December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Varying hours for governments   Christmas falls on a Monday this year making for a three-day weekend for many.  But for some local and state government employees, the holiday celebration will begin tomorrow.  The Leelanau County Govern More...

Glen Lake looks to upgrade lighting for school ‘auditeria’

Comprehensive improvements to lighting were approved and a study of lighting and sound on the auditeria stage were authorized last week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board, at its Dec. More...

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DAVE HOXIE from Antler Ridge Farm was at Glen Lake School yesterday sharing information about reindeer and their natural habitat. He is pictured here with third grader Layla Stewart.   More...

Leland to collect summer taxes

The annual resolution to collect summer taxes was adopted this week by the Leland Board of Education. The board voted 7-0 Monday night to adopt a resolution that represents the first step in collecting taxes. More...

County officially joins drug lawsuit

Leelanau County this week formally added its name to a federal lawsuit being filed by more than 100 municipalities nationwide against pharmaceutical companies and wholesale prescription drug distributors over the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic. More...

County workers receive 2% raises

Most county government workers stand to receive a modest pay raise next year. More...

Easling to improve hall

Easling Construction has been selected to remodel the lower level of the Centerville Township Hall.  The Township Board tapped Easling at its Dec. 13 meeting as contractor on long-planned improvements at the Township Hall.  More...

Churches plan for Christmas

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” — Matthew 18:20  There are plenty opportunities to celebrate the birth of Jesus together at Leelanau County churches.  Following i More...

FOLLOWING OUR LEELANAU LEGISLATORS

The roll call report for legislators representing Leelanau County was prepared for the Leelanau Enterprise by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. It tracks the votes cast by Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Evart) and Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington). More...

Glen Lake sells property it didn’t know it owned

A little-known property owned by the Glen Lake Community Schools District has been sold.  The Board of Education voted Monday to accept an offer of $14,500 from Iowa couple Lloyd and Vicki Vanderkwaak.  The sale comes less than two months a More...

Glen Lake to pay half for senior trip

Glen Lake’s Class of 2018 got a boost this week from the Board of Education, which agreed to cover about half the per-student cost for its senior trip to Washington, D.C.  The Glen Lake Board of Education agreed Monday night to cover half More...

Leland School’s favored project comes with $24.5 million pricetag

2 other options considered

A new gym and two-story elementary wing appears to be the favored building option explored by the Leland Board of Education. More...

Costa Rica trip eyed for county students

Plans for a student trip to Costa Rica in November 2018 were laid out this week for the Leland Board of Education.  Spanish teacher Kelsey LaCross appeared before the Leland Board of Education on Monday to share information about the trip tentat More...

Drug use suspected in accident

Deputies suspect that the driver of a car in a head-on collision early Monday morning may have been on drugs.  “The individual was taken to Munson for a blood draw under suspician of operating under the influence of drugs,” said Leel More...

NO NAUGHTY LIST HERE

VOLUNTEERS UNPACK and sort donated toys at the VFW Hall in Lake Leelanau Monday in preparation for a Wednesday event for needy Leelanau County families. Pictured are, from left, Audrey Roman, Elva Martinez, Omar Roman and Randy Delafuente. More...

Road Com. adopts $7.6 million budget

A $7.6 million budget for 2018 was adopted this week by the Leelanau County Road Commission.  Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a budget that is up about $500,000 from the 2017 budget adopted this time last year.  More...