December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Leelanau leads hunting change

Antler restrictions coming to 12 counties

The work of a small group of hunters from Leelanau County is being credited for leading a rising tide in the deer hunting tradition of Michigan.  And that tradition is not easily changed. More...

Sports

Wildcats jump off to 2-0 start in Cherryland hoops

Two games into the Cherryland Conference boys basketball season and it couldn’t be much better for the Northport Wildcats.  The Wildcats improved to 2-0 on Tuesday night with a 56-36 win over Grand Traverse Academy. More...

Lakers start NW play with big wins

Glen Lake’s boys basketball team listed a bit in the first eight minutes of the Northwest Conference season, but righted the ship quickly.  The host Lakers turned a first-quarter deficit into a win over rival Suttons Bay last Thursday in t More...

Bulldogs now 6-1 after St. Mary win

The Traverse City Bulldogs Athletic Association made it three straight victories over Leelanau County schools, defeating St. Mary 52-39 on Friday night at St. 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. More...

Letters

A.L.E.C. in charge of Michigan

To the Editor:   More...

Tone in letters is tiresome and depressing

To the Editor:   A high five to S. Kay Rose for calling out Mary Bowen on her frequent diatribes in the Leelanau Enterprise.  More...

Democratic action is needed, not name-calling

To the Editor:   I resolved to stay away from political thought after the Nov. 6 election which will take the country down to third-world status, but got steamed reading the Peterson and Hagan letters in the Enterprise.  More...

Courts

86h District Court

Angel Allen, 18, of 8714 S.  More...

Magistrate Court

Silas M. Macleod, 21, 102 St. Mary’s St., Lake Leelanau — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 67 mph; $100 fines and costs.  Chad J. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   More...

‘Cookie queen’ offers Christmas recipes

Becky Stanchfield makes a Kahlua cake every Christmas that is to die for. More...

Talks begin

Demoted health director wants allegations cleared

Lawyers for the two-county health department serving Leelanau County and former director Bill Crawford are apparently working behind the scenes toward an agreement to settle Crawford’s claim that he was “wrongly and unfairly” remove More...

Special Sections

Local News

Want to attend an editorial meeting?

Readers interested in learning how the Enterprise makes news decisions are invited to attend one of our weekly editorial meetings, which are held every Thursday at 9 a.m. More...

Bingham hires lawyer to argue tax appeal filed by Bahle Farms

The Bingham Township Board decided this week to hire a lawyer to represent the township in a pending Michigan Tax Tribunal case.  Township tax assessor Angela Friske said that Bahle Farms, L.L.C., which owns and operates the Leelanau Club golf c More...

Empire residents question trail route

About 50 people met last week for a question and answer session about the route of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail that will end at Voice and Lacore roads after construction next year.  More...

Life in Leelanau

County appears better prepared for winter storm

The chances of Leelanau County celebrating a white Christmas grew with each passing day this week as the National Weather Service tracked a major winter storm barrelling toward Michigan.  A low pressure system is scheduled to move into the Great More...

Public officials hear pitch from developer at private gatherings

Several Northport Village and Leelanau Township officials recently met with Fred Gordon, the manager of NM Investment, the company that owns a portion of the Grand Traverse Bay lakefront property known as Timber Shores.  The two gatherings were More...

Fond Farewell

RECOGNIZED TUESDAY at an open house were outgoing public servants from left Register of Deeds Sue Stoffel, commissioner David (Chauncey) Shifflet, commissioner James A. More...

Views

our opinion

Leelanau’s Christmas list a challenge to fill

Christmas presents. Everyone loves them. More...

Columns

Family traditions are what we make them

A column

Tradition! Tradition!  Tevye, the patriarch in Fiddler on the Roof, sang of the importance of tradition. He called it “how we keep our balance,” and because of it we know “who He is and what God expects us to do.”  More...

Snyder’s veer to the right has unpredictable outcome

They passed the Right to Work legislation on Dec. 11, just four days after the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Union members felt they were the ones being bombed this time with Gov. Rick Snyder at the controls.  More...