September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County balks on 2-1-1 line

The Leelanau Peninsula may become an island in the rising wave of 2-1-1 coverage provided across Michigan.  More...

County must pay both sides of payroll tax equation

Leelanau County will need to pay payroll taxes on all mileage reimbursement provided since 2009 to Commission on Aging homemakers to comply with federal Internal Revenue Service rules, an accounting report prepared by the county’s auditing firm More...

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Local News

Enrollment ‘shaping up’ in Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay School enrollment appears to be in much better shape than it was at this time last year.  Superintendent Mike Murray reported to the Board of Education Monday night that the estimated enrollment stood at 790 students, up from 646 las More...

Plamondons have baby boy, Jaxson

Dustin and Jessica Plamondon of Bingham Township are the parents of a baby boy born at 7:48 a.m. on Aug. More...

Elmwood close to septage plan

The Elmwood Township Board was expected to approve a deal this week that could smooth the way for Grand Traverse County and four of its townships to mop up much of the red ink associated with the county’s troubled septage treatment plant.  More...

Outdoors

Park Service to spend half a million on South Manitou dock extension

The National Park Service will spend about $500,000 to extend a wooden dock on South Manitou Island about 100 feet farther into Lake Michigan.  The measure will save the National Park Service hundreds of thousands of dollars in dredging fees ove More...

Love of the Vineyards

Chris McFarlane and his bride-to-be decided Saturday to run through a couple of Leelanau County vineyards hours before tying the knot in Northport.  But the 29-year-old West Michigan native did more than just romp through the vineyards, he stomp More...

Fitness Buffs

FITNESS BUFFS including, from left, Sam Larsen and Geoff Brown, pump iron in front of the former Norris Elementary School building in Elmwood Township on Monday night. More...

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Coming Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  9 a.m. More...

Views

The growing needs of our county veterans

One reason for America’s growing budget deficit was quite noticeable in a report provided by Chuck Lerchen, director of the Grand Traverse County Veterans Affairs Council. More...

Change needed; time to quiet the boom-booms

After listening to a war waged in the heavens throughout the summer months, we have to agree with critics of the relaxed fireworks law. More...

Different clubs offer community service

Just when we thought we had it down, we got it wrong.  Maybe it’s time to relearn, the hard way.  In a recent edition we botched — “rebotched,” if there is such a thing — the name of the women’s group tha More...

Courts

86th District Court

Nicole M. Grant, 19, 4121 N. Putnam Road, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to minor in possession of alcohol; $325 fines and costs.  More...

Magistrate Court

Victor I. McCarty, 51, 13179 Martin Lane, Empire — Failed to vaccinate dog against rabies, $160 fines and costs; failed to purchase dog license, $160 fines and costs.  Eric J. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 12:34 p.m. — Cleveland Township — Caller would like to speak with a deputy about a civil situation. He and a neighbor both own half of the same boat. Now his neighbor is denying caller’s ownership.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Aug. 23  William A. and Linda J. Connor to themselves, Section 36, Bingham Township.  Aug. 24  Benjamin H. and Margaret A. Whitfi eld to Christopher S. Schmaltz and Michelle A.E. Schmaltz, Section 3, Glen Arbor Township.  More...

Marriages performed

Ryan M. Klumpp and Cori L. Robinson, on Sept. 1 in Traverse City.  Albert M. Pizzuti and Lauren E. Gonso on Aug. 18 in Suttons Bay.   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Geraldine S. Dancy, 98, of Elmwood Township, died Aug. 25 in Elmwood Township.   More...

9-11 REMEMBERED

JOHN KENNEY, aide to Glen Lake Fire Department chief John Dodson, rings the firehouse bell as a sign of honor and respect for firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice to their communities during More...

Federal trial begins in death of infant

Court records show that a Leelanau County man accused of killing his 15-week-old daughter in August 2011 has a history of inflicting sexual abuse.  A trial in the death began this week in Federal District Court in Grand Rapids.  More...

CoA millage could be sliced in half

Several options, including restructuring or even disbanding the county Commission on Aging (CoA) advisory board, remain on the table following a special meeting of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners held Tuesday to assess the future of senior More...

Sports

Glen Lake eyes 4-0 start after rout in NW opener

If there was a way to score unbeaten Glen Lake found it Friday topping county-rival Suttons Bay.  The host Lakers scored on a punt return, interceptions, in the air and on the ground in a convincing 42-6 win in the Northwest Conference opener. More...

Norse take some confidence away from loss

Suttons Bay may come off its 42-6 loss to cross-county rival Glen Lake with some confidence heading into Friday’s contest with Kingsley, Norsemen coach Joe Trudeau said.  And he makes a pretty good case — after getting over the lopsi More...

Leelanau netters adjusting to losing No. 1 player

Tim Sutherland was shuffling his lineup last week looking for the right doubles combos.  Now the coach of the Leelanau County co-op team has to tweak the singles rotation, too.  A shoulder injury to No. More...

Life in Leelanau

New life breathed into North Manitou hotel

A long-shuttered hotel on North Manitou Island is getting a second lease on life thanks to volunteers from Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (PHSB).  More...

Art’s offers soup for deer camp

In the interest of feeding the gang at hunting camp, the folks at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor sent us this week’s recipe for Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup. More...

History display has Leelanau legends

A new exhibit featuring three Traverse City area pioneers — including some from Leelanau County — is now open at the History Center in Traverse City.  More...

Letters

Lautner opposes public spending unless for her

To the Editor:  Melinda Lautner, who represents District 7 on the County Board and is running for re-election, has been a stalwart fiscal hawk.  She consistently opposes tax-supported government spending. More...

Correction:

A story in Section Two this week about the sale of Carlson’s Fishery incorrectly identifies Leland commercial fisherman Alan Priest as “Alan Price.” We apologize for the errror.   More...

Time to challenge, remove those not in for common good

To the Editor:  Since when was it OK to:  — Divert 475 times a workers salary to Wall Street installed CEO’s  — Divert company revenues from its future, customers, workers, thru Wall Street to large investors  &m More...

Columns

‘Geezer’ would talk money with President

In 1992, President George H. Bush came to my hometown, and I didn’t get to meet him.  More...

Spouses show candidates live in different worlds

The only thing missing from the convention speeches of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney was the old Motown hit, “My Guy.” You remember: “Nothing you can say can take me away from My Guy.”  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO  September 13, 2007  More...