November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School of choice funnels funds with kids

Students flee from Suttons Bay schools

Suttons Bay’s “virtual” students are what’s keeping the district afloat based on records submitted earlier this month to the State of Michigan. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Runner-up Comets give defending champs a battle

When the Leland girls volleyball team went down 2-0 Saturday in the Class D state championship match with Battle Creek St. Philip, the Comets weren’t thinking about heading to the exit. More...

Leland four lead Dream Team

Whitney Schaub and Maddie Trumbull didn’t rest on their laurels after being named to the Enterprise Dream Team a year ago. The Leland girls volleyball standouts took their games and simply made them better. More...

Lakers return three starters for new year

Glen Lake is looking for a bright 2014-15 season with seasoned ball handlers and height to begin the new basketball campaign. More...

Life in Leelanau

Wednesday routine off the charts

Tim and Jennifer Brom didn’t know what they were in for when they dropped by a local watering hole last week. More...

Plenty of holiday concerts on tap to get folks in the spirit

For many people in Leelanau County, the holidays would just not be festive without a concert or two or even several. More...

Distillery offers special holiday drink

Our friends and relatives are arriving, the food has been decided, and everyone has their seat picked out for the games. What’s missing? The cocktail hour! More...

Views

Some positive thoughts on our housing market

our opinion

Statistics offered up at the first-ever “housing summit” for Leelanau need an asterisk, although the conclusion reached by researchers is valid. The county does, indeed, need more homes for its working class. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“I think what has happened as far as I’m concerned over the last couple of years is that I relied on Greg King being the expert on zoning, and I didn’t go in there trying to compare one ordinance of zoning to another ordinance to fi More...

Courts

86th District Court

Teodoro R. Garcia II, 33, 522 St. Joseph St., Apt. E, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded guilty to allowing an unlicensed person to drive; a charge of driving on a suspended license, second offense, dismissed; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $630. More...

13th Circuit Court

Bond reduced for former S-B teacher

Former Suttons Bay teacher Scott L. Tompkins, 63, was in 13th Circuit Court last Thursday, where his bond was reduced to a $100,000, 10 percent bond. More...

Magistrate Court

Fred J. Rehak, 65, 1595 S. Schomberg Road, Lake Leelanau — Failed to stop for school bus; $200 fines and costs. Michael A. More...

FINAL FINISH

LELAND SETTER Jessica Fleis jumps for joy after the Comets won the third game in Saturday’s Class D state finals match with Battle Creek St. Philip at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena. More...

10-point buck shot under farm program confiscated

Also, deceased GTB member part of fish sting, page 19

A Suttons Bay man has pleaded guilty to illegally taking a trophy buck through a program designed to allow farmers to harvest deer in response to orchard damage. More...

 

Local News

Pantry gives turkeys for those in need

For Marcie Lindo and Ann Munennich Monday’s distribution of Thanksgiving packages from Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) was baptism by fire. More...

Red Cross offers free babysitting class

The Cedar Community Foundation is once again sponsoring the free Red Cross Babysitting Class for students 11-years old and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Glen Lake High School media center. More...

Judge says Wiltjer could easily have caused fatal

Travis Wiltjer spent the weekend in the Leelanau County Jail after being sentenced in 86th District Court on Friday to serve 12 days in jail on a charge of reckless driving. More...

Outdoors

Fuel cheap but holiday travels not easy

Traveling to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving will cost less this year, but the weather may not make it an easy task. More...

Heavy snowfall starts run on Senior vouchers

The heavy snowfall that covered Leelanau County in a blanket of white last week also caused a run on snow removal vouchers for seniors. More...

Deceased Tribal fisherman part of federal sting for unreported catches

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (the GTB) has been caught up in an ongoing federal investigation into illegal trafficking of fish caught by tribal commercial fishermen. 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. TONIGHT More...

Letters

It’s unfair to deny rights to same-sex couples

To the Editor: Not surprisingly, Wilma McQueen is opposed to marriage equality. Her view apparently stems from a belief that everything in the Bible is true. But does she really believe that the universe was created in seven days? More...

Oppose HB 5974 otherwise your vote will mean nothing

To the Editor: Voters beware — your vote for the president and the vice president — may be meaningless if the state legislature adopts a proposed bill that would change how Electoral College votes are allocated. More...

It’s time to be more compassionate to gay people

To the Editor: This is in response to Wilma McQueen’s letter of 11/20/14. While the Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal,” it actually took a very long time to begin to fulfill that promise. More...

Columns

Some things in life today are simply unacceptable

A column by Amy Hubbell

Once a month, Glen Lake students and their parents meet in a restaurant in the evening to practice skills in eating out such as ordering from a menu, paying a bill, and engaging in pleasant conversation with others. More...

Sexual preference bill in the works but will it pass?

If you follow this stuff at all, you’ve heard the term Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act as it relates to the unfolding and highly emotional debate to include all segments of the LGBT community under that law. More...

Reader's Forum:

Expecting kids to vote like parents would be a travesty of education

Two recent letters to the Enterprise have insinuated that local school teachers are influencing the way youngsters vote — indoctrinating them, in other words. Both letter writers are casting a wide loop with a short rope. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Nov. 13 Glen Arbor Properties, LLC to Elizabeth A. Schmidt, trustee of the Elizabeth A. Schmidt Trust, two units Le Bear Resort Condominium, Glen Arbor Township. Clarence Stachnik, Sr. More...

Marriages performed

Jason A. Masingo and Angela K. Lewiston — Oct. 18 in Glen Arbor. Adam W. Fewins and Andrea J. Gasco — Nov. 15 in Cedar. Derek D. Warner and Chelsea L. Thompson — Oct. 25 in Glen Arbor. Ernest J.R. Daughtry and Lindsey M. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Michael M. Manty and Carol P. Rolland Howard W. Troost and Marian F. Walker More...