March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Review boards ready for taxing issues

As they finish digging their way out of the snow and recovering from power outages this week, Leelanau County resident next week will also have an opportunity to dig their way out of property tax bills — or at least challenge their tax bills to More...

It’s time to spring ahead

The Suttons Bay Congregational Church has an unspoken rule the morning Daylight Savings Time goes into effect.  More...

Two county men die; no foul play suspected

Two county men were discovered dead in a 24-hour period last week.  Deputies received a call Thursday morning from family members stating they had not been able to reach Matthew Lehner of Suttons Bay Township for three weeks. More...

Life in Leelanau

Privatizing helps clean up school money woes

Farrah Bennett of Suttons Bay said she loves her job cleaning for Porcelain Patrol Service, the company which took over custodial services for the district.  “I come in at 7 a.m. More...

County employers may need more summer staff to handle tourists

Bill Skolnik, manager of the Western Avenue Grill, has already started looking for summer staff, and figures he’ll have to hire more people to keep up with business this summer.  More...

Empire Council continues debate on no-smoking policy

The Empire Village Council will continue its discussion tonight on its no-smoking policy, making sure it conforms with the state regulations.  The Village Council addressed the issue last week in its regular meeting after trustee Karen Baja had More...

Views

‘Night was dark; daylight welcomed’

our opinion

There’s an adage among aging athletes that puts their closing years in perspective. More...

Sacrifice pays off for skiers

It takes dedication to play a high school sport — especially if the sport is skiing, and you live in Leelanau County.  That’s because skiers drive an hour or often longer, one way, to practice at Crystal Mountain Resort in Benzie Cou More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   February 24  Brayton B. Alley to Brayton B. Alley, trustee, a partial interest, Lot 13, Block 4, Northport Point Resort, Leelanau Township.  James Behrmann and Marisa R. More...

 

County seeks disaster designation

Tart cherry orchards take brunt of storm

Fred Hawley’s been tending cherry trees in Leelanau County for 70 of his 85 years. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Comeback Comets pull off regional thriller

The Leland girls basketball team did a lot of good things on the hardcourt this winter, but Tuesday night was their best.  The Comets rallied from a big deficit late in the game for a victory and they did it on one of the biggest stages — More...

Missed free throw opportunities end Glen Lake’s district run

Glen Lake’s girls basketball season came down to free throws.  Host Manton made its charity tosses and moved on. The Lakers missed too many of theirs and were sidelined, 62-51 in the Class C district semifinals played on Feb. 29.  More...

St. Mary girls bow out with 9-12 record

The St. Mary girls basketball team finished its season with a 9-12 record after Friday’s 67-44 loss to Leland in the Class D district tournament at Northport.  The loss was St. 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

Educated people don’t all agree with ACA

To the Editor:   This is a response to the letter submitted by Tom Fleming on Feb. 23.  More...

Road, electric crews deserve our thanks

To The Editor:   I would like to thank the Leelanau County Road Commission and all of the utility personnel that responded to the snow storm that hit our community last week. More...

Northport Band deserves thank you

To the Editor:   As we stand and pledge allegiance to the flag, the band plays.  Northport Community Band members have given up yet another evening to play music and support the basketball teams of Northport High School. More...

Columns

Quick end to mystique of being shuttered

The big snowstorm, as viewed by one guy who didn’t have four-wheeldrive.  For me, with no cares of children or even pets to clutter my head, the whole affair was difficult, but not impossible.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

GOP primary proves voters in state are divided

Elections are always fun. It’s a chance to learn something about ourselves but sometimes the look in that mirror produces an ugly reflection. Tuesday, Feb. More...