August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sports

Local cyclist making plans to repeat as state champ

Chris Fisher knows odds are against him, but the 43-year-old Leelanau County cyclist is making plans to repeat as the Michigan State Road Racing champion on Sunday.  Fisher, who now lives in Cleveland Township, will certainly have the home field More...

Women’s league still a big hit at Sugar Loaf after 4 decades

Mary Anne was the first leading lady and Patt Bronson was a hired hand when the Tuesday Sugar Loaf Women’s Golf League started more than four decades ago.  The two got together recently at Sugar Loaf The Old Course to reminisce about the W More...

Fleis scramble helps area kids get an education

Ted Fleis figures some day his golf game will be a winner.  But for now, he’ll just have to know the Fleis family’s Education Fund Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 18 will suffi ce.  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.  10 a.m.-7 p.m. — Glen Lake Community Library Annual Vintage Book Sale: Glen Arbor Township Hall.  More...

Zonta’s Fruit of the Vine event Aug. 17

Zonta of Leelanau will host its third annual Fruit of the Vine wine, food pairing and live auction Friday, Aug. 17 at Brengman Brothers, Crain Hill Vineyards.  More...

County Notes

August 9:  • 45th Parallel Polka Band — 1 p.m. at Elements Lounge inside Leelanau Sands Casino • Three Hour Tour — 7 p.m. at Boonedocks  August 10:   More...

Letters

Rosie Steffens is the best COA executive director

To the Editor:   I was in shock and awe when I read the article in the Leelanau Enterprise regarding, Rosie Steffens, the executive director for the Leelanau County Commission on Aging.  More...

Correction:

A letter endorsing Del Moore for Sheriff was authored by Kara Petroskey and not another family member with the same last name. We regret the error.   More...

This Emperor has no clothes

To the Editor:   The Supreme Court has spoken. ObamaCare’s a “Tax!”  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Anthony J. More...

Magistrate Court

John E. Gideon, 64, 1206 N. Pleasant St., Royal Oak — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 72 mph; $110 fines and costs.  Andris A. More...

 

37% of voters cast ballots

Leelanau County voters — the 37 percent of the ones who were registered and turned out Tuesday — elected a new sheriff and treasurer while keeping their prosecutor.  More...

Dunes’ attendance keeps soaring

Attendance has already surpassed annual visitation for each of the years from 1980-86.

Attendance at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is on track to set records this season based on July attendance figures, up 28 percent from the first seven months of 2011.  But you don’t have to tell local businesses that. More...

FAIR TIME

RYAN BARKER, 12, an Elwmood Township homeschooler, says he will miss his pig “Bulldozer,” but hopes she fetches a good price at auction this week at the Northwestern Michigan Fair in Gran More...

Special Sections

Local News

Enterprise wins 8 national awards

The Leelanau Enterprise captured eight awards in the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest, which evaluates entries from across the country. The awards were evenly split between advertising and editorial departments.  More...

Older jumpers, one 87, raise funds for animals

Twenty-two seniors jumped from an airplane Saturday morning to raise money for Black Sheep Crossing farm animal rescue near Northport.  The jumpers ranged in age from 48 to 87 and tandem sky dived over Woolsey Airport in Leelanau Township.  More...

New majority coming to County Board

Veteran commissioner Schaub upset by Rushton

Leelanau’s County Board of Commissioners will have a different look come 2013.  There will be at least four new members of the board as a result of Tuesday’s Primary in which one incumbent commissioner was tossed and a second retaine More...

Life in Leelanau

Shucks Yes!

When mid-July and August roll around the cry of ‘What’s for dinner?’ may be a little easier to answer.  Corn! More...

Surf's Up!

A surfer rides a wave, while another retreats for more, on a windy day on Lake Michigan off Van’s Beach in Leland. More...

New York trip raises $100,000

Biggest year yet for Conservancy ‘Friends’ picnic

One hundred times $1,000 equals a new record for the Leelanau Conservancy’s annual Friends Picnic and Auction.  More...

Views

our opinion

Let contributors give, but make them say why

As the election season moves to a quieter pace in Leelanau County, state and federal races are just starting to heat up.  More...

Now this Dune Climb trip was quite the hike

A column

When I moved to Leelanau County I made a vow to give up my couchpotato ways and become one with nature.  More...

Columns

State Dems want House control but at what price

It’s as if it happened just yesterday.  Gov. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 26   The Anne B. Frank Trust to Edmund H. Frank, Section 26, Empire Township.  The Clinton C. Craker Trust to Clinton C. Craker and Sara J. Schwartz- Craker, Section 22, Leland Township.  Clinton C. Craker and Sara J. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Mary Jane Conlan, 84, of Elmwood Township, died July 28 in Elmwood Township.   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Bay West Taxidermy; 12105 Wood St., Empire — By Barbara K. Foged, 12105 Wood St., Empire.  El Campo; 12199 E. Norris Road, # 8, Suttons Bay — By Floreal Rossel, 12199 E, Norris Road, Suttons Bay.  Family Homecare; 10253 E. More...