March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Independent’ generation considers college options

Letting go can be hard to do.  That’s the lesson Cedar resident Cathy Anthofer-Fialon is learning. Her daughter, Glen Lake senior Grace Muma, is going through the process of selecting a college to attend next fall.  More...

Local News

Preparation the key to lowering your taxes

Leelanau County’s 11 township boards of review conducted their annual organization meetings last week, and are preparing for meetings Monday and Tuesday to hear from taxpayers challenging property tax assessments.  More...

county dates

Spoonful of sugar on S-B stage  Suttons Bay high school students will perform “Mary Poppins,” a longtime family favorite, over two weekends. More...

Sewer needed for a vibrant Empire

Recently, a group of diligent village residents completed a year-long study conducted by Gosling Czubak Engineers on the feasibility of a wastewater treatment system for the village of Empire. More...

Life in Leelanau

Plastic waste plagues Lake Michigan

An update on microplastics and their effect on the big lake

Plastics are a problem.  Especially microplastics.  Looking out at the beautiful bright blue waters across the 100 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in Leelanau County, it may be surprising to discover that half of the plastic dumped into Gr More...

S-B students offer ‘spoonful’ of Mary Poppins

“Anything can happen if you let it.” And in the case of Suttons Bay Public School, it’s a cast of 55 students in grades 3 through 12 presenting the musical “Mary Poppins.” More...

Community choir readying for spring concert

The Leelanau Community Choir, under the direction of Jonah Powell, will begin its spring rehearsals next week.  The group rehearses Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Suttons Bay Congregational Church, 219 W. More...

Columns

After four years most of fed grant unused; $250,000 still available

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) will host a luncheon and informational presentation later this month to show how developers can take advantage of federal funding earmarked for Leelanau County.  More...

Looking Back

5 YEARS AGO March 7, 2013   More...

SEEDS of HOPE

Not long ago I was stopped by a police officer who motioned to me to pull to the side of the street. More...

 

Trail lawsuit tossed

The end of construction is closer for the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail now that a federal lawsuit has been tossed. More...

CAREER BUILDING

SENIOR CAMERON Kitchen thinks carefully about information presented Tuesday at the “Skilled Trades Day” held at Suttons Bay school. More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

public notices

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Glen Lake was the place to be last night

A good amount of hullabaloo surrounded the highly anticipated boys basketball district opener between No. 6 Glen Lake and visiting Manton after press time last nigth. More...

Keith, reigning district champs start strong

22-3 run helps Norsemen roll past Eagles in district opener

Austin Tarsa attacked along the baseline, maneuvered around a defender and banked one in off the square.  The layup put Lake Leelanau St. More...

Panthers breeze past shorthanded Comets

Leland unravels after top scorer goes down early

The gym went silent.  With the score tied 0-0 at the 6:03 mark of the first quarter, Leelanau County scoring leader Garett Miller elevated for a fast-break layup, stepped on a Frankfort player’s foot, fell to the floor — and stayed t More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. — Senior Exercise: $4; Old Art Building; Leland.  9 a.m. — Northport Energy - community action for clean energy; main conference room, Northport Highlands; 215 S. High St., Northport.  9 a.m. More...

Views

Mistakes happen; it’s how we learn from them

There’s no doubt that Northport has a village chock full of civic-hearted people. More...

The thrill of having life ‘unfold’ in Leelanau Co.

I write in response to the letter from Mr. Capoccia about the thrill of his visits to Leelanau County. He wonders if that thrill might be gone if he lived here full-time. I have lived here fulltime for over fourteen years. I would like Mr. More...

More Letters, Page 5

Correction:  A typographical error in last week’s paper provided the wrong start date for the Empire village clerk. She began working for the village in 2016 — not 2014.   More...

Courts

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 23, 2018   Robert M. Bargiel and Michael A. Bargiel to themselves, Section 31 in Elmwood Township.  Joanne O. Saffell, as Trustee of the Joanne O. Saffell Declaration of Trust to herself, Section 35 in Leland Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township  KJM Libris LLC – (Biggs Construction SVC LLC) Excavate for 20x16 addition to building at 109 N. Main Street ($90).   Suttons Bay Township  More...

Construction Code Authority

Summary of Building Permits   More...