January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Three talent shows prove Leelanau’s got talent   The Suttons Bay Variety Show and Student Collage will be held in the high school auditorium Saturday as a grand finale to the Yetifest. The show starts at 7 p.m., but get there at 6 p.m. More...

Rezoning sought in Elmwood for 12-home development

A new residential development is being proposed in southern Elmwood Township on Grandview Road that will require rezoning of a nearly 4-acre property.  Township zoning administrator Sara Kopriva reported that a public hearing was held on the pro More...

Homeowners appeal Trail ruling

Opponents of the northernmost segment of the 27-mile-long Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail recently lost a court challenge for those last few miles of the planned route, which will take hikers and bikers around Little Traverse Lake. More...

In Empire, township hall due for update

The Empire Township Board recently approved a quote to have the wooden floor of the township hall refinished, which will include painted lines for the indoor pickleball court.  The quote was from Floor Care Concepts, a Grand Rapids-based company More...

Seeing Art in a Whole New Way

Jean Larson an abstract artist originally from Traverse City, Michigan who is now travelling for her work, some of her destinations include Iceland, Africa, New York, and France. More...

NHS Puts Service First

This winter, members of Suttons Bay’s chapter of the National Honor Society have been putting a strong emphasis on service - one of the four pillars which their organization was originally founded on. More...

Private landowners propose business sewer system in Empire

A microbrew pub may soon be coming to Empire. Or a restaurant, or hardware store or a senior living home. More...

County Board goals may include look at addiction

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioner is continuing to narrow down a list of goals that board members would like to achieve in 2017 and could finalize the list as early as next month.  More...

Crick retires after holding Air Force leadership roles across the country

A 1993 Suttons Bay graduate retired from the United States Air Force this month after 20 years of service.  Technical Sergeant Brad I. Crick was the subject of a retirement ceremony held Jan. 12 at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Calif.  More...

Noverr again goes to court for wedding barn

Elmwood Township officials and the owner of a controversial “wedding barn” will be meeting again in court in the months ahead to continue a long-running dispute over whether “winery related activities” should be allowed in the More...

Lakeshore beaches among world’s best

Fresh off a record-breaking year of attendance, Sleeping Bear Dunes is the recipient of another accolade — this time on an international scale.  Sleeping Bear Dunes — specifically Sleeping Bear Point — was named as one of the t More...

Committee compiles Broadband survey, plans to talk to providers

A way forward for those in Leelanau County who wish they had better Internet service may be emerging in the months ahead. More...

Steven Bolger Wins 2nd Year in a Row for Suttons Bay National Geographic Bee

One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship

8th grader, Steven Bolger, 8th grader Nate Devol, and 6th grader Evan Kitchen all competed January annual National Geographic Bee. The Middle School students gathered in the auditorium to watch their fellow students. More...

Future Business Professionals

The Suttons Bay Schools Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) recently competed at the 2017 Regional Competition on the Central Michigan University campus in Mount Pleasant. More...

2017 Yeti Festivities Brings Students Together

Suttons Bay Public Schools are starting a FUNtastic new collaboration. We are hosting a cardboard sled race, known as the “Norsemen Cardboard Classic,” at Bahle Hill during the 2017 Yeti Fest. More...

Housing committee gets to work

A special “housing strategy” committee of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners met last week in a larger meeting room than originally planned to accommodate a larger crowd of audience members than anticipated.  More...

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THE REVS. Donald Libby and Michael Janowski, pastors at Holy Rosary and St. Mary respectively, chat Tuesday at St. Mary’s basketball game against T-C Christian.   More...