September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Glen Arbor emergency services wages nears $1 million mark

A $1.92 million budget for fire and emergency services was reviewed last week at a special meeting of the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board met last Wednesday, Sept. 6, to review the proposed Glen Lake Fire/EMS spending plan for 2018-19. More...

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Fall fun in Leland, Northport   We’ve got coverage in Section Two on the Leland Heritage Festival set for Saturday, and the Northport Follies Friday evening. The festival includes old boats and cars and a stroll through Fishtown. More...

Christmas Cove continues to shrink; township seeks solution

Christmas Cove beach in Leelanau Township is getting smaller by the year, with erosion continuing to eat into a bluff that rises to a parking lot there.  The township received a professional opinion and a $300,000 estimate from Elmers to place r More...

Wasps interrupt first day at Glen Lake

The first day of school was eventful at Glen Lake Community Schools beyond the typical back-to-school activity.  Superintendent Sander Scott said wasps emerged from an inside wall in a third-grade classroom on Sept. More...

Kasson votes down cannabis

Kasson Township has joined the ranks of communities in Leelanau County saying “no” to medical marijuana processing facilities.  The Township Board voted 5-0 Tuesday night to adopt a resolution formally opting out of the regulation of More...

Community offers hurricane relief

Leelanau residents are stepping up to help after back-to-back hurricanes hit the shores of Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the past two weeks. More...

Northport back in search for a new Village Council member

The Northport Village Council is looking for yet another council member after the August resignation of Fred Budd.  More...

‘Itch’ talk comes to TC

An inland lake hazard in Leelanau County will get an airing in Traverse City. The Michigan Swimmer’s Itch Partnership (MSIP) will hold a conference Monday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haggerty Center in Traverse City.  More...

Township-wide tax may cover sewer debt

Even Village would pay

Leelanau Township will likely seek a millage next August that would be levied on all township property taxpayers — not just those who are sewer customers — to pay off its sewer debt. More...

Deal allows court administer to stay

Following many hours of budget discussions over the past two weeks, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week agreed to help fund a new deputy court administrator position that will allow 86th District Court administrator Carol Stocking to More...

Lunch ‘shaming’ discussed at Glen Lake board meeting

A change in meal policy at Glen Lake Community Schools has drawn concerns that it will result in “lunch shaming.”  Superintendent Sander Scott said concerns were raised during public comment of Monday’s monthly meeting regardin More...

Kasson, business close in on agreement

Movement in a regulation stalemate between Kasson Township and a tree and landscaping business on M-72 may be near.  The Kasson Township Board agreed to have additional sound testing at Deering’s Tree Service, 12776 S. Maple City Rd.  More...

Northport fills board vacancy, hires 2 people

The Northport School Board of Education appointed a new board member and hired two employees at its regular meeting held Monday.  Ben Purdy will fill the seat of Kristin Frank, who recently resigned from the board after moving out of the distric More...