May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Youngsters out; leave ‘em alone

Good advice, along with some success stories

If you see a hapless critter new to the world, keep in mind that orphanages in Leelanau County are full.  “The best place for wild animals is in the wild,” said state Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Rececca Hopki More...

Local News

Festival going to the birds; after all, it’s their event

Birders of all ages are expected to descend on the county for the second annual Leelanau Peninsula BirdFest.  More...

Glen Arbor to host five races; Township Board ponders regulation

The Glen Arbor/Sleeping Bear area appears to be becoming the “place to race.”  That premise has officials in Glen Arbor Township pondering the development of regulations and a fee schedule to cover its costs.  More...

Plans for Elmwood fishing pier draw public comments

About 25 citizens attended a special public input session last Thursday on plans to construct a fishing pier at the Elmwood Township Marina, according to harbormaster Mark Benedict.  He said many of those who attended were boaters with slips at More...

Outdoors

Research in the name of fish

Beads of algae and water fly through the air as lake trout and other fish struggle against the gill net. It was only a matter of minutes before the crew members’ faces were peppered with bits of Lake Michigan.  More...

Stepped up planting fuels hope of restoring lake trout reproduction

Near the middle of Good Harbor Bay is a dangerous place that spawning lake trout once loved.  More...

Views

Despite missteps, board got ‘Amend’ vote right

our opinion

Cops at a County Board meeting?  Yep.  Were they needed?  Probably not. More...

Another year, another plea

We’ll make this short and sour. We didn’t feel appropriate editorializing on the subject last week in our Memorial Day edition. More...

“Sunshine” cop tickets township, holds hope for tribe

A column

by  Eric  Carlson   As a guy who wore a uniform and carried a gun for a quarter of a century before coming to work for this newspaper nearly 14 years ago, I may have a slightly different perspective on law enforcement than some other f More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Charles W. Anderson, 49, 11560 E. Casperson Road, Northport — No trailer lights; fines suspended.  Joshua R. Hubbell, 32, 4401 S. Fort Road, Suttons Bay — Careless driving; $170 fines and costs.  Heather M. Anys, 34, 4975 S. More...

86th District Court

Dani R. Malm, 54, 10191 S. Bow Road, Maple City — Arraigned on three charges of criminal sexual conduct 1st degree; preliminary exam held; pleaded not guilty; bound over for trial.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Thursday, 9:35 a.m., Suttons Bay — Illegal dumping in dumpster.  Thursday, 6:44 p.m., Elmwood — Caller came home and notices someone had broken into home. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 21   John G. Witkop Estate to Billings Farms LLC, Section 36, Elmwood Township, (450,000).  Frederick H. and Sharon L. Thomas to Chris and Patricia Kropp, Lots 2 and 4, Northport Village.  More...

 

200 county graduates ready to leave their mark on world

Francis Wanageshik, 18, has a lot of reasons for wanting to go to college. Having a college education and the ability to earn more money will make life easier for him, the Northport senior said. More...

Business booms in Leelanau

A picture-perfect start to the summer tourism season contributed to a big kick off to what’s anticipated to be a strong tourist season overall on the Leelanau Peninsula.  While the weather didn’t last — thunderstorms, some of t More...

Special Sections

Sports

S-B boys soccer coach resigns

Winning a fifth consecutive boys soccer district championship in double overtime is hard to beat.  Randy U’Ren isn’t going to try.  The Suttons Bay head soccer coach has resigned after six seasons including a 16-3-2 finale last More...

Long shot kick starts Lakers in districts

It was a long shot that Casey McDonough took that broke a scoreless tie in Glen Lake’s Division 4 girls district showdown with rival Leland.  But the gamble was all the host Lakers needed to get untracked Tuesday.  More...

Norse third in league; Lakers shatter 400 team mark

Kingsley took advantage of a Suttons Bay injury and edged the Norse for second place in the Northwest Conference track held May 23, in Frankfort.  Glen Lake was fifth in the seventeam competition.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY   10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. 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...

Park Service should look at alternate trail

To the Editor:   As a homeowner on Little Traverse Lake Road for the past 36 years, we would appreciate the National Park Service to consider an alternate route for the Heritage Trail.  More...

Correction:

Mikki Pino and Fred Harris may both be veterans, members of the American Legion Eagletown post and members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, but they are not “half” siblings as described in an article last week. More...

Columns

Charter school celebration was one-sided gig at CMU

Nobody can blame Central Michigan University for its celebration the other day of charter schools. More...

blu chef offers delicious muffins

This perfectly timed recipe comes from Randy Chamberlain, chef/ owner of the restaurant blu. As usual, he recommends buying local ingredients. More...

Talking with: Richard Daniels

Name: Richard Daniels.   Town or township of residence: Empire Township.   Resident of county since: We moved here in 1991 when I retired from General Dynamics.   Birth date and place: May 31, 1937 in Fort Benning, Ga.   More...