September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Festivals in Fishtown   More...

Second guessing under way, but not by Calley

The political landscape is strewn with political losers who are left to battle two illnesses.  First they are trying to heal the wounds inflicted by their opponents. More...

New roof, heating system will be expensive

Two especially big-ticket items involving major upgrades to countyowned buildings are among topics being discussed at an ongoing series of budget work sessions of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Funds needed for county 911 project

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week approved a request from the county Emergency Management department and the Sheriff’s Office to buy about $341,000 in communications software that offi- cials say will lead to greater efficien More...

Harbor having banner year

It’s been a busy summer at the Leland Township marina, and veteran harbor master Russel Dzuba has the numbers to prove it.  According to a reported provided Monday to the Township Board, the three months of summer resulted in $548,342 in t More...

Empire names Smith as clerk

For the first time in several months, the Village of Empire has a clerk.  The Village Council voted unanimously during a special meeting held last Thursday, Sept. More...

Last call for Heritage Trail comments

Those interested in providing input on how the final phase of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail should be constructed through Cleveland Township have until tomorrow to offer comments online.  More...

Road Commission buys 2 new trucks

The sun may be shining, but the Leelanau County Road Commission is already preparing its fleet of plow trucks for the ice and snow.  The commission at its meeting earlier this month approved the purchase of two new trucks at $125,596 each.  More...

Transportation alliance forms in county

A group has formed to address transportation needs in Leelanau County.  The Leelanau County Transit Alliance (LCTA) will host a community forum Tuesday, from 9-11 a.m. at the county government center.  More...

Funds ‘lift’ Native American programs

A non-profit that provides afterschool programing weekly for teenagers has received a grant from the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF).  The Friendship Community Center/ LIFT Teen Center has been awarded $12,500 to expand hours at the center More...

Firefighters remember 9/11

Bagpipes and trumpets sounded. A community remembered the fallen.  The Glen Lake Fire Department on Tuesday hosted its annual commemoration of 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. More...

S-B relies more on virtual students

Suttons Bay Virtual School continues to attract students and make up for falling numbers of students in building classrooms.  That was the message told Monday to the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  More...

What’s up in Northport? Looks like S-B or Leland

Something happened this summer in the Village of Northport, according to residents who have been speaking up at Village Council meetings.  And they didn’t approve.  “We did not want to become another Leland or another Suttons Ba More...

Take time today to read a banned book

Throughout the country, most children are starting a new academic year. Teachers are sending out their lists of required readings, and parents are beginning to gather books. More...

Buckley man also wanted in Colorado

A 54-year-old Buckley man who was jailed for violating his probation on a drunk driving charge is facing extradiction to Colorado.  Philip M. More...

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What are sealants?

Sealants are a safe, easy, and low-cost way to help protect your child’s teeth from decay. Sealants have been used on children’s teeth for more than 20 years.  A thin layer of resin is bonded to the chewing surfaces of the molars. More...

Narrows big part of Leland Twp. meeting

A Lake Leelanau resident is alleging that a permit application submitted in the name of the Leland Township Zoning Administrator’s wife undersized a boathouse she plans to build in the Lake Leelanau Narrows.  More...

Sewer dept again draws crowd

Recent meetings of the Leelanau Township Board have drawn crowds, and the most recent was no exception. More...

Easement holds up sewer project

The chances of a septic system being built to provide service to riparian landowners along Sunset Shores Drive took a step back.  More...

Village residents can hear, speak about sewer project

The Empire Village Council has set a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. More...

Northport increases pay for substitute teachers

Members of the Northport Board of Education want to increase the rate of substitute teacher pay. More...

League sets up series of candidate forums

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) has scheduled four candidate forums to help inform voters for the November elections.  Candidates for the 101st state House of Representatives and the 35th State Senate have been asked to atten More...

Live music returns to Suttons Bay

The Suttons Bay Theatre is launching a series of live concerts with the sounds of Red Tail Ring.  “We are bringing back live music for the non-summer months,” said theatre manager Matt Nester. More...

Drug task force offers presentations

The Leelanau County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will sponsor a series of public presentations next month designed to steer young people away from substance abuse.  The news follows the arraignment Friday of a third person implicated in More...

Elmwood discusses Noverr farms

Opponents and supporters of controversial “wedding barn” owner Frank Noverr showed up ready for a fight Monday at the Elmwood Township Board meeting, but the fight never occurred.  A lively discussion over whether Noverr should be ch More...

Leland nearly done with conceptual design

Progress on behind-the-scenes work needed to begin the school’s $24.6 million construction and renovation project was discussed this week by the Leland Board of Education. More...

Northport contractor finally paid

Work on a Northport Village trail system has been complete for months.  Now that work has been paid for.  More...