April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Spaghetti dinner for Geiger families   A benefit dinner is planned on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. in the Lions Club community building in Maple City to raise funds to help families severely impacted by a tragic car accident. More...

Bahle files, creates first contested race

The first contested race for the county Board of Commissioners emerged this week with a Democratic candidate challenging the incumbent for the District 3 seat. More...

Northport to install cameras

Visitors to Northport Public Schools will soon say “cheese.”  The Northport Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to purchase surveillance cameras.  More...

No-bid contract nixed in Northport

A project to prepare, prime and paint the gas dock in the Northport Marina will have to wait.  A majority of the Northport Village Council last week voted against offering a $33,000, no-bid contract to a local company for the work. More...

Truck sells

Wait a minute. Northport Village did sell its Department of Public Works plow truck.  The Village Council was told last Thursday that no bids had been received for the truck, which is being retired. More...

Leland cools on request to add brewery

Leland Township vines are fine for wines, but not for beer.  That’s the outcome of a recent decision by the Leland Township Planning Commission affecting wineries in Leland Township.  Aurora Cellars owners Sam and Taylor Simpson had a More...

Elmwood to seek higher millage for fire

The Elmwood Township Board will ask voters to approve a property tax increase of more than 26-percent to support the township’s fire and rescue department. More...

Good, bad outcomes from endless winter

Clear lakes, sunny skies, tourists and cherry blossoms are all harbingers of spring in Leelanau County.  To date, residents haven’t seen many of such signs. And whether that’s good or bad depends on who you ask.  More...

Substance abuse group meets with Bergman

Leelanau County’s newly formed Substance Abuse Coalition is moving ahead with plans to increase awareness of the opioid addiction crisis and other substance abuse problems in Leelanau County. More...

Glen Lake takes several steps to improve school security

Additional measures to improve security were authorized this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education. But much more will likely be spent in the future to address campus safety. More...

Twist — teachers seek to evaluate bosses

A need for improved communication between “stakeholders” at Glen Lake Community School was expressed by teachers this week to the district Board of Education. More...

Three questions asked of Village Council applicants

Candidates seeking to fill an opening on the Northport Village Council will be asked to take a short test as part of their application process.  Actually, they’ll only be asked to answer three questions that council members determined last More...

Conflict complaint filed on Leland zoning administrator

Accused of mixing public, private

The Leland Township zoning administrator has been asked to provide a sworn affidavit containing an account of his actions that are part of a conflict of interest complaint.   More...

No date for boathouse construction

Approval has been given for construction of a new boathouse, boardwalk and finger docks along the Lake Leelanau Narrows, but the owner of the project is not indicating when work might begin. More...

Feds assume bank robbery case

Turning prosecution of a Benzonia man accused of robbing nearly $40,000 from an Empire bank over to the U.S. More...

County group learns of Tribe’s cable effort; in full support

Members of a “Leelanau Internet Futures Team” (LIFT) who have been laboring on a proposal to attract more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to Leelanau County for the past 18 months just this week became aware that the Grand Traverse Band More...