March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Stillin named top airman

Air Force Staff Sgt. Rebecca Stillin, a 2010 Leland Public School graduate, was recently named Airman of the Year in her unit at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois. She is the daughter of Patricia and Terrence Stillin of Leelanau Township. More...

‘Harassment’ claim not supported in report on Glen Lake fire chief

A sexual harassment complaint filed against the Glen Lake fire chief had no basis, according to an investigation made last year by the Glen Arbor Township attorney a member of the Glen Arbor Township Emergency Services Advisory Committee.  More...

Glen Lake continues safety talks; deputy back on table

Baby steps were taken and bigger steps may be in store at Glen Lake Community Schools where school safety was front and center this week.  The Glen Lake Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday night to direct Superintendent Sander Scott to continue More...

Glen Lake simplifies suspension process; athletics a privilege

Sometimes less is more.  And in the case of Glen Lake Community School’s athletic code, it could be.  The Glen Lake Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday night to simplify the process to appeal disciplinary action handed out for code vi More...

Empire actions follow suspension

The Empire Village Council has taken action to carry on in the wake of the suspension of clerk Traci Cruz.  The Village Council made several decisions at its meeting last Thursday related to the departure of Cruz, who was suspended Feb. More...

In Empire, revenue grows faster than expenses

The Village of Empire received a “clean” audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  Mary Krantz of Dennis, Gartland and Niergarth in Traverse City presented audit findings to the Village Council last Thursday night.  Total reven More...

Chamber gives $2,000 for restrooms

The Leland Township Board offered a shout-out to the Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce for making a large contribution toward the maintenance of bathrooms in the Leland Harbor used mostly by tourists.  More...

Federal funding paves the way for new sidewalks in Suttons Bay

The Suttons Bay Village Council voted 7-0 during a special meeting last week to adopt a resolution to move forward with a $550,000 downtown “streetscape” plan.  More...

Meetings set on grant, senior millage

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will show up for work early next week.  The board will hold a special “Committee of the Whole” meeting at 3:30 p.m. More...

Spring ‘In Bloom’ in G-A

The wildflowers return to northern Michigan in April and May — both outside and inside.  The Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) will present “In Bloom,” an exhibition exploring the different ways five local artist interpret the subj More...

County Dates

Coffee hour with state representative   State House Rep. Curt VanderWall — who has his eyes on the state Senate — will host a “coffee hour” on Friday starting at 3 p.m. More...

Students walk; gun control an answer?

Better background checks on table

It’s a difficult question and there is no easy answer. In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, the logical question arises: What can we do to keep our kids safe, to keep everyone safe? More...

Montesorri loan wouldn’t be long enough

Plans for a federal loan have fallen through leading Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy and school officials to continue to explore options to fund their $1.1 million construction project.  Montessori head-of-school Eric Royston confirmed last More...

Some Laker personnel changes

A contract for interim facilities and operations director Doug Dowdy was approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  Board members Monday night approved the contract for Dowdy, who was appointed last month to replace Joe Hobbins as More...

Resident warns: work in open

An Empire resident is asking the Village Council to abide by the state Open Meetings Act.  Village resident Mary Sharry spoke during the first public comment session of last Thursday’s meeting. She cautioned council members.  More...

Leland supports highway changes

Separate actions taken Monday evening by the Leland Township Board are likely to lead to traffic changes this summer in the unincorporated villages of Leland and Lake Leelanau. More...

Business Briefs: Miezio moves up the ladder at Cherry Bay Orchards

Cherry Bay Orchards of Suttons Bay announced last Thursday that Mark Miezio has taken over as president.  The former president and founding owner, Don Gregory, will stay on as chairman while brother Bob Gregory will serve as secretary of the Che More...

Zoning eluding Elmwood

The Elmwood Township Board is continuing to struggle with zoning language to regulate “special events facilities” in the township’s agriculture district.  More...

Former Freep columnist, Npt. resident entering Hall of Fame

Not many people move to Leelanau County because they participated in a chicken-killing bee.  But Susan Ager did just that and wrote about it as a columnist for the Detroit Free Press.  Ager, a Northport resident since 2001, will be inducted More...