March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

VanderWall to speak to GOP woman’s group

Curt VanderWall, the newly elected State Representative of the 101st District, will be the guest speaker for the Republican Women of Leelanau County luncheon.  The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. More...

Bergman will stop in county

No visits to meet with constituents have been scheduled in Leelanau County by Cong. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) — for now.  “We will be doing hours in Leelanau County in the very near future,” responded James D. More...

Proposed Great Lakes boat passes 1st vote

The youngest member of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, Casey Noonan, said he can remember being ferried from Leland out to South Manitou island with his elementary school class and wondering what would happen if the ferry started to sink More...

Regional bus service seeks higher millage

County voters will be asked May 2 to approve an increase in millage for the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA).  Whether they approve the measure may not make a difference, as the election outcome depends upon a combined vote with much lar More...

Third Grade Reading Scores Improve

Suttons Bay educators have been paying special attention to third graders as part of their new “third grade initiative.” This initia- reading bill, which was passed last year by Gov. More...

KinderGym Tumbles Its Way to Suttons Bay - Each Friday Beginning April 7th

Sutton’s Bay’s KinderGym Playgroup is a multi-purpose activity time. Children ages 0-5 will build both gross and fine motor skills, as well as use their imaginations through arts, crafts and play! More...

Powerlifting Up To States

The four man Suttons Bay Powerlifting team had been working hard all year round in preparation for the regional meet that was on February 4, 2016. More...

Township to keep ‘library’ money

Decides not to lower millage

Suttons Bay Township will reap an approximately $66,000 windfall in revenue in the coming fiscal year resulting from voter approval last year of a new property tax levy to support the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library.  More...

Cedar fire hall expansion discussed

Work is progressing on plans for sleeping quarters to be added to the firehall in Cedar.  The Centerville Township Board last week discussed plans to expand the existing firehall to the east to provide sleeping quarters for its staff.  More...

Media panel to discuss challenges in coverage

The Leelanau County Democratic Party will present a program entitled News Media Today – Challenges and Consequences at 7 p.m. next Thursday, March 23, at the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay.  More...

County Dates

‘Shrek’ and ‘The Show’ will go on   It’s a big weekend for young, local talent as school plays are planned at Glen Lake and Suttons Bay.  Glen Lake students wrote their drama production, entitled “The Sho More...

Leland Twp. sewer rates to jump 56%

Paying for repair projects

Leland Township residential sewer customers will pay another $53 per quarter, or $212 per year, bringing their bills to $148 every three months.  Township officials say the money, which represents a 56 percent increase, is needed to offset the c More...

Provemont Pond repairs needed; are they worth it?

A public forum may be held to find out if Leland Township citizens would prefer to have a culvert at Provement Pond repaired to bring the pond back to life, or to have the pond drained and decommissioned. More...

Elementary Students Slam Dunk into Reading

In order to kick-off National Reading Month, last week Suttons Bay Elementary students celebrat-ed Dr. Seuss’s birthday, with guest appearances from The Cat in the Hat, Thing One, and Thing Two. More...

Senior Profiles

To celebrate districts in basketball, Seniors Anya Woods (Co-captian) and Evan Busby (Captian) we interviewed about their basketball careers. Q: When did you start playing bas- Anya: blessed to be guided by Mr. Hursey and Mr. More...

National Kindness Week

Suttons Bay National Honor Society focused on spreading kindness and promoting a positive environment through activities and random acts of kindness throughout the month of February. More...

With library funds, twp. moves out of the red

The Suttons Bay Township Board held its annual budget hearing last week, but no one showed up to offer public comment or ask questions.  Following the hearing, the board adopted a $554,776 spending plan for the new fiscal year beginning April 1, More...

Township hires attorney to look into sewer issue, bond

The Leelanau Township Board has voted to pay an attorney $5,000 to take an unbiased look into the repayment of the municipal sewer system serving Northport and the township.  More...

Syrup makers suffer through ‘tough year’ but fruit buds still healthy

The arrival of spring Monday is expected to be ushered in with more seasonal temperatures in the mid-toupper 30s.  But the change could be too late for maple syrup producers.  More...