August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dredge done, but no funds to pay bill

Dredging bill higher; donations dry up

The Leland Harbor is dredged to a depth of 13 feet and has been full of vessels since it opened. Problem is, Leland Township still owes $101,000 for the dredging, money it does not have.  More...

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Local News

Former Shady Trail speech therapy campers talk it up at reunion

You would never know the group of men gathered at Shady Trails Camp on Saturday were afraid to talk when they were children.  Now you can’t get them to stop talking, especially when it comes to how much the Northport camp helped them to ge More...

Medlers announce birth of grandson

Jerry and Jo Ann Medler of Northport announce the birth of their sixth grandson and eighth grandchild on July 20, 2012.  Andrew Arthur Phelps was born at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey at 5:08 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. More...

CoA problems should have been addressed

our opinion

We have been critical, at times, of Commission on Aging (CoA) programs operated by Leelanau County.  More...

Life in Leelanau

County 4-Hers do well at the Fair

Dozens of youngsters from Leelanau County participated in a variety of 4-H activities during the Northwestern Michigan Fair in Grand Traverse County.  Ten of the locals took 11 top awards with their animal projects at the fair, which ran from Au More...

S-B OKs refurbished computers purchase

The purchase of 50 refurbished laptop computers was approved this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board Monday night approved the recommendation of technology director Tim Smith to purchase 50 HP DC7900 laptops from Systems Liqu More...

Glen Lake to add south side drop zone for safety

Conceptual plans for a “drop zone” to improve student safety on the south side of Glen Lake School were approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  More...

Columns

Intern experience ... priceless in my book

A column

by Corey Frost   As the summer comes to an end so does my internship here at the Leelanau Enterprise.  To be honest, it’s a feeling that’s bittersweet.  More...

Hoekstra vs. Stabenow could be little debate

If Pete Hoekstra played for the Detroit Tigers, he’d be a star with his .500 batting average. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 30   Jefferson Hills LLC to the Frank Terro Trust and the Darla R. Ferro Trust, Unit 12, Jefferson Hills, Suttons Bay Village.  Eric R. and Kimberly S. Brant to Christine C. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Emily B. Lowe, 85, of Monroe County, died Aug. 1 in Centerville Township.  Benjamin H. Whitfield, 92, of Glen Arbor Township, died Aug. 2 in Kasson Township.  Sheri L. Jacobsen, 55, of Grand Traverse County, died Aug. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Jeffrey S. Campbell and Dhasha L. Walters  Scott T. Kawaga and Rose M. Calnin  Joel K. Scott and Jennifer A. Bert  Michael J. Pickett and Katy J. Rathke  Nikolas W. Burkhart and Theresa A. Wigton  Thomas J. More...

No bidders for 90 bay view lots

County trying to sell big development

No one placed a bid last week to purchase 90 lots of mostly open land overlooking Suttons Bay that is part of the Leelanau Hills development, which had gone through tax foreclosure.  More...

Grapes take a stand

County wineries bring home the gold — with reds, and more. Page 19.

Leelanau County’s new fruit appears to be grapes — wine grapes, in particular — based on the results of a statewide fruit inventory.  More...

Sports

Baumann wins men’s race, Fisher ends up seventh in state

Sven Baumann was named the state champ in the Cherry-Roubaix Road Racing event last year by default, finishing third overall.  On Sunday, Baumann made sure the state championship jersey had his name written all over it.  More...

Fishigan wins Salmon Slam in Northport

The Northport Salmon Slam didn’t go off as scripted.  But the half dozen teams that did fish on Sunday still had a good time.  Organizers, who had to delay fishing one day due to inclement weather and had to settle for a reduced field More...

Leland grad plans to double up at Macomb

Liz McKee, a former two-sport standout at Leland Public High School, is doing double duty at Macomb Community College.  The hard work has already begun for the 19-year-old freshman, who is on the volleyball team at the Livoniabased, two-year sch 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.-noon — Farmers Market: By local senior community; The Village at Bay Ridge, 850 Scenic Ridge.  More...

Letters

Fireworks noise needs to end in Leelanau, too

To the Editor:   Traverse City is considering a ban of fireworks in the city except for a threeday bubble around national holidays. They report that numerous complaints have been received about late-night fireworks throughout the summer.  More...

Americans need to talk about reality or face unhappy future

Many thanks are due to locally retired corporate trademark lawyer James Fuscaldo, who reveals a nefarious potential plot by the dark and sinister Obama to force our otherwise stalwart Republican governor to establish a Michigan Healthcare Exchange.&n More...

Women’s Civic Club thanks home tour supporters

To the Editor:   The Leland Women’s Civic Club thanks the community for its support of the Leland Home Tour on Aug. 8. Together we raised over twelve thousand dollars for scholarships for Leland High School girls.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Justina Sams, 21, 1103 SW Bayshore Dr., Suttons Bay – Pleaded guilty to probation violation; probation continued; 93 days in jail with credit for time served held in abeyance.  Noodin Shomin, 24, P.O. More...