March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New Enterprise website includes all print ads

The times, they are changing — at least for online readers of the Leelanau Enterprise. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Champs x2

Rennie, Waning win state ski titles

Thomas Waning pulled a fast one, even surprising himself by winning the giant slalom in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 Skiing Championship. More...

Comets need to regroup after loss

Leland didn’t prepare itself to take on Traverse City Christian this week. If it happens next week, the Comets' season will come to an abrupt end. The 11-8 Comets dropped a 60-50 decision to the Sabres Tuesday on senior’s night. More...

McKee’s career night offset by Suttons Bay’s best night

Leland’s Liz McKee had a career night and a career game at Suttons Bay last week. The Norse, however, had their game of their season. More...

Life in Leelanau

EXTINGUISHING CAREER

Stander leaves fire dept after 55 years

There isn’t one piece of equipment in the Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department that Charlie Stander has not used. More...

Lower fire rating may give property owners a premium break

Property owners in the Village of Northport and Leelanau Township may pay less for their property insurance as both governments recently completed a survey with a ratings organization. More...

Western Grill offers special dessert

Chef Kyle Seitter of Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor submitted this week’s recipe for Black Forest Cherry Torte. Although it will take a few minutes to put it together, the end result will be worth it. More...

Views

Townships need not grow to fulfill duties

our opinion

As we are publishing the Looking Back section in this week’s newspaper, perhaps it makes sense to look back on the growth of local governments. More...

G-L coach deserves fame

Congrats are in order for Glen Lake’s Paul Christiansen. The longtime coach was inducted last month into the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Leonard E. Allgaier, 39, 10707 S. Slope Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty under a plea bargain arrangement to driving while impaired; sentencing will be held on Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m.; bond continued. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Feb. 22, 12:27 a.m. — Suttons Bay — Intoxicated male calling that person who has a personal protection order (PPO) against him is at the same bar as he is. Feb. 22, 12:30 9.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Nancy A. Norton-Skriba, 52, 6100 S. Grapevine Rd., Suttons Bay — No proof of insurance; $25 fine and costs. Stephen J. Berg, 40, 5691 E. Amore Rd., Lake Leelanau — Expired registration; $8 fine, $82 costs. Lawrence D. More...

Value less than liens

Trustee struggles to liquidate BayView

Bankruptcy proceedings for what was expected to become the biggest development in Leelanau County took an unexpected turn last week, and the county government may end up owning a signifi- cant part of the development. More...

MARCH MADNESS

LELAND’S JAMES Simons (31) passes the ball to a teammate Tuesday night. Defending is Traverse City Christian’s Paul Bump. The Comets lost 60-51. More...

Winter Light

Days grow longer outside; inside, forsythia blooms

There was a reason Glen Lake didn’t freeze over until last week, and Grand Traverse Bay retains its trademark shades of blue. More...

 

Local News

Coldwell agents successful in ‘11

Several real estate agents from Leelanau County fared well in 2011, according to a summary report provided by the Traverse City office of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. More...

Superintendents lobbying for Impact Aid

Two county superintendents were in Washington, D.C. this week lobbying for continuing Impact Aid to schools affected by creation of the National Park. Two other schools that receive federal assistance will likely be unaffected. More...

DODGERS

THE THIRD annual Dodgeball Tournament benefiting relief efforts in Haiti was held Saturday at Suttons Bay School. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Rader

1925-2012

A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. today at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church for Mary Rader of Glen Arbor who died Sunday, Feb. 26 at Grand Traverse Pavilions. She was 86. Born June 12, 1925 in Leelanau County, Mary was the daughter of H. More...

Florence Adeline Loucks

1936-2012

Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City for Florence Adeline (Panek) Loucks of Traverse City who died Feb. 27 at home. She was 75. Florence was born in Cedar on Aug. More...

Rick T. Steckley

1945-2012

Funeral services were held Monday in Traverse City for Rick T. Steckley of Suttons Bay died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 22. He was 66. 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

Leland pensions not sustainable is misleading

To the Editor: Your Feb. 23rd article “Leland pensions may not be sustainable” nicely sums up a complex MPSERS discussion. However, the title is misleading. More...

Market should drive substainability of wind turbines, not politics

“Fad words” such as “Sustainability” rise and fall. More...

Two LCE investors from Elmwood and proud of it

To the Editor: Although not required, Lori and I are disclosing our identities as proud investors in the Leelanau Community Energy (LCE) Wind Turbine. I encourage all to do likewise. Openness is the best disinfectant. More...

Columns

Finding a way to pass on local journalism

In the summer of 1995 on one of my last trips west to fly fish — my wife and I purchased the Leelanau Enterprise two years later — I contemplated the future of the newspaper business while speeding down a two-lane road in Montana. More...

Race shows blurry line with politics and religion

Never mix politics with religion. That was the saying many moons ago. Just recall the hub-bub over John Kennedy, the Catholic, running for president in the 60’s and many voters feared that the Pope would move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county February 17 Huntington National Bank to Federal National Mortgage Association, Lot 34, New Neighborhood, Village of Empire. Walter W. and Maureen K. Daniels to Jack H. More...