September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Johnson, Sanchez receive Dem awards

Rain and cloudy skies disappeared just in time on Labor Day for the Leelanau County Democratic Party to hold its annual picnic at Peterson Park in Leelanau Township.  More...

Two drivers killed in first fatal accident in county in 2017

In the first fatal roadway accident in Leelanau County this year, two men were killed when a 26-year-old man crossed the centerline on M-22.  The head-on collision forced closure of the highway for more than four hours.  The accident took p More...

Programs planned to recall terrorist attack 16 years ago

Two local fire departments will host 9/11 services this year to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attack on the United States by al-Qaeda terrorists.  The Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department will hold its first-ever service and the More...

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FIRST-GRADERS AT St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau spend part of their first day telling teacher Melanie Dashner how they spent their summer.   More...

Lakeshore to make young artist famous

For the third year, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is conducting an art contest to select an image for the front page of the park’s Annual Park Entrance Pass.  The focus will be on the Every Kid in a Park program, which has a goal More...

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Enjoy barbecue, help families   More...

Equalization director injured but OK after head-on accident

The Leelanau County Equalization Director was involved in a three vehicle accident on M-22 on Friday that caused her vehicle to roll over.  Laurie Spencer was treated and released at Munson Medical Center for minor injuries, according to Sheriff More...

Deputies busy responding to six calls over two hours

Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies were kept busy on Monday as the long Labor Day weekend came to a close.  During one two-hour time span starting at noon deputies responded to four accidents, starting with a head-on collision at 12:16 in More...

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KYLE DUNKLOW, a firefighter EMT specialist, does some paperwork under the colorful Many Hands Together mural at the Lake Leelanau fire station. More...

Internal strife breaks out in newsletter

The public should expect to hear news “soon” about the tribe’s plans to build a new casino and possibly a marina in Peshawbestown, according to tribal sources close to the issue who asked not to be named. More...