December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

‘Day of infamy’ lives on in memories of county residents

The number of people who remember exactly where they were and what they were doing 76 years ago today is only getting smaller – even here in Leelanau County where the percentage of senior citizens is among the highest in the state. More...

Empire sewer costs vary from $1.9 to $8.6 million in study

Committee still studying sewer report

A Wastewater Committee in Empire is nearing completion of a feasibility report to determine whether the village needs a municipal wastewater system, how big it should be and how much it would cost.  More...

Task force resumes meeting with eye toward Greilickville future

Where to locate M-22?

Elmwood Township officials and “stakeholders” along the M-22 commercial corridor in southeastern Leelanau County met Tuesday to discuss the future of what many think of as the “gateway to Leelanau County.”  More...

Sewer project needs Road Comm. approval

A sewer pipe that runs under the Leland River will likely be replaced this winter when there are fewer people in the area flushing toilets.  The Leland Township Board and the Sewer Commission held a joint meeting Tuesday to go over two bids that More...

Leland student recalled as being a ‘sensitive soul’

School communities in Leland and Glen Arbor are grieving after the death of a student who had attended classes at both schools. Josef Sisco, a sophomore at Leland Public School, died Monday evening at his home in Lake Leelanau. He was 16. More...

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ALEX AND Drew Rosinski from Maple City were part of a long line of kids who wanted a word with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at a Christmas for Kids party hosted by the Cedar-Maple City Lions Club.   More...

Garden Club help continues

The Little Garden Club of Leelanau County is inviting nonprofit organizations seeking financial assistance with special gardening and environmental projects to apply for grant funding.  More...

County Dates

Friendship offers Christmas party   Try stopping to the Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday for the annual Celebrate Christmas party. More...

Neighbors complain about coffee roasting, but state says facility is OK

Property is zoned commercial

While neighbors say trouble is brewing at Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company’s new roasting facility in Kasson Township, company owners say they are operating well within local zoning and state regulations. More...

In S-B, regulation differs for short-term rentals and B-and-Bs

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission this week continued to consider rules for bed-and-breakfast lodgings contained in the township Zoning Ordinance. More...

Raises go to Rd. Comm. administrators

The Leelanau County Road Commission administrative staff will get 2 percent raises in the coming year. The raises, which will cost $8,131 annually, were unanimously approved by the county Road Commission at its Tuesday meeting. More...

Youth’s drawing highlights park passes that include fee increase

Pass fees to double over 2 years

Tyler Young’s drawing of a mother and two bears resting on the Manitou islands and sand dunes is bound to be a best-seller for visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Christmas icon for G-L toppled, then uprighted

Frank Siepker Jr. More...

Still time to donate toys

Toys for Tots had collected about 600 toys and other items for needy children as of early this week at 31 locations around Leelanau County.  The county coordinator of the regional drive, Pat Myers of Cedar, said she’s hopeful that Toys for More...