August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Two used book sales planned   Two district libraries in the county are planning book sales.  More...

Sealcoating keeping Rd. Comm. crews busy

Summer is often dubbed “road construction season.” That is certainly true for Leelanau County.  More...

T-C’s Lewis signs on as temporary S-B manager

The Village of Suttons Bay has a new interim manager whose name may be familiar to Traverse City-area residents.  Richard Lewis, an elected commissioner on the Traverse City Council, signed an agreement to serve as interim Suttons Bay Village ma More...

Property owner concerned about lack of notice for sign removal

The owner of a parcel of land fronting on M-204 near the Narrows in Lake Leelanau is concerned about actions taken by the township zoning administrator in taking down an oversized political sign. More...

State Senate race competitive

Polls for Legislator races in the Primary Election are rare, and the only one we found for one of the most competitive Senate seats in the state was conducted nearly three months ago. But it couldn’t have been much closer. More...

Foundation provides $181,500

The Leelanau Township Community Foundation (LTCF) has announced grants totaling $181,500 approved during the spring/summer grant cycle.  The total includes grants from the foundation’s General Endowment fund — the foundation’s More...

Election season is upon Leelanau

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year and eight months since the tumultuous presidential election of 2016.  More...

Larger Rd. Comm. draws interest

Six candidates are seeking election to three seats available on the newly-expanded Leelanau County Road Commission, creating different scenarios for voters to consider. Republicans will make choices in Primary and General elections. More...

Correction:

Due to a reporter error the Port Oneida Community Alliance was omitted from a list of organizations participating the historical map tour launched by Explore Historic Leelanau.   More...

M-72 to become stop, go

Drivers using the M-72 corridor between Empire and Shimek’s Corner should prepare for stop and go traffic beginning Monday.  The two-lane state road from M-72 in Empire to CR669 will be condensed to one lane for the duration of the Michiga More...

Planes collide on island; runway closed

A plane accident Sunday on North Fox Island has shut down the island runway pending the outcome of an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.  According to a press release from the Coast Guard, a Jayhawk helicopter crew took five p More...

Suttons Bay Schools recipient of biggest Tribal gaming payout

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians formally announced last week that it is providing $701,948 to local units of government in the latest round of semi-annual “two-percent” casino revenue sharing payouts. More...

T-C schools seek millage

Voters in Elmwood and portions of Bingham and Solon townships will decide the fate of a 10-year, $107 million bond proposal put forth by Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS).  Sale of the bonds would fund a long list of items identified in More...

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LEELANAU DEMOCRATS gathered in office space they rented as a campaign headquarters. The party rented office space in the Millside Building at 101 Dame Street in downtown Suttons Bay, next door to the Inland Seas Education Center.   More...

District race draws T-C lawyers

Three Traverse City attorneys are vying for the District Court seat which will be vacated at the end of the year with the retirement of Judge Thomas J. Phillips. More...

Primary needed to pare Republican candidates

Four Republicans are seeking their party’s nomination for two, 6-year seats on the Leelanau County Road Commission. More...

More information about three judge candidates

Three candidates from Traverse City are hoping to fill a seat on the District Court bench created with the retirement of Judge Thomas J. Philips.  Philips is too old to run for reelection to a judgeship in Michigan, according to a state law. More...