May 10, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Rescuers tried to save responder’s life

A 63-year-old Traverse City man who spent his career responding to emergency medical situations died Monday in a motorcycle crash in Leland Township.  John Mull, who recently retired from North Flight Aero Med — previously known as Munson More...

Updated Master Plan ready for eyes

The village Planning Commission’s work to update the zoning Master Plan has entered into a new phase, Village Council trustee Jane Gale announced last week.  More...

Survey says customers have few problems with code authority

News emerged this week about the work of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority that may surprise people who rely on discussions at public meetings for that information.  More...

Millages pass for school, fire operations

Voters in two school districts and Leland Township were generous in their support of extra-voted millages Tuesday.  Northport Public School and Leland Public School had extra-voted millages approved on non-homestead, non-qualified agricultural p More...

Candidates needed for three school boards

School boards around the Leelanau Peninsula will fill openings in November.  Five seats on the Suttons Bay Board of Education will be available in the General Election.  Current board members Thor Mikesell, Steve Hall and Kim Eike have term More...

Township sewer debt higher than reported; tops $1 million

Leelanau Township’s sewer debt isn’t going away anytime soon. More...

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HEAVY RAINS Thursday night resulted in flooded creeks, roads and a few basements across Leelanau County. Susan Harrison shot this picture of problems encountered by motorists in Northport Village.   More...

Coffee With Council

The Village of Empire will host “Coffee With Council” from 10 a.m. More...

County seeks $182K in 2 percent payouts

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will ask the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for $182,458 in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing payments this summer. More...

Correction:

Due to a typographical error, the date of the second household hazardous waste collection appeared incorrectly in last week’s paper. The second collection will be Saturday, June 30 at Glen Lake School.   More...

On third try, Harper named to council

Voting block changes

The third time was a charm for Will Harper, a Northport business owner who has ruffled some feathers in local government and lately has been applying for openings on the Village Council. More...

Haugen’s wife files for divorce

The staff of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority has been coping remarkably well with stress caused by the arrest in March of former department head Steven Haugen, according to County Administrator Chet Janik.  Haugen was placed on u More...

Support strong in Leland; hammers to swing next spring

The “school on the hill” will look a little different come 2020.  Voters in the Leland School District Tuesday strongly supported a $24.6 million bond proposal to fund improvements to the school — including a new two-story elem More...

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EASLING CONSTRUCTION has begun work on renovations to the Centerville Township hall, where a vote for the Leland Bond took place on Tuesday. The ongoing project, centered in the lower level of the hall, did not impact voting.   More...

No solution as Cove erosion continues

Seasonal visitors are arriving, and access to the Leelanau Township shoreline at Christmas Cove is still limited. Presently the lower area parking lot is closed off due to crumbling asphalt along the shoreline. More...

Hungry foragers munching on garlic, an invasive species

A four-legged team of invasive eradicators arrived Friday at Clay Cliffs.  And the team of 32 goats and three sheep has remained focused on munching the invasive garlic mustard plants in two areas of the natural area.  More...

Dog OK but barn completely lost

Firefighters from three departments were dispatched on Tuesday after a A 9-1-1 call stated that flames were coming from a pole barn at 2750 Hansen Rd.  The barn was unoccupied, but the owner of the property, Lucy Stalkowski, has two Saint Bernar More...