May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

‘Zip and the Zipsters’ reunite on birthday

Tillie Garvin got a big surprise Tuesday when she walked into the Leelanau Sands Showroom.  Dozens of friends and family had gathered for a surprise party celebrating her 80th birthday. More...

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122 participate in mock terrorism drill

Leelanau County wasn’t really on lockdown last week, although you wouldn’t know if you happened to be visiting the county government center complex.  Emergency responders from around northwest Michigan converged on county property la More...

More info needed for deck variance

The Cleveland Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met last week but stopped short of allowing a private boardwalk close to Little Traverse Lake until more information can be gathered.  More...

Split County Board supports extending ‘temporary position’

Court wants to expand

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was split last week over whether to extend funding for a grant-funded caseworker position that the 13th Circuit Court Family Division might seek to make permanent next year.  More...

Performance reviews needed for village's six employees

Performance reviews for Empire Village’s six employees will get underway after the issue was brought up at the Village Council meeting held Tuesday.  Trustee Teresa Howes, a member of the Personnel Committee, said the performance reviews a More...

Roofing bid accepted for Suttons Bay school work

Bids to replace roofing and for site work for the school’s new playground equipment were approved this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board voted 6-0 Monday to accept a bid from Bloxsom Roofing to replace the roof on the More...

Plans for Elmwood hotel OK’d, with marina up next

Plans for a 28-slip marina off M-22 on West Grand Traverse Bay in Greilickville will be considered next month by the Elmwood Township Planning Commission following the commission’s approval last week of an 81-unit hotel on the west side of M-22 More...

Spring Fling raises more than $40,000 for scholarships

The 12th annual Spring Fling dinner and dance Saturday night raised over $40,000 for the Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund.  More...

Fleis scholarship winners announced

A record number of scholarship applications were made and 72 were reviewed by the Fleis Education Fund selection committee.  Tina Poulias, who is studying medicine at Grand Rapids Community College, won the scholarship in memory of Jim and Rita More...

Be careful but enjoy, says Sheriff

Slow down, enjoy and stay sober.  That’s the advice offered by county Sheriff Mike Borkovich for residents and visitors for the long Memorial Day weekend.  “Have a great weekend, and be extra careful and aware that people may be More...

Roommates can stay in Northport home

Northport resident Frank Goodroe will keep his three roommates after a ruling in his favor was provided last Thursday by the Northport Zoning Board of Appeals.  Board members were in unanimous agreement that the four people occupying Goodroe&rsq More...

Only Kasson, G-A set August elections

Ballot language has been approved for a special Primary Election that will be held Aug. More...

Wait a minute. Is Empire Village recording its meetings right?

The Empire Village Council held a spirited discussion at its regular meeting Tuesday on how much detail the minutes of meetings should contain, when they should be available to the public and just what constitutes ‘publication’ these days More...

Halvorsen named to fill S-B board seat

The Suttons Bay Board of Education filled a vacant seat by appointment this week.  The School Board voted unanimously Monday to appoint Tim Halvorsen to fill a vacancy created earlier this month with the resignation of Trustee Erik Bahle.  More...

New clocks, back-up power planned for G-L

Bids to develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) for companies to bid on clocks and their installation and development of back-up power are being prepared for the Glen Lake Community Schools.  The School Board during a special meeting Monday agreed More...

Big plans for 20th birthday of car show in Northport

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Cars in the Park event being held Saturday at Haserot Park in Northport.  The car show, a ‘do-not-miss’ Memorial Day weekend event for many area residents, is now a family affair that invol More...