March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Affordable housing on the border

Traverse City applies for funds

The Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has given a tentative thumbs-up — but no funding yet — to a 10-acre “affordable housing” project in the southeast corner of Leelanau County that is part of the City of Tra More...

Shipwreck washes ashore near Empire

Stella and Connor Young weren’t excited about going for a weekend walk with their dad. But the kids, age 14 and 10, respectively, changed their minds Sunday when the family discovered the remnants of a 143-year-old ship along the shoreline. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Twins, Munoz 3-peaters on elite girls team

Molly and Sarah Plamondon made a twin-killing on the girls basketball court this winter. More...

Pine River takes 2 from Norsemen

The Suttons Bay boys baseball team got a strong pitching effort from Trevor Petroskey in the season opener Tuesday against Pine River; however, the Norsemen got nothing in return. More...

Brown tops county boys in scoring

To say that Jacob Brown played a big part in the offensive productivity of the Northport boys basketball team would be an understatement. 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 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

The sales tax increase — Is this a shell game?

To the Editor: As a Democrat, I support increased taxes on motor fuels and motor vehicles to provide funding for our transportation infrastructure. More...

The bigger picture

To the Editor: The world tells us that the only thing we can change is ourselves. We are deceived into thinking that what we do as an individual is not important, so it is easy for us to give up and stop trying. More...

Non-homestead seniors’ policy unfair

To the Editor: More...

Courts

86th District Court

Brandon M. Morio, 26, 1105 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay — Pleaded not guilty to drunk and disorderly conduct; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; pretrial conference set for April 7. More...

13th Circuit Court

Nancy L. Heffernan, 49, of Maple City, was sentenced in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to six months in jail, held in abeyance, and two years probation on a charge of attempted felonious assault. More...

Kasson man charged with drunken driving

The following reports were supplied to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff ’s Department: More...

‘Sexting’ a growing problem

County has software, training to investigate ‘cyber’ crimes

A Leelanau County teen was recently in an online chat room when the guy she was chatting with asked her to send him a nude photo. She told him “no,” that she doesn’t do that. More...

Tips to avoid ‘cyber’ crimes

County Sheriff’s deputy Mike Bankey offers suggestions to avoid becoming a victim of an Internet-related crime, as well as ways to protect children and teens: More...

Dispatcher promoted to head 911

Skowronski retiring next week

Dispatcher Matthew Ansorge saw an opportunity rather than more work when Leelanau County Emergency Services director Tom Skowronski needed administrative help. More...

 

Local News

Grass fire engulfs old barn along M-22

A grass fire gained ground Tuesday in Leelanau Township and destroyed an old barn off M-22 on the west side of the Peninsula. More...

Demand up, supply low in county home market

Home sales, albeit at higher prices, set a robust pace in Leelanau County through the first two months of 2015 following a record-breaking 2014 season. More...

Grant application submitted for former Silver Tree building in S-B

Floor of building removed; may make room for mechanical needs

Owners of the “Suttons Bay Marketplace” building on the corner of St. More...

Life in Leelanau

FATHER TIME

Cleveland Twp. man turns 100

Buford “Bud” Waling could pass for someone decades younger. The Cleveland Township man celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday with family and friends from all over the country and abroad. More...

Historic lighthouse caught in a deep freeze with bad pipes

A frozen well pipe and a furnace on the fritz has kept folks at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum busy over the winter. A pipe from the house to the well has been frozen for about six weeks, said Stefanie Staley, executive director. More...

Rustic Inn offers homemade dressing

County Cuisine

Nothing says a great salad like homemade dressing. Aaron Ackley, co-owner and executive chef of Cedar Rustic Inn, brings us a delicious dressing, with potential for some local ingredients. More...

Views

Club’s demise would be part of another change

our opinion

There have been many reasons given for why the International Coffee Club of Leland may soon be left homeless, and we’re not convinced of most of them. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“I can’t repeat what we were called on the floor. The best was that we were just the old gang of rabble-rousers.” — State Rep. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 12 John Galla and Virginia Galla to themselves, Kevin Galla and Kelley Galla, Section 27, Centerville Township. Barbara J. Yearn, Trustee of the Barbara J. Yearn Living Trust Agreement to Williams S. and Kathryn E. More...

Public notices for Leelanau County

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...

Deaths recorded in county

Ted R. Peterson, 82, of Glen Arbor Township, died March 14 in Glen Arbor Township. More...