May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Thousands raised at Spring Fling

When Dale Watkoski of Suttons Bay Township and Grand Rapids took over months ago as chair of the annual Spring Fling Dance/Dinner benefit, his first goal was to spread the word in Leelanau County about the Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund.  C More...

Leland student disciplined for allegedly making threats

A student at Leland Public School has been disciplined after reportedly making threats against others at school last week.  Superintendent Jason Stowe said Tuesday that the student involved in the incident had been disciplined on Monday and that More...

Bingham switches insurance, to take another look at junk regs

The Bingham Township Board this week decided to change insurance carriers for the first time in approximately 30 years.  More...

Suttons Bay Senior Students Put Others First

Suttons Bay High School seniors make an impact in their school and community through acts of kindness and generosity. These actions will guide them as they continue on after graduation. More...

NHS Students Give Thanks and Host Spring Cleaning Project

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, students of the National Honor Society hosted their annual breakfast for Suttons Bay teachers and staff members. More...

Iconic water wheel returns as namesake of S-B village park

The water wheel at Waterwheel Park in Suttons Bay is back in operation.  Workers from Village of Suttons Bay’s Department of Public Works reinstalled the water wheel Monday afternoon after it was refurbished and new bearings were installed More...

County Dates

Festival focuses on asparagus   Get your asparagus on at several events being held this weekend as part of the Empire Asparagus Festival. More...

Leland moving toward project

Five companies have been interviewed to serve as construction manager for possible renovations to Leland Public School.  Facilities committee members along with Superintendent Jason Stowe interviewed representatives of the five companies that re More...

Leland supports Intermediate budget

The Leland Board of Education at its meeting Monday made two decisions affecting the Traverse Bay Intermediate School District.  After much discussion the School board voted to support the 2017-18 general fund budget, which totals $12.1 million. More...

Glen Arbor offers first clean-up day

Glen Arbor Township will hold a waste cleanup Saturday, May 27, for items not normally collected or recycled from 7 a.m. More...

Suttons Bay Champions Made With NED Presentation

Suttons Bay elementary students learned what being a true champion looks like through three basic principles known as NED for short. More...

Northport OK’s business’ larger shed

The Northport Village Council approved a zoning variance for a shed last week at the Willowbrook Mill after a recommendation to do so from the Bill Fuller, the village zoning administrator.  The Zoning Board of Appeals, which is made up of the s More...

Split County Board hires assistant to help counter inspection load

Commissioners on Tuesday hired of a fulltime assistant building official and inspector.  Building official Steve Haugen, who heads the Construction Code Authority, said that the total number of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permi More...

Prettiest time of year blooms in Leelanau

Cool temperatures delayed fruit tree development and ramped up anticipation for what could arguably be called the most beautiful time in northern Michigan: blossom time.  Blocks of white blossoms against a backdrop of blue sky and green grass ca More...