February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Terms of disability settlement released

One of the four Leelanau County sheriff’s deputies who sued Leelanau County and its thensheriff Michael Oltersdorf in federal court in 2009 will receive nearly $80,000 in disability payments in addition to his one-quarter share of the $625,000 More...

Sports

A night to remember in Leland

Ian Duvall had a banner night Monday in the Leland gymnasium.  The senior boys basketball leader not only put on a good show in Leland’s 74-39 nonleague win over St. More...

G-L senior takes aim at 1,000 point mark

Scotlyn Brengman is about to put her name on the Glen Lake girls basketball career leaderboard.  The senior guard/forward is two points shy of 1,000. She is expected to get those tonight when the Lakers host Frankfort.  More...

Suttons Bay girls battle Frankfort before falling

The Suttons Bay girls basketball dropped its fifth straight game Tuesday, bowing to Frankfort 56-37 in Northwest Conference play.  Keelan Kelly tossed in 15 points and McKenna Kelly had 14 for the Panthers (11-7).  Jane Hursey led Suttons B 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.  10 a.m.-noon — Leland Township Board Budget Workshop: Sewer; Leland Township Office, Lake Leelanau.  More...

Letters

Support the Cru dinner/auction on March 2

To the Editor:   “It takes a Village to raise a child.” This is a letter to encourage your support for a fundraising event to aid Mike & Laurel Riley in their Cru (Student Venture) Ministry.  For more than 15 years the Riley More...

Dredging harbors is a federal matter, not a state one

To the Editor:   More...

County needs to step up to the plate at SugarLoaf

To the Editor:   I am prompted to write you after reading the Jan. 24 article in the Enterprise, “County Joins Empire Village on Lawsuit.”  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Elias R. Wreford, 30, 9840 Wilce Road, P.O.  More...

Magistrate Court

Timothy M. Egeler, 20, 4610 W. Empire Hwy., Empire — Failed to yield; $135 fines and costs.  Bradford C. Warren, 32, 918 S. Cass St., Traverse City — DNR-recreational trespass; $155 fines and costs.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Jan. 22  James M. and Susan G. Leone to Adrienne Stretch-Johns, Lot 210, Cherry Home Shore, Leelanau Township, ($15,000).  Jan. 23  More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Joan Schloop

Town or township of residence: Glen Arbor. Resident of county since: We built the house in 2000. We made this our homestead in 2006. We are from the Birmingham/Bloomfield area. Age and birthplace: I’m 66, and born in Detroit. More...

Trail blazers

STU AND DENISE Butterfield of Elmwood Township snowshoe on the Leelanau Trail on Saturday. The couple were on the trail in Bingham Township off Center Highway north of Fort Road. More...

Timber Shores plan nixed

The Leelanau Township Board at its Tuesday meeting deep-sixed a plan to develop the 450-acre Timber Shores property into an outdoor park and recreation area.  Township supervisor Doug Scripps had a prepared position statement outlining all the r More...

‘Par-a-chron-is-m’

Rarely-used word puts S-B speller first

Students from Suttons Bay Public Schools dominated this year’s Leelanau County Spelling Bee, producing three of the top seven finishers including the new champion, eighth grader Natalie Myers.  The bee, sponsored by the Leelanau Enterprise More...

Special Sections

Local News

County to keep inspections; department banked $423,000

Leelanau County is searching for a new administrator to head what has become a very profitable building inspection department.  More...

Construction slows some, but still well ahead of ‘12

Construction in Leelanau County, off to its best start in four years, slowed a bit during the past two weeks, as evidenced by the number and value of building permits issued by the Construction Codes Authority.  However, the pace of building rem More...

DeVere agrees verbally to fix insulation problem

There’s been a positive development in the county’s claim that the builder of the governmental center building did not meet insulation requirements.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Yeti Sight In

Suttons Bay going ape for winterfest; Glen Lake, Empire also celebrating

Suttons Bay, has a “Yeti,” based on numerous sightings reported in recent weeks.  The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an apelike creature similar to Bigfoot. More...

Perch bite is right for Glen Lake contest

When the sizes of perch and walleye get close to overlapping, you’re into some big yellow bellies.  While perch fishing in Lake Leelanau has slowed — although a few anglers are still pulling in walleyes — Glen Lake appears in g More...

County Cuisine

Martha’s offers warm, delicious soup

Martha Ryan, chef and owner of Martha’s Leelanau Table, sent us this week’s recipe for onion soup, made with Guinness Extra Stout. It’s a nice soup for the cold winter weather upon us.  More...

Columns

our opinion

Embrace the Yeti   Winters must be long and boring in Wyoming, where the state Legislature last month spent about nine minutes discussing a bill declaring the jackalope as the state’s “official mythical creature.”  More...

Just doing my job and proud of weekly routine

A column

People frequently ask me how I can tolerate sitting through all the local government meetings I attend as a Leelanau Enterprise reporter, and for the heat I sometimes take when people don’t like my coverage.  More...

Republicans’ choice kick not always self-serving

Choice is a wonderful thing. It permeates virtually every aspect our lives. We choose whom we love; what career to pursue; and where to live, etc.  Choice is also deeply woven into our Democracy. We pick our leaders and unpick them. More...