February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

SNOWBALL COURT

THESE STUDENTS were selected to represent their classmates on Suttons Bay School’s ‘snowball’ court for 2017. More...

Officials working to clear up back taxes from T-C properties

Leelanau County Treasurer John Gallagher and Traverse City tax assessor Polly Cairns say they’re working together to clear up confusion over some $61,323 in delinquent taxes owed on a property in a portion of Traverse City located with Leelanau More...

Lautner named chair of 2-county Health Board

Leelanau County Commissioner Melinda Lautner was elected chair of the Benzie-Leelanau District Board of Health last week.  The Board of Health voted unanimously last Thursday to elect Lautner to the two-year position, which alternates between th More...

Sheriff pitches deputy for school, townships

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich is expected to appear before the Glen Lake Community Schools Board of Education this month to discuss a proposal to hire another deputy who could serve the school district and neighboring townships.  More...

Knights flip pancakes

The Bay Council-Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday at St. Michael Church in Suttons Bay.  Donations will be appreciated.   More...

Leland tops fundraising goal for dredge

An anonymous donor pushed fundraising for the Leland dredge over its goal of $200,000 by donating $20,000 in matching funds.  And right after the goal was reached, the net was moved to the $250,000 mark.  “I love our little community, More...

County Dates

Add your voice to township budgets   Townships are as local as government gets in Michigan, and most of the townships in Leelanau County are busy preparing budgets for new fiscal years that will begin on April 1.  More...

‘Multipliers’ indicate higher property values

A table full of numbers published as a public notice in this week’s newspaper may be all Greek to some readers.  Still, taxpayers may care about what the notice means, said Leelanau County Equalization Director Laurie Spencer.  More...

Glen Arbor seeks grant as part of $100,000 park project

Pickleball part of park plans

A grant from the state Department of Public Health is being sought for park improvements in Glen Arbor Township than include new playground equipment and pickleball courts.  The Glen Arbor Township Board met in special session Tuesday and endors More...

Rotary grant sought to prevent diabetes

A grant to establish a “prediabetes” education course is being sought by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.  The Board of Health voted unanimously last week to approve a $6,200 grant request from Rotary Charities to fund More...

Work underway to clean up Leland property

Work is continuing on the county-owned brownfield site in Leland to clean up contaminated soils before the property is sold to a developer later this year. More...