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Local News

Blossoms out, but where are the bees?

Elmwood Township cherry grower Ron Rhodes is looking for a little warmth.  Rhodes’ sweet cherries are in “very early bloom” and his tarts have no blossoms — yet.  More...

Farmers line up for program that pays financial benefits for 10-year commitment

A program to encourage farmers to stay on their tractors by offering them direct payments with little red tape was highly successful when rolled out three years ago by the Leelanau Conservancy and three partner organizations.  More...

Vintners plan spring trail event with Mexican twist

The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association (LPVA) will hold its annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail event May 5-6.  The event is designed to provide seasoned wine trail guests or first-time visitors with a truly memorable experience that w More...

Outdoors

MSU offers spring gardening programs

The Michigan State University Extension master gardener program will offer a series of workshops this spring.  On Tuesday an outdoor garden clinic on the basics of backyard fruit production — fruit trees, grapes and berries — will be 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   10-11 a.m. — Overeater’s Anonymous meeting, each Thursday (call 271-1060 for more info.): Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Easter services set around county

Holy Week and Easter Sunday services will be held throughout Leelanau County as Christians worldwide celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Following is a list of Leelanau County churches’ Holy Week and Easter Sunday services, by com More...

Columns

Pension reform needs to rise above politics

A column

Will Michigan find a Gina Raimondo?  More...

Deb’s offers white chocolate recipe

Deb Windemuller, owner of Deb’s Dish in Suttons Bay, sent us today’s recipe for one of her famous cookies, the Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookie. It's another of her cookies that is always available, fresh baked in her shop. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 23   Wind Whistle Farms, L.L.C., to Wind Whistle Farms, L.L.C., Section 28, Leland Township.  Robert C. and Arden B. Schlueter, trustees, to Robert C. and Arden B. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Marie R. Canning-Gallagher, 93, of Leelanau Township — March 17, in Leelanau Township.  Joan Gallagher, 83, of Elmwood Township — March 22, in Elmwood Township.  George R. More...

Marriages performed

Scott D. Kinney and Durae S. Anderson — March 25, in Bingham Township.   More...

 

County gets title to big development

Title to much of Leelanau Hills falls to county due to unpaid taxes

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the County of Leelanau became the owner of 93 residential lots with sweeping views of Suttons Bay and Grand Traverse Bay in a development that was once valued at $6.4 million.  More...

Soldiers in peril as war winds down

Parents of Leelanau service people worry about changing Afghan war plan

Madeline Houdek couldn’t be happier.  The Lake Leelanau woman’s son, Air Force Capt. Christopher Houdek, is stateside after a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.  More...

How can 2 shots to head be ruled a ‘suicide?’

Death of game warden in Leelanau a mystery after 104 years

At the time, investigators lacked the tools to conclusively determine if game warden Frank S. Wilson took his own life, or if he pushed a poacher or ring of poachers to the point of inflicting the severest of retaliations: an execution-style murder. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Suttons Bay drops down to Class D

The numbers say that Suttons Bay’s athletic program is going down, but it could be a good thing for some of the teams.  The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently announced that Suttons Bay will be dropped from Class C to Class More...

Late goal gives Norse edge over Comets

Suttons Bay freshman Delaney Kaufman and the Leland girls soccer had a lot in common Tuesday night.  Both had impressive debuts.  Kaufman scored the game-winning goal with just over a minute to play to give the host Norse a thrilling 2-1 vi More...

Leland offers free admission to first home match

Leland athletic officials will celebrate the first home game of the girls soccer season next Wednesday, April 11 with free admission against East Jordan.  Curtis Kelenske, the school’s athletic director, said several other fun things inclu More...

Life in Leelanau

Traditional egg hunts continue around the county

Van and Susan Wilson love a traditional Easter Egg Hunt so much that they helped revive one three years ago.  Now the Wilsons and other older members of the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church are ready for another Saturday at Alligator Hill.&nb More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO   April 5, 2007  Leelanau County is continuing to grow at a fairly healthy clip, at least when compared to the rest of the state. More...

Letters

Letters welcomed…

The Leelanau Enterprise welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters must include the author’s name, full address and telephone number. More...

Leland annual meeting did not cover all the news

To the Editor:   Your 3/29/12 report on the 3/24/12 Leland Township annual meeting sec. 2, page 6 covers these events. The front page called it a “rite of spring.”  More...

Go to Detroit for a “Pure Michigan” holiday

To the Editor:   Let’s start planning our “Pure Michigan” holidays.  More...

Courts

Allegations fly in custody case; so far, no changes for child

The future placement of a 4-yearold Maple City boy whose parenting has been investigated by case workers with the state Department of Human Resources and law enforcement offi cers continues to be in the hands of Circuit Court Judge Thomas Power.  More...

86th District Court

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

Terrence P. Weber, 56, 4070 E. Fabizak Rd., Cedar — Arraigned for third offense felony drunk driving; was scheduled to appear for a Drug Court plea yesterday in Traverse City; bond continued.  More...

Magistrate Court

Albert L. Alllington, 63, 3121 N. Jacobson Rd., Suttons Bay — 50 in 45 mph zone; $6 fine, $94 costs.  Leonard E. McInerney, 55, 1406 Essex St., Essexville — 45 in 40 mph zone, reduced from 54; $6 fine, $94 costs.  Ann M. More...