January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Loaf’s ‘Rok’ out; county on hold

Sugar Loaf saga continues

The head of Leelanau County’s Construction Code Authority, Steve Haugen, remains convinced that the presumed current owner of Sugar Loaf may sell the long-shuttered ski resort to somebody “local” soon. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Bowling for Dollars right up Tucker’s alley

They came to Tucker’s of Northport hoping to strike it rich Bowling for Dollars. Only two bowlers hit the jackpot over the weekend, but that didn’t deter 26 others from trying. More...

G-L boys ski to second place, girls third

The Glen Lake co-op ski team competed in two meets last week, highlighted by the boys finishing second and the girls taking third in the Lake Michigan Ski Conference meet at Crystal Mountain. More...

Wildcats’ Brown towers above county in scoring

The success of the Northport boys basketball team this winter is an inside job and it centers around Jacob Brown — all 6-foot-8 of him. The senior leader has helped the Wildcats to a 7-3 start with a county best 18.5 points per game. More...

Life in Leelanau

ROBOTS

Science for kids

Eleven-year-old Q Eggert bends his head to get a closer look at the Vex IQ robot he is working on. “We have it in the right spot, but it’s hitting this thing,” the fifth-grader said, pointing to a part on the nearly-built machine. More...

Northport School to host countywide spelling bee

If you think spell check and texting appears 2G2BT (too good to be true), you’re right. The importance of spelling may be challenged by technology, which has created a lexicon of its own. But spelling still counts. More...

The Manor offers hearty soup

County Cuisine

With temperatures in the single digits, Nancy Wright of The Manor on Glen Lake, brings us this hearty soup recipe that is sure to keep us insulated and nourished. Perfect for a pre-ski meal, ice shanty snack, or simply an easy family meal. More...

Views

Tough sell for proposal

our opinion

There’s something for just about everyone in the state sales tax increase proposal that will go before voters in a statewide election set for May 4. That’s one of many reasons we doubt the confusing proposal will pass. More...

Leelanau’s thankless decisions

Now that winter is partly behind us and school districts have been closed several days, we’d like to apologize on behalf of those who over-reacted to a non-closing earlier this month. You may recall the day. It was Wednesday, Jan. 7. More...

Emotion and controversy at county’s public schools

A column by Eric Carlson

The fact that the Leelanau County Spelling Bee is coming up in just a few weeks has gotten me thinking about our local school system. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Jan. 16 Leslye Robonson to Dawn La Porte, Section 27, Centerville Township. Coburn J. MacNaughton and Wendy L. MacNaughton to Lynn K. Enyart and Nancy K. Enyart, one lot, Northwoods No. 2, Suttons Bay Township ($170,000). More...

Marriages performed

Donald W. Chichester and Tawney J. Morris — Jan. 21 in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Roman R. Rodolfo and Lorie A. Cruz More...

When will community start to heal?

Bill Bailey tries to avoid the intersection of Schomberg and Bodus roads while making deliveries on his way home from work at Bunting’s Cedar Market. More...

Court takes issue with b-ball ritual

Pregame pat down was ‘disrespectful’

District Court Judge Michael J. Haley told a full courtroom on Friday that the mock pat down of Travis Wiltjer that took place before a cheering crowd on the Glen Lake High School basketball court was arrogant and disrespectful. More...

COLD CLIPPINGS

A MIGRANT WORKER for Bardenhagen Farms, prunes a GingerGold apple tree in Suttons Bay Township on Friday. Leo prunes about four trees an hour and prunes the trees every winter. More...

‘It seemed like they knew everything.’

County woman wires $7,500; warns others

At 82, “Doris” had grown accustomed to fielding a steady stream of phone calls from dubious people asking for her Social Security number and access to bank accounts. More...

 

Local News

Push for heroin on, head of narcotics unit tells county

Funding approved by commissioners for TNT

Some disturbing trends in Leelanau County became part of the public record when the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was considering whether to continue funding a regional narcotics enforcement network. More...

Festival again donates to county’s inmate art program

A project that originated in Leelanau County and is being copied in other places has received another funding boost from the Suttons Bay Art Committee. More...

Empire asked to help pay for survey

Empire Village Council members on Tuesday heard from village attorney Dick Figura, who asked if the village would like to help pay for a survey of land under Park Street and abutting property owned by Cherry Republic. More...

Outdoors

HOCKEY TAKES CENTER ICE

Three Northport students and their teacher Steve Wetherbee enjoyed some pond hockey Sunday afternoon at the rink at the Braman Hill Recreation Area in Northport. The mid-afternoon ice fun featured 2-on-2 action with small wooden goal boxes. More...

Conservancy walks through nature planned

Two natural areas will be featured next month in outings scheduled by the Leelanau Conservancy. More...

ICE savers

Anyone who ventures out onto any of Leelanau County’s frozen lakes this winter can feel a little better about the possibility of surviving the experience — even if the ice breaks and they end up in the water. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday. TODAY 9-11 a.m. More...

Letters

More transparency needed in Suttons Bay Village

To the Editor: It seems that fewer people in this country choose to participate in their own democracy, even through the simple act of voting. In a democracy, that is their right. There are, however, many people who would like to participate. More...

Don’t criticize those who defend us

To the Editor: I am sure Michael Moore does not remember the 1984 San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre where James Huberty shot and killed 21 men, women and children before being fatally shot by a SWAT team sniper. More...

Children’s King inspired art projects on display

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Courts

New District Court day for Leelanau Co.

Changes are coming to the 86th District Court, and with them, changes to the Leelanau Enterprise. District Court Judge Michael J. Haley’s last day is Friday, as he is retiring, leaving the court with just two judges. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Jan. 21, 10:52 a.m. — Cleveland Township — Scam caller said he was with “investigations department” and there would be “serious consequences” if she didn’t return his call. Jan. 21, 4:37 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Nikola Baic, 39, 2038 Chelsea Lane, Traverse City — Failed to stop leaving a private drive; $100 fines and costs. Molly R. Seymour, 16, 6879 W. More...