February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

CROWNED AS KING, QUEEN

DANNY SCHAUB and Nicole Wittman were crowned St. Mary king and queen prior to Friday’s game against Marion, which resulted in a win for the Eagles.   More...

County Dates

Empire Village Budget Hearing   More property tax revenue will fund a slightly higher spending plan for Empire Village if a proposed budget is adopted on Tuesday by the Village Council. More...

Tribal funding makes ambulance possible; payout increases 2 %

Local government in Leelanau County will receive more than 26 percent of the $910,354 being paid out by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians this winter in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds. More...

Resolutions reflect raises in G-A

Salary increases totaling just over $2,000 were included in resolutions adopted this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board approved four separate resolutions Tuesday night reflecting a 2.1 percent increase for board members as recomm More...

Empire Hops places second in contest

Hop Growers of Michigan earlier this month announced MI Local Hops as the winner of its inaugural Chinook Cup, a competition designed to find the state’s best chinook hop growers. More...

League hosts ERA film

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host a film and discussion on completing ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment next Wednesday, March 7.  The short film “Legalize Equality” will be shown at noon with discussion to More...

More on Money

Leland Township Library will host the second in a series of personal finance programs next Thursday, March 1.  Scott Harvey, a partner of Parker Harvey PLC and a contributing speaker for the Money Series, will offer a program entitled “Lad More...

Cherry growers have one less option

Centerville Township grower Greg Williams got out when he could.  Others weren’t as fortunate.  Cherry Growers Inc., a fruit processor in Grawn, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2017 and plans to liquidate its assets. More...

Lou Batori, county’s oldest resident, dies at the age of 107

Leelanau County’s oldest citizen — and one of its most polite — has died at the age of 107. Lou Batori, known as an ageless skier who last year took to the slopes at Crystal Mountain, has died. More...

Bill for dune rescue: nearly $1,600

A Traverse City man and two teenagers took what could be an expensive hike Saturday at Pyramid Point. Cedar Fire and Rescue was dispatched about 1:30 p.m. More...

Flu season far from over

Don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. Flu season is far from over. After all, the official “season” runs through the end of May. More...

Commissioner salaries steady, but health insurance costs vary

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners may make some big decisions in 2018.  That’s why they get the big bucks, after all.  Seriously, County Board members don’t make all that much money for their part-time jobs.  The b More...

Talent spans the ages at ‘best’ show

More than 75 people filled the Old Art Building in Leland last Thursday for the “Best Yet Variety Show.”  The fourth annual talent showcase, sponsored by Leelanau County Senior Services and ShareCare of Leelanau, featured storytellin More...

Program benefits shipwreck effort

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum (GTLM) and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) tonight will host a program on shipwrecks and other things found in Grand Traverse Bay.  Chris Doyal, president of the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve More...

Public safety, parental involvement stressed in aftermath of school shooting

The importance of school safety was expressed this week at a meeting of the Leland Board of Education.  Two members of the public spoke during Monday’s meeting of the School Board — its first since the Feb. More...