January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

When to take down your Christmas tree

As New Year’s Day fades, the household chore of removing ornaments, unwinding lights and disposing of Christmas trees begins. While for some, the day after Christmas is not too soon. More...

Lautner retains vice chair position

At its annual organizational meeting Tuesday, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to reappoint District No. 7 Commissioner Melinda Lautner as the board’s vice chairman. District No. More...

Road Comm. officers swap seats

Leelanau Road Commission members John Popa and Jim Calhoun have swapped seats. The first meeting of 2018, held Tuesday, kicked off with the election of Calhoun as chair and Popa as vice chair of the commissin. More...

S-B board looks over proposed budget

The Suttons Bay Township Board conducted a work session last week on a draft budget for fiscal 2018- 2019.  During the Dec. More...

County Dates

Sheriff speaks on future plans   The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will meet in executive session at 9 a.m. More...

People want to pay taxes quicker

Part of fed tax overhaul

People by nature dislike paying property taxes. So why did about 10 property owners in Elmwood Township want to pay more taxes in 2017?   The answer lies within the pages of the massive federal tax overhaul. They wanted to pay less income tax. More...

Tracking upgrades come to snowplows

Tracking technology will soon play a larger role in keeping Leelanau County roads plowed and maintained.  At the Leelanau County Road Commission meeting held Tuesday, Managing Director Dan Wagner reported that upgrades to the current radio syste More...

Elimination of typewriters, ‘dept.’ set as goals

Prodded by a local newspaper reporter, elected Leelanau County officials – not including the seven elected county commissioners — this week agreed to reveal the one main goal they hope their respective departments will achieve in 2018.&nb More...

New park plan work slated to start in ‘19

While no public hearings were held prior to the issuance of a permit to build a “fat-tire” bike trail in Leelanau State Park, that opportunity is on the horizon.  More...