June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Summer starts with wine festival, art   The Leland Chamber has big plans for the next two days. First will be a celebration of Leelanau’s rich artisan culture with an art walk from 5-9 Friday.  More...

Boat named in honor of ranger

The new boat acquired recently by the National Park Service has been designated “NPS 1207” in honor of Ranger Kristopher W. More...

Binsfeld Center purchase delayed, but Montessori officials remain confident

The purchase of the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center wasn’t completed Friday as planned. However, school officials are confident the deal will be finalized soon, despite head of school Eric Royston’s recent cancer diagnosis. More...

Open meetings training held

About 20 people, most of them local government officials, attended a free Open Meetings Act training session conducted last week by attorney Peter Cohl, the county government’s corporate counsel.  Cohl is a principal of the Lansing law fi More...

District sells native plants

Dozens of native plants were sold Friday at the Leelanau Conservation District native plant sale.  More...

BUILDING A BOUTIQUE

WORK IS progressing right along on the Sleeping Bear Inn, which will offer 20 rooms in Empire. The two-story hotel is being built by Megan and Peter Schous, who also own the Empire Lakeshore Inn located on Front St. and M-22. More...

Correction:

One of Leelanau County’s World War II veterans shown last week on a Memorial Day ceremony photograph was incorrectly identified. He is Louis Houdek of Leland. We apologize for the error.   More...

Dispute settled, Tribal Council seated

Resolution of an election dispute last week allowed three members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council to be sworn in to office just two weeks later than planned. More...

Casualties, jail escapes all part of Sheriff’s Office drill

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office and the Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management hosted a mass casualty training event yesterday June 6, from 5-8 p.m. at the county Law Enforcement Center.  More...

Bee preserves history in burial plot

Family members knew that John F.T. Dago was actually a Dechow. But they had no idea that an epilogue of military service was etched into the bottom of their great-grandfather’s grave until they unearthed the stone for cleaning. More...

‘Char method boosts soil

A secret to building better soil may be using something called “biochar.” It’s also a thousands-year-old method that puts agricultural waste to good use. Simply put, biochar is charcoal used as a soil enhancer. More...

Boat auction raises funds for nonprofit

Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) volunteer Margaret Schaal this week was still adding up figures from the annual boat auction conducted Saturday by the Greilickville-based non-profit organization.  More...