January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

52-year coffee club spurned by twp.

The International Coffee Club has been left out in the cold, at least until April, after the Leland Township Board declined to let the club meet in the Leland Harbor building.  Club member Wayne Wunderlich brought the request to the board on Mon More...

Bench seat filled by former state legislator

Former Antrim County Prosecutor and state representative Kevin Elsenheimer has been appointed to the 13th Circuit Court.  Gov. Rick Snyder announced this week his pick to fill the bench seat vacated by Judge Philip E. More...

Conceptual plans finalized for $500,000 project

A stormwater reduction project planned for Nagonaba Street in Northport will go ahead after the Village Council approved a conceptual design presented at its regular meeting last Thursday.  More...

Homestead sewer overflow caught quickly

A failed control circuit is to blame for an overflow of the Homestead’s sanitary sewer over the New Year’s holiday weekend.  More...

Mikesell elected board president

The Suttons Bay Board of Education has a new leader after its organizational meeting this week.  Board members vote 6-0, with trustee Jennifer Lewis excused, to elect Thor Mikesell school board president.  He replaces trustee Steve Hall, wh More...

Funds needed for new Jail locks

The good news is that additional work required to fix a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system at the county’s Law Enforcement Center (LEC) may not cost as much as expected following “change orders” approved on the nearly More...

County welcomes 2 new employees

Two new county employees were introduced to the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners at its first executive meeting of the new year. County Clerk Michelle Crocker introduced a new account clerk, David Wurm. More...

County Dates

Collecting foods on national holiday   More...

Correction:

Votes cast by two Republican members of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners were inadvertently switched in our Dec. 22 report on a decision to restructure positions in the county clerk’s office. District No. More...

Slip rates to increase up to 9% at G. Marsten Dame Marina

$60,000 sewer transfer in budget

A motion to increase transient rates for the G. More...

Montessori reps seek answers

Charter looks at 4 options

Frustration over what is perceived as a lack of communication from the Suttons Bay School administration was expressed this week by a representative of the Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy. More...

Complaints aired on proposed rec center; will teach kids to swim

Educate not recreate.  That’s what the Suttons Bay Board of Education was told Monday night.  Bingham Township resident Stuart Whittaker stood during the public comment section of the school board’s agenda and became the most vo More...

Newest S-B board member no fan of recreation center

Erik Bahle came out swinging at his first meeting as a member of the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  Bahle, one of three write-in candidates elected to the board in November, took his oath of office at a board “retreat” Friday. More...

New Leland Fire Chief says community offers ‘right fit’

Moving up north

The Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department’s new fire chief has fallen in love with northern Michigan. So much so that he and his family will relocate to the area. Daniel C. More...

Tribal recall petitions submitted

The Election Board of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was slated to meet at 2 p.m. More...