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Festivals in Fishtown   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...

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...

Outdoors

Bear opener Friday; at least two county hunters draw tags

Bear hunting season starts tomorrow in Leelanau County, and at least two county hunters drew tags and are expected to seek out a county-grown bruin.  “I know of two people who have tags,” said Mark Steimel, a fruit farmer and taxider More...

Keep mill pond, residents say

While environmental groups have called for removal of the Northport dam to drain the mill pond, such an undertaking may lack grass root support.  More...

Sustainable forests star at field day

Attendees hiked Palmer Woods Saturday with a mission.  About 40 individuals participated in the Forestry Field Day to learn about sustainable management practices, insect and disease control, high deer population impacts on forests, and increasi More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 7:20-8:20 a.m. — Step Aerobics: Old Art Building, Leland; $8. 8:30-9:30 a.m. — Senior Exercise: Old Art Building; Leland; $4. 9 a.m. More...

Letters

Don’t take a knee; respect those who brought us peace

Our beautiful national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, still gives me goose bumps. Francis Scott Key penned these lyrics in 1814 during the battle of Fort M’Henry. More...

Candidate equipped to become judge

To the editor:   More...

GOP doomed public education

To the editor:   After eight years of Republican control of Michigan’s government, how do Michigan’s schools measure up? Not well.  More...

Columns

Looking Back

5 YEARS AGO September 12, 2013 More...

Transportation on the peninsula

The following is gathered from reading through A History of Leelanau Township, Omena: A Place in Time, and the History of Roads provided on the Leelanau County Road commission website and submitted on behalf of the Northport Historical Society.  More...

SEEDS of HOPE

A soldier in a combat zone learned that his wife was desperately ill and not expected to live. He applied for an “emergency leave” but was denied. More...

 

Study rates schools on funds, tests

Spending more money per student doesn’t necessarily result in higher test scores.  That was one conclusion based on data released from the Michigan Department of Education (MDOE).  The report was discussed Monday by the Suttons Bay Bo More...

Another arrest in Fentanyl death

The person believed to have played a leading role in the opiate death of a Suttons Bay man who unknowingly snorted pure Fentanyl rather than heroin into his body has been charged.  Her daughter has already pleaded guilty to selling the deadly dr More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

public notices

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

St. Mary places fourth at Bear County

County boys and girls cross country teams competed in two different races this week. Glen Lake, Leland and the Suttons Bay club team traveled to Charlevoix Saturday to compete in the Mud Run. The race was divided by grades and genders. More...

Lakers route Ironmen for first win of the season

Glen Lake earned its first victory of the season Friday, as the Lakers made a big statement against the Mancelona Ironmen.  Glen Lake (1-2, 1-0 Northern Michigan Football League) defeated Mancelona (1-2, 0-1 Northern Michigan Football League) 48 More...

Norse win close game

Still undefeated.  Suttons Bay (3-0, 2-0 Midwest) continued its winning streak Friday, as they defeated Forest Area (2-1, 0-1 Midwest), 27-20 to remain undefeated.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Students with varying backgrounds study online

At 16, Nicholas Plamondon of Lake Leelanau been exposed to much more than what can be found in a traditional classroom setting.  He’s a virtual school student.  More...

Students dig up dirt while learning science in gardens

Sometimes dirt can be a good teacher.  Just ask Leland School Garden Club mentor Richard Allen, who’s been involved with the club for the 10 years of its existence. More...

Garden walk raises $883 for Cedar fire

Sunshine and seasonable temps on Saturday provided perfect conditions for a garden stroll that also served as a fundraiser for the Cedar Area Fire & Rescue.  The Cedar-based emergency services department that serves the four surrounding town More...

Views

Two — make that three — thoughts on Heritage Trail

Two thoughts on the final leg of the Heritage Trail.  First, we’re glad that acrimony over the trail’s route is waning.  And second, it’s going to be expensive. More...

‘Elderly’ advice from grad: like what you do

A column by Grant McPherson

School bells are ringing and there is homework to be done.  The feeling of not being in a room taking down notes and looking at a white board still hasn’t set for me. More...

Breathe in signs of fall

How do you know summer is over? In Leelanau County, you don’t need a calendar. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael S. Stepka Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Jason D. Holland, 27, of 11125 E. More...

COUNTY FILES

Real estate transfers recorded in county   More...

Construction Code Authority

Summary of Building Permits  Village of Northport Village of Northport (Northport Arts Association) Construct temporary tent for Leelanau Uncaged festival at 112 S. Waukazoo Street ($1).   More...