April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting closed improperly

The Northport Village Council approved a mediation team for its ongoing environmental lawsuit involving the municipal sewer plant last week in violation of the Michigan Open Meetings Act.  More...

Drug series, Part 2

Society’s most accepted drug, alcohol, remains as popular as ever — although attitudes toward drinking and driving have changed dramatically. More...

Local News

Bluebird hosts release of new wines

Wineries of the Northern Leelanau Wine Loop will celebrate Michigan Wine Month with the release of new wines, Friday, April 26 at the Bluebird in Leland.  More...

County Democratic Party forum to raise needy awareness

The Leelanau County Democrats will host a forum at 6:30 p.m. More...

90 and going strong

THERESA F. SCHAUB, center, celebrated her 90th birthday on April 3 with a Mass in her honor at St. Mary School. The Rev. More...

Life in Leelanau

Pals who make a difference

Kristen Krantz didn’t know what to expect in her sophomore year when she signed up for Glen Lake’s Big Pals program.  Now, nearing the completion of her high school career, she can say she’s gained a special friend.  More...

Models to trash their stuff Friday

Fifty-five trash-clad models will strut their way across the stage at the Northport Community Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday in the third Trashion Fashion Show, held every other year at Northport School.  More...

Rustic Inn offers spring garden dish

Chef/owner Aaron Ackley of the Cedar Rustic Inn in Cedar sent us the following recipe for Ratatouille.  More...

Views

Fireworks restrictions still a long way off

our opinion

County residents, many of whom could not find a seat Monday in a jam-packed meeting of the County Board of Commissioners, are clearly fed up with fireworks being lit at all hours of the day and night.  More...

The joy of running a small business

I’ve never cared much for the business of running a business. It’s a prejudice that I suspect is carried by most business people.  More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 28  Donald F. and Tina M. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Alexander C. Zeits and Jennifer V. Pasbjerg  Ross D. Boissoneau and Cathy L. Sevensma  Andrew P. Sabatine and Colleen L. Knecht   More...

Deaths recorded in county

John A. Jakee, 82, of Kasson Township, died March 27 in Kasson Township.  Leah M. Whitefield, 80, of Elmwood Township, died March 28 in Elmwood Township.  Steven E. More...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER

Awareness Week was observed in Leelanau County yesterday when a simulated tornado hit the St. More...

Times have changed; alcohol’s pull has not

But attitudes change toward driving, drinking

A former bartender says excessive alcohol consumption continues to be a real problem in Leelanau County, and that certain establishments have a “reputation” of hosting heavy drinkers.  However, attitudes toward driving drunk have cha More...

G-L gets $9.7 million lump sum

Taxpayers in the Glen Lake School District may get a break from the millage to repay bonded indebtedness after the district’s receipt of a $9.7 million boost last week.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse 2, Mother Nature 4

The Suttons Bay boys baseball team got off to a good start last Thursday.  Now coach Doug Periard and Co. More...

Golf is back at Leland

They’re starting a golf program again at Leland High. But it won’t be from scratch.  First-year coach Chris McCann has two key contributors on last year’s Division 4 St. More...

AUGUST BJOERGUL

Leland, golfer

Q. What’s it like being a senior and playing your final high school sport? A. I think it’s going to be fun, even though it’s my first and last season. Q. What it like playing sports here, versus back home? More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  More...

Letters

Administration could have cut pay, not park services

To the Editor:  Sequestration has resulted in a significant reduction in the budget of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, but it did not specify how the Lakeshore should implement this reduction as implied in Our Opinion: Toilets take the hit.&nb More...

We’re going down a slippery slope with gun registrations

To the Editor:  “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”  More...

Busing cut was only viable option for S-B Board

To the Editor:  Regarding the letter in your March 28 edition from Ms. Bombaugh of Northport, I don’t know why you would publish a letter that contains so much misinformation and so few constructive ideas.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Jason Roman, 23, 615 Ransom St., Northport — Failed to appear for arraignment on a charge of larceny from a vacant building; bench warrant issued.  Ashley N. More...

Magistrate Court

Robert M. Duff, 61, 5269 S. Lake Shore Dr., Cedar — Expired plate; $95 fines and costs.  David A. Miller, 62, 9597 S. Maple City Road, Maple City — Expired plate; $90 fines and costs.  Anna G. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Friday, 2:51 a.m. — Suttons Bay — Caller states two males fighting. No weapons.  Saturday, 3:58 p.m. — Empire Township — Welfare check on children in the home.  Sunday, 10:11 a.m. More...