November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Part of Greilickville votes in city election

A small group of Leelanau County residents have an opportunity to help elect a mayor and commissioners for the City of Traverse City next week.  Some 262 persons living in an area annexed by the City of Traverse City in the 1970s are eligible to More...

Sound solution coming for ‘Republic’ neighbors; no violation

A solution to a trio of noisy fans on the Cherry Republic production facility in Empire may be in place by as early as next week.  More...

Suit filed against Leland zoning administrator over home permit

The owner of a parcel fronting Lake Michigan in southern Leland Township is suing zoning administrator Tim Cypher for not issuing a permit to build a home. More...

Glen Lake shines in audit; district has $8.7 million above expenses

General fund revenue topped $12.4 million last year at Glen Lake Community Schools.  Still, the district had to tap its fund balance by $317,000 to cover its costs for 2016-17.  Those figures came from the district’s audit report, whi More...

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THE SCHOOLSHIP Inland Seas was having its two masts “unstepped” (removed) at the Suttons Bay Marina on Tuesday morning so they can undergo a routine inspection by the Coast Guard. More...

Frost, snow and a time change

While all the rain last week resulted in standing water on some roads, by early Tuesday morning freezing rain, slush and even snow was seen in some parts of the county, prompting the dispatch of the first snow plow of the season.  More...

Correction:

A story that appeared in last week’s paper incorrectly stated that the Lutheran Church and Catholic Church share seven sacraments. More...

Kasson Hall bathrooms up for an overhaul

Long-planned improvements to the restroom facilities at the Kasson Township hall may be completed this winter.  Bob Underwood, a contractor from Traverse City, has agreed to work on the remodeling project, township supervisor Greg Julian reporte More...

Empire zoning administrator tenders his resignation

Empire Village zoning administrator Bill Fuller has resigned from his post. He planned to work his last day next Wednesday, Nov. 8.  Fuller submitted his letter of resignation on Oct. More...

County’s only visitors bureau to continue after suit settlement

Leelanau County’s only state-sanctioned “visitors bureau” will continue despite having two smaller member hotels drop out. More...

Laker logos come in many forms

The creation of an ad hoc committee to explore a “style-book” for school logo is being discussed in the Glen Lake School District.  The Board of Education will decide later this month whether to establish a committee to identify a un More...

Montessori fund raising starts slowly

A capital campaign seeking to raise funds to purchase and renovate the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center is off to a slow start. More...

County stores seem unfazed by Costco

Leland resident Skip Hibbard, his wife and a few of his friends attended the Oct. More...

On updated count, 9 inches of rain fell here

At one point last week, the level of water at the south end of Lake Leelanau was 10 inches higher than at the Leland dam.  Although the level has come down, the draw-down of water in the lake continues at the dam in preparation for winter.  More...