February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Empire Lions club to serve pancakes   The Empire Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast at the Empire Town Hall Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Task force gets help

Leelanau County will hire a downstate consultant for $20,000 to help organize a substance abuse prevention coalition and an opiate task force.  Taking action to do something about substance abuse and a growing opioid addiction crisis in Leelanau More...

Future in doubt for Norse cross country

Changes may be in store for student athletes at Suttons Bay High School.  Interim superintendent Mike Carmean has suggested eliminating boys and girls cross-country as a varsity sport.  “For schools of our size, we offer more sports t More...

New S-B hire cross training

The hiring of a new employee for a “hybrid” position in transportation and maintenance was approved this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  Board members voted 6-0 Monday with trustee Kim Eike excused to hire Shawn Bradford More...

Dowdy hired as Laker director

A retired school administrator has been tapped to serve as interim facilities and operations director at Glen Lake Community School.  The Glen Lake Board of Education approved a contract with Doug Dowdy to serve in place of Joe Hobbins who retir More...

County, school district consider teaming up for 8 tennis courts

A collaborative effort to build new tennis courts at Myles Kimmerly Park is being discussed.  The Glen Lake Board of Education approved a motion Monday night to continue discussing a partnership with Leelanau County to construct eight tennis cou More...

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ARTIST MARY O’NEIL discusses her artwork with fellow artist Cherie Correll Sunday evening during the Glen Arbor Art Center “Talk About Art” series. Correll attended last weekend’s “Talk About Art” event. More...

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BEKAH TENBRINK, an organizer of the Leelanau Investing for Teens (LIFT) after-school program at the Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay shows off a “trophy” offered at a chili cook-off fundraiser Sunday for the nonprofit organizati More...

Road Comm. seeks millage renewal

As it has every other year since 1986, the Leelanau County Road Commission will ask county voters this August to approve a 0.5 extra-voted millage to help cover its general operating expenses.  At its monthly executive meeting Tuesday morning, t More...

Northport Village budget includes some raises

A handful of personnel raises were included in the 2018 budget for the Village of Northport, which will go into effect on March 1. More...

Homeowner hopes to expand

The owner of a home in Northport Village is seeking permission to build a second story addition to a home on a nonconforming lot.  Timothy Hogan of Louisville, Colo., wants to add space to his single story home at 110 West Park St. More...

Carmean no longer ‘interim’with new superintendent pact

Mike Carmean plans to wait awhile before retiring for good.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education voted unanimously this week to approved a new contract for Carmean, who has been working as “interm” superintendent since August.  & More...

Northport starts early in school millage request

Voters in the Northport School District will go to the polls in May to determine the fate of an extra-voted millage for operations.  The Northport Board of Education approved a resolution Monday night to seek a five-year renewal of its 15.3884- More...

Empire gets medical pot request

Village of Empire officials intentionally left the door open, so an entrepreneur in the medical marijuana business came knocking. A downstate lawyer has approached the village with plans to build a 4,000 square-foot medical marijuana grow operation. More...

Glen Lake talks contract strategy

A lengthy meeting of the Glen Lake Board of Education Monday included a 34- minute closed session.  The board met behind closed doors to discuss negotiations with the Glen Lake Federation of Teachers.  The federation’s current contact More...

Business Briefs: Rove to host Sip & Sled event

County folks are invited to sip local wine and sled through a vineyard on Feb. More...

Craig to speak to GOP women

Debbie Craig, president of Craig Wealth Advisors in Traverse City, will speak at the next meeting of the Republican Women of Leelanau County. Craig will speak at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon Monday at Harrington’s By the Bay in Grelickville. More...

Bingham planners look at agri-tourism

The Bingham Township Planning Commission held discussions on a wide range of topics at its regular monthly meeting this month but deferred action in part due to the absence of two members. More...

Leelanau Twp. hopes to build road to recycling

Recycling bins in Northport Village may soon be easier to access.  Several actions were taken at Tuesday evening by the Leelanau Township board, which plans to seek bids to build a driveway behind the township Fire Hall to access the county-run More...