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Census shows numbers down a little

Leelanau County isn’t growing, which is just fine for some people. More...

Waiting to set sail

THE MADELINE waits in wrap for warmer weather in the Greickville Harbor. Although the calendar says spring, cold temperatures and intermittent snowfl akes still linger in the area. More...

Correction:

The Leland Community United Methodist Church was listed as the sponsor of the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day dinner in the March 14th issue. Samaritan’s Closet in Lake Leelanau was the correct sponsor.  We regret the error.   More...

Life in Leelanau

Family fun in the plans

Ben Walraven wants to change a perception that Northport is closed for the winter.  More...

Wild, wacky group finds wonderful bond in Northport

There’s something special about Northport, and part of the little town’s mystique might well have something to do with its “Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Women.” That’s a recently formed women’s group is called.  More...

County Cuisine

Bluebird offers tasty rabbit recipe

Lynn Telgard of the Bluebird in Leland sent us the following story and recipe. The recipe was created by Chef Rodney Seaberg, and the Bluebird patrons have enjoyed it very much. More...

Views

our opinion

Cost only small part of clean water talk   To fully understand the controversy over the future of the Leelanau Clean Water Task Force, you have to get beyond its $5,000 allocation out of the county’s $1 million budget.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Matt C. Larsen, 23, 4157 Oxford Dr., Leland — Pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to failure to report an accident. bond continued; sentencing set for April 5.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

David L. Hall, 50, 2066 E. Sugar Maple Dr., P.O. Box 61, Cedar — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 67 mph; $165 fines and costs.  Robert A. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 12  Pine Bluff Development LLC to George and Deborah Schankler, Unit 15, Pine Bluff Condominium, Traverse City, ($219,000).  The Martin M. Easling Living Trust to Martin M. More...

Report: county property values fell 7%

The value of property in Leelanau fell signifi- cantly between 2010 and 2012, a report prepared by the Leelanau  County Equalization  Department shows.  More...

Busing cuts hurt minorities

Suttons Bay students may be able to ride white school buses next year.  Tom Menzel, director of the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA), confirmed Tuesday that the agency will not appeal a ruling that states its current arrangement to provi More...

Latest twist: Rivertown investor sues developers, seeks $342,000

The would-be developers of the former county courthouse property in Leland are being sued by a Leelanau Township resident seeking to foreclose on the only building erected in the proposed 24-unit project.  More...

Sports

O’Brien leads county cagers by example — MVP again

Mike O’Brien had another MVP season.  This time, the versatile Glen Lake senior took his team along for a long ride.  The 6-foot-4 post player helped the 23-3 Lakers to the Northwest Conference championship, the district title and reg More...

G-L soccer regroups with new coach

A new era is beginning for Glen Lake girls soccer program which lost a half dozen, four-year starters to graduation and is breaking in a new head coach.  More...

E LYSEKI SSAU

Glen Lake, Center Back

Q. What’s it like being a senior on the soccer team? A. We have been very successful the last few years. As a senior I hope I can be a good leader and continue the legacy.  Q. What’s been your biggest high school soccer thrill? A. 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

Here’s the new rub on county QDM — cherry tree damage

To the Editor:   Hunters beware!  There is a movement by certain people to eliminate the QDM program in Leelanau County. More...

Franz unresponsive and missing boat on global warming

To the Editor:   Laurel Mason rightly complains (Enterprise 3/14) that she finds Ray Franz and his staff unresponsive to requests for information about dates for town meetings and about global warming.  More...

Outsourcing busing may not be the best saving plan

To the Editor:   So Suttons Bay Schools may have to take back their buses. More...

Columns

A column

Spring has sprung at least on the calendar

A year ago, no one in Leelanau County needed a calendar to tell us that spring had arrived.  With temperatures hovering around 80 degrees at times last March, there were days when some folks thought we had skipped spring and gone right into summ More...

Legislative emergency manager may be needed

Now that the governor has imposed an emergency manager on Detroit, he needs another one for the state legislature.  It’s been 17 months since Gov. More...