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- 01/09/19--11:13: Snowbirds have flown coop, county
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- 01/09/19--11:13: Nearly 70 on NMC dean’s list
- 01/09/19--11:13: Trip part of Leland experience
- 01/09/19--11:13: Joyce elected chair
- 01/09/19--11:13: Deaths and divorces up in ‘18
- 01/09/19--11:13: Northport students win big
- 01/09/19--11:13: Looking Back...
- 01/09/19--11:13: Big lake challenge for loggers
- 01/09/19--11:13: Commissioners sworn, take bus tour of county
- 01/09/19--11:13: Beamsley named director
- 01/09/19--11:13: Poverty summit in Npt. Sunday
- 01/09/19--11:13: Hearing on storage facility to continue
- 01/09/19--11:13: Photo
- 01/09/19--11:13: Bunek re-elected board chair
- 01/09/19--11:13: 86th District Court
- 01/09/19--11:13: Dispatch Blotter
- 01/09/19--11:13: Driver arrested, child in vehicle
- 01/09/19--11:13: Fire damages older home
- 01/09/19--11:13: Fishermen catching pike on lake ice
I’m sure that by now everyone has recovered from New Year’s Eve and recovered from the holidays, getting back to life in the North Woods. This is definitely the cold and flu season, I can attest to that personally, take care of yourselves and be careful.
Thank you to everyone wondering about last week’s column and unable to find it, hopefully you will find this week’s.
This wintery mix of snow, sleet and rain that we’ve had this past week isn’t what anyone wants. But it might be a good time to explore your artistic potential. The Northport Arts Association (NAA) is offering several courses this winter. Tom Woodruff’s six-week drawing series continues on Saturdays through Feb. 9. The adult sessions are from 10 a.m.
Nearly 70 county residents were named to the dean’s list for fall semester at Northwestern Michigan College.
My classmates and I had a rather unconventional Thanksgiving this year. Instead of gorging ourselves on turkey and pumpkin pie, we spent Thanksgiving day eating rice and beans, speaking Spanish, and painting fences in a small Costa Rican village called San Salvador. When we left Leland to travel to Costa Rica, we had no idea what was in store.
Bob Joyce was elected chairman of the Leelanau County Road Commission last week.
“I’m truly honored,” he said. “And will continue to work hard for the taxpayers.”
Joyce, John Popa and Jim Calhoun, who had previously comprised the entire body, were joined by two new members, the top vote-getters in the November General Election.
For the second straight year, the county’s vital statistics saw increases in deaths and divorces in 2018, according to the Leelanau County Clerk’s Office.
[img_assist|nid=217008|title=|desc= NORTHPORT NATIONAL Arts Honor Society students stand with their entry into the 12 Days of Christmas competition. Pictured, from left, are Liam Thelander, Hayden Gregg, Claire Brown, Lindsey Somero, Sydney Barker, Grace Cook and teacher Jenny Evans.
5 YEARS AGO January 9, 2014
The following story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.”
While there were plenty of close calls, no lives were lost among the stranded or the rescuers.
[img_assist|nid=217001|title=|desc= NEARLY FULL, a BATA bus took county commissioners on a tour of the county Thursday. Pictured are, left, Will Bunek and Deb Rushton, right, from front, Patricia Soutas-Little, Melinda Lautner, Ty Wessell and Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach.
The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation recently elected five new directors of 2019, including Elmwood Township resident Terry Beamsley.
Beamsley brings experience in both the art and nonprofit sectors with her in her new roles as board director.
“Invisible Leelanau — 2019 — Poverty in Paradise” is the title of a special program Sunday at Trinity Church in Northport.
County commissioner Ty Wessell will present an overview at the 1 p.m. program and a six-member panel, each with their own perspective on poverty, will be featured.
A highly visible complex of large commercial storage buildings planned for the corner of Center Highway and Bingham Road in Bingham Township will be the subject of a continued public hearing next month.
The public hearing began in November, but last month’s meeting was canceled.
THE GLEN LAKE Garden Club was welcomed by a mosaic of lake ice and occupied fishing shanties on Little Glen Lake Sunday while removing the annual holiday garland and bows decorating the Carl Oleson Jr. Memorial Bridge. Photo by Cathy Martin
The newly-seated Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was sworn into office Jan. 3 by retiring 86th District Court Judge Thomas J. Phillips just prior to the board’s annual organizational meeting.
Wednesday, Jan. 2
2:24 p.m. — Bingham Township — Septic vehicle rolled over, driver not injured. Several gallons of waste leaking from opening.
6:10 p.m. — Empire Township — Caller went on wrong road. Now is stuck at the bottom of a large hill with his tractor/trailer.
A Suttons Bay woman was arrested Saturday in Elmwood Township after a deputy spotted a van on the side of the road with its door standing open.
About 7:45 p.m., a deputy headed south on Center Highway (Co. Rd. 633) near East Lakeview Hills Road, observed a silver Chrysler van pulled to the shoulder, stopped with its hazards on and the door standing open.
Firefighters worked for nearly six hours Saturday to extinguish a blaze that heavily damaged a home in Bingham Township.
No injuries were reported. Although there was no evidence of foul play, an investigation into the cause of the fire was underway earlier this week as a matter of routine, according to Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire Chief Jim Porter.
Three young men from Frankfort arose long before sunup on Sunday to fish Bass Lake.
They spent the partly cloudy day chasing flags on tip-ups, and were rewarded with seven pike that didn’t quite make the 24-inch minimum and several smallish perch. By 5 p.m. they were calling the day a success.