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Get appointment for waste dropoff   Get rid of those half-empty paint cans and outdated technology at a second collection of household hazardous waste and electronics set for Saturday at Glen Lake Community Schools. More...

Drowned man still not identified

The Michigan State Police are using facial recognition technology with autopsy photos in an effort to identify the man found floating in Lake Michigan on the Fourth of July, according to Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich.  More...

Village lacks power to change rates

Attorney provides opinion

A much-anticipated opinion from an attorney representing Northport Village concedes complete control of sewer rates charged to village residents to an independent utility authority. More...

Runoff grant short; project reduced

The scope of a project to protect Northport Bay from runoff water originating in and near the downtown area of Northport Village will need to be reduced.  The reason is that an application for a federal grant seeking $937,000 has been approved, More...

Former commissioner, writer and breadmaker Bob Pisor, 77, passes

Well known as a journalist and sourdough bread maker, Robert L. Pisor of Lake Leelanau who died July 7 at the age of 77 was remembered this week by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

In a surprise, 3 layoffs in Suttons Bay

A longtime teacher and two senior members of Suttons Bay Schools’ support staff have received verbal notification that they are being laid off.  Jane Grishaw, a 26-year teacher at Suttons Bay; elementary secretary Debbie Kratochvil and cou More...

New facility policy proposed

A policy governing the use of school facilities is under consideration by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  Superintendent Chris Nelson Monday night presented a proposed policy that would replace a current policy that he said has “gray More...

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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of Transportation workers on the M-204 bridge over the Lake Leelanau Narrows on Wednesday morning said they expected to be done replacing rough asphalt at either end of the bridge where it joins the state highway by Wednesday afte More...

Corrections:

A front-page story in last week’s paper referred to the University of Michigan’s basketball facility on multiple occasions as “Chrysler Arena.” The facility, formerly known as Crisler Arena, is the Crisler Center.  A cutl More...

Fake IDs showing up here

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich was on patrol last week when he stopped at a store to buy an iced tea.  He left the store with not just the tea, but a driver’s license from Illinois for a young man who wasn’t old enough to dri More...

Donations pay for grand fireworks

By all accounts, fireworks shot in Northport Village for the Fourth of July were well received.  And folks cleaned up their mess afterwards, added village Department of Public Works head Chris Holton.  “it was probaluy the cleanest I& More...

Leland buys tender for dredge

A tender that was recently purchased by Leland Township for its dredging project will get a new engine, as well as modifications of the boat to needed to accommodate the change from an inboard to an outboard engine.  More...

Elmwood Bd. hikes launch, slip fees

The fee to launch a boat at the Elmwood Township Marina will double in the weeks ahead, and other marina fees will rise substantially as well following split votes this week by the Elmwood Township Board.  More...

School Bd. makes committee assignments

A package of more than 10 “organizational” items for the 2017-18 school year was adopted this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board voted 4-0 Monday, with three members absent, to adopt a resolution to approve action More...

New administrator hired in Glen Lake

A new administrator was hired and a second was given a raise by the Glen Lake Board of Education. The board voted June 28 to hire county native Marcus Mead to fill a new administrative post created during the 2016-17 school year. More...

Fishtown project gets OK

The Fishtown Preservation Society got the go-ahead from the Leland Township Board this week to move ahead with a project to take care of a water run-off problem in Fishtown.  Amanda Holmes, executive director of FPS, wanted the township’s More...

Too late for lawsuit over sewer calculations; big expenses ahead

The statute of limitations has expired on legal remedies against the engineering firm that designed the Northport/ Leelanau Township sewer system. So says the outside legal counsel hired by Leelanau Township to investigate the matter. More...