October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

County Dates

Drop off your electronics   Got some old TVs lying around?  Saturday is the final county household hazardous waste collection of the year. Organized by the Leelanau County Solid Waste Council, the collection will be held from 8 a.m. More...

Reports of at-large animals; one accident

Farm animals took to county roads in the past week and in one case resulted in a motor vehicle crash yesterday morning. The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic crash on South West Bay Shore Drive, south of Richter Road. More...

Sugar Loaf owner sets public meeting

As he promised in August, the owner of Sugar Loaf Resort, California real estate investor and attorney Jeff Katofsky, will visit Leelanau County again this month. And he wants to hear from you. More...

Hearing set to consider a five-member Road Commission

In the half-hour preceding the regular monthly Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meeting next week, the board will hold a public hearing on some proposed changes for the county Road Commission.  More...

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LAKE LEELANAU postmaster Gerardo Vasquez, and U.S. Postal Service worker Jonathan Nesky, are observing October as national Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink tutus and ribbons donated by one of their customers.   More...

S-B staff aids in arrest of intruder

Criminal charges are being requested by the county Sheriff’s Office against a man who last week walked halfway up the Leelanau Peninsula, then threatened to use a box cutter as a weapon.  The man, whose identify has not been released pendi More...

Leland sets school facilities meeting

Proposed renovations at Leland Public School will be the topic of an informational meeting set for Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. More...

Indigenous peoples day well received by Tribal Council

The Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians last week accepted a resolution from the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners designating Oct. More...

2 percent raises part of Health Dept. budget; county costs stable

A $2.9 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year has been adopted by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.  The Board of Health last Thursday approved the spending plan, which is about $300,000 higher than the previously adopted budge More...

Health Bd. votes 3-1 for septic regs

County commissioners are being asked to adopt a Point of Sale (POS) septage ordinance by those charged with protecting public health. More...

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MEMBERS OF the League of Women Voters Leelanau County as well as the Grand Traverse Area League participated in National Voters Registration Day at Northwestern Michigan College last week. More...