February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Janik tapped for job

A man who split his childhood between Cedar and Poland has been tapped to become the next Leelanau County administrator.  Chet Janik, whose family immigrated to Cedar in 1961 when he was 5-years-old, was the clear-cut favorite Tuesday of county More...

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Couples honored at St. Mary Sweetheart Dinner

About 180 people turned out for St. Mary School’s annual Sweetheart Dinner Saturday in the school gymnasium.  The beginnings of the celebration date back to 1972 and was spearheaded by a group which included: Rev. More...

Photo raises conflict questions after board was misidentified

A photo in last week’s forum of the Enterprise did not depict the officers of the Leelanau Community Energy, a for-profit corporation, states the person who submitted the forum and picture.  More...

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YOUNG FARMERS from Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Antrim counties are on a 10-day trip to New Zealand touring fruit farms and wineries. More...

Outdoors

Winter fishing contest may not be on ice

Football is officially over for the season, but the Super Bowl was a really good game. The halftime entertainment was OK as half times go. The ads were interesting and some of them entertaining, but the bottom line is the season is over. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9:30-10:30 a.m. — Peace Meditation Group meeting (call 271-6036 for more info.): Suttons Bay Congregational Church, Madison Street, Suttons Bay.  More...

Letters

Northport MS teen, family thankful for support

To the Editor:   Scot and I would like to thank Mike Spencer for writing the story about our daughter Chelsie Wack. It has been a great blessing to us.  We have had an outpouring of support from our community and afar.  More...

Equalization bid on Centerville tax printing wasn’t the same as Kent Co.

I read with dismay the article in the Leelanau Enterprise titled Centerville OKs Kent County bid for tax assessments and feel a response from the county is necessary to clear up any misunderstanding that may exist.  More...

Helen Korson was a remarkable person, activist

To the Editor:   It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts about Helen Korson with all citizens of Leelanau County.  Leelanau County lost a remarkable person last week, Helen M. Korson.  More...

Columns

Confession of a spelling bee judge

Unless you snagged this newspaper off a newsstand on Wednesday afternoon and are reading this column in the few short hours after the paper first rolled off the press, a coronation of sorts has already occurred in Leelanau County.  More...

GOP looking for good mileage with road show

Coming to a town near you, the Senate GOP Road Show to educate you on chipping in more money to repair the roads.  Oh yeah. There will be standing room only crowds lining up to get “educated.”  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

January 27  James H. Parmeter and Denise Dutchak-Parmeter to David G. and Barbara J. Gluszewski, Unit No. 3, Monterey Hills Condominium, Bingham Township (valuation affidavit filed).  Ernest J. and Virginia R. Serocki to Ernest J. More...

 

Immigration hits home in Leelanau

Leelanau Fruit Company plans to withdraw from the local strawberry market, fearful that not enough bodies will migrate to Leelanau County in early summer to pick the crop. More...

Migrant study to be shown on TV

The League of Women Voters presentation on Agricultural Migrant Worker Visas was taped for broadcast on UpNorth TV, and can be seen next week.  It will air Monday at 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. More...

Tribal pledge helps S-B fill deficit

Suttons Bay School got a big boost of more than $150,000 in 2 percent gaming funds from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians.  More...

West grad’s heart bigger than 6-7 frame

Accident claims life of 18-year-old Solon resident

Josh Balesh is being remembered today as a gentle giant with a big heart.  The 18-year-old Solon Township man died Tuesday afternoon, two days after an early morning traffic accident near his home.  More...

Sports

Glen Lake boys slip, Norse top Leland

Glen Lake fell out of the driver’s seat in the Northwest Conference boys basketball race.  Going into last night’s action, Suttons Bay and Benzie Central were left doing the steering.  The Lakers were playing the Norse Wednesday More...

St. Mary, Northport rematch set

The last time the Northport and St. Mary girls basketball teams played two weeks ago, the Cherryland Conference game was no contest.  St. More...

O’Brien works his way to top of the county leaderboard

Glen Lake’s Mike O’Brien always had game.  In the offseason, the 6-for-4 junior elevated it to the next level.  “You can tell that Mike works at his game,” said Glen Lake coach Todd Hazelton after watching his junior More...

Life in Leelanau

School officials ride roads, collect data before deciding

Safety, safety, safety ... More...

Bus driver keeps close tabs on kids and his surroundings

Jim Bell transports kids to and from Northport Public Schools.  Each day is a different adventure and a trip down memory lane for the bus driver of 15 years.  More...

Art’s offers special Italian dressing

Today’s recipe for Italian Dressing comes to us from Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor. It is served at the restaurant and we’re told it has become very popular.  More...

Views

Open mind is needed for marina expansion plan

We’re not ready to weigh in on whether an application to greatly expand the On the Narrows Marina on Glen Lake should be rejected, but we would like to offer some outside perspective on the debate.  More...

Cheerful cherries a health hit

You may have heard the joke about a Leelanau County father who, upon hearing his newborn son let out a life-proving cry after a slap on the rump, proudly proclaimed, “Ah, he will become a cherry farmer.”  More...

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Dispatch Blotter

A summation of 9- 1- 1 calls made in Leelanau County

Feb. 1, 5:54 p.m. — Elmwood — Several snow machines went through caller’s front yard. No registration numbers visible. Caller unsure if any damage caused.  Thursday, 11:24 a.m. More...

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Michael Stepka   Christopher F. Machir, 52, 12311 N. More...

Magistrate Court

Jonathan M. Wege, 48, 12131 E. Kinnikinick, Northport — No proof registration; fine and costs suspended.  Kevin J. Crick, 32, 1521 S. Center Hwy., Suttons Bay — Fishing with too many lines; $20 fine, $98 costs.  Keith R. More...