October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Two nurses added to department staff

Two nurses have been hired by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.  Roberta (Birdie) Besey works primarily in Benzie County while Stephanie Burns works at the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center in Lake Leelanau.  More...

Bingham passes on pipeline issue

On the pipeline issue, Bingham Township passes. More...

Building permits and new-home starts on torrid pace in county

The economic downturn of five years ago is a faint light in the rear-view mirror of county contractors who are working at a record pace. According to information made available through the county Construction Code Authority (CCA) through Oct. More...

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SIX AIRCRAFT from the Eastern Michigan University aviation program came to the Woolsey Airport in Northport Saturday as part of a “poker Run” and color tour. More...

Flight guardians helped veteran

Helping country’s war heroes

Honorees on the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight were accompanied by what are termed “guardians” — volunteers who assist during the day.  A husband-and-wife team from Leelanau County served as guardian for Kenneth Burnett from Travers More...

Colors peak, avoid storms that blew this week across peninsula

This is it.  If you’re hoping to take in fall colors, this weekend looks like your best bet.  “As we get closer to the end of the month, there’s the potential for more wind episodes,” National Weather Service (NWS) m More...

Townships split difference in fire department costs; Empire gets rebate

Transfers of moneys to reconcile books for the Glen Lake Fire Department were approved this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve recommendations from Supervisor John Soderholm to “reconcile&r More...

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New art building opened in Northport Don’t miss the grand opening of the new Village Arts Building in Northport set for 10 a.m. Saturday. The building, located on North Mill Street, that will house the Northport Arts Assocation. More...

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ART’S TAVERN in Glen Arbor has just kicked off its fall food drive and is trying to fill this trailer with non-perishable items by Nov. 6. Items collected will go to the Empire Area Food Pantry. More...

Absentee voting up in some townships; interest stays high

The number of people headed to the polls on Nov. More...

S-B hires private eye in search of $500,000 owed on marina

But former owner may be broke

Suttons Bay Township will hire a private investigator to determine whether the township can collect more than $500,000 in delinquent personal property taxes from a corporate entity once associated with the BayView condo project in the Village of Sutt More...

Ordinance would regulate rentals, collect fee from property owners

Suttons Bay Township will hold a public hearing next month on a proposed “Short Term Rental” ordinance that would impose a permit fee on rental owners.  The Township Board hopes to adopt the ordinance in time for the next summer rent More...

Honor Flight, with no payroll, gets job done

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight may just be the biggest little veterans organization in the nation. More...

Military group offers scholarship

The Northwestern Michigan Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will award a $500 academic scholarship to a qualified high school student this school year.  The student must be a child or grandchild of an active or retir More...