, where he waived his preliminary exam and was bound over to Circuit Court and pleaded not guilty to several charges.  Duane C. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, July 29  8:34 a.m. — Kasson Township — Chickens and ducks keep coming into caller’s yard.  1:40 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller says male is continually harassing him via phone and text.  More...

 

Generators hum while voters say yes

Despite low voter turnout attributed primarily to this week’s storm, voters in two Leelanau County townships on Tuesday approved millage proposals to support their respective fire and rescue departments.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Bride climbs downed trees to wedding

Bride: ‘I walked through tornado to marry’

Kate Newton walked through a “tornado” to marry Sam Duwe Sunday afternoon in Glen Arbor.  The couple was scheduled to exchange vows at the Thoreson Farm in the Port Oneida Historical District.  But with storm clouds looming abou More...

County Dates

Leland plans millage workshop   The Leland Township Board will hold a workshop to discuss options for its general operating millage at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the township offices in Lake Leelanau. More...

3 Rescues

People caught in storm helped; one group escorted to border

Three rescues — one by land and two by sea — had several law enforcement officers busy throughout Sunday night and into Monday morning.  Five people from downstate were stranded for several hours on Alligator Hill, where they had bee More...

Outdoors

Conservancy has raised 95% of Palmer Woods funds

The Leelanau Conservancy is just about ready to make its largest purchase — the 700-acre Palmer Woods property near Glen Arbor.  Donations are once again meeting demand as the nonprofit continues to protect property from development throug More...

Conservancy Picnic still on; 100 trees uprooted in Palmer Woods

Undaunted by the severe weather that impacted Leelanau County over the weekend, the Leelanau Conservancy is throwing a picnic as a thank you for the work of its volunteers.  On Tuesday, Tom Nelson, Conservancy executive director, issued a releas More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Due to cancellations across Leelanau County in the wake of Sunday’s storm and continued power outages, please call before attending any of the following events.   More...

Views

Pitching in makes county a good place

our opinion

Picture this. You wear a uniform, you’re a cop, and you’re a cop because you like helping people. The storm of a generation blows through your community, creating a disaster area like none you’ve ever seen.  More...

Price of all eggs going up

You can’t make this stuff up. One lady donor apparently signed a contract stating that she was gifting her eggs, but expected to receive $20,000 to offset inconvenience, pain and suffering from the surgeries. More...

Health regulator now lobbyist

One result of the Obama era is that big government and big business are often conjoined twins. For the latest proof, the health insurance industry has hired its chief regulator and patron as its new chief lobbyist.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 23  Aloysius M. and Dawn S. Peplinski to Themselves as Trustees of the Peplinski Family Trust, Parcel D, Section 10 in Centerville Township.  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits   Value of Permits during last week: $2,588,386  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $22,680,669  As of Aug.14, 2014: $19,580,144  As of Aug. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

For the first time, we are publishing soil erosion permits with cooperation from the Leelanau County Conservation District. Soil erosion permits will be published weekly in future editions.   Bingham Township –  More...