February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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New teen-alcohol law draws mixed reviews

So far in 2018, no arrests

The debate over how to most effectively prevent teen substance abuse is far from over. And a change in Michigan state law reducing penalties for minors in possession of alcohol is garnering mixed reviews here in Leelanau County. More...

S-B grad, Marine vet now deputy

A 2003 Suttons Bay graduate has been hired as a fulltime deputy with the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Ryan Lott took the oath of office from Sheriff Mike Borkovich Monday to begin serving the citizens of Leelanau County.  More...

Lakeshore attendance a close second to record

Close but second, which isn’t bad at all. A somewhat slow November caused a blip in attendance marks at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where season-long visitation came ever-so-close to setting a third straight annual record. More...

Temps to fall, but crews caught up

After a stretch of warmer temperatures and wet roads, winter is making up for lost time.  This week promises cold and snow once again, according to the National Weather Service.  The shift in weather should benefit outdoor enthusiasts such More...

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SUTTONS BAY High School is having its Snowball celebration this week.The Snowball court includes: (front row, from left) juniors Seth Megill and Cali Gaudard; freshmen Kaden May and Ella Sommerfield; and sophomores Luke Murphy and Caroline Chaney; (m More...

ZBA overturns OK for Centerville tower

A special use permit to place a communications tower on property just south of the line separating Leland and Centerville townships has been denied by the Centerville Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).  And the issue may be appealed to Circ More...

Corrections:

A story published last week about the drug overdose death of Kevin D. Yannett referred to him injecting what he thought was heroin into his bloodstream. A relative of Mr. More...

S-B student has knife at school

A Suttons Bay high school student is suspended after he was found with a knife inside the school.  The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office was called Friday when a student was found with a knife.  More...

Extinguisher not enough as fire leaves ‘heavy damage’

A Suttons Bay Township home was heavily damaged Tuesday in an early morning fire.  The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire Department were dispatched at 5:39 a.m. to a home at 11971 E. More...

Building rises nearly 12% in ‘17

Construction activity continued to rebound from the economic downturn of 2008 as the value of projects permitted rose for the fourth straight year.  According to the county Construction Code Authority’s (CCA) year-end report, the estimated More...

Suttons Bay gets budget surprise as sewer lagoon liners are failing

Officials of the Village of Suttons Bay are struggling to figure out how to pay the estimated $200,000 cost to fix a problem just discovered at the village’s sewage treatment plant.  More...

Fat bike event canceled due to bad weather (forecast)

Snow should be falling on and off for the next several days, but earlier predictions for a warmer Saturday deflated fat tire biking.  At least temporarily.  Originally scheduled for this weekend, the 2018 Winter Sports Trail at Leelanau Sta More...

Inland Seas hits a milestone

The Suttons Bay-based Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is ringing in the new year by marking 2018 as the year the non-profit organization became debt-free.  More...