January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Christian Neighbors project underway

$345,000 raised so far

Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ new home in Lake Leelanau is shaping up, with the building’s reconfigured layout already roughed in.  The building, located at 7322 E. More...

County Dates

Snowshoe, open house at lighthouse   More...

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS listen to a presentation by Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich, right, foreground, who this week reintroduced the idea of the Sheriff’s Office acquiring a $500,000 Great Lakes patrol boat he wasn’t able to acquire More...

Montessori board lays out its requests of S-B

The Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy’s Board of Directors is seeking a 1- to 3-year reauthorization of its charter status. More...

Appointments sought by new supervisor Shaw all approved

At its regular monthly meeting, last week, the Elmwood Township Board endorsed a slate of appointments and reappointments to various township committees proposed by Township Supervisor Jeff Shaw. More...

Full room expected at committee meeting set to discuss housing

Predictions were being made earlier this week that a committee meeting slated to occur this Thursday morning in the tiny law library in the Leelanau County Government Center would need to be moved to a bigger venue.  More...

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SUTTONS BAY Township officials pose for a photo after presenting former trustee Bill Drozdalski with a certificate of appreciation for his service on the Township Board. More...

Icy accident closes M-72

Icy roads are blamed for a three-car accident yesterday morning on M-72. Sheriff’s deputies and rescue personnel were dispatched at 7:35 to the intersection of Co. Rd. 651 and M-72. More...

Baccalaureate program within reach for Leland; would be 1 of 2 in USA

Leland Public School may pursue authorization for an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program for grades 11 and 12.  Superintendent Jason Stowe told members of the Board of Education Monday that he and Principal Charlie Gann have written More...

G-A board mum on land buy

The Glen Arbor Township Board met in closed session this week to discuss a property purchase.  The township supervisor declined to say what property is being looked at.  Board members met for 10 minutes behind closed doors at the end of Tue More...

Packard celebration of life slated

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at Suttons Bay Congregational Church for Judy Ellen (Wolnosky) Packard of Lake Leelanau who died Dec. More...

Science classes move to new heights at St. Mary School

St. More...

Montessori Board seeks new charter rather than reunification

At meeting held Monday

A proposal to create an “early childhood oasis” by combining Montessori and traditional students at Suttons Bay Public School (SBPS) apparently did not impress the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy (LMPSA) board of directors. More...

$4.3 million marina project ahead

Elmwood to seek grants to cover half of cost

Elmwood Township officials are ready to move forward with a $4.3 million plan to improve the township marina.  At its regular monthly meeting last week, the Elmwood Township Board set a public hearing on a plan that will allow the township to ap More...

Beer, liquor stay out of ordinance

Microbreweries and distilleries will not be allowed in Bingham Township’s agriculture district following action this week by the Township Board.  More...

G-A, Empire get out of Vlack Park

A court-ordered mediation in a lawsuit over park land in Solon Township has resulted in a settlement. More...

Despite stuck truck, snowplow efforts draw positive comments

The coating of ice that closed more than 200 area schools on Tuesday — including all of those in Leelanau County — had Road Commission crews out dumping about 1,000 cubic yards of sand and salt on roads.  In all, 23 trucks were out, More...

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TALIA YAAKOBY, right, presents a check to Leland teacher Jeanne Gross sent to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where her late daughter, Abby, received cancer treatment. More...

Road Comm. seeks fee hikes

Local residents can weigh in on proposed permit fee increases being sought by the Leelanau County Road Commission. A public hearing has been set for 1:15 p.m. on March 17, during the commission’s regular meeting. More...

Landlord concerns lead to postponing vote on rental ordinance

If Suttons Bay Township adopts a “short term rental” ordinance this year, township officials will not begin enforcing it until next year, according to township zoning administrator Steve Patmore.  More...