April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Work starts at art center

Work began last week on a longplanned addition and renovation to the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) building in Glen Arbor.  Crews broke ground April 5 marking the beginning of a construction project that will continue through the summer into More...

Lakeshore to offer field trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will provide outdoor educational field trips in May and June.  The Lakeshore is an outstanding natural classroom that provides endless educational opportunities. More...

County to hold disaster training simulation at Leelanau School

The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor will be at the center of the annual county disaster training next Wednesday morning.  An estimated 45 people will be playing the role of injured patients in the mock disaster, with a storyline that is not that m More...

Cedar fire board to add former Leland chief

Recently retired Leland Fire Chief Rick Royston will join the Cedar Area Fire and Rescue Board as Cleveland Township’s representative on the four-township entity.  A Cleveland Township resident, Royston retired last month after serving for More...

Leelanau Township to add four

Leelanau Township is getting set to hire four new employees — a librarian and three firefighter paramedics.  Mark Morton, who is on a Library Leadership Committee, reported that 18 applicants for the library director position have been nar More...

Glen Lake School keeps schedule as is

There will be no change in schedule for the bulk of Glen Lake Community School students when they return to school next fall.  The Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday to maintain the existing schedule with classes starting at 8:09 a.m. More...

G-L short kids; to lose $6,000

Failure to reach the 75 percent attendance the day before the start of spring break will cost Glen Lake Community Schools state funding.  Superintendent Sander Scott told board members Monday that attendance March 24 fell just short of the 75 pe More...

Board denies ‘wedding barn’ appeal

Near the end of a four-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Elmwood Township Zoning Board of Appeals voted to uphold a decision of the township’s Planning Commission to deny approval of a site plan requested by the owner of a controversial “we More...

Judge to meet with Republicans

Circuit Court Judge Kevin Elsenheimer will speak to the Republican Women of Leelanau County at 7 p.m. More...

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RANGER JOSH Schultz presents a program about black bears developed by the 2016 Teacher- Ranger- Teacher, Cheryl Hutchings, to an excited group of first grade students. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.   More...

Work continues

WORK CONTINUES at the new Leelanau Christian Neighbors location in Lake Leelanau. Pictured is a Team Elmer’s crew pouring foundation at the new site, which is located next to the Enterprise on M-204. More...

State rep to hold coffee hour

State Rep. Curt VanderWall will hold a coffee hour Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Kasson Township Hall.   The hall is located at 10988 S. Newman Rd., Maple City.   More...

County Dates

Coffee club now meeting at Lodge   The International Coffee Club, which last month celebrated its 53rd birthday, began meeting this week at the Leland Lodge. More...

Drug Take Back Day slated April 29

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the April 2017 Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 29.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Kasson seeks fire millage

Voters in Kasson Township will be asked to support a 1.5-mill levy for fire/ emergency services in the August election.  Board members Tuesday night approved the extra-voted millage request, up from the .75 mill levy that expired in December.&n More...

Northport trustee serving 90 days in jail

Northport Village Council Trustee Charlie Rogers recently missed his second council meeting, but since the absences have been excused, Rogers won’t lose his seat.  Rogers, of 302 S. More...

Nelson gets high marks in evaluation

Suttons Bay Superintendent Chris Nelson received a “highly effective” rating from the district Board of Education this week.  The board, with three members absent, met behind doors with Nelson for about two hours Monday night before More...

‘Backing up your devices’ focus of computer workshop

The next computer workshop at the Leland Library, April 20, will cover “Backing Up Your Devices.”  Technical services librarian Mark Morton will cover how to backup all your valuable information.  He will discuss online backups More...

Omena Fire Hall to receive makeover

Plans for long-needed upgrades at the Omena Fire Hall will move ahead after being unanimously approved by the Leelanau Township Board on Tuesday.  The board also authorized township Supervisor Doug Scripps to seek bids for the job that will incl More...

County may add phone surcharge

Phones registered in Leelanau County could see an additional 42-cent surcharge appear on their monthly bill beginning in July to help pay for a $2.4 million upgrade to the county’s 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch system.  More...

Lakeshore looking for instructor

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is once again looking a local teacher for its Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program that will have them spending the summer learning about the Lakeshore and developing educational programs.  The deadline to More...