November 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Co. Board struggles with Tribal payouts

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners still hasn’t figured out how or even if it should try to prioritize requests for “2-percent” casino revenue sharing payouts from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  More...

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Christmas at the Lighthouse   The Grand Traverse Lighthouse will be decked in old-fashioned holiday decor from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Correction:

In coverage about the life of portrait painter Fred Petroskey, a quote taken from the book, “Petroskey,” was attributed to the wrong person. David Grath was Mr.Petroskey’s instructor at Western Michigan University.  More...

Benefit set for Empire family

The missions team at Empire United Methodist Church will serve as “Spaghetti Bolognese” dinner Friday, Dec. More...

Outdoors

Deer’s antlers untangled

A 6-point buck, tangled in fencing last week, was freed with the assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.  Leelanau County animal control deputy Wayne Kalchik responded at 12:25 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. More...

New director elected to LCD

There’s a new director on the Leelanau Conservation District (LCD) board for the first time in decades.  Scott Collins of Centerville Township was elected to the board during the LCD annual meeting Nov. 1. He will replace Dr. More...

Temps, rut keep deer moving

Cold temperatures and, at times, snowy ground have proven assets to deer hunters in Leelanau County, with two days remaining in the firearm season.  For those with tags to fill, the opportunities are out there, according to two hunters who were More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

TODAY  10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. — Beginner Tai Chi Class (free); Leelanau Township Fire Hall, Northport.  11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Advanced Tai Chi Class (free); Leeelanau Township Fire Hall, Northport.  4 p.m. More...

Letters

Win-win needed at Leland road end

To the editor:   More...

Senate bill no good for Pure Michigan

To the editor:   Michiganders have just elected Gretchen Whitmer. Like them, she believes that Canadian-owned Line 5 is too risky for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s economy, and that it must be immediately removed.  More...

Homes vs. rentals at Cherry Home

To the editor: Last year I wrote letters about short term rental businesses in Cherry Home Shores (CHS). More...

Columns

Good times; shop local

Get Ready-Get Set---SHOP! Try to shop locally as much as possible.  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO November 28, 2013 More...

Comings and Goings in Omena

Thanks to a crew of volunteers, as well as downtown Omena residents and businesses, the Village of Omena is all decked out for the holidays. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire Jason L. Stringer and Ann K. Teriaak (Bungalow Bldrs of Northern MI Inc.) Construct single family dwelling on slab, wood frame, two story, main and second floors and covered porch at 10109 W. Aylsworth Street ($141,970). More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 16, 2018  Denise Campbell, as attorney in face for Patricia A. Pleva to Patricia A. Pleva, Section 21 in Centerville Township.  Harriet S. Barner and David A. Kaminski, Successor Trustees of the Harry P. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township David Cannon – (TNT Outdoor Services) Repair existing stone seawall with new stone no dredging or filling or earth change at 846 E. Traverse Lake Road ($90). Glen Arbor Township More...

‘Teaching’ hotel eyed in Elmwood

A 100-room “teaching hotel” operated by a church-based non-profit organization has been proposed for construction on M-22 near Cherry Bend Road in Elmwood Township.  More...

Private vs. Public at road ends

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide early next year whether it will hear a case that could have great implications for life on the Leelanau Peninsula and other Great Lakes communities. More...

Coastal community meeting set

Local zoning and planning officials, Lake Michigan property owners and beach users are invited to a special presentation on Great Lakes water levels Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices For Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Siddall, Comets highlight Dream Team

Following the soccer team’s brilliant finish, the Leland volleyball team was looking for one of its own.  The Comets made a state championship run of their own, but Leland fell just short, losing to Mendon in the state championship match.& More...

Trojans outlast Eagles, 70-59

Lead change after lead change. St. Mary (0-1) opened up the boys basketball season for county teams Tuesday night inside St. Mary schools, but couldn’t outlast Central Lake (1-0). More...

Mustangs hold off Norsemen, 49-44

The new two team co-op opened up the season on the road.  Suttons Bay (0-1), and a few players from Northport, made the trip to Grand Traverse Academy (1-0) to take on the Mustangs. More...

Life in Leelanau

Exhibit ‘powderful’; ‘Ski’ for yourself

It’s been said that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But what should you do when life gives you 200 pairs of used downhill skis? More...

Two groups prepare holiday shows

Festivities abound during the holiday season. More...

‘Make and Take’ on Sunday

The Cedar Area Community Foundation will host its annual Make and Take Holiday Celebration Sunday at the Solon Township hall in Cedar.  There will be crafts for all ages and refreshments from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Views

Chambers of commerce arrive at ‘crossroads’

The chambers of commerce serving businesses and residents of Leelanau County are ripe for change.  That doesn’t mean we’re down on the chambers. On the contrary, their best days should be ahead. More...

Congrats to business of year

We’re glad one chamber activity does not appear in jeopardy — the naming of a county business of the year. More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Drew A. Scheele, 33, of 2937 Glen Dr., Traverse City — Sentenced after pleading guilty to a probation; 10 additional days in jail; fines and costs preserved; probation revoked, unsuccessful.  More...

Woman jailed; allegedly driving drunk with kids

A 40-year-old woman was arrested Monday afternoon after two separate parties reported a red Jeep SUV driving erratically on Bugai Road.  The deputy assigned to secondary road patrol located the vehicle on South Lake Leelanau Drive near Maple Val More...

Magistrate Court

Sharilyn R. Pisarsky, 47, of 8346 Bent Pine, Lake Ann — No proof of registration — $125 fines and costs.  Sharilyn R. More...