September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Timber Shores up for auction

Ten parcels of waterfront land in Leelanau County will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. Friday in Leelanau County Circuit Court.  More...

Local News

Corrections:

Jeanne and Richard Stearns, who sought and had approved a short-term rental in Northport, own the Sunrise Landing Motel & Resort. Their business was incorrectly identified in last week’s Enterprise.  * * *   More...

Myers brothers grow tired of fielding M-22 inquiries

Keegan Myers is getting a little disheartened over all the fuss over whether he and his brother, Matthew Myers, have an exclusive right to use the M-22 highway logo, for which they have owned the trademark rights for more than five years.  The l More...

Bingham to pull trees from park

Bingham Township will spend $3,050 to remove dying and damaged trees and stumps from Bingham Park following a decision Monday by the Township Board.  More...

Outdoors

SALMON PEAK

But will they slide?

Waters off the shoreline of Leelanau County this season have yielded the best salmon fishing in memory, although individual fish seem a bit on the small side.  As did Lake Huron in 2003, the year before the salmon population plummeted. More...

The story on ‘natural’ salmon

If computer models that show cutting back chinook salmon stocks in half will likely stabilize the salmon population are correct, what can fishermen in Leelanau County expect in the coming years? More...

Hunters — some younger than 10 — gear up for special weekend hunt

It will be an interesting weekend to be a 9-year-old — especially if he or she likes the outdoors.  That’s because of a change in state law that will allow young hunters — make that very young hunters — to shoot a deer.&n More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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  More...

Letters

Linking Taliban, GOP on abortion

To the Editor:  “Women suffer from P.M.S.”  No, no, not that P.M.S. but one engendered by National and State Republican Legislators. Amplified by that Paragon of moral authority the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. More...

Mill Street Pond just isn’t the same

I have resided in Northport off and on since 1955. For the last 21 years we have lived in the village. Prior to that, we lived in my father’s former home on the corner of Mill and Third streets.  More...

Septic inspections unneeded in Empire Village

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Time can’t wash away drowning memories

My youngest son Joey won’t go in or on Lake Michigan.  It’s not that he’s afraid of water. Or of boats. More...

Romney leaving specifics out until after he’s elected

The similarities are striking between the campaign that candidate Rick Snyder ran two years ago and the one being run today by GOP candidate Mitt Romney.  More...

Omena politicians in doghouse this week

With an English setter as Mayor and an all canine and feline Village Council, it’s no surprise that National Dog Week is an important time in Omena. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Sept. 6  Roger Garrett to Beach Walk 22 LLC, Unit 15, Beach Walk Condominiums, Glen Arbor Township.  Benedetto and Adrienne L. Maresca to Ronald W. and Joan M. Sternhagen, Section 24, Leland Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  More...

 

PREPARING A PLACE

CONTRACTORS MARK ECKSTEIN (foreground) and Ken Kolndorfer of MC Masonry prepare a proper setting for a World Trade Center relic that will be displayed in front of the Glen Lake fire station. More...

CoA millage slashed

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday reduced the millage rate for a property tax that pays for senior citizen programs by onethird.  The reduction is not expected to have an impact on programs, as the Leelanau County Commission More...

Levels fall in lakes Leelanau, Glen

Dry conditions throughout the Midwest this summer have done more than contribute to nearrecord low water levels in the Great Lakes. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Suttons Bay soars; Leland heads higher

Suttons Bay net minder Aaron Orban came to play Monday at Leland. More...

Suttons Bay looks beyond ‘ugly game’

Ugly game.  That’s about all anyone on the Suttons Bay side of the football field felt following a lopsided loss Friday to Kingsley.  The game felt over after Kingsley’s first three possessions — all touchdowns, followed b More...

Glen Lake has visions of 2001

Last time team went 5-0

Glen Lake football could mark a milestone when they travel to Mesick Friday.  The Lakers, 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Conference, are looking to top Mesick, a conference foe which has lost its four contests this season by a margin of 21 More...

Life in Leelanau

NORTHPORT'S GOT YOUR GOATS

When cheesemaker Madeleine Vedel calls the tribe of goats from the barn to the pasture of Idyll Farms in Leelanau Township, they come running.  “Breet. Breet,” she says. More...

Farm markets have been busy

Farmers markets around the county had a successful season in spite of some weird weather that stacked odds against them this year.  “They went fantastic,” said David McDonald, coordinator of the Leelanau Farmers Markets. More...

Recipe turns potatoes into delicacy

Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor is featured in this week’s County Cuisine. The recipe was provided by executive chef Stephen Blalock.  More...

Views

Time for a new beginning for CoA

Perhaps nothing says more about the state of past county Commission on Aging records than the determination by an auditing firm that mileage reports were so bad — and altered — that all reimbursements should be treated as earned income.&n More...

America’s shallow response

We’ve been accused of printing slanted news, despicable opinions and irreverent references to a variety of people and organizations.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Courts

86th District Court

Amanda J. More...

Magistrate Court

Jonathan B. Cole, 42, 11909 Dolagon St., Empire — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 70 mph, $100 fines and costs.  Taylor M. Kratochvil, 20, 10155 E. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 1:36 a.m. — Solon Township — Car backed up to the doors of building with its trunk open.  Last Thursday, 8:23 a.m. More...