February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Janik inks contract

New county administrator from Cedar

On an evening that appropriately included free paczkis bought by commissioners, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners approved a contract making Chet Janik the seventh county administrator since the position was established in 1985. More...

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Local News

Snowless winter continues in county

A “snowy” week — relatively speaking — was not nearly enough to keep the county snow gauge below its level for this week during the record snowless winter of 1982-83.  More...

Leelanau snow gauge

(as of Wednesday morning) Snowfall this week— 6” Snowfall this season— 55” By same day in 2011—93” For the month — 12” Season’s record snowfall (Since 1955-56) 2 More...

Weather Readings

BINGHAM Horticultural Research Station High Low Snow. Feb 15 38 29 .5” Feb 16 38 33 -0- Feb 17 40 30 More...

Outdoors

Lake Leelanau fisherman gets nice perch basket

Basketball coaches preach movement to help their team’s offense. Their philosophy also works for ice fishermen.  Mike Bordeaux drilled 18 holes on Lake Leelanau on Monday morning searching out a school of nice-sized perch. More...

Life in Leelanau

Winterfest fun in Glen Arbor

Chili, perch and the great outdoors were enjoyed by about 725 people Saturday at Glen Arbor’s annual Winterfest celebration.  More...

Coyote population healthy, coping with mild winter

Coyotes in Leelanau County appear to be doing well this winter.  “This has been a weird winter,” said Rebecca Hopkins, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer.  Based on the people Hopkins has talked with, the More...

blu chef offers shortbread recipe

Randy Chamberlain, chef and owner of the restaurant blu in Glen Arbor, submitted this week’s recipe for Sea Salt Shortbread. He tells us as shortbread goes, his recipe is very shelf stable if sealed in an airtight container. More...

Views

Township has chance to take input on new ‘hall’

our opinion

We share some fault with the “suddenness,” if you will, of the dissemination of news that the Suttons Bay Township Board has decided to plunk down $1,000 toward the $205,000 pricetag to purchase a former title company building in the Hans More...

Kudos to spellers, organizers

The Leelanau County Spelling Bee held earlier this month at Glen Lake Community School served as a breath of fresh air given the world in which we live.  More...

Mr. Lang not an investor

In this space last week, we incorrectly stated that Richard Lang was an investor with Leelanau Commmunity Energy, a corporation created to take advantage of federal grants to build a wind turbine on land leased from the village.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Douglas F. Almeter, 46, 3804 S.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

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

Friday, 12:11 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Family trouble on Carter Road.  Friday, 1:20 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Ranger pickup red in color sitting on the side of the road. Caller thinks it is suspicious.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Michael P. Fewins, 33, 6980 E. Fouch Rd., Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 fine and costs.  Maire C. Burns, 17, 6785 E. Lake Bluffs Dr., Traverse City — 45 in 40 mph zone, $6 fine, $94 costs.  Allyson P. More...

POLAR BARE

GERRY SHIFFMAN of Empire was a hit of the Empire Winterfest Polar Bear Dip in his stylish Speedo-type bathing trunks Saturday afternoon in South Bar Lake. More...

Opinion nixes use of ‘new’ twp. hall

Sharp differences of opinion are emerging among officials of two units of government in Leelanau County that until very recently have been closely allied in a number of areas.  More...

Sports

Norse put up half a battle with hot-shooting Eagles

Suttons Bay’s girls basketball team had half a chance of snapping its seven-game losing streak when it hosted St. More...

Home schoolers put 14-5 record on line in state tourney

Lorelei Grant says the Traverse City Bulldogs Athletic Association are doing their best to dispel the myth that home schoolers are all brains and no ball.  “People say home schoolers are not supposed to be good at sports,” said Grant More...

Leland girls shoot for Class D district title to cap turnaround

Leland’s girls basketball team is the favorite to win the Class D district title next week based on regular season head-to-head match-ups.  If successful, the Comets would pull off a worst to first move in one basketball season.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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...

Letters

It’s time for the Church to exit the dark ages

To the Editor:   The Affordable Care Act was approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President, and became law. It provides for quality of care and includes birth control. More...

Nero fiddled while Rome burned

Reader's Forum:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has again requested public comment, this time setting a Feb. More...

Contraception could become a moral imperative

To the Editor:   Contraception has been in the news quite a bit lately as Ed Hahnenberg points out on 2/16 in the Enterprise. More...

Columns

Quality day care is the start of something good

Being a parent is the toughest, yet the most rewarding job you can ever have.  In the old days, when we had three kids under 5, I thought “Just get us through potty training and we’ll be OK.”  I prayed for the day my kids More...

Sndyer’s endorsement for Mitt for better or worse

Gov. Rick Snyder blesses Mitt Romney for president.  All together now: Yawn. Yawn.  The Snyder endorsement is not the magic excelsior the Romney campaign needs to cure his political ills and in Michigan there are a boat load.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   February 10  Laurence R. and Melisa A. Miller to Sleeping Bear LLC, Section 22, Glen Arbor Township.  Lynn M. Gallagher to John A. More...