May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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The Crane Wives to rock Suttons Bay   More...

Sidewalks gain over moving M-22

Instead of switching the locations of M-22 and the Leelanau Trail through Greilickville, how about we just install some sidewalks along both sides of M-22 and maybe put in some crosswalks? More...

Sports ‘consortium’ combines sports at Suttons Bay, Northport

The lines between Suttons Bay and Northport athletics largely disappeared this week with an agreement that creates opportunities to Northport students to play alongside the Norsemen.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education voted unanimously Monday t More...

Leland mulls funding increase

A millage to fund full-time staffing at the Leland Township fire station in Leland was discussed this week.  The Leland Township Board Monday night continued its discussion about requests to man the station in Leland, in addition to the fire sta More...

Wine and beer don't mix in Leland

A proposed Zoning Amendment that would allow a winery to also brew beer was denied this week by the Leland Township Board.  The Township Board voted 5-0 to affirm a Planning Commission recommendation to not support the proposed amendment, which More...

Road to be repaved

Nanagosa Trail on Stony Point in Suttons Bay Township will be repaved this year following an agreement signed last week by members of the Township Board and the Leelanau County Road Commission.  At its regular monthly meeting on May 9, the Towns More...

Bring some asparagus to festival

Asparagus isn’t the only thing on the menu at the 2018 Empire Asparagus Festival.  And it’s a good thing, because local asparagus will be tough to find.  Harry Norconk, owner of Norconk Farm and major provider of asparagus for E More...

Correction:

Due to a typographical error, the name of the 2-year-old Leokadia Koch was incorrect in last week’s paper.   More...

Elmwood finally approves winery events language

Some nine months after adopting a new Zoning Ordinance that had been 16 years in the making, the Elmwood Township Board this week finally filled one of its gaping holes.  Language regulating “special events” on agricultural propertie More...

Resignations create change for S-B

Suttons Bay will be searching for a new business manager and high school counselor after employment decisions made by staff members.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education on Monday accepted the resignation of business manager Ron Moag, who has jus More...

Cost of repairs drop

There’s good news for Leland Township.  Planned repairs to the sewer first estimated at nearly $300,000 will likely be half that cost.  Currently, an infiltration leak is causing clean water in the system to be retreated. More...

SPLASH

SOAK THE SUPER. Glen Lake Community Schools’ superintendent Sander Scott was a good sport at the school’s annual carnival Friday. Many students hit the target and soaked the super that day!   More...

Study needed for county building

Water leaking into the Leelanau County Government Center and concerns about the building’s heating, ventilating and air condition system will require the county to spend an unbudgeted $14,960 to figure out what’s going on.  More...

‘Affordable’ parcel to be sold at auction

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week reversed a recommendation it made last week to allow the county’s Land Bank Authority to acquire a tax-foreclosed parcel in Leland Township for an affordable housing program.  More...