April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Frosts finishing off crops

Grower Jim Nugent thought his thermometer was stuck at 26 degrees

Mark Steimel reluctantly snapped off a flowering cluster from a honeycrisp apple tree, tore open a king blossom and inspected its insides. More...

Sports

G-L continues unbeaten ways

Senior Sophie Ewing doesn’t get much action as the Glen Lake girls soccer keeper.  Her inaction speaks volumes of the unbeaten and unscored upon Lakers.  Glen Lake improved to 7-0 this week, with back-to-back 8-0 mercies of Benzie Cen More...

BLOOM 'N TURKEY

THE SPRING TURKEY season couldn’t have started better for Cody Campbell, 11, a student at Lake Leelanau St. Mary. More...

McDonough earns Aquinas scholarship

Casey McDonough is making plans to continue her soccer career at Aquinas College.  The 18-year-old defensive mid for the 7-0 Glen Lake soccer team has received an athletic scholarship from coach Mark Fales.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Community support exceeds expectation

Thank you to all who supported my family and I during this incredibly diffi cult process. The gratitude we hold for this community and our church is unimaginable, the support received exceeded our greatest expectations.  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO   April 26, 2007  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise,  256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.  TODAY   More...

Women’s Club meets Tuesday

The Northport Women’s Club will meet Tuesday at Trinity Church in Northport.  Pat Sobebrad is the hostess for the 12:30 salad luncheon. More...

COA open house set for Monday

The Leelanau County Commission on Aging (LCCOA) is have its annual open house on Monday, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Views

Many reasons for farming’s success; we exclude zoning

our opinion

Is it the carrot, the stick, or forces far from such common metaphors that best explain the continued dominance of agriculture on Leelanau County’s rolling hillsides?  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Cameron V. Schocko, 21, 1877 Carlisle Rd., Traverse City — Arraigned on a charge of attempting to pass a check; pleaded not guilty; pretrial conference set for April 27, bond continued.  More...

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Thomas G. Power Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr.

Paul T. Petoskey, 32, 3510 N. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Keith R. Odziana, 41, of 8224 S. Schomberg Rd., Cedar — Expired license; $15 fine, $155 costs.  Karen J. Hall, 55, of 211 W. Louisa St., Lake Leelanau — Defective equipment; $5 fine, $90 costs.  Micah C. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 11   Elizabeth L. Hall to Elizabeth L. Hall, Alexis Anne Hall and Glen R. Clark, Lot 28, Ingall’s Bayside, Leelanau Township  David and Laurel Jeris to David W. and Laurel H. Jeris Living Trust, Section 20, Cleveland Township. More...

Dispatch Blotter

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

April 18 — 11:30 a.m. — Kasson Township — Multiple vehicles on property with broken windows. Occur within the past few days.   April 18 — 11:42 a.m. More...

PICTURE PERFECT

ZACK SMITH, of Okinawa, Japan, tries to get a good shot of his 3-year-old son Bradley perched atop a tree stump at the Pyramid Point bluffs on Saturday. More...

Leland Harbor mouth fills; ‘light’ dredge may not hold

The $60,000 raised will pay for half a dredge; where are the feds?

The message on the answering machine at the Leland Harbor warns boaters of shoaling at the mouth of the harbor, and for good reason.  The harbor has not been dredged since 2009. More...

Second-lowest snowfall prediction comes in first

‘What a lucky guess.’ Snowfall contest winner Dolores Scheidel of Elmwood Township

You might call Dolores Scheidel a soothsayer of snow.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Fire damages Empire home

An unoccupied Empire home was heavily damaged by fire last week.  The Glen Lake Fire Department was dispatched at 11:17 a.m. More...

Early education discussions sought by Leland school, center

A series of input sessions for families in the Leland School District is scheduled throughout the month of May.  Leland Public Schools (LPS) and the Leelanau Children’s Center are investigating integration of their educational systems from More...

Chamber plans ‘cash mob’

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold the first “Cash Mob” in Leelanau County on Tuesday at Hilltop Corners on M-22, five miles south of Suttons Bay from 4-7 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Bike path cleared for paving

The Leelanau Trail got its annual cleansing.  The much-needed, three-hour removal of debris from winter’s aftermath also included a new beginning on Saturday.  More...

Hikers enjoy Pyramid Point

Susan Schmidt said Saturday that it was hard to pick a scenic hike to kick off National Park Week.  The ranger at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore knew all the options were good ones.  “This park has just gotten better and b More...

FREE REIGN in the PARKS

Picture yourself at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Dozens, perhaps even hundreds did so Saturday, kicking off National Park Week with either a free dune climb or just a walk in the park.  Dan and Meg Worth, with 2½-year-old daught More...

Letters

Sleeping Bear Trail may become freeway

To the Editor:   The government’s never ending desire to waste your tax dollars by paving over a vast stretch of our beloved national park has begun.  More...

Governor’s helmet law repeal is disappointing

To the Editor:   I am so disappointed in the recent change in the helmet law.  Governor Snyder always says he wants to do the right thing. Rarely has there been an issue that so clearly had a right and wrong side.  More...

Lakeshore’s opposition to natural road designation disappointing

We are extremely disappointed that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore took an official position in writing (April 13, 2012 letter to LCRC) of “strong opposition” to efforts by local residents to designate Traverse Lake Road as a & More...

Columns

Picturing myself at Sleeping Bear Lakeshore

I took a hike — voluntarily.  Part of it was just doing my job. More...

Dems put blame on GOP in start to regain House

Without fanfare and without disclosing to unsuspecting citizens what they were really up to, Democrats launched their campaign to regain control of the Michigan House last week.  More...

blu adds another delicious treat

Chef / Owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu offers you the recipe for another delicious treat. This recipe for Walnut Pralines requires a candy thermometer, and some patience, but will be worth the effort. More...