April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Earth Day trees arriving later   If you’d like to plant trees for Earth Day, the timing of the midspring storm could come into play.  More...

Deerings under contract to be sold

If you ask Deering’s grocery store owner Sue Carpenter, she will tell you that the focus of the store that has been around for three-quarters of a century has always been the people of Empire. More...

Residents seek full-time crew in Leland

Leland Township residents spoke out last week about fire station staffing. More...

Outside face needed for S-B to work together

Suttons Bay Superintendent Mike Carmean believes that an outsider is needed to help the school community coalesce.  More...

County to seek more senior funding

Leelanau County voters will decide on August 7 whether property taxes should be raised to support and expand programs offered by the county’s Senior Services Department.  The department is currently supported in part by $757,561 raised thr More...

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NOT QUITE the perch a seagull looks for this time of year, a pile of snow at least provided a landing pad at the Suttons Bay Marina this week.   More...

Variance given in Cleveland

The owner of two residential parcels on Lime Lake Road in Cleveland Township was granted a variance from the township’s zoning ordinance last week after the same variance request was denied last year.  More...

County group hopes to work closer with Tribe

County officials have accepted a report from a Leelanau Internet Futures Team (LIFT) outlining a plan to bring more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to the county.  Officials have expressed hope that they can collaborate more closely with the G More...

Suttons Bay marina damaged by ice; major project delayed

Ice and rising Lake Michigan water levels have damaged piers and delayed a $130,000 project to “armor” an eroding earthen dock at the Suttons Bay Marina.  More...

Townships asked for $90,000 twice

Townships served by Cedar Area Fire & Rescue (CAFR) are being asked to come up with additional money over the next two years to fund immediate equipment needs.  More...

In Suttons Bay, push made for more middle school ‘identity’

A proposal to develop a “middle school identity” for grades 6,7 and 8, was discussed last week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education. More...

Principal Gann retiring after 22 years in Leland

A fixture at Leland Public School is stepping down June 30 after 22 years of service.  Charlie Gann, eight-year principal at Leland, is retiring after more than 35 years in education.  Gann came to Leland in the mid- 1990s with 15 years exp More...

Centerville questions 2%

A proposal to endorse a request for 2 percent tribal gaming funds for autism research was tabled last week by the Centerville Township Board. More...

Food truck proposed in Cedar

A request to operate a food truck in Cedar didn’t get far last week with the Solon Township Board.  Chris Lopez approached the board last month with the request. She returned to the board at the regular monthly meeting last Thursday.  More...

St. Mary to hold free health fair

Lake Leelanau St. Mary and the St. Mary health ministry will host a health fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Admission is free to the fair. More...

County keeps 42-cent phone charge

Leelanau County will continue to impose a 42-cent per phone line surcharge on every land line and cell phone registered in the county to help pay for 9-1-1 emergency dispatch services following a decision this week by the County Board of Commissioner More...