November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Creating history

Cedar man married spy, played role in wars; bigger than life

Tall, handsome and once married to a Russian enchantress who was a double agent in World War II, Col. John “Bart” Collings is the stuff of which history books are written. More...

Sports

Ref shirt the rule courtside

A column

The new basketball season tipped off this week. The girls took the first shot. The boys will launch next week.  Glen Lake’s girls look to be the cream of the county crop. More...

Glen Lake opens with win, St. Mary falls

The Glen Lake girls basketball team got a sterling opening night performance from Scotlyn Brengman and a victory over Bear Lake.  The St. Mary girls got an educational experience against Traverse City St. Francis in their opening loss.  More...

Lakers return top seven players on hardcourt

The Glen Lake boys basketball team has its top seven players back from last year’s Northwest Conference contending squad.  And coach Todd Hazelton hopes that large group of returnees can produce the No. 1 team in the league.  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

GOP wasn't only one using dirty tricks

To the Editor:   Oh boy, an opportunity to write a “hopping mad” letter-to-the-editor.  This is in regard to the letter in this week’s (11/22) issue stating “it’s time for all American’s to support Presid More...

Thanks for all who helped in accident

To the Editor:   I want to say thank you to Northport and Suttons Bay Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s department, Tom and Steve are the names I recall.  Their quick response times and comforting demeanors were much needed after my c More...

Franz’ stance on global warming just alarming

To the Editor:   In the Enterprise’s 11/22 interview, Ray Franz reiterates his belief that global warming is a hoax, just not happening. More...

Columns

Early shopping craze a real turkey in my book

A column

Is Brown Thursday the new Black Friday?  Is the biggest shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving, about to get eclipsed by the holiday itself?  More...

Movement to reform education already dissed

When will it ever end?  Here comes yet another “reform” movement to improve the education of our school kids.  Let’s see, this is “reform” effort number 537 ... or is it 38?  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Nov. 5  James A. and Patricia M, Oubeck to Brian P. and Marie L. Green, Section 11, Centerville Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  Charles D. and Janet E. MacDonald to James A. More...

 

We’re well off, sort of

State rankings don’t tell whole story

Leelanau County residents are among the richest in the state, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released this week.  More...

Fleeting snow won’t last long

Last year, Nathan Kalchik put up Christmas lights and took them down with green grass.  This year, it’s appears to be a different story — at least he hopes so.  More...

Another settlement

As ‘cop case’ moves toward completion

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will not dispute a workman’s compensation settlement reached with one of the deputies who sued the county, its sheriff and undersheriff in federal court.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

GUARDING LIBERTY

Lakeshore rangers help with hurricane recovery efforts

Although Hurricane Sandy seems like an event that happened weeks ago and half a continent away from The Most Beautiful Place in America, the superstorm’s aftermath is still ongoing for some National Park Service rangers from Sleeping Bear Dunes More...

County to join with Empire Village to clean up residential lot

By the narrowest of margins, Leelanau County will lend its name to a civil lawsuit sought by Empire Village seeking to clean up a residential lot that officials say has become a hazard to the public.  More...

County seeks input on best use of Hunts’ donation

Got an idea for a special project for senior citizens?  Leelanau County may have the money, in the form of a just-received gift from the late Robert and Jeanette Hunt of Northport.  More...

Outdoors

SUCCESSFUL HUNTERS

Many deer hunters have been finding plenty to smile about in Leelanau County. Following are pictures from successful hunts. More...

Life in Leelanau

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP

LOCALLY-PRODUCED maple syrup was just one of the products offered at the Artisan’s Market in Empire. Pictured at left is Dana Boomer of Stillpoint Farm. More...

Local gifts on many Christmas lists

A lot of people will be receiving a little bit of Leelanau under the Christmas tree this year.  Hundreds of people pored over locally-made goods at holiday marketplaces held last week in Glen Arbor and Empire to get a jump on their Christmas sho More...

Cyber Monday — the Leelanau connection

Local merchants are finding ways to use the Internet to bump up sales, especially in the off season.  They also are able to keep in touch with customers who have discovered their businesses during the summer, and even to go green by eliminating More...

Views

our opinion

Northport’s autism program too expensive

Small schools, the likes of which are providing education to most students in Leelanau County, are not equipped to deal with severe forms of autism on their own.  That seems an obvious conclusion after Northport Public School spent $627,000 on c More...

Of identifying conflicts, creating long-term policy

We were dismayed to hear superintendent Jeff Tropf advocating that the Northport school district “buy” three years of retirement for his wife, a competent and dedicated teacher.  For that matter, Jeff Tropf has a long and distinguish More...

Lake Leelanau scientist/engineer is skeptical of global warming claims

I am one of the 30,000 scientists and engineers belittled by Robert Marshall in his recent “Reader’s Forum.” I am not a meteorologist or a climatologist: I have a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Gerald D. More...

Magistrate Court

Colleen H. Francois, 57, 6009 Garfield Road, Kingsley — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Lauren K. Browning, 23, 5092 N. Lake St., Omena — Defective equipment; $120 fines and costs suspended.  Molly E. More...