September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

With tears, retired Wendels accepts plaque

A longtime member of the fire and rescue community was recognized Tuesday by the Glen Arbor and Empire township boards.  Judy Wendels-Ohlfs retired from the Glen Lake Fire Department in late summer after 40 years of service.  More...

County Dates

Climb, Uncaged coming Saturday   Big crowds are expected at Northport and Empire for the Empire Hill Climb and Leelanau Uncaged events.  More...

Road Comm. feted for safety record

The Leelanau County Road Commission was recently recognized for having one of the lowest employee injury rates among road commissions in the state.  The county Road Commission also received an award for having the lowest injury rate in its payro More...

Sugar Loaf condo owners move to build their own water system

Breaking off from resort

The Cleveland Township government and the Sugar Loaf Townhouse Owners Association are working toward establishing a Special Assessment District (SAD) to help townhouse owners construct and pay for a new water system.  More...

Snyder to choose new judge

Thirteenth Circuit Court Judge Philip E. Rodgers, Jr. announced his retirement this week. He plans to serve through his retirement date which is Oct. 28.  Gov. More...

Elmwood to buy ambulance with banked funds

The Elmwood Township Fire & Rescue Department will have a new $196,000 ambulance before the end of next month. More...

Sun shines on festival

WOODEN BOATS were lined along the Leland River and antique vehicles, including this old Leland fire truck, graced downtown streets Saturday for the Leland Heritage Festival. A poor forecast turned into perfect weather, and good crowds were reported. More...

County hires court official

Two judges and the 86th District Court administrator didn’t get exactly what they were asking for, but they did end up getting some help from the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners at this week’s County Board meeting. More...

Van Raalte family donates bench for township library, historical society

Descendants of John and Luella Van Raalte have donated a bench for public use in Leland. As a “thank you” to the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical Society, the VanRaalte family provided a bench near their entrance. More...

Correction:

A story in last week’s Leelanau Enterprise stated that M-22 signs were steadily being replaced over several years with signs of a new design. More...

Leland library provides banned book display

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‘Loaf townhouse owners worry about property values

Nearby condo owners are hoping pressure to fix up Sugar Loaf will soon pay off, but in the meantime they’re paying a price for each day the resort remains in disrepair. Recent lowering of asking prices for townhouses at SugarLoaf bear that out. More...

After 26 years Judge Rodgers hangs up robe, reflects on career

Message also for ‘liars, haters...’

The longest-serving judge in 13th Circuit Court has announced plans to retire effective Oct. 28. Judge Philip E. More...

Little change for Glen Arbor fire millage

A $1.89 million budget for fire and emergency services — and the millage rate needed to support it — was approved this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt the 2017-18 budget, whi More...

Townships meet behind closed doors over Vlack Park lawsuit

Glen Arbor and Empire township boards met in closed session this week to discuss defense of a lawsuit filed over ownership of Vlack’s Park in Solon Township.  More...

Library kicks off ‘Yogi’s’ reading program for kids

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire has kicked off another year of a program named Stories & More.  It offers weekly story hours for preschool children and their caregivers.  More...