July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Tart harvest starts as EPA shows up

More than four dozen Environmental Protection Agency representatives paid a visit to the peninsula this week. More...

Corrections:

A story last week about the Northport-Leelanau sewer reversed the debt owned by the two municipalities. According to Northport Village coordinator Barb Von Voigtlander, Leelanau Township owes about $1.5 million; Northport Village owes $1 million. More...

Pay hikes part of road commission contract

Six jobs remain unfilled

Leelanau County Road Commission workers will receive pay increases of 2.5 percent this year, 2 percent for 2018 and 2 percent for 2019 after a three-year contract was approved by commission trustees earlier this month. More...

Commission seeks full rewrite of its village Master Plan

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission last week agreed to recommend that the village move forward on a comprehensive re-write of the village’s Master Plan.  The current Master Plan was written in 2011 jointly with Suttons Bay Town More...

Design underway for leg of Trail

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail which currently ends near the Cleveland Township Hall at County Road 669 will be a subject of discussion at next month’s Cleveland Township Board meeting. More...

Second contract offer rejected in Suttons Bay; ‘fact-finder’ sought

Teachers still need contract

A fact-finder will be brought in to facilitate contract talks between Suttons Bay Public Schools and its teachers’ association.  Members of the Suttons Bay Education Association (SBEA) voted unanimously July 10 to reject the most recent of More...

Northport contract OK’d; union has only 5 teachers

The Northport School Board of Education approved a three-year master agreement with the Northport Education Association at its regular meeting Monday. The contract was approved on a vote of 6-0, with Kristin Frank absent. More...

Commissioners discuss union negotiations

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners went into a closed session for about 15 minutes at the end of Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting to discuss ongoing union contract negotiations with 9-1-1 dispatchers now represented by the Police More...

Two more shows for festival

The Glen Arbor Art Association will host two more musical groups to the Manitou Music Festival in the coming week.  Moxie Strings will return Sunday to the Studio Stage, located behind Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor.  More...

Glen Lake short staff in business office; retirements to blame

The search for a new business manager is just part of a transition taking place this summer at Glen Lake Community School.  Superintendent Sander Scott reported at Monday’s monthly meeting of the School Board that there were 10 applicants More...

Flerlage feted

Molly Flerlage, the daughter of Susan and Tom Flerlage of Maple City, has been named to the dean’s list of Macalester College.  A graduate of Glen Lake Community Schools, Flerlage was a junior at Macalester in the spring. More...

County Dates

Learn about our Indian heritage   Two programs are scheduled next week to discuss Native American culture.  More...

Drowned man still not identified

There’s still been no identification of the man found floating in Lake Michigan north of Leland on the Fourth of July.  More...

Village picks professional planner to fill opening on S-B Council

Kathy Egan of Suttons Bay was appointed this week to fill a vacancy created in May on the Suttons Bay Village Council following the resignation of Robert Johnson.  Johnson, 85, moved to Elmwood Township. He had one year remaining on his term. More...

S-B development authority works on mission statement

The Village of Suttons Bay Downtown Development Authority (DDA) met last week to continue its work with a consultant on drafting a DDA plan for the village.  More...

Northport School head gets top grades

Northport School Superintendent Neil Wetherbee has been in the district’s top post for nearly a year, and by all accounts he is doing a good job.  Now he’ll be receiving a raise, as outlined in his 5-year contract.  More...

Parents make board appeal in removal of two Leland Honor Society students

An appeal of disciplinary action taken against two high school students was heard this week by the Leland Board of Education. More...

Commissioners agree on most issues

At its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners acted on a list of items that had been discussed in detail at the board’s executive meeting on July 11.  In 7-0 votes, the County Board:  More...

Teachers make bid for Glen Lake to build 1,000-seat auditorium

A proposal to build a 1,000-seat auditorium was presented to the Glen Lake Board of Education this week. More...

Waste fills trucks at Glen Lake

Three semi-trucks and two large trucks were filled at the county household hazardous waste collection Saturday, which was held for the first time at Glen Lake School More...