February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County may look at regulating events

Should county government take a more active role in regulating — and possibly even approving — for-profit events held on public property?  Sheriff Mike Oltersdorf broached the subject last week at the county Board of Commissioners me More...

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Leaky pipes cause nearly $16,000 in damage for county

It was about Christmas when Leelanau County received a present that seemed way ahead of its time.  The heating system for the county government building, less than 4-years old, was powering down, apparently from an internal malfunction.  More...

Leland Twp. tables historic district study

The Leland Township Board discussed Monday the possibility of forming a local historic district, then tabled a resolution to put the wheels in motion.  A resolution to establish a study committee for such an historic district will be discussed a More...

Existing home sales rebound

Backing up optimism that the housing slump is bottoming out, the value of existing homes sold in Leelanau County increased nearly 50 percent last month compared to January, 2011.  Noting a reduction in the average days on the market and an incre More...

Life in Leelanau

Pasche best speller again with ‘cockatoo’

Jack Pasche, a Suttons Bay seventh grader, won the Leelanau County Spelling Bee championship last week for the second year in a row when he correctly spelled the word “cockatoo.” This year’s bee was held Feb. More...

Special Helpers

Members of the Glen Lake chapter of the National Honor Society lent a hand last week at the Michigan Special Olympics. See story, page 4.   More...

Bluebird offers hearty soup

This week’s hearty dish comes from Chef Shawn Botruff of the Bluebird in Leland.  Owner Lynn Telgard says on Saturdays the Bluebird is offering a different version of comfort food than in years past. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Michael Stepka   More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Brandan J. Sawyer, 25, 5145 E. Hohnke Rd., Cedar — 30 in 25 mph zone; $6 fine, $94 costs.  Troy A. More...

Dispatch Blotter

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

Feb. 8, 5:47 p.m. — Bingham Township — Green Ford truck with black topper, no plate available swerving in and out of traffic/tailgaiting. Feb. 8, 7:38 p.m. — Bingham Township — Two-car property damage accident. No injuries. More...

 

TROPHY FAMILY

PAUL CHRISTIANSEN, from left, his wife Joie and daughter Abbie are pictured at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame banquet Friday in Lansing. More...

Will Glen Lake freeze?

Regardless, perch tournament is on

Will big Glen Lake ice over by Saturday for the Glen Arbor Winterfest Perch Fishing Contest?  Probably not. In fact, big Glen may not freeze over for the first time since ... More...

Sports

Finch giving Norse a big lift

Elsa Finch sat out half the Suttons Bay girls basketball season.  Now the 5-foot-10 senior post player is doing her best to make up for lost time.  “I’m loving it,” said Finch, who is averaging nine points and boards in ei More...

Glen Lake track coach finds fame

Paul Christiansen picked up an individual state honor Friday, but said it was really a team effort.  The 62-year-old Glen Lake coach was inducted into the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  More...

Korson leads St. Mary homecoming effort with 18 points vs. Northport

Caleb Korson energized the St. More...

Letters

Healthcare plan goes against grain of Catholicism

To the Editor:   More...

Suttons Bay Township needs due diligence in office decision

An open letter to Suttons Bay Township Board of Trustees:  I appreciate the time you spend doing the business of our township. On Jan. More...

Project Unity for Life helps incarcerated

To the Editor:   An article in last week’s Enterprise mentioned that Project Unity for Life has received a grant from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians as part of the 2 percent revenue sharing.  More...

Views

Windmill corporation should enlighten residents

our opinion

NEAT, LCE, what’s the difference?  More...

Winter just hasn’t lived up to its billing this year

So you call this winter?  This is the season my colleagues worried that I might not get through without snow tires on my Toyota Prius.  Good thing I didn’t waste $400 on ‘snow tires.’  I did buy new tires ... More...

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Leelanau Log

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Real estate transfers recorded in county   January 30  More...

coming events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Chris Olson at chris@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  More...