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Former chief claims wrongful firing

Former Leland Township Fire Chief Michael Fandel on Friday filed a lawsuit in 13th Circuit Court claiming wrongful termination.  Fandel is claiming that his firing was a violation of the Whistleblowers Protection Act.  More...

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Suttons Bay couple rings in donations

Genie and Alan Aldrich figured they could easily give money to one of their favorite charities for Christmas.  But the Suttons Bay Township couple decided a few years back that they wanted more satisfaction than a donation could provide.  S More...

Church offers Christmas dinner theater

Members of Bayview Wesleyan Church in Traverse City are hosting a dinner theater production of Four Tickets to Christmas, today through Sunday.  The musical production today through Saturday begins at 6:30 with doors opening at 6 p.m. More...

Empire Board appoints Goodnow

At its regular meeting held Tuesday the Empire Township Board appointed Jack Goodnow to the Emergency Services Advisory Commission, which is a five-year term. Goodnow replaces Robert Ballman, whose term expired. Ballman had served one term.  More...

Outdoors

Successful Hunters

ZACK RICE bagged this 9-point buck on opening day of the firearms season. More...

Rice grandkids bag deer in Centerville

Jim Rice is one proud grandpa.  Rice’s three grandchildren all shot deer this fall, with one grandson taking two bucks.  “I taught their dads, and they taught them,” said Rice of his family’s success. More...

Rare bird

A WHITE crow was spotted playing with some black crows in a field off Townline Road near SugarLoaf last week. This white crow, although a rare bird, has a black neck. 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. 11 a.m. — Wigglers Story Time for preschoolers: Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport. 11 a.m. More...

Views

our opinion

Allegations come up short of punishment   At the Leelanau Enterprise, we were taken aback by allegations of sexual harassment made against former Benzie-Leelanau Board of Health director Bill Crawford.  More...

Columns

Aging has it benefits — like discounts, grandkids

A column

I always thought senior discounts were just for those old folks, I mean really old folks.  I didn’t really even pay attention when they’d go into effect and I certainly wasn’t counting down the days until I could rake in the sa More...

Right to work undertow puts Snyder on the spot

What would Bill Milliken have done?  The Gov. More...

 

Labor Intensive

Right to work reverberates to Leelanau Co.

Gwenne Allgaier of Cleveland Township rose at 4 a.m. More...

Demoted director stands ground

Bill Crawford wants his job back.  Crawford, former director of the Benzie- Leelanau District Health Department, presented his request during what was described as a “nameclearing hearing” held Friday at the health department office More...

Sports

Home-schoolers off to 5-1 start after Northport, Leland wins

Their numbers are few, but the victories are adding up quickly for the home-schooled Traverse City Bulldog Athletic Association girls basketball team.  The squad of six, including four players from Leelanau County, improved to 5-1 on the season More...

Leland boys basketball team finding identity in 1-1 start

Two games into the new boys basketball season and the Leland Comets are still trying to figure out who they are.  Are they the explosive Comets that buried visiting Traverse City Christian with an 18-8 fourth-quarter effort Tuesday to gain their More...

Lakers win two on the road, host S-B tonight

The Glen Lake boys basketball team tips off the Northwest Conference season tonight, hosting Suttons Bay.  The Lakers will start league play with momentum — two straight road victories.  This week, the Lakers won at McBain Northern Mi More...

Life in Leelanau

Homemade cards make it personal

Two county families go all out to spread holiday cheer far and wide with personalized Christmas cards sent to family and friends.  Anka Harkness of Cedar creates all 50 Christmas cards she sends each year. More...

Holiday concerts highlight weekend events

Leelanau will be celebrating the season in song as Christmas draws near.  The residents of Tendercare Leelanau in Suttons Bay will enjoy a holiday concert at 2:30 p.m. More...

Eggnog — traditional drink stirs up memories

Eggnog, when prepared properly with raw eggs and plenty of sugar, reminds Nello Valentine of his heritage.  He’s not sure of which heritage, Italian or Sicilian, but the type of eggnog his family prepared on Christmas morning was nonethele More...

Letters

May peace and happiness come to letter writer

To the Editor:   Re: Mary Bowen’s letter, Dec 6.  More...

Snyder’s about face on right to work disturbing

To the Editor:   Who got to Governor Snyder? First he took the position of hands off because it was toxic and divisive to push the right to work legislation. More...

Real joy of Christmas in Jesus’ presence

To the Editor:   More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Kirk C. Ciaglaski, 26, 5816 SW Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs; defective equipment; $95 fines and costs suspended.  Hanna C. Price, 16, 12990 S. More...

86th District Court

Christine M. Lopez, 44, 3573 E.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Nov. 14  The Trust Agreement of Marguerite M. White to Daniel R. and Marguerite M. White, Section 26, Leland Township.  Daniel R. and Marguerite M. White to the Trust Agreement of Marguerite M. White, Section 26, Leland Township.  More...

Marriages performed

Richard G. Watson Jr. and Brittany N. Broad — Oct. 19 in Glen Arbor.  Jamie J. Mallory and Nichole C. Hoffman — Nov. 28 in Suttons Bay.  Ramiro Guzman-Coronilla and Patricia Garcia-Sanchez — Dec. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Dorothy E. Lanham, 97, of Empire Township, died Nov. 27 in Kasson Township. Bonnie L. Lloyd, 72, of Kasson Township, died Nov. 25 in Kasson Township. Alfred A. Hendrickson, 83, of Leland Township, died Nov. More...