March 29, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

County churches plan busy Easter schedules, ecumenical events

Two ecumenical services are planned as part of Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter Sunday.  The annual ecumenical cross walk in Suttons Bay will be held at noon Friday as part of Holy Week activities.  Community and church le More...

Fire destroys home in Leland

Despite the efforts 18 firefighters, a home along M-22 in Leland was badly damaged by fire early Tuesday morning.  A 9-1-1 call was placed shortly after midnight stating that flames were coming from a home at 308 S. Main St.  More...

Street lights and sweeper on village agenda

The Suttons Bay Village Council made quick work of two action items at its regular monthly meeting last week.  During the 15-minute meeting held March 20, the Village Council approved acquisition of a $1,500 gasoline powered “sweeper&rdquo More...

More homes needed for agents

Temps are still cool, but the real estate market continues to be red hot.  Judy Levin from Coldwell Banker Schmidt in Suttons Bay says it would be even hotter if more homes were placed on the market.  More...

Stairs earns dean’s list spot

Seneca Stairs, daughter of Jennifer Stairs and Charles Stairs of Empire, was named to the dean’s list for fall semester 2017 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of More...

Elmwood joins in request for state Trust Fund grant

The owners of privately-owned Discovery Pier in Greilickville are working with Elmwood Township to apply for a $300,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to fund an $806,000 pier improvement project.  More...

Both St. Mary Odyssey teams finish in top 10

St. Mary School Odyssey of the Mind (OM) teams finished in the top 10 at the State OM Competition.  More...

No new faces so far for County Bd.

All but two of the seven current county commissioners have filed as candidates to retain their positions. And so far none of those who have filed face opposition. More...

County Dates

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Correction:

The March 22 editorial incorrectly identified Village of Empire as “unincorporated.” Empire is one of three incorporated villages in Leelanau County.   More...

Glen Lake with eyes to future projects

Glen Lake Community School is looking toward the future.  The school district is in the midst of developing a three-year strategic plan to set a course for the years ahead. More...

Casino project hangs in balance of Tribal election; 17 candidates

One of the most consequential elections in the history of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be held Tuesday.  More...

Elmwood looks at higher fire millage

Elmwood Township officials are considering raising the millage rate supporting the township’s fire and rescue department.  More...

Comment minimal on master plan update

Following a public hearing last week, the Elmwood Township Planning Commission adopted an updated Master Plan for the township.  Staff planner and zoning administrator Sara Kopriva reported that public comment was minimal at the hearing and cons More...

County seeks $270,000 state grant

Leelanau County will apply for a $269,681 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to help pay for a $364,435 project to improve Veronica Valley County Park.  More...

Native plants key to growing Leelanau bird populations

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes at least one very dedicated woman and many students to help the environment.  More...

Senior Dept. head’s request for higher millage rebuked

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners held a “Committee of the Whole” meeting last week to discuss the way forward for the county’s Senior Services department.  More...