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Wilderness designation approved for Lakeshore

After more than 13 years of effort, a U.S. Senate bill to officially designate portions of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as “wilderness” has been approved.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

Dec. 27, 8:33 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller receiving various threats from her former boyfriend.  Friday, 7:38 a.m. — Leland Township — Two or three black cows in the middle of the road on Co. Rd. 643 south of St. More...

Sheriff’s Dept. checking into car accident

A 44-year-old man from Kent, Mich. More...

Life in Leelanau

SNOW MUCH FUN

The first major snowfall of winter was a bit of a headache for some, but it was an early Christmas gift for skiing enthusiasts and The Homestead in Glen Arbor.  The result of the Dec. More...

A look back at the headline news

Editor’s note: The Enterprise concludes its annual look back at the most significant news stories with brief summaries from every issue in 2012.  This week’s overview starts with July and runs through December.   July 5  More...

County Cuisine

blu offers red cabbage for goose

Today’s recipe is the second in a three-part series. Chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu in Glen Arbor recommends you pair this recipe for Red Cabbage with the Roast Goose recipe he submitted in the Dec. 13th issue. More...

Views

our opinion

New Year’s wishes   What would “best wishes” for a New Year entail for Leelanau County? The answer takes in different things for different people. More...

Automatic weapons ban works in Australia and would solve woes here

Reader's Forum:

I congratulate Gov. Rick Snyder on his veto of the bill to permit properly trained persons to carry concealed weapons in schools and other public places. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Christine N. Hoffman, 37, 79 E. Dusty Lane, Maple City — Pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, second offense; bond continued; pretrial conference set for Jan. 4.   More...

Magistrate Court

Nicole M. Schettek, 27, 11080 S. Maple City Road, Maple City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Tyler J. Williams, 18, 9731 Sugar Bush Run, Traverse City — Speeding; $120 fines and costs.  Kyle M. More...

 

Cedar man must start over again

Bob Moir is thankful he resisted the temptation to rip out an oversensitive smoke detector at his Cedar home.  The detector saved his life when a fire swept through his home early Christmas morning.  “I’m telling my story so tha More...

Young deaths top stories

The year 2012 marked a year of change, at least in terms of the top stories for Leelanau County. It was another year in which Sugar Loaf Resort did not open, but the first time it has not made the list in at least a decade. More...

Sports

G-L returns top skiers, including state champ

The Glen Lake co-op boys team is favored to win the Lake Michigan Ski Conference again this winter. It helps when you have the defending state champ in the giant slalom. Thomas Waning won the title last year as a sophomore. More...

Girls ski team searches for new No. 1

The Glen Lake co-op girls ski team has the depth to repeat as the Lake Michigan Ski Conference champions.   “Most definitely,” coach Mark Fisher said. More...

KATIE PERSHINSKE

Leland, Sr., Skier

Q. What’s it like going downhill at a high rate of speed? A. It is exhilarating. Occasionally I wonder if I held my breath the whole way down. 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

Taking away guns from good citizens not the solution

To the Editor:   Mr. Edmonds and others are quick to jump on the bandwagon when tragedy strikes and guns are used in a crime. They blindly make comments that are either incorrect or ill-informed.  More...

Bay Valley mail carrier has it all

To the Editor:   More...

Differing view should be tolerated not dissed

To the Editor:   Re: Peace, happiness, tone.  More...

Columns

Going to the movies still has its own appeal

A column

I think the best invention ever is the VCR. Followed closely by, of course, the DVD player, and now U-verse and TiVo that let you pause and rewind anything on TV.  More...

Governor’s office should be up for more debates

There are two things in life that are certain, death and taxes. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Dec. 20  Van W. and Sharon C. Martin to Camp Inn Inc., Section 25, Glen Arbor Township.  The Donna L. Schiff Trust to Lasaju LLC, Section 36, Glen Arbor Township.  John C. More...