Leelanau County, MI

After The 4th: Latest Leelanau Blotter and 911 Report

The Leelanau Ticker’s post-July 4 weekend look at the most alarming, offbeat, or otherwise newsworthy calls to the Leelanau Office of Emergency Management/911 dispatch. 2:57pm 06/30/22 Missing Person Omena/Suttons Bay, 75 year-old male. Friend dropped him off 1.5hr ago. Reporting party has a drone; out at his residence. Checking Eagletown Market. Checking businesses in and around Suttons Bay. Checked BP gas station, Chimoski's, Murdick’s Fudge and Scoops. Checked Hansen's. Beginning track with K-9. Checked Northport businesses: Tom’s, Deep’s, Barb’s. Family friend found subject.
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A 30-Foot-Wide Sinkhole Opens On Private Property Near Clay Cliffs In Leelanau County

High water, low water, and erosion are seemingly always on the minds of waterfront property owners in Leelanau County. But sinkholes? That’s a new one. A local landscaping company recently discovered a newly formed 30-foot gap in the earth while creating a new residential patio near the Clay Cliffs Natural Area in Leland. That sinkhole, in turn, created a small stream.
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Clay Cliffs in Northern Michigan: The wild lakeshore cliffs you’ve never seen before

LEELANAU COUNTY-- Tucked away in the Leelanau Peninsula is a natural area featuring majestic 200-foot cliffs and 1,700 feet of protected shoreline. The Clay Cliffs Natural Area was preserved in 2013. The small but beautiful 104.5-acre parcel with nearly 2,000 feet of frontage on both Lake Michigan and North Lake Leelanau is managed by the Leelanau Conservancy.

Singer/Gardener Chris Skellenger helps Northwoods Hardware

Back in 2012, the Sun ran a story entitled “Local troubadour Chris Skellenger is Johnny Appleseed.” In that story we echoed a story from 2007 called ‘Saving the world one bucket at a time,’ “about Skellenger’s nonprofit 11 Oaks and how he was teaching hungry people in Africa how to install gray water bucket irrigation systems in their parched gardens so they can eat vegetables, not just grain.”

A Plan, A Van, A Boat (And Lots Of Hope): The Kitners’ Year-Long Journey To Call Northern Michigan Home

Nathan Kitner and Lily Grant-Kitner beamed as they stepped through the door of their Lake Ann rental house a week ago. They were also stepping off from a rollercoaster ride they had feared would not end happily: Nathan Kitner says the struggle to find housing in the Leelanau/Benzie region is acute, especially for those in the hospitality field trying to make a go of living and working here.

Glen Lake Church concert returns to Old Settlers

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Men’s Bible Study group at Glen Lake Community Church is again presenting a “free benefit concert” at Old Settlers Park for the Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse communities. This year’s July 9 concert will feature Aaron Boyd, an internationally renowned Christian recording artist. Boyd, who grew up and still lives in Northern Ireland, is, once again, bringing his “Worship + Justice” Tour to Michigan to raise money for the “World Orphans” organization. Additionally, the Old Settlers concert will also raise funds for the local charity, Empire Area Community Center Emergency Fund. The concert in Glen Arbor will be the second of eight stops on his tour.

Health officer honored for service in public health

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Officials from the Benzie-Leelnau District Health Department were honored for their service by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. During the the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference in June, Lisa Peacock, former health officer for the district,...

Public Notice

Notice of Realty Action – Proposed Minor Boundary Revision for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. Notice of Realty Action – Proposed Minor Boundary Revision for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. Whereas, Section 7(c)(1)(ii) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, codified as amended...

Leelanau County Working to Expand High-Speed Internet Service with $17.4 Million Project

Leelanau County is working on a long-sought goal: expanding high-speed internet service in its borders. Internet service provider Point Broadband LLC plans to start building a fiber-optic network later this year. That network will run from the base of the peninsula’s eastern side to its tip. It’s a $17.4 million project that will service Leelanau and many rural areas.

The Latest Leelanau County Blotter & 911 Call Report

The Leelanau Ticker is back with a look at the most alarming, offbeat, or otherwise newsworthy calls to the Leelanau Office of Emergency Management/911 dispatch. The following is excerpted from the June 21 to June 30 call reports:. 7:24am 06/21/22 Malicious Destruction of Property N. Lake St., Stalls have red...

Snowplows, kazoo corps, kissing Elvises. Anything goes in Glen Arbor’s Fourth of July parade

An Elvis impersonator kisses his sweetheart and celebrates Independence Day during last year’s Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mario Inchaustegui. “This has to be one of the only Fourth of July parades in America that include a snowplow,” joked the Glen Arbor parade’s unofficial organizer Stan Brubaker. “I called the Leelanau County Road Commission chairman last week and reminded him that we’re looking forward to see the snowplow there. Anything goes in our parade!”

Dispatch From The Dunes #4: Full Throttle

Wilderness guide Julie Den Uyl welcomes Leelanau Ticker readers to head full throttle into the beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore (SBDNL) where right now its landscapes are in full bloom, ecosystems are reaching full potentials, and new progeny are learning to survive. Den Uyl, a former park...

Enjoy Locally Made Wine with a Farm-to-Table Meal in Lake Leelanau

Nothing says summer like sipping wine and enjoying a fresh farm-to-table meal in Northern Michigan scenery. You can do just that this August at Leelanau Grown, the signature fundraising event for the Leelanau Children’s Center. Plan a trip to Lake Leelanau’s stunning Aurora Cellars Winery & Vineyard on August...

Verschaeve graduates

Leelanau County Corrections Sergeant Tom Verschaeve graduated from the 17th Michigan State University School of Staff and Command last month. This intensive 10-week, 400-hour course is a problem-based course that utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and distance learning technologies. Problem-based learning represents the next generation in law enforcement training by fostering…

Cherry farmers anticipate better crop yields after two rough years

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The National Cherry Festival is now just days away. While late frosts and chaotic weather have made the past two years harder than many farmers would like and while they don’t want to jinx it, it sounds like this year’s crop may even be ahead of schedule.