May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Six graduatins planned by Leelanau Co. schools

Graduation ceremonies for Leelanau County high school seniors will take place over the next couple of weeks. Here are the times and dates: Glen Lake — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the large gymnasium. Leelanau School — 11 a.m. More...

S-B cuts football coach, more teachers

Suttons Bay’s highly successful football coach is one of several teachers being pink slipped by the district as part of budget cuts planned for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Public Notices  Free Access 

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...

Sports

Who’s scared of No. 1?

Comets upset top-ranked Rayders; Elk Rapids blows past Suttons Bay

A rain-soaked Libby Munoz didn’t seem to notice the sea of maroon jerseys separating her from the Charlevoix goal — she stormed right toward it. More...

Glen Lake clinches Northwest title with undefeated conference record

“We’ve had to create some runs.”

The Glen Lake baseball team won the Northwest Conference regular season title Friday afternoon with a 4-3 win over in-county rival Suttons Bay in game one of a doubleheader. More...

Track roundup: 3 GL relays, S-B’s Holmes, Arroyo, Oskaboose place at NWC meet

The Glen Lake boys track team finished in third place at the Northwest Conference Championship meet last Wednesday held at Suttons Bay High School. Glen Lake’s girls finished fourth with 55. More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau graduates share their viewpoints

We asked one graduate from each Leelanau County high school the following six questions:

1. What was the most important thing you learned in high school? 2. Who was your favorite teacher, and why? 3. What should high schools be teaching students that they are not today? 4. More...

Nikolas Kalis

Glen Lake High School

Mother: Ann Kalis Place of residence: Maple City 1. I’d say the most important thing I learned in high school was to do your best and be yourself. You really don’t want to be a fake person. 2. Mr. Schut. More...

Kelsie Cornell

Lake Leelanau St. Mary

Parents: Christopher Cornell and Angie Burkholder Place of residence: Lake Leelanau 1, To stay focused and try to stay ahead of your assignments. Staying ahead of the game is good. More...

Views

Commissioners should revisit lake level study

our opinion

We appreciate the advantages of limited government. But there are also times when a lack of governmental leadership creates a void that the private sector — and even other governments — cannot fill. More...

County and dam always connected

It’s helpful to understand that the Leland dam has been carefully watched by county officials through the years. More...

U.P. visit creates yearning for Lakeshore

A column by Amy Hubbell

While hundreds if not thousands of people explored Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore over the Memorial Day weekend, my family and I traveled north to spend time at Michigan’s “other” national lakeshore — Pictured Rocks Na More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 14 Thomas W. and Gail A. Herendeen to Gail A. Herendeen, Section 6 Kasson Township. Michael H. Allen Trust to Susan Beeler, Unit 9, Sapphire Shore in Elmwood Township. Stephen E. Kozelko, Trustee of the Revocable Living Trust of Stephen E. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Cynthia L. Lewis, 52, of Kasson Township died May 7, 2015 in Kasson Township. David E. Connell, 47, of Elmwood Township died May 7, 2015 in Elmwood Township. Abigail J. Gross, 15, of Leland Township died May 7, 2015 in Leland Township. More...

New assumed names filed in county

Optimum Skill Set; 9720 W. Carlson Road, Northport – By Kenneth Mitchell, 9720 N. Carlson Road, Northport. Our Patch of Heaven Farm; 7211 E. Harry’s Road, Traverse City – By Amy L. Nagley, 7211 E. Harry’s Road, Traverse City. More...

EARLY VEGGIES

DANA BOOMER of Still Pond Farm near Empire sells locallygrown asparagus Saturday at the Suttons Bay Farmers Market. Frost nipped some asparagus, but there are still plenty of stalks popping up. See our coverage in Section Two, page 15. More...

More diplomas going out

Seniors grew up with computers

Leelanau County’s Class of 2015 is larger than last year. Some 183 seniors will receive diplomas from the four public schools entirely within Leelanau County and two private schools. More...

Trail opens early; signs are coming

Newest section less ‘challenging’

The newest section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail opened on Friday — just in time for an influx of visitors to Leelanau County over the long Memorial Day weekend. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Charity fashion show planned

“Exclusively” from the Closet, a luncheon and fashion show, will be held next Thursday, June 4, at the Leland Lodge. More...

County Dates

Birdwatchers welcome More...

Empire still planning ‘governance’ meeting; issues calm down

The Empire Village Council plans to go ahead with a “governance” workshop that was planned in the wake of a volatile meeting held in December during which president Sue Carpenter wrote a letter of resignation that she later withdrew. More...

Outdoors

Plenty of horse power at plow event

Members of the Northwest Michigan Draft Horse and Mule Association converged on the historic Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township to participate in a “Plow Day.” More...

Asparagus freezes, but more coming; weeks for ‘berries

Leelanau County’s asparagus crop is still going strong despite temperatures that plunged below freezing in some fields around the county last week. More...

County fruit leaders quoted by Farm Bureau

Two leaders in the state’s fruit industry who reside in Leelanau County were quoted in a Michigan Farm Bureau release touting the benefi ts of crop assessments approved by growers in 2014. 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...

Courts

86th District Court

Robert W. Thornton, 50, 7179 Cherry Lane, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to bond violation on drunken driving charge; to serve three additional days in jail; jury selection done; jury trial set for July 14. More...

Bailey still in jail; investigation continues

A probable cause conference was held last week for Derek J. Bailey, the Tribal Council member accused of criminal sexual conduct, but no plea deal was offered. More...

Magistrate Court

Elizabeth A. Moore, 52, 17288 Nessen Road, Copemish — No proof of insurance; $165 fines and costs. David A. Kalchik, 30, 9755 E. Duck Lake Road, Suttons Bay — DNR, littering; $534 fines and costs. Danielle M. Miller, 25, 41 W. More...