Magistrate Court proceedings - January 26

   Michael W. Schaub, 40, 2655 S. French Rd., Lake Leelanau — 65 in 55 mph zone, reduced from 68; $7 fine, $103 costs. Catherine E. Hill, 38, 220 N. Grand Ave., Leland — Expired registration; $8 fine, $52 costs. Margaret M. Full Story

Heritage Trail grants, funds keep coming in

   The latest federal grant for Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail has supporters optimistic the trail could be in use from Empire to Port Oneida by summer 2014. Last month U.S. Full Story

D. H. Day left campground as one of his legacies

   One of the most popular of D. H. Day’s legacies in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the D.H. Day Campground on Lake Michigan between Glen Haven and Glen Arbor. Full Story

Kasson Board, not planners, would make gravel 'need' decision

   A public hearing is set for Monday, Feb. 13 on a zoning amendment that would give the Kasson Township Board authority to determine whether there is a “need” to open additional properties up for gravel extraction. Full Story

Judge's ruling affirmed; Sheriff can be sued

   A federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati ruled Tuesday that Sheriff Michael Oltersdorf can’t claim immunity from complaints that he violated the First Amendment rights of deputies who are currently suing the county in a U.S. Full Story

Judge's ruling affirmed; Sheriff can be sued

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County Democrats plan events for Congressional candidates

   Leelanau County Democrats will host “meet and greet” sessions in Suttons Bay for two candidates seeking election to Congress. Full Story

Feds stay in way of marijuana change

   There is a movement afoot to put a proposal on the state ballot to legalize marijuana. Unless the ballot language includes specific provisions for how Michigan can buck federal government laws and regulation, it will be a waste of time. Full Story

Winter's Been A Bust

   “The only way we can for sure make it snow is if we all put our snowblowers away and take the plows off our trucks.” So says Scot Schweikart of Maple City in summarizing the feelings of winter-loving souls in Leelanau County. Full Story

I-500 ... from T-shirts to the pits

   Northport’s John Kalchik has gone from hawking race design T-shirts at the International 500 Snowmobile Race to being crew chief for the most successful driver. Full Story

Winter's Been A Bust

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Candidates expected at Reagan dinner

   Republican candidates for President of the Unites States and the U.S. Senate have been invited to speak at the 2012 Reagan Day Dinner scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Also attending will be Gov. Full Story

'Fair' offer good for Greilickville, county

   Elmwood Township can live with or without the Brewery Creek property. Full Story

Public hearing Tuesday on new windmill ordinance in Northport

   The Northport Village Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. on a new zoning ordinance to regulate wind turbines. Full Story

'Loaf update: Trails ready, lease unsigned

   An opportunity to open Sugar Loaf Resort for cross country skiing and other outdoor activities this winter may be melting with the snow — or not. Full Story

Rustic Inn offers vegetarian recipe

   Chef and owner Aaron Ackley of the Cedar Rustic Inn submitted this week’s County Cuisine vegetarian recipe. “Sometimes, I find that in the winter, I crave dishes with both depth of flavor and a memory of the summer,” Ackley wrote. Full Story

Opposition strong against Glen Lake marina plans

   Opponents to the expansion of an existing marina — including the Glen Lake Lake Association — have forced a public hearing on the application. Full Story

Peters to tell stories at Eyaawing Museum

   Native American Story Teller and Grand Traverse Band elder Tom Peters, also known as “Niigonakwat,” will be featured at a session Saturday, Feb. Full Story

Opposition strong against Glen Lake marina plans

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Firefighters vent

   The overwhelming opinion created by letters written by Leland Township firefighters is that they would prefer to work for another chief. Full Story

Real estate transfers recorded in county - January 12-January 19

   January 12 Paul L. Jr. and Catherine M. Sehnert to Paul L. Jr. and Catherine M. Sehnert, et al, Lot 9, Sunrise Bay Subdivision, Centerville Township. Full Story

Firefighters vent

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New assumed names filed in county - January 26

   Bayside Service; of 802 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay — By Kent Newcomb, P.O. Box 434, Suttons Bay. Braden Snow Removal; of 8455 E. Bingham Rd., Traverse City — By Chris Braden, 8455 E. Bingham Rd., Traverse City. Full Story

Co-op ski teams dominate league

   Glen Lake’s cooperative ski team continued its dominance of the Lake Michigan Ski Conference last week with wins for female and male skiers. Full Story

86th District Court Proceedings

   Ruth A. Dudley, 52, 3700 Aus Me Dah Key, Apt. Full Story

Casinos fine ­ — to a point

   We agree with a law professor who opined upon hearing that an established Indian Tribe was seeking permission to open a casino in Lansing that the whole specter could create a backlash against Indian gaming extending to Washington. Full Story

Leland students helping educate the poor in Africa

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Talking with Robert T. Roubal

   Name: Robert T. Roubal. Town or township of residence: I live in Suttons Bay Township. Resident of county since: I’ve lived here for 76 years. I was born here. Age and birthplace: You know my age. Full Story

County spelling bee Feb. 8

   Thirty-five students from five county schools will be at Glen Lake next Wednesday, Feb. Full Story

Suttons Bay Township Notice to the Public

   The Suttons Bay Parks & Recreation Committee There will be a Public Hearing at 7:00 PM, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Suttons Bay High School Media Center, 310 Elm St., in Suttons Bay. Full Story