April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Foodie feast at the lake   More...

Tribe moves past election dispute; six candidates seek Council seats

Casino project in balance?

The Election Board of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was slated to meet today, April 26, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss preparations for the tribe’s General Election. More...

Low-priced property offered for development of affordable housing

The Leelanau County Land Bank Authority plans to sell two properties to Habitat for Humanity for development of three affordable “workforce housing” units in Suttons Bay and Maple City. More...

‘Newbie’ cherry farmers readying for trees to awaken from winter

Cherry farm series

Editor’s note: Cherries are Leelanau County’s most important — and popular, dare we say — agricultural crop. More...

Clerk has supporters, detractors as she’s fired by Empire Village

Traci Cruz is no longer clerk of the Village of Empire. More...

County House candidate has late competition

Leelanau County’s only homegrown candidate for the state House of Representatives is being challenged for her party’s nomination.  Democrat Kathy Wiejaczka of Empire will face Benzie County resident Ed Hoogterp in the August Primary More...

Property tax option nixed for sewer

Township bound by contract, state law

Leelanau Township taxpayers will not be asked to fund a $800,000 shortfall in the bond payoff for the municipal sewer system.  “If we go ahead, we will have a lawsuit,” township supervisor Doug Scripps explained.   More...

Contest attracts talent in all forms

Everyone is invited to the fifth annual “Natives Got Talent” show Saturday afternoon at the Leelanau Sands Showroom in Peshawbestown.  Sponsored by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa, the show is billed as “a celebr More...

36 attend housing session

The Annual Session of the Leelanau County Planning Commission was well attended and opened many eyes to the need for a wider range of housing options in the county, according to Trudy Galla, head of the county’s Planning and Community Developme More...

Empire split on who should handle reports

The Empire Village Council has expanded the work of a contract worker hired to “write checks” to include the production of financial documents.  Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday night to tap Sheree Nelson to produce profit/loss repo More...

Bingham likes park plan, buys table

The Bingham Township Board has agreed to provide a letter of support to the Leelanau County Parks & Recreation Commission, which is seeking state grant funding to improve Veronica Valley County Park. More...