August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Clouds obscure solar eclipse

Some county residents traveled across the country to see the solar eclipse, while others stayed home and caught glimpses between clouds.  Zip Flees of Lake Leelanau didn’t travel far, wearing special glasses in front of his garage while st More...

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Rep. VanderWall ready for coffee   State Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) will be meeting residents Monday in Leelanau County.  VanderWall, a first-term state legislator, will be available from 9-10 a.m. More...

Elmwood planners nix gas stations in agricultural district, at least for now

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission last week denied a request for amendments to the township’s Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan that would allow gas stations to be built in the township’s agriculture district.  More...

Neighbors want fans quieted

Cherry Republic agrees

A quieter neighborhood may be on the horizon for several Empire residents who say that three fans on the Cherry Republic food production facility are a nuisance.  More...

Bingham Bd. opts township out for commercial cannabis firms

Medical marijuana growing facilities will not be authorized anywhere in Bingham Township anytime soon, according to a resolution adopted unanimously Monday evening by the Bingham Township Board.  More...

Township allocates funds for pond

A proposal to rehabilitate the spillway at Provemont Pond has been approved. The alternative was tearing down a small dam to eliminate the pond. A study done by J.E. More...

Man at center of FBI raid in S-B arrested in Texas

The man who was at the center of a FBI raid on a home in Suttons Bay Village has been arrested in Texas for trying to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue.  According to the Associated press, 25-year-old Andrew Schneck was arrested Sunday while More...

Gallagher tree rededicated at county government center

A handful of Leelanau County officials and family members of the late John (Jack) Gallagher Sr. gathered on the county Government Center campus Friday to re-dedicate a tree planted there to Gallagher. More...

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SUE FLOWERS was recognized Monday with Glen Lake Community School’s ‘Anchor Up’ award in recognition of efforts this summer to fill in as payroll clerk. More...

More input sought on Leland School plans

School was in recess this summer, but officials from Leland Public Schools were hard at work exploring possible renovations to the school facility.  A bond request is expected to be placed before voters in May.  The board’s facilities More...

‘Tireless worker’ Mikesell passes

Vina Mikesell was a tireless volunteer in Leelanau County and by all accounts will leave a large void in the community.  Mikesell, 75, of Northport, died suddenly on Aug. 15 at Munson Medical Center.  Services are planned for 11 a.m. Sept. More...

Correction:

Due to an editorial error, a cutline in last week’s Diversions section said Norman Nielsen is 90 years old. Nielsen is 89.   More...

In 4-3 vote, Elmwood Twp. to help fund study to move M-22

A deeply divided Elmwood Township Board will allow township Supervisor Jeff Shaw to accept $17,500 in grant funding to study the possibility of “trading” the location of M-22 for that of the Leelanau Trail through Greilickville. More...

Rezoning sought for 35 acres in Solon

A request to rezone 35 acres along M-72 from Agriculture to Business1 has been submitted to Solon Township. Scott “Corey” Flaska of Cedar has submitted the request, which is for a portion of a 243-acre property purchased in May. More...

Interest in Leland clerk position

Leland Township has received a written application from a resident with interest in becoming the next township clerk, and one or more applications may be on the way.  Clerk Jane Keen, who announced her impending retirement earlier this summer bu More...

S-B lot sold for affordable housing

The Village of Suttons Bay has sold a tiny residential lot and house it acquired last year through tax forfeiture to the Leelanau County Land Bank Authority for redevelopment.  More...

Rushton represents Leelanau in capital

Leelanau County Commissioner Debra Rushton joined more than 50 county commissioners from across Michigan this month in Washington, D.C. More...

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THE PENULTIMATE household hazardous waste and recycling event of the year was held Saturday in Peshawbestown. The county’s Solid Waste Council will hold the fourth and final such event of the year on Saturday, Oct. More...

Work to start on Co. Rd. 641

Just when you think orange-cone season has come to an end the Leelanau County Road Commission will start a major project on South Lake Leelanau Drive, just north of the Bingham Road intersection.  Road Commission crews will begin work just after More...

Glen Lake again to honor top two scholars

Glen Lake Community Schools will again be recognizing its top two scholars each year as valedictorian and salutatorian.  The Board of Education voted unanimously Aug. More...