August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Two bats in county test positive for rabies

Four people in the Benzie-Leelanau District Health (BLDHD) Department are being treated with rabies vaccine after exposure to bats that tested positive for rabies.  More...

Correction:

A caption in the August 9 edition on page 16 of section 3 was mislabeled. A dog participating in the agility exhibition at the Northport Dog Parade was mistakenly named as parade team participant Will Harper. More...

County budget familiar; workshops ahead

Repeat for $13.7 million

Immediately following its monthly executive meeting last week, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners held the first in a series of “budget work session” meetings in anticipation of adopting a 2019 budget.   More...

Glen Arbor mourns the loss of community leader Buhler; moment of silence at meeting

The Glen Arbor community is mourning the passing of H. Michael Buhler, who died unexpectedly last Thursday, Aug. 16. Buhler, 57, passed at his home, reportedly the victim of a heart attack. More...

Brewery Creek parking important

The Elmwood Township Board last week continued its discussions about the fate of the 15-acre Brewery Creek property it acquired in 2012 directly across from the township marina.  No decisions were made.  More...

Reflective posts on M-22 aimed at saving lives; are they too much?

Dark-night roads around Leelanau are going to get a bit brighter. Wooden stakes have been placed to mark future locations of “delineator posts” that will be placed along 76 miles of M-22. More...

County to hire another inspector

The Leelanau County Construction Code Authority has been authorized to hire another inspector rather than hire an assistant department head following a recommendation from the new department head, Paul Hunter.  More...

County Dates

One trail, two events   You don’t need to sign up to hike the 20-mile Heritage Trail Saturday with Jerry Pearson, or to have an input on the design of its last leg. More...

Leland hires teachers, OKs Hancock Field work

Two teachers were hired and improvements to the tennis court of Hancock Field were OK’d this week by the Leland Board of Education. More...

Home prices reach new highs as property market remains robust

Median price up 13%

Are home sales down? Are home sales up? The answer depends upon how you look at the latest numbers for Leelanau County to come from the Traverse Area Association of Realtors. More...

Neighbors press Elmwood to stop events on Noverr’s land

The Elmwood Township Board will consider next month whether zoning enforcement should be taken against the owner of Noverr Farm after hearing from a half-dozen neighboring property owners last week.  More...

Village OKs downtown financing plan

Following a public hearing attended by about a dozen local residents, the Suttons Bay Village Council this week adopted a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan that may help pay for some of the public improvements proposed by the village’s Downtow More...

Fire rings ousted from road ends; trash cans can stay

Fire rings installed at two road ends in Glen Arbor Township will be removed.  The Township Board voted 5-0 Tuesday night to pull the rings, installed to keep fires centralized at the road end public access.  Abuse of the sites — loca More...