August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Marina mural to be dedicated   More...

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GERALD WALTERS, 95, of Suttons Bay, recently hosted a family gathering on his farm. All seven of his children and many of his 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren were present. More...

Good economy helps owners pay property taxes; no county auction

For the first time in recent memory — and perhaps ever — the Leelanau County Treasurer’s Office did not auction off real estate seized due to nonpayment of taxes.  Credit a good economy.  More...

County housing committee brings in state ‘community specialist’

Leelanau County’s “Housing Action Committee” met again last week and is inviting the public to attend its next meeting for a presentation titled “Redevelopment Ready Communities.”  The event will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Road work to start on M-22, Suttons Bay south to T-C

Drivers heading up M-22 to Suttons Bay or down to Traverse City will no longer be doing the bump and grind.  Starting Sept. More...

Paying off debt again part of County Board budget discussion

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week held the third in a series of work sessions it has held this month on the county’s budget for 2018.  Another budget work session has been slated for Tuesday at 9 a.m. More...

Settlers plan to gather

The Old Settler’s Picnic Association will hold its annual end-of-year meeting at 7 p.m., next Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Kasson Township Hall.   More...

Parents who want kids to attend Glen Lake move into the district

Bill and Dawn Skea hadn’t planned on moving over Labor Day weekend, but they are. The Grand Traverse County couple is moving in with family members near Cedar in order to send their son to Glen Lake Community Schools. More...

Corrections:

A story that ran last week stated that a lot eyed for affordable housing in the Village of Suttons Bay came to be publicly owned through tax foreclosure. More...

Home sales grow 48% in 2 years; Realtors stay busy

Listings don’t linger

Home sales in Leelanau County topped $23 million in July, putting housing on sure footing toward another record-breaking year. In the seven-month period ending July 31, some 246 housing units sold for a total volume of sales of $91.9 million. More...

Sutherland seeks grant to grow ‘Republic,’ build affordable housing

The owner of one of Leelanau County’s most iconic businesses, Bob Sutherland of Cherry Republic, is hoping to move forward on a project to build what he and local officials are calling “attainable housing” County on his property in More...

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GLEN LAKE Community Schools will host Leelanau County’s ninth and newest solid waste recycling site. More...

Extra patrols out on long holiday

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols out over the three-day Labor Day weekend, with distracted drivers and drivers who are not wearing seat belts being the focus of enforcement. More...

League to explore septics policy

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will open its 2017=18 forum series on Wednesday, Sept 13, with a presentation co-hosted by Leelanau Clean Water.  “#@it Happens, Then What? More...

Glen Lake grads, ‘Coasties,’ head to Texas to help overcome flood

Glen Lake graduates Dillion and Kole Rosa are headed south Friday to assist in relief efforts in the wake of hurricane Harvey in Texas.  More...

Dems plan picnic

The public is invited to the Leelanau Democrats Labor Day Picnic set for 2-5 p.m. More...