August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Aging head put on leave

The long-time department head of the Leelanau County Commission on Aging has been placed on paid, non-disciplinary leave by county Administrator Chet Janik for allegedly having employees inflate their mileage requests.  More...

Sports

Three champs win by one run

The Leelanau County Youth League playoffs Saturday had it all — from one-run walk-off wins and extra inning battles to a few blowouts.  No less than half of the championships were decided by one run.  In the Pee Wee Division (7-9), E More...

Leelanau County Youth League

PEE WEE League baseball champs from Empire include Brody Allen, Drew Barber, Tucker Brown, Connor Ciolek, Jackson Ciolek, Darren Halik, Beau Harriger, Neil Ihme, Henry Lerchen, Andrew Nadlicki, James More...

Leelanau County Youth League

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Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. — Wigglers Story Time for preschoolers: Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Obamacare for a new bridge?

Why is Governor Snyder anxious for the Michigan legislature to establish a Michigan Healthcare Exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare)? More...

More health officials losing jobs is disturbing

To the Editor:   More and more local/district health department Health Officers are facing censure and demotion or dismissal over allegations of harassment. More...

At least one other candidate did talk to Sheriff in office

To the Editor:   Re: Rebuttal to sheriff’s letter 7/26/2012  Once again, I was mildly surprised at the Sheriff and his letter to the editor.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Corey J. Raphael, 22, 2202 Nish Nah Bah, Peshawbestown — Additional sentencing, license suspended for 30 days and then restricted for 150 days.  Shandra R. More...

Magistrate Court

Shelley A. Matuzak, 58, 67 Mill St., Maple City — Violation of animal bite ordinance; $75 fines and costs.  Margaret A. Urrutia, 20, 10888 McKeese Road, Apt. More...

 

Voters’ first choice: Which ballot?

Voters in Empire and Centerville Townships will have tough decisions when they go to the polls on Tuesday.  The first is to decide whether to forgo voting in their township races in favor of having a say in county races.  Democrats dominate More...

Bailey apologizes for masthead use

A campaign flyer received this week by Leelanau County residents leaves the impression that the Leelanau Enterprise published a press release issued by the Derek Bailey state House campaign proclaiming him as the “candidate best suited to solid More...

Malm convicted on all 3 counts of sexual abuse

It took the jury just one and one-half hours on Thursday to convict Dani Malm of three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, each of which carries a possible life sentence.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Northport non-profit sailing school breezing through fourth summer

An abundance of sails may be seen around Northport’s south beach as the Northport Youth Sailing School (NYSS) finishes it’s final weeks of instruction.  Spearheaded by Donna Chapman and her husband, Jim, the non-profit organization More...

Northport Slam next Saturday

The Northport Salmon Slam will be held Saturday, Aug. More...

Northport teachers agree to pay freeze

Health insurance change cuts costs in half

Teachers in Northport agreed to a pay freeze to ease a budget crunch and will go to a health insurance plan with deductibles — which they’ve never had to pay before — in order to comply with a new state law. More...

Life in Leelanau

Pioneer Day had his hands full

Editor’s note: The following story was reprinted with permission from Glen Arbor author George Weeks. It was taken from his book “Sleeping Bear, Yesterday and Today.”   More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO   August 2, 2007  More...

Chick’n, lick’n fun at Holy Rosary

The corner of French and Schomberg Roads was a busy spot Sunday.  Holy Rosary Church of Isadore hosted its annual dinner and summer festival where 1,436 people enjoyed baked chicken with all the fixin’s, including dressing made by parishon More...

Views

Decision time now upon us

our opinion

It’s decision time for candidates in Leelanau County, some of whom have been running for office for nearly a year. It was last August when Dell Moore filed papers, for the third time, to run for county Sheriff. More...

Columns

‘Bucket list’ shrinks after kayak from ‘heck’

A column

Cody and I last week crossed off the first entry of what has become known as the bucket list from, ah, heck. Remember, Cody just turned 12.  More...

Get-er done governor is still a work in progress

Gov. Rick Snyder has not completed his re-invention of Michigan but he has successfully erased one of the biggest fears about letting an outsider grab the reigns of government.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 20   Lynda F. Nichols to herself, Lot 85, Cherry Home Subdivision, Lot 89, Cherry Home Shores, Leelanau Township.  Joan C. Bembeneck to herself, Section 13, Elmwood Township.   Dale A. and Susanne K. Mosier to the Susanne K. More...

Marriages performed

Spencer B. Crouch and Ashley M. Nink — June 9 in Beulah.  Robert L. Miller and Karen S. Jacobson — July 21 in Northport.  Matthew G. Stevenson and Ilana R. Morady — July 21 in Cedar.  Phillip D. Schaff and Corrine E. More...

New assumed names filed in county

Bingham Tropical Fish Farm; 8353 E. Bingham Road, Traverse City — By Miles T. Overall, 8353 E. Bingham Road, Traverse City.  K & M Electric; 4500 E. Hohnke Road, Cedar — By Mike Skipski, 4500 E. More...