October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Handy Work

THE ‘BEELIEVERS’ quilting group from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay organized the 141 quilts made in the past year and will send them out Saturday to Lutheran World Relief and Samaritus, formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michi More...

Correction:

An anniversary announcement published two weeks ago mistakenly stated it had been 50 years, not 60 years, since Kenneth and Marcia (Hoffbauer) Ray exchanged wedding vows. We apologize to the Rays, and wish them a happy diamond anniversary.   More...

Back taxes discussion heats up

A battle among local government number crunchers and bureaucrats appears to be heating up, with several more reams of mind-numbing statistical spreadsheets and conflicting legal opinions being thrown into the fray.  More...

Meeting set to discuss $500,000 runoff project

Planners of a stormwater reduction project in Northport are looking for input on the grant-funded undertaking at a public forum set for 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Northport Creek Golf Course. More...

One week until Cherry Pie Debate with candidates

The Leelanau Enterprise and Interlochen Public Radio will host the fourth Cherry Pie Debate next Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall.  All are welcome, with doors opening at 6 p.m.  More...

Superintendent’s contract changed again

A word change to bring the superintendent’s contract in line with what was extended to him verbally was approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The School Board voted Monday to approve a language change that has pension im More...

School of choice blurs school lines, offers choices to parents

Jessica Plamondon gets plenty of windshield time. She lives in Bingham Township and drives 15 miles each way to get her 9-year-old daughter to Leland Public School. More...

Injury results in Leland sidewalk repair

Leland Township has hired a contractor to make emergency repairs to a sidewalk along North Main Street in Leland after a woman who was visiting the area tripped and fell, shattering her shoulder.  More...

County Dates

Halloween comes early at lighthouse   More...

Alleged Open Meetings violation resurfaces; committee rejected

Following a heated discussion last week, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week apparently resolved one of the issues that led to a board member alleging that a fellow commissioner had violated the state Open Meetings Act.  More...

Northport junk ordinance would give authority to issue citations

The Northport Village Council last Thursday completed the first reading of a ‘junk ordinance’ that will likely be approved at its November 3 meeting.  The new ordinance would repeal and replace an outdated ‘nuisance ordinance&r More...

Photo

MANMEET DHAMI and Brendan Duffiney were named Northport’s homecoming king and queen Saturday during the North Bay soccer team’s 3-0 win over Traverse City Christian.   More...

Write-ins toss hats in Suttons Bay contests

The names of write-in candidates continue to trickle in as the deadline to file their “declaration of intent” to run for office nears. Two candidates have filed for three positions available on the Suttons Bay Board of Education. More...

Elmwood Twp. to apply for fire grant

The Elmwood Township Board this week authorized township Fire Department Chief Keith Tampa to apply for up to $343,288 in grant funding to help pay for additional new equipment and training for the department.  More...

S-B tracks student growth

In other business during the regular monthly meeting Monday, the Suttons Bay Board of Education:   Heard a presentation from Title I director Michelle Powell on tracking student growth and identifying students who need academic intervention;&nb More...