April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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You can help control oak wilt Leelanau Conservation District forester Kama Ross will discuss concerns about oak wilt disease and its impact on our native woodland ecosystem. The presentation will take place next Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. More...

New state school report shows variance among local districts

Heads of schools question the report

A new rating system to provide more academic information about schools throughout the state has been unveiled by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). And for the most part, Leelanau County schools are looking good. More...

Hearing set in Kasson Township to enlarge Elmer’s gravel operations

A request to open additional acreage to gravel extraction at Elmer’s Crane & Dozer’s pit on M-72 will be considered by the township Planning Commission next month.  Elmer’s is seeking to modify its current site plan for the More...

Wine consultant coming to Hort Center

A well-respected vintner, consultant and innovator is expected to provide more than four hours of winemaking instruction to local grape and wine producers Friday, April 13, at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in Bingham Township.& More...

Better soils mean delay for hotel

Plans to build an 118-unit hotel and 28-slip marina on West Grand Traverse Bay in Greilickville are moving forward despite some unforeseen circumstances and administrative delays, according to developer Ron Walters.  More...

Corrections:

A story in last week’s paper needs clarification. Those detained by Immigration and Custom Enforcement are allowed legal counsel. However, they must retain them with their own funding. More...

‘Black box’ may aid accident investigators

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-car accident that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old girl from Maple City.  According to police reports, deputies and Glen Lake Fire and Rescue responded about 10:45 a.m. More...

Tax increase eyed in Elmwood

A proposal to raise property taxes from 1.65-mills to 2.2-mills to support the Elmwood Township Fire & Rescue Department is expected to be a topic of discussion at next week’s Elmwood Township Board meeting.  More...

Applicants sought for leadership program

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club will sponsor up to four local high school students’ attendance at the 70th annual Life Leadership Conference at the Kettunen Center in June.  More...

Lakeshore sets first quarter visitation mark

Winter weather didn’t scare everyone away. Despite 17 inches of snow and relatively cool temperatures last month, March saw a record number of visitors at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL).  More...

No end in sight for road restrictions

Continued cold temperatures has kept frost restrictions on county roads in place longer than normal — which in turn could have an impact on businesses that need to move equipment and goods.  More...