July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Laker grad, veteran, fondly recalled

A 2007 Glen Lake graduate and Afghanistan war veteran died last Thursday, July 20, while working on Lake Michigan.  Mike Kandel drowned while trying to help a co-worker who had fallen from the boat in which they were working as part of an enviro More...

Five candidates seek to fill one vacancy on Northport Council

Four men and one woman have applied for an open seat on the Northport Village Council.  They include an avid volunteer, a former village administrative coordinator, a business owner, a retired attorney and professor and someone whose face is fre More...

No end to sizzling home sales

Record start for 2017

It’s a good time to make a living in real estate sales in Leelanau County — but 25-year Realtor Judy Levin has loved her job through good and tough times.  More...

Fire destroys Werners’ home, and many family possessions

The acrid tang of burned wood and nearly everything else combustible that you’d expect to see inside a family home still hung lightly in the air just outside the former residence of John and Midge Werner of Bingham Township this week.  More...

Historian to speak to Glen Lake club

Local historian Julie Schopieray will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Glen Lake Woman’s Club Wednesday, Aug. 2.  Schopieray is working on a biography of architect, Jens C. Petersen, 1873-1939. More...

Correction

Correction: A 50-plus-member group consisting of 16 of 18 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, cherry industry representatives, Michigan State University educators, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) workers More...

Leland Board reveres discipline action

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

Committee to consider changes in sewer rates for Northport Village

Two sewer rate proposals will get another look by a Northport Leelanau Township Utilities Authority (NLTUA) audit committee to see if they are different from proposals that were turned down in April. More...

Gas station on hold

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission will schedule a “public input session” before planners take a closer look at a possible Zoning Ordinance amendment that would allow construction of a gas station and convenience store on M-72 at Bu More...

‘Outdoor furnaces still OK in Empire

An ordinance that would regulate and control outdoor furnaces was turned down on a vote of 4-3 at Tuesday’s Empire Village Council meeting.  The failed ordinance was meant to regulate outdoor wood-fired boilers or outdoor wood-burning appl More...

Split vote limits new pupils at G-L

The county’s largest school district has closed its doors to “school of choice” (SOC) students this year, with the exception of a few slots in the preschool and kindergarten level.  A split board voted 4-3 yesterday morning to More...

Village presses to keep fire station

For Empire Village President Sam Barr, keeping a new fire station in the village is all about the numbers.  Response times will fall and insurance rates will go up if a new station is built outside of village limits, he says.  More...