January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Spurned health board member points to politics for departure

A 10-year member of the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department Board said she was not reappointed in 2013 due to a desire on the part of county commissioners to relax private septic system regulations on Lake Leelanau.  More...

150 years deserves a new badge

Badges celebrate birthday

County begins birthday celebration with a new look to badges worn by members of the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. See story, Page 7. More...

Sports

These sisters got game

Casie, Molly and Sarah Plamondon may never get the All-State plaudits their mother Barb got while playing hoops for the Leland girls basketball team.  But the Lake Leelanau sisters do get at least half the credit for the success of the Traverse More...

Plamondons lead Bulldogs to 7-1 start

The Traverse City Bulldogs improved to 7-1 in the girls basketball season with a 47-29 victory over Harbor Light Christian on Friday.  The Bulldogs play Friday at Grand Traverse Academy before traveling to Cedarville on Saturday.  Molly Pla More...

Leland rallies in fourth quarter to top St. Mary in girls basketball

St. Mary had all the answers for the Leland girls basketball team ... 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

If my people ...

To the Edtior:   “There is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20)  No one is excused from this passage that God wrote through the inspiration of men in the Bible.  More...

Roadside Christmas present, unpleasant

To the Editor:  ‘Twas the week after Christmas On Day Forest Road The dumpsters were waiting to lighten their load.   More...

Soutas-Little thanks supporters, other helpers

To the Edtior:   More...

Columns

Digital Christmas gift helps get dust off cool pics

A column

I’ve been having way too much fun lately playing with a present I got for Christmas from my teenaged daughter.  More...

Dems can hardly wait for more Snyder SOS rhetoric

Having digested 42 State of the State speeches over the years, most are memorable for not being memorable. There was the one in which Gov. More...

Timbershores — costs behind every tree

Reader's Forum:

The past 18 years have seen the struggle to develop Timbershores. More...

 

Wilderness move stirs Trail opposition

In the wake of apparent bi-partisan support to designate 32,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as Wilderness, opponents to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are now asking that the trail be ended three miles short of its original desi More...

FREEZE FRAME

DAVE KARECK of Leland, battles for the puck with his son Owen during a pickup game last Thursday morning at Suttons Bay Township’s “ice rink park” at Broadway and Lincoln streets in More...

Officials weigh in on gun laws

After being passed by the Michigan legislature, a sweeping bill that would have diluted state gun laws was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Suttons Bay doc retires after 5 decades of practicing medicine

Sander Kushner gave up his family practice a few years back, but the Suttons Bay doctor never gave up being a family physician.  The 77-year-old Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, who worked the last decade in Leelanau County and spent the last fou More...

Correction:

The Leelanau County Road Commission will remove dead ash trees located on private property only if they are located in the road right-ofway. This information was incorrect in an Enterprise story that ran on Jan. 3.   More...

Neighbors call in robbery in Empire; arrests follow

Observant neighbors in Empire Township helped deputies nab three county men involved in a theft from a home over the weekend.  The men, ages 22, 20 and 18, were apprehended as part of a traffic stop on M-72 Saturday afternoon.  More...

Life in Leelanau

CLUCK YES!

Chickens ‘permitted,’ thriving in Empire

Sue Carpenter is allergic to eggs.  That doesn’t stop her from keeping chickens.  “I just love chickens,” Carpenter said. “Chickens are just very peaceful and relaxing creatures. More...

Leelanau bird count shows increase in species; 500 crows in corn field

About a dozen dedicated birdwatchers observed a few more bird species than during the Audubon Society’s previous bird count.  In Leelanau County, the bird count was held last month. More...

County Cuisine

Art’s offers buttery, holiday cookie

This week’s recipe comes from Bonnie Nescot at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor. She tells us this is another recipe from Maytag Dairy Farms, and the buttery flavor of these cookies cannot be beat. More...

Views

our opinion

Assault weapons offer only a cosmetic target

Our role at the Enterprise is to advance the public discussion on timely topics, but in that capacity we failed by publishing a forum last week that contained a glaring error.  The forum stated, in part, that an automatic weapon ban is working i More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Michael Stepka

Ronald R. StJock Jr., 46, 2400 S. Popp Road, Lake Leelanau — Court refused to accept his guilty plea to drunk and disorderly conduct as defendant is unable to give facts; bond continued; pretrial conference set for Jan. 18.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Thomas K. Wilhelm, 50, 7130 Pebble Park Drive, West Bloomfield — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; $110 fines and costs.  Ryan P. Bogan-Schaub, 17, 4378 Manhattan W., Traverse City — Disobey stop sign; $120 fines and costs.  Molly E. More...

Court report: Divorce up, crime down

The recently released 2011 annual report for the 13th Circuit Court reflects as decrease in criminal cases adjudicated in the three-county area and an increase in the number of divorces sought.  There were 387 criminal cases that went through th More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Dec. 27  David E. Benedict and Sally A. Mills to Michael L. and Anne C. Rivard, Block 1, Plat of Pine Haven, Glen Arbor Township, (valuation affi- davit filed).  The Estate of Charlotte L. Groesser to Dan S. and Christine E. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Steven T. Smith, 55, of Santa Rosa Beach, died Dec. 21 in Elmwood Township.  Leo J. Skowronski, 88, of Bingham Township, died Dec. 20 in Suttons Bay Township.   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Asset & Property Resources Group; 7246 Stachnik Road, Maple City — By Todd A. Stachnik, 7246 Stachnik Road, Maple City.  South Cedar Rentals; 3131 E. Kasson Road, Cedar — By Julie Cordano, 3131 E. More...