October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ballots in for 20% of expected turnout

Nearly one-fifth of voters eligible to cast ballots in Tuesday’s General Election have already voted, which is on par with previous “off-year” elections for Leelanau County. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse back in playoffs took a lot of work

It’s been four years since Suttons Bay qualified for the state football playoffs, but Norsemen senior linebacker Jack Collins didn’t become emotionally involved in the hiatus until last season. More...

Leland falls in regional finals

The Leland boys soccer team carried itself well in the opening minutes of the Division 4 regional championship match Saturday against Muskegon Western Michigan Christian. More...

Rowing along Lake Leelanau

The annual Leelanau Chase rowing regatta at Fountain Point Resort on south Lake Leelanau appears to be growing into one of the largest events of its type in the state, according to organizers. More...

Life in Leelanau

The Great Debates

County commission candidates sparred some and found a few common interests during two candidate forums held last week by the Leelanau County League of Women Voters (LCLWV). More...

Two incumbents, three challengers in Northport Village trustee races

Five candidates are vying for three seats available on the Northport Village Council. Incumbents Donna Groomes and Phil Mikesell are on the ballot along with challengers Charlie Rogers, Pam Steffens and James Watson. More...

VonVoigtlander faces Kehl in race for Northport presidency

Two candidates currently serving on the Northport Village Council are running for the president’s seat. They are incumbent Barbara Von- Voigtlander and trustee Tim Kehl. We asked each candidate to respond to each question in 60 words or less. More...

Views

Finally, a party choice when picking the next County Board

For decades, Leelanau County residents lacked a choice in which political party would run their county government. That changed in 2012, when four Democrats ran for the County Board. One was elected. This year five Democrats are seeking board seats. More...

A column

Glen Lake needs a leader to speak

From a school administrator’ s view, I’m sure it’s not an easy job determining what to tell the press about the horrific car accident that took two lives in late August, and what to withhold from public dissemination. More...

State Dems wait in long parade for Clinton

As the event laboriously unfolded, one could imagine that if there had been a Democrat running for statewide dog-catcher, he or she would have been invited to speak to the unsuspecting crowd in Flint the other day. More...

Felony charges sought for teen driver

Felony charges are being filed against the driver of a vehicle that caused two deaths in a high-speed crash, while charges also are being considered for the driver of a second car occupied by teenagers at the scene. More...

Election spending tops $31,000

Democratic candidates for the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners have taken in 150 percent more in campaign funds than their Republican counterparts, according to campaign finance statements filed last week with the Leelanau County clerk’s More...

Another attorney nixes pantry grant for Christian Neighbors

Leelanau Township will not act as a passthrough agency for a $29,000 grant sought by Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN), the nonprofi t agency that runs two area food pantries. More...

 

Local News

Conservancy farmland deal possible by fed grant, donation

Editor’s note: The following story is a condensed version of a story written by Zane Schwaiger for the Leelanau Conservancy. More...

Correction:

Chris Branson of the Bonek Agency in Suttons Bay was recognized recently by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) for his 20 consecutive years of dedication and leadership in the insurance industry. More...

HEARD around LEELANAU

Part of closing statements made at a forum held last week for county commission candidates included these words from District No. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frank Delmar Allen

1937-2014

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City for Frank Delmar Allen of Cedar who died Wednesday, Oct. 22 at home. He was 77. More...

Fern Irene Gardner

1926-2014

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City for Fern Irene Gardner of Traverse City, formerly of Leland, who died Monday, Oct. 27 at Grand Traverse Pavilions. She was 88. More...

Dorothy June Walters

1928-2014

A Catholic funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 1 at St. Francis Catholic Church for Dorothy June (Flees) Walters of Traverse City, who died Oct. 27. She was 86. Dorothy was born June 28, 1928 in Flushing, Mich. to Domazy and Mary Flees. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 9 a.m. — Leelanau County Senior Services Advisory Committee: County Government Center; Suttons Bay. 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. More...

Letters

Point of sale septic inspections not the answer

To the Editor: Point of Sale septic inspections are not an efficient way to discover septic systems that pollute our beautiful lakes and waterways. More...

Ty Wessell’s leadership needed on county board

To the Editor: I am delighted to support Dr. Ty Wessell for Leelanau County Commissioner for District 4. More...

Heavy industry was not a goal of EDC

To the Editor: With regards to Commissioner Lautner’s reply to your question in last week’s Enterprise about he Leelanau EDC, she is in error. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael S. Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys Crystal L. Spray, 26, 5186 Tilton Road, Traverse City — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 75 mph; $120 fines and costs. Lily A. Richter, 18, 2243 S. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county Oct. 16 Thomas S. Lawton, Jr., successor of the Louise F. Lawton to Ryan P. Cooley and Meghan S. McEwen, Sections 4 and 9, Suttons Bay Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). More...