August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Orphan Annie’s influence affects lives of foster children in Leelanau

The story of a little red-headed orphan changed the life of one Leelanau County resident.  “I watched ‘Annie’ at four or five years old,” Suttons Bay resident Sara Caldwell said. More...

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YOU CAN thank the Leabo family for entertaining residents and visitors with a field of sunflowers.   More...

Calhoun, Eckerle prevail for GOP

It was a close race for four Republicans seeking two six-year terms on the Leelanau County Road Commission. Only two could be nominated in the Primary Election. They were incumbent Jim Calhoun and firsttime office seeker Tom Eckerle. More...

VanderWall, O’Malley, Wiejaczka coast

Leelanau County voters spoke loud and clear yesterday at the polls about their choices for the 35th District State Senate and 101st District State House.  Curt Vanderwall, currently a Republican in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 1 More...

Cooney runs past field in race for 86th District Court

Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney has put a lot of miles on his shoes over the past few months.  And it appears to have paid off.  Cooney was the top vote-getter in a three-way race for the 86th District Court seat being vacated a More...

Trivia winner now has time to use local gift certificates

Joan Garvin says the first place prize in the Leelanau Pages Trivia Contest suits her new-found leisure time just fine. Joan is one-half of the Denis and Joan Garvin farm and cabin rental operation on south Lake Leelanau. More...

Bergman meets with small business owners

U.S. Cong. Jack Bergman met with shop owners and residents Monday in Leland, joining in a discussion about the difficulty encountered by small businesses seeking capital to expand.  More...

Document request fulfilled

The Leelanau Township Board fulfilled a months-old request made by the Leelanau Enterprise through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Enacted in 1977, the act is designed to provide the public with records of government bodies.&nbs More...

Data sought in stop sign request

Leland residents living on Fifth Street may not see a stop sign at Cedar Street anytime soon.  More...

Short tart crop might help

Freezers already filled up

Sometimes less is more. That could be the case for Leelanau County cherry growers who find themselves harvesting a cherry crop that is less than promised, at least in poundage. But the fickle cherry market is fickle. More...

Hearing set on financing plan

The Suttons Bay Village Council will hold a public hearing at its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 20, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Here’s how you can help

Foster care is a critical service.  With numbers of children in care now higher than they have been in a decade, the most recent report released by the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) stated there were 437,465 fos More...

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Step back in time to Port Oneida Fair   More...

Reparation effort continues

Support from local units of government for an effort by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to sue the federal government over U.S. failure to comply with historic treaties has been mixed.  More...

Road millage again popular

Leelanau County residents overwhelmingly supported improved maintenance and snow removal services Tuesday. Some 83.1 percent of voters supported the renewal of a half-mill levy for the Leelanau County Road Commission. More...

Fire millages pass three times

Following this week’s election, residents of five Leelanau County townships served by two fire and rescue departments can be assured those departments will have the funds needed to continue operating and improving services in the years ahead. More...

Leelanau GOP goes with Pensler; Morgan will face Bergman in House

Prelimary results suggest that Traverse City Democrat Matt Morgan will have his name on the November general election ballot for 1st Congressional District, despite its absence on the primary ballot.  More...

Leelanau Twp. voters OK millages

Two proposed millages for Leelanau Township passed with strong support Tuesday, securing the continuation of improvements, equipment and services, according to township supervisor Doug Scripps.  Voters approved the continuation of Leelanau Towns More...

All about sidewalk sales in Leelanau

Suttons Bay Sidewalk Sale   More...

Question of who will pay sewer debt lingers in Leelanau Twp.

Leelanau Township officials are wrestling with a million dollar problem, and the solution is proving difficult to pin down. More...

County deputy treasurer accepts Elmwood Township appointment

The Chief Deputy Treasurer of Leelanau County, Chris Mikowski, will become treasurer of the Charter Township of Elmwood following a decision last week by the Township Board.  At a special meeting, the board decided to hire Mikowski effective Aug More...

Leland garden club gives back to community

The Little Garden Club of Leland has announced recipients of its annual grant program.  Grants were awarded to Leland Public School, the Leelanau Children’s Center, the Old Art Building, Northport Public School, Northport Arts Association, More...

County wines score big at state contest; bring home the gold

Leelanau County wines won big at the 41st annual Michigan Wine Competition last weekend in East Lansing. Of the 384 awards given, Leelanau County wines medaled more than 100 times and took three of the nine doublegold and best of class titles. More...

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YOUTH WORK crews provided through the regional Child & Family Services agency were busy as beavers last week removing a dam from a creek at Veronica Valley County Park in Bingham Township. More...