August 9, 2012 RSS feed / 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...

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...

County to get new treasurer

Leelanau County has a new bean counter in John A. Gallagher III, who is looking forward to four more years with Prosecutor Joseph T. Hubbell and with Drain Commissioner Steven R. Christensen. More...

‘Draw’ may be needed after tie in Empire

The pressure of running for elected office is not over for two of the three candidates seeking to become Empire Township treasurer.  Incumbent treasurer Cheryl Manning and challenger Bob Price, both Democrats, appear to be tied at 90 votes apiec More...

Cedar fire millages all approved

Three requests for millages to support the Cedar Fire Department were approved by voters in their respective townships Tuesday.  Voters in Kasson Township, who faced their first-ever request to fund an extra-voted millage for fire and rescue ser More...

Going door-to-door on campaign trail

Editor’s note: This is one in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. More...

Sterkenburg graduates from Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Jacob R. More...

Heritage Trail opponents seek costs, other info

About 10 people who live on Little Traverse Lake attended Tuesday’s Road Commission meeting to support Neil Hanna, who submitted a letter asking the commission to request several documents from the National Park Service and the Michigan Departm More...

Lawyers say trial eminent in ‘cop case’

Michael Oltersdorf will still be the Sheriff of Leelanau County when a federal lawsuit filed against him in March 2009 goes to trial in October.  Michael Borkovich is expected to take office Jan. 1.  More...

TC girl injured in two-car crash

A 16-year-old Traverse City girl was injured last week in a two-car accident in Leelanau Township.  Forty-six year-old Christine Robertson of Traverse City was northbound on M-22 near Gills Pier when a vehicle driven by Kiley Anne Harrison, 20, 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...

Road Commission ‘icon’ stays on

Leelanau County voters chose Glen Noonan, who is the longest serving Road Commissioner in the state, as their Republican candidate, And for the 14th time approved a millage that will keep snow and ice off local, county and state roads.  Noonan, More...

Corporate donations have no visible impact in local elections

A U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to become more directly involved in elections does not appear to have influenced any local campaigns.  More...

Supervisor races still on in 2 twps.

In Bingham, former supervisor Werner regained post.

In the Leland Township supervisor race Cal Little’s name will be on the ballot come November election, while in the Leelanau Township supervisor race Edward Reinsch will advance. More...

Two-twp. fire millage easily passes

The margin of victory in Bingham Township was surprising.

A member of the newly organized International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Union Local 4827, Josh Porter was less than certain Tuesday night whether voters would renew a millage to support operations of the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue D More...

Relatives watching niece closely in reality fashion design show

Don’t try to call members of the Fleis and Milisavljevich families tonight.  They’ll be busy watching their niece, Melissa Fleis, on Project Runway on the Lifetime Channel.  More...

Bailey bested in 101st House race

State Rep. Ray Franz plans to run a repetitive campaign that won’t take into consideration which Democratic opponent won the Primary Election on Tuesday.  More...

Leland Yacht Club

LELAND YACHT Club held its annual boat parade in Nedows Bay on North Lake Leelanau on Saturday morning, viewed by hundred of club members and locals from Bartholemew Park where the club held its annu More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, 4:27 a.m. — Empire Township — Tree in roadway blocking both lanes.  Last Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Neighbor backed over caller’s sign in his yard. More...

TC man pleads guilty in Elmwood altercation

A 28-year-old Traverse City man pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to malicious destruction of property $1,000 or more for an April 25 incident in Elmwood Township in which he rammed his 2002 Chevy pick-up truck into the front end of another truck, a More...