November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

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Shop local at open house   Using the theme “shop local, nurture community, create jobs,” businesses in Suttons Bay will be serving refreshments and hors d’oeuvres Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Lutke to assume village presidency

Canvassers to meet once more

Steve Lutke has never run or held public office. but he’s looking forward to taking over Monday as president of the Village of Suttons Bay. Lutke was the apparent top vote-getter in the Nov. 8 Election garnering 179 write-in votes. More...

Cremains wall adds space at Beechwood

A new cremains wall that will hold 54 urns, or 27 pairs of urns, will help alleviate a lack of space at Beechwood Cemetery in Leland Township. More...

Woodstone, Glen Arbor ink agreement should private sewer system fail

A state-required maintenance agreement for a collective residential sewer was adopted this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  Board members voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve a contract with the Woodstone Condominium Association that puts i More...

Elmwood allocates $110,000 for township marina work

The Elmwood Township Board decided this week to spend more than $110,000 to repair and improve docks at the township marina before the next boating season begins.  More...

‘Cooker man’ recalled by co-workers

William Hauxwell earned the nickname “Cooker Man Bill” during his 10-years as a cook at the Leelanau Children’s Center.  Hauxwell, 63, was killed at about 7 a.m. More...

Five new supervisors taking over; we talked to each of them

When it comes to township governing, no transition team is needed for several people who will be serving their first terms as township supervisors. In all, five townships will have new people in their top posts, though all of them are familiar faces. More...

Three veterans of Glen Arbor board feted at last official meeting

Combined 48 years of service

Three members of the Glen Arbor Township Board were thanked for their collective 48 years of service Tuesday at the last meeting of their terms. More...

Residents to Leelanau Township: concentrate on park maintenance

Needed: bike racks, pooper bags

Leelanau Township should spend more time and money on maintaining its parks, rather than adding amenities.  That’s the consensus of several people who spoke at a public hearing on an updated five-year parks and recreation plan held during More...

Suttons Bay needs ‘buy in’ for rec center

Strong support for the proposed community center at Suttons Bay Public Schools is missing, so more should be done to get residents to buy into the project. So the Suttons Bay Board of Education was told this week. More...

Kelly’s hand missing in budget work

The Elmwood Township Board will begin working on a budget for the new fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2017 without the help of township Supervisor Jack Kelly and Trustee Mary Barrows.  More...

In Cleveland, grant sought for culvert

Cleveland Township will continue to pursue a federal grant to help improve a culvert under Bohemian Road (County Road 669) which goes through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...