August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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TRAPPER RON Baker today humanely relocated this troublemaker from Glen Arbor to his “next customer.” The porcupine, who is pictured in the Enterprise parking lot, had been eating the cedar shakes from the side of a house, Baker said. More...

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A SEMI-TRACTOR trailer was forced off M-22 Monday in Bingham Township when a pick-up truck pulled out in front of the driver. Coverage can be found in Section Two, page 5.   More...

Four absences for Rogers, latest one “unexcused”

Northport Trustee Charlie Rogers was a no-show at the regular Village Council meeting held Thursday. More...

Montessori moves closer to buying Binsfeld center; charter news, too

GTB backs charter effort

Things appear to be looking up for Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy (LMCA).  Eric Royston, head of school, appeared before the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department Board of Health last Thursday to discuss proposed plans to renovate the More...

‘This is my new home district’

S-B taps retired Sandusky head as super

Mike Carmean doesn’t do “retirement” well.  Five weeks after retiring as superintendent of Sandusky Community Schools, Carmean was tapped to serve as interim head of Suttons Bay Public Schools.  More...

County plans drug ‘summit’

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners hopes to host a local “substance abuse summit” before the end of 2017 in keeping with one of the goals it set for itself at the beginning of the year.  More...

County Dates

Paint-by-number for Northport mural Tap your creative muse and stop by the Village Arts Building in Northport to help paint a mural that will decorate a drab concrete wall at the G. Marsten Dame Marina. More...

Correction:

The price of tickets sold as part of St. Michael’s Church raffle was listed incorrectly in last week’s newspaper.  Tickets are $20 each or three for $50.   More...

New face for Northport council; other candidates not discussed

Resident since ‘15

Despite the endorsement of Northport merchant Will Harper by 25 village residents — most of them business owners — the Northport Village Council appointed someone with a face rarely seen at meetings. More...

New process enlisted to replace pipe

A gravity-fed sewer pipe that runs under the Leland River that caused problems last summer when it plugged up will likely be repaired in October.  After a camera was sent through the ductal iron pipe, it was found to be plugged with corroded iro More...

Cleveland residents asked to help in Heritage Trail design

Residents of Cleveland Township will be asked to play a role in the design and engineering of a final stretch of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, which traverses the township.  More...

‘Fact-finder’ may not be requested

Suttons Bay teachers and union negotiators are optimistic about contract talks with appointment of Mike Carmean as interim superintendent this week.  Twenty-plus people, including about a dozen teachers and support staff, listened intently to th More...

Millage requests for park upgrades, fire protection both pass easily

Voters in two county commissioners turned out Tuesday — albeit in small numbers — to overwhelmingly approve ballot proposals to fund park improvements and fire/emergency services.  A 6-year, .25-mill proposal to fund $650,000 in par More...

Grant helps fund drug officer

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office was authorized to seek a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Grant from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.  More...