October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Effort on to line up new voters

Deadline coming on Tuesday

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election is coming up fast.  That looming deadline is Tuesday.   One new voter, Olivia Fellows, will be at the polls on Nov. More...

‘Wedding barn’ hearing postponed; new Zoning Ordinance may get vote

The date for a continued public hearing has yet to be set on a conditional land use permit for a controversial “wedding barn” at Noverr Farm on Lakeview Road in Elmwood Township. More...

Tribal members protect Mother Earth

Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (the GTB) have always felt a strong bond to Mother Earth, according to Tribal Chairman Thurlow “Sam” McClellan.  So it should be no surprise that tribal members have b More...

Civil Discourse, Please

LYNN JONDAHL, a retired legislator with 22 years of experience, was a panelist on a “Civility in Government” meeting sponsored Wednesday by the Leelanau County League of Women voters in the lower level of the county Government Center. More...

County Dates

Art is in season; time to fall for it   More...

Correction:

The buck taken by Chico Luna and featured in Section Three of this edition was 4 1/2-years old, not 2 1/2-years old as the story states.   More...

Tribal marina plans on hold

A plan to build a recreational marina in Peshawbestown has been put on hold, according to Tribal Chairman Thurlow “Sam” McClellan.  More...

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NORTHPORT RESIDENTS are regular users of a recycling bin in the village. All county residents are eligible to drop off at a household hazardous waste collection set for Saturday at Cherry Bend Park in Elmwood Township. More...

Lanham declares write-in candidacy for Kasson Township supervisor

A township supervisor who lost his bid for re-election by just five votes in August has filed as a write-in candidate for the November general election. Fred Lanham, the longtime supervisor for Kasson Township, has launched a write-in campaign. More...

Water specialist graduates from WMU

A Traverse City man with Leelanau County ties is among the first freshwater science and sustainability program graduates from Western Michigan University (WMU).  John Lutchko lived on West Grand Traverse Bay and visited his family cottage on Lak More...