June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Amid cop shortage, county student pursues law enforcement career

A Leelanau County student is heading to Lansing in July after being selected for this year’s Law Enforcement Career Academy. Rachel VanThomme, now a senior at St. More...

Township passes on conflict complaint, but changes possible

Board: It’s a civil issue

The Leland Township Board is staying clear of opining about a conflict of interest complaint filed on behalf of landowners who say the township zoning administrator mixed public and private business. More...

Communications fix to cost Leelanau County taxpayer $125K

Leelanau County will spend $125,000 to fix another problem discovered with the county’s new $3.5 million emergency dispatch system.  The latest problem involves spotty coverage for pagers used by emergency responders in northern portions o More...

Empire to talk wastewater feasibility

An informational meeting will be held in August or September on the recently completed wastewater feasibility report for the Village of Empire.  The Empire Village Council discussed at its May 22 meeting scheduling the session, giving the public More...

Township wrestles with beach ordinance details

The rework of a nearly 30-year-old ordinance is raising questions for Leland Township residents. And a group of Leland Township residents have some concerns. More...

County Dates

Veronica Valley Park committee meeting   The Veronica Valley Park Committee of the Leelanau County Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday at 9:30 a.m. More...

Suttons Bay woman dies in crash

A medical condition could have caused an accident that killed an 81-yearold Suttons Bay woman Tuesday. Karol A. Butler was a passenger in a northbound vehicle that veered into the opposite lane, left the roadway and struck a tree. More...

Lagoon water levels cause concern

The Leland River Crossing project is in a race against time.  At the Leland Township Board meeting Monday, sewer administrator for the township Steve Patmore reported there has been a “twist.”  More...

In Leland Township, ‘bluff slough’ blocks beach walks

Beachcombers may have a difficult time walking north of Leland. More...

Election results to be announced

Results of the recent Cherry Industry Administrative Board election are in and on their way to the United States Department of Agriculture.  “I’m holding off on making those public until I have more information from the USDA,” More...