October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Buck may break county record

Taking a 170-inch whitetail buck is the goal of a lifetime for bow hunters.  Corey Humphrey, at age 23, thanks God, his wife and his newborn son — his good luck charm — for allowing him to come close to or possibly reach that goal wi More...

Sports

Comets win first district since '99

Luke Nesbitt got the Division 4 district championship party started for Leland’s boys soccer team by scoring five minutes into its match with Bellaire.  Dylan Jolliffe added two quick goals to make it 3-0 late in the first half.  More...

Fleis kicks Leland into regional soccer finals

NO. 1

Leland senior Matt Fleis usually fills up the stat book with numbers in a lot of categories.  On Tuesday, the speedy and fiesty midfielder simply filled up the net.  Fleis scored three goals in a comefrom behind 4-3 victory over North Muske More...

Glen Lake sisters on the run

Kelsey Grigg has been following in her younger sister’s footsteps ever since the girls committed to the Glen Lake cross country program two years ago.  The 18-year-old senior hasn’t given up the chase or the idea of beating her siste More...

Life in Leelanau

Omena woman gets in the spirit

Melissa Chenault is originally from Dallas, where any pumpkins that are put outside usually rot before Halloween actually rolls around.  Chenault now lives in Omena, where the cooler air keeps the pumpkins fresh a little longer and she can do th More...

Halloween fun for more than a night

A mid-week Halloween is making for a “spooktacular” variety of spine-tingling events which begin this weekend.  The fun begins Saturday with two ghostly haunts and a Halloween party just for kids.  Suttons Bay School’s Par More...

County Cuisine

Martha offers seasonal soup

Chef and owner Martha Ryan, of Martha’s Leelanau Table, sent us this week’s recipe for Butternut Squash Bisque. She tells us it is a real favorite at Martha’s Table during the fall and winter.  More...

Views

Leland ordinance better than one now in place

Does Leland Township need a Zoning Ordinance that’s 155 pages long?  No.  Is the Zoning Ordinance passed by the Township Board in May better than the 1996 ordinance now in place?  We believe it is.  More...

Thanks to candidates for explaining views to voters

We try to provide residents with information needed to make informed decisions in the voting booth — and appreciate candidates who do likewise.  More...

NM Investment Co. will present Leelanau Twp. with Timbers Shores plan

As a follow up to the article “Timber Shores Up for Auction,” Sept. 20, 2012: The facts are:  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Michael B. Oberlin, 60, no address — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; probation revoked unsuccessful, with loss of deferred sentencing; all fines and costs preserved.  More...

13th Circuit Court

After a one-day trial in 13th Circuit Court last week, a jury found a 34-yearold Bear Lake man guilty of charges of drunken driving, third offense, and drunken driving causing serious injury. More...

Magistrate Court

Johnathon L. Rayon, 26, 68299 C.R. 388, South Haven — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 70 mph; $110 fines and costs.  Brandi L. Pringle, 28, 12344 E. More...

Whitefish catches up; chub down

Commercial fishing in waters off Leelanau County this season has been “not bad” for whitefish but terrible for chub, according to those directly involved in the trade. More...

The Bid

Land proposal requires county to finance sale

The potential purchaser of the former county courthouse property appears to take seriously his history and his politics.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Help needed, flowing in for Jelinek family

Family and friends turned out by the hundreds Saturday to say goodbye to a local beekeeper who died Oct. More...

Shalda fĂȘted by village, characteristically absent from interview

By all accounts Len Shalda is a very private person. More...

Empire appoints new village officials

Empire Village will have a new clerk and treasurer come November who will be appointed — not elected.  Pat Zoyhofski, who has been the village’s clerk for 30 years, was appointed to the two-year clerk position. More...

Outdoors

RUTH MORRIS SOLEM

Ruth Morris Solem, a resident of Vero Beach, Florida died October 16, 2012 at her home.  For many years she summered in Suttons Bay, Michigan with her husband, Anson prior to his death, and afterwards. He was a native of Suttons Bay.   More...

Harrington service set

A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the VFW Post in Traverse City for Thomas Luther Harrington of Traverse City who died Wednesday, Oct. 17. He was 64. Harrington was born April 10, 1948. More...

Horn services slated

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Northport Covenant Church for Arvid A. Horn of Northport who died Oct. 23 at Northport Highlands. He was 82. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  8 a.m.-4 p.m. — Fall clean up days: Leave bagged leaves and brush piles next to street or alley; Empire.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  More...

Letters

Going down with a fight is better than dropping out

To the Editor:   Having read about why Rick Burmeister will not run for the Northport Village Council, my first thought was how childish. He doesn’t like the other players, so he will take his football and go home.  More...

Stealing political signs shows disrespect

To the Editor:   The political season is upon us and signs are popping up everywhere. I have some in my own yard.  We are fortunate to live in a county where we are allowed to voice and promote our personal opinions politically. More...

Corrections:

The Omena post office has 228 postal boxes, not the 112 which was listed in an article last week. We regret the error.  * * *  The Northport Promise annual Christmas Craft Show will be held Nov. 17 at Northport School. More...

Columns

Moderator Crowley part of the story in this debate

Well if Candy Crowley was not a household word before, she sure the heck is now!  Doing political journalism is not rocket science. Get the story right and don’t become part of the story. CNN’s Ms. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Oct. 8  Fannie Mae to Peggy Briggs, Unit 16, Sun Perch Condominium, Elmwood Township, ($45,000).  Oct. 9  Richard G. and Regina A. More...