January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Booher looks to Trust Fund for long-term harbor maintenance

While emergency funds may help dredge publicly owned marinas and harbors along the Michigan shoreline this summer, what if Great Lakes water levels remain at all-time lows for an extended period of time?  More...

Sports

Lakers, Norse aim to regroup after tough NW losses

The Northwest Conference boys basketball games involving county schools last week were nothing less that heart-stompers.  And those results could be hard to beat although that shouldn’t stop the Suttons Bay and Glen Lake boys from trying F More...

G-L girls win Grayling Invite with depth

The Glen Lake girls co-op ski team missed its leading lady at the Grayling Invitational Friday.  Well, maybe just a bit.  The girls, without top slalom and giant slalom skier Kaitlin Gaudard, still managed to win the Schuss Mountain 10-team More...

Wildcats get coach back for St. Mary game

The Northport boys basketball team lost Tuesday for the fourth time in five games without its head coach, falling to the visiting Traverse City Bulldogs, 55-48.  The good news is that the Wildcats will get their coach Todd Huck, who was initiall More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9:30 a.m. — Leelanau County Gun Board: County Government Center, Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Consumer stimulation of economy won’t help

To the Editor:   Every year after Thanksgiving a great hope arises that people, whether they have money or not, will stimulate the economy by buying lots of stuff, whether they need it or not. More...

Discharge from Northport sewer degrades creek

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Road Commission deserve thanks for maintaining roads

To the Editor:   A great big thank you to the Leelanau County Road Commission for their great ability to keep our roads passable despite the recent ongoing snows.  Their quick action makes it possible for all to get where they are required More...

Courts

86th Districk Court

Jamie I. Chippewa, 18, 108 1/2 W. Sixth St., Northport — Pleaded not guilty to stalking; bond continued; not to consume or possess alcohol, discretionary urine screens; will represent self; pretrial conference set for Feb. 8.  More...

Magistrate Court

Cody J. Russell, 21, 5033 E. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Jan. 8  David L. and Sharon L. Darga to Vaca Loca Farms LLC, Section 24, Elmwood Township, ($255,000).  Jan. 9  The John B. Elder Trust to the John B. More...

State finding money to pay for harbor dredges

A movement is afoot in Lansing to divert funds budgeted for marina construction projects in 2013 toward the dredging of harbors, including those in Leelanau County.  “That seems to be the way the wind is blowing,” Leland harbor maste More...

‘Resolved’ issue follows Health Bd.

The newly-seated Benzie-Leelanau District Board of Health has a lot on its plate, and much of it has little to do with public health. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Corrections:

Steve Fordyce of Suttons Bay was incorrectly identified in last week’s Enterprise snow blowing photo. More...

Signs being replaced on state roads

Local drivers may have noticed that most of the posts are in for the Michigan Department of Transportation sign replacement project going on along several state roads in the county.  More...

Dental office moving to L-L

The Leland Township Office will get a new address and new landlords, but not new digs.  More...

Life in Leelanau

GETTING IN THE GROOM

Volunteers get skiers on track

About a half dozen times this winter Elmwood Township’s Bill Heitman and Glenn Martin have gotten in the groom on the Leelanau Trail. More...

Women to tour Leelanau Trail

The Women’s Winter Tour is coming Sunday to the Leelanau Trail.  The 15th annual cross country skiing or snowshoeing event, held on Super Bowl Sundays, is expected to draw between 300 and 500 participants.  The women’s only eve More...

Plenty of indoor events to stir passions in County

Winter weather has been good for outdoor enthusiasts.  However, there is plenty to do this weekend for those who like to stay indoors, out of the cold.  More...

Views

our opinion

Septic inspections get a test case   It’s somewhat ironic, although not unexpected, that Empire Village has become the first governmental unit in Leelanau County to require septic inspections when privately owned homes and businesses are s More...

Columns

Publisher confronts investment missteps

A column

I’ve always had bad timing when it comes to investments. If I take out a loan, it’s a sure bet that interest rates will go down. I sell property when values are low, and only buy after values have climbed. Ditto for the stock market. More...

Parental involvement key to improving education

There it was buried on page 24 of yet another voluminous report on how to improve education in our state.  Yet the chances of a reporter finding it were pretty remote because the wellintentioned authors had staked out what they wanted the report More...