January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Kasson works on budget, sets annual meeting date

Work on the 2018-19 budget and annual meeting preparations were discussed last week by the Kasson Township Board.  Board members during their regular monthly meeting set their annual meeting for 10 a.m. More...

County OK’s survey for all Leelanau residents

Postcards will be mailed to every household in Leelanau County later this year, inviting residents to go online and take a survey that will help county planners update the county’s General Plan.  The County Board voted 6-1 at its regular m More...

Inmate’s suggestion taken; heroin poster goes up in Jail

Poetry isn’t a common partner for law enforcement, but several posters recently hung in the county Jail seek to match the two in the ongoing effort to slow the rise in heroin use. More...

Former trustee returns to Glen Lake School Bd. seat

It shouldn’t take long for the newest member of the Glen Lake Board of Education to get up to speed.  Laura Aylsworth-Bonzelet, who served on the School Board from 2012 through 2016, was tapped Monday night to fill a vacancy created with t More...

Higher campsite fees in Empire

The Empire Township Campground, which is located on property jointly owned with Empire Village, made a profit of $24,000 in 2017.  That’s according to a season-ending report submitted by campground manager Yolanda Bertaud and accepted last More...

Leland students active in Youth in Government conference

Two overnight trips for students were approved this week by the Leland Board of Education.  The seven-member School Board voted 5-0 Monday to approve the trips scheduled for March and May. Two trustees were absent.  More...

Suttons Bay finances better, but state still requires financial reporting

Suttons Bay Public Schools has been required to submit a report on its monetary status to the Michigan Department of Treasury, although school officials say future finances look strong. More...

Stage set for YetiFest in Suttons Bay

Saturday, Jan. 27

The ingenuity of Suttons Bay Public Schools will be on display Saturday as students and faculty careen down Bahle Hill in corrugated cardboard sleds. More...

Insulated covers bought for sewer

The Suttons Bay Village Council this week authorized expenditure of $133,500 to acquire insulated aluminum covers for a “clarifier” at the village’s wastewater treatment plant off Richter Road just south of the village.  More...

Education conference OK’d

Members of the Bingham Township Board will join what is likely to be a larger-than-usual contingent of other township officials from Leelanau County at a statewide educational event this spring. More...

County Dates

Big game at Kingsley   If you’re looking to see two of the top basketball teams in the state, pencil in a trip to Kingsley.  Glen Lake, ranked No. More...

Clarification: Northport Village land no closer to becoming a park

An Enterprise story published last week about a Northport Village Council vote affecting a 6.3-acre property was misleading, according to village administrator Barb Von Voigtlander and trustee Mike Stoffel.  (The original story was written by Al More...

Millage request would pay sewer debt

Voters in Leelanau Township will be asked to support a .25-mill levy for eight years to help retire the debt on the Northport/Leelanau Township sewer.  A split Township Board voted 3-2 last week to place a quarter-mill levy before voters in the More...

G-L has long list of projects

An architect is being sought by the Glen Lake Board of Education to help identify the next steps in implementing the district’s capital improvement plan.  The Board of Education voted last week to have its building and grounds committee st More...

Empire electors will use new voting machine

Empire Township electors will soon be casting ballots through a new voting tabulator.  The Empire Township Board last week entered into an agreement with the State of Michigan, which is paying most of the cost for the new election machine.  More...

Leland delays vote on which building project to request

A special meeting of the Leland Board of Education has been set to act on a resolution to place a $24.5 million bond proposal before voters. The School Board plans to meet at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, to consider language for the May 8 ballot. More...

Leland School Board re-elects officers

There were no changes in leadership or committee assignments for members of the Leland Board of Education this week.  More...

Staff changes OK’d by board

Suttons Bay students are getting to know two new staff members, and seeing more of a third.  The Board of Education last week approved the staff changes unanimously. More...

Glen Lake Winterfest plans in place

The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce has designated Saturday, Feb. 17 as the date for Winterfest 2018.  Festivities will start at 7 a.m. with the Perch Fishing Contest on Glen Lake. More...

Parks & Rec survey set in S-B Twp.

Suttons Bay Township officials are asking members of the public to respond to an online survey as part of an effort to update a Parks & Recreation Master Plan for the township. A link to the survey can be found online at www.suttonsbayparks.org. More...