May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Tribe to host pipeline symposium at Sands

The eyes of a statewide environmental movement next week will fall on Leelanau County.  Everyone is invited to attend a “Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium” set for next Friday, May 19, on the reservation of the Grand Traverse Band of More...

County (finally) sells former courthouse land

As expected, Leelanau County offi- cials and the new owners of the former Leelanau County courthouse property in Leland closed on a sale of the property last week.  “After about 10 years of effort, this property is finally back on the tax More...

Leland funds treatment for infected beech trees

Leland Township plans to spend $1,080 to save seven beech trees at Grove Park and at Beechwood Cemetery.  The trees are infested with Beech Bark Disease scale, which will kill them if not treated.  The two trees that will be treated in Grov More...

Bid OK delayed for synthetic turf on field

Action on bids to install synthetic turf on Glen Lake School’s football field was postponed this week by the district Board of Education.  More...

Northport’s smallest class of four confirmed by School Board

Northport School may have to come up with a condensed version of Pomp and Circumstance for next month’s graduation ceremony, when four seniors will walk across the stage.  The Class of 2017, in fact, is shaping up to be the smallest class More...

New Leelanau Twp. library director hails from Minnesota

Chosen from 18 applicants

Leelanau Township has several new employees after they were given the nod of approval by board members at Tuesday’s meeting.  Danielle “Nellie” Danke, 42, has been hired as director of the Leelanau Township Library. More...

Design firm next step for authority

The Village of Suttons Bay will likely hire a Traverse City-based municipal planning firm to help its Downtown Development Authority (DDA) develop a detailed DDA plan.  The village’s DDA Board held a meeting last week but a quorum was not More...

Frosts aim at sweet cherries

Sweet cherry blossoms took a hit this week as temperatures dropped to the low 20s.  Overnight temperatures in the mid- 20s were recorded throughout the region Monday and Tuesday.  The mercury dropped to 23.2 degrees in East Leland Tuesday m More...

County Dates

Calling old settlers   More...

Jail to get new door lock panel; warmth needed to test cooling fix

Donation of $5,000 for K-9

With work wrapping up on a new $1 million heating, ventilating and air conditioning system for the county jail and Law Enforcement Center, attention is turning to an upgraded security system that will be installed later this year.  More...

In Leland Twp, credit cards now OK

Leland Township residents can now use credit and debit cards to pay their property taxes.  But municipal sewer customers will have to wait.  The Leland Township Board at its regular meeting Monday approved a measure allowing it to accept pa More...

One of 2 leave requests approved

Two teacher leaves of absence were presented but just one was approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  A split board voted 4-2 Monday night to turn down a request from second grade teacher Carrie McClure for a one-year unpaid lea More...

Businesses seek sewer fee relief

It was a victory of sorts last Thursday for several Northport business owners who want the system for assigning sewer Residential Equivalent Units (REUs) to be more fair and equitable.  More...

Northport geese also have disposal problem

The sewer system has been an ongoing issue in Leelanau’s northernmost community, but dung of a different nature was also up for discussion at last week’s Northport Village Council meeting.  Goose dung, to be precise.  More...

Priest rows to the rescue after plane fips down in Cedar Lake

“Divine Providence” is being credited as playing a role Monday morning in the rescue of a pilot whose seaplane flipped while landing on Cedar Lake.  Don Jarvis was at his Cedar Lake home talking with his son, the Rev. More...