March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Northport honor roll includes 24 students

Northport Public School has placed the names of 24 students on its honor roll for the second marking period of the school year.  Earning all A’s for the second marking period and first semester were juniors Emma Adams, Brett Dyer and Lilli More...

Old photo workshop planned

Saving old pictures will be the theme of the next computer workshop at the Leland Library, set for next Thursday, March 16.  Technical services librarian Mark Morton will cover how to scan and archive your old photographs and documents along wit More...

Neighbors wary of winery activities

Public hearings at last week’s Bingham Township Planning Commission meeting have prompted the owners of two wineries to reconsider plans to increase the number of guests and “special events” allowed at the wineries.  More...

Northport streetscape, trail projects approved

The Northport Village Council approved applications for two grant requests from the Leelanau Township Community Foundation (LTCF) at its regular council meeting held Thursday.  Both were approved on votes of 6-0, with Trustee Charlie Rogers abse More...

Loud appointed to council

The Northport Village Council has a new member.  Phil Loud, a member of the Northport-Leelanau Township Utilities Board, was appointed to the Village Council last week by Village President Phil Mikesell. More...

Summer resident to receive one of nation’s most prestigious awards

Building big home on Lake Leelanau

Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, ABC news correspondent Byron Pitts, auto racing Legend Roger Penski, and the Leelanau County summer resident who, at least until now, has been known locally for the huge home he and his wife are building on north More...

Trees downed across county

Wind gusts approaching 60 mph buffeted trees and utility lines Tuesday, knocking out power to hundreds of county homes and businesses.  And more than 200 Consumer’s Energy customers remained without power Wednesday morning.  A wind gu More...

Library programs ‘off shelf’

The Suttons Bay Bingham District Library has announced the spring lineup for its “Art Off the Shelf” program.  Local poet Carrie Sharp hosts the program which features a questionand answer session with authors and artists.  More...

County Dates

Irish bent to dinner in Leland   Get an early start on St. Patrick’s Day at a dinner in Leland — regardless of your heritage.  More...

Corrections:

A story in last week’s sports section mistakenly referred to a St. Mary basketball player as Emily Davis. Her name is Alyssa Davis.   More...

Though golf course doesn’t make profit, property taxes must be paid

Northport course loses tax appeal

The Northport Creek Golf Course (NCGC) has not made a profit in its second full year of operations, an argument the Michigan Tax Tribunal says does not qualify it as a taxexempt non-profit entity.  More...

Property owners have their chance to appeal assessments to boards

‘Most people are ... nice'

It’s a rite of spring in Michigan, although not as fun as fish dinners and maple syrup. The March meetings of township boards of review which hear appeals of property tax assessments starting next week. More...

New contract for new Cedar fire department

A new contract for the Cedar Professional Fire Fighters Local 4953 as been ratified.  The two-year pact, good through Feb. 24, 2019, reflects Cedar Area Fire & Rescue’s shift from 12-hour Basic Life Support (BLS) to 24-hour BLS.  More...

Cedar holds Mardi Gras

There was a parade Saturday in Cedar. More...