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Ballfield buyback plan may be first in state

Officials of the Village of Suttons Bay are considering purchasing athletic fields from Suttons Bay Public Schools for up to $500,000 in cash as a means to help the school district solve its financial crisis.  More...

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Republicans line up for county offices

It took Jean Watkoski of Elmwood Township a little time to decide to run again for the County Board of Commissioners.  Watkoski likes “serving the people,” the attribute of her job she enjoys the most, but would just as soon avoid ru More...

Steps for running for office

Candidates have lined up for elected offices earlier than normal, as several weeks remain before the first deadline to file.  More...

Empire plans for beach parking

The Empire Lions Club and the Empire Village Council are close to finalizing an agreement that would allow overfl ow parking from Lake Michigan Beach Park at Johnson Park.  More...

Life in Leelanau

CAPITOL EDUCATION

Leland students get hands-on lesson in government

A s he settled into a leather-upholstered chair behind a polished wooden desk in the ornate House Chambers inside the Michigan State Capitol last week, Leland Public School freshman Joel Sneed took a deep breath.  More...

Two county kids abuzz about bee

Two county youth have qualified to participate in the National Geographic Society’s state bee March 30 at Western Michigan University.  Brody Muir, an eighth grader at Glen Lake School, and Andrew Bakker, a seventh grader from Leland Publi More...

Cedar Rustic offers salad dressing

Aaron Ackley, chef and owner of the Cedar Rustic Inn in Cedar, sent along this week’s recipe for salad dressing, with the following notes. “It’s salad time! More...

Columns

This spring might not be eternal but it’s still good

In case you didn’t notice, spring has sprung.  Officially it began Tuesday, but you don’t need to pull out a calendar to verify it.  Record temperatures in northwestern Michigan have been a daily thing for almost a week.  More...

Correction:

A headline on Ray Plamondon’s letter to the editor in last week’s Enterprise should have read “Catholic rules will not change for politicians.” We regret the error.   More...

Qigong techniques worth checking out

To the Editor:   I am writing to inform you of a wonderful resource Qigong (an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention) that is occurring weekly at Leland Library from 6:30 More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 9  Northwestern Mortgage Company to Federal National Mortgage Associatin, Section 15, Cleveland Township.  David L. and Linda S. Draper, trustees, to David L. and Linda S. More...

MARCH DIP

JACOB IHME, 11, and Henry Plumstead, 7, both of Empire splash around in Lake Michigan on the first day of spring Tuesday. More...

Calendar check

County sets heat records; is it summer?

Henry and Brody Plumstead of Empire ran into Lake Michigan Tuesday afternoon like it was summer. It was the first day of spring.  With mom Cile watching, the two boys splashed around, then came back out about as quick as they went in. More...

Sports

Top scorers, rebounders mark girls ‘Dream’ squad

They averaged more than 17 points and 10 rebounds per game this girls basketball season and led their teams in a number of other categories.  The half dozen Leelanau County hoop stars have at least one other thing in common — they were cho More...

Leland’s boys helped make hoop season memorable

The 2011-12 winter sports season has finally come to a close, sooner than the Leland boys’s basketball team would have liked.  The Comets made it through another tough Northwest Conferencedominated regular season.  More...

Leland boys battle to the end at Bellaire

Few people outside of Leland thought the Comets boys basketball team stood much of a chance against Bellaire in the Class D regional finals last Wednesday.  The Eagles only had one loss on the season and were the regional host.  Still the C 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

Letters policy updated as election approaches

our opinion

We’ve updated our letters to the editor policy effective next week, and wanted to discuss the changes with readers.  More...

Conflict management in Leelanau, 2012 style

My how we’ve grown — or softened, depending upon your view — as a county in the past 25 years or so.  We’re talking about the use of “facilitators” to handle disagreements in Leland Township and Suttons Bay.&n More...

Thanks to county’s emergency workers

To the Editor:   Thanks to all the emergency workers and firefighters of Leelanau County. They were a vital part of our recovery from the recent March snowstorm emergency.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Magistrate Court

Blaine M. Hughes, 24, 10791 E. Murray Ct., Suttons Bay — Defective equipment; fine and costs suspended.  Scott M. Maleski, 42, 2088 S. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, 3:02 p.m. — Cedar — Made a purchase. Got a credit card at that time. Several days later he got a notice from another bank associated with the bank and they called. They wanted a lot of information.  More...