April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

LOOKOUT

A HUNGRY WHITETAIL takes a last look back after being interrupted from his dinner on a recent evening in a Centerville Township cornfield. More...

Minutes can take hours

Still, public comment may be excluded

Creating the minutes for public board and commission meetings around the county is a task that varies from one extreme to the other — especially when it comes to public comment.  More...

Sports

S-B runner returns from Boston with vivid memories

When Mike Jarvis returns this week to Suttons Bay, the 50-year-old counselor/runner can cross the Boston Marathon off his bucket list.  The harder part will be erasing some of the painful memories of finishing the 26.2 mile journey with a broken More...

Off and Running

The Suttons Bay boys and girls got the inside track outside this week when it hosted a meet.  The Norse track and field teams tried to put their best feet forward Tuesday, but it wasn’t easy being the first time competing outside.  More...

Suttons Bay girls get their kickstart at Ludington Invitational

It appears the only way county girls’ soccer teams can get a match in is to travel downstate.  Suttons Bay wet their feet Saturday on the road at the Ludington Invitational.  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  9 a.m. More...

Letters

Lil’ Norsemen preschool program excellent option

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Entertainment in Leelanau

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Standing up and being counted

To the Editor:  I agree with James Anderson’s comment in letters to the editor on April 11 that the “Founders of this great country understood human nature very clearly.”  More...

Columns

Picture this: So many images and little reality

I’m one of those people who hates having my picture taken.  So in a world that has become obsessed with documenting everything — and I mean everything — I am driven nuts.  More...

All bets are off with lottery going online?

So when citizens get a chance to question lawmakers, what question comes up most often?  (1) Why are my taxes so high?  (2) Where does the lottery money go?  (3) How much money do lobbyists give you each year?  (4) Do you support More...

Reader's Forum: County Board punts instead of engaging

I’m writing as past chairperson of the Leelanau County EDC, I have resigned in disappointment and disgust.  On April 8th, your County Board was presented with a very well thought out proposal for creating a long term, strategic plan for en More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 5  Travis and Rachel Stein to Chris Stein, Section 28, Cleveland Township.  Michael C. and Sheryl A. Moritz to the Moritz Family Trust, Lot 5, The Forest, Elmwood Township.  More...

New assumed names filed in county

Act Fast Drain Relief; 9463 E. Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City — By Matt Stanley, 9463 E. Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City.  Bob Johnson Marine; 2223 W. Trumbull Road, Maple City — By Robert W. Johnson, 2223 W. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Max C. Gabourie, 63, of Elmwood Township, died April 2 in Elmwood Township.   More...

Drugs, a profession

County drug dealers are generally users trying to pay for their habit.

Things are not as they seem out there.  Strangers start showing up at a neighbor’s house at all hours. After a couple days, quiet returns.  Two cars park near each other in a parking lot. People talk. More...

Spending habits can explain a teen’s involvement in drugs

If you want to find out if your son or daughter is selling drugs, take a long look at their budget.  And their car, jewelry and accessories.  “All the stuff he has in his car, can he afford it?” asked Jim O’Rourke, a reti More...

Scenic drive closed; cuts have impact

Seasonal workers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) would usually be back at work this time of the year, readying the park for visitors.  But this spring, about 20 of these staff members have a six-week extension of the off-season More...

Special Sections

Local News

Horse people plan benefit for Leland student

Five of the top horse professionals in the area are coming together this month to help a Leland school student who has been battling brain cancer since 2010.  More...

Glen Lake students plan Earth Day event, clean-up in Empire

Glen Lake Students for World Awareness (SWA) will host an Earth Day event Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Empire.  “SWAnanigans”, a mix of SWA and shenanigans, will begin at 4 p.m. with a beach cleanup at Empire Beach. More...

Doors open between county, GTB

The first joint meeting in three years among the leaders of Leelanau County’s two largest governments led to no decisions, but did open up a dialogue on several fronts that could, ultimately, have an impact on their constituents.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Leaving the helm

After nearly a quarter century at the helm of one of Leelanau County’s most visible and active non-profit organizations, Capt. More...

Conservancy celebrates 25 years with environmental impact series

In its first 25 years, the Leelanau Conservancy has played a lead role in preserving the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Leelanau Peninsula.  As the Conservancy enters its second quarter-century, it plans to expand its focus to en More...

WAG offers a warm Italian classic

Executive Chef Stephen Blalock of Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor sent this week’s recipe from his collection of hearty dishes. Ossobuco Milanese is a traditional veal dish, served with a citrusy garnish called Gremolata over risotto.  More...

Views

Dismissing EDC part of County Bd.’s right turn

our opinion

If anyone doubted how hard the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners turned right following the 2012 election, they were handed clarity last week.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Want to attend an editorial meeting?

Readers interested in learning how the Enterprise makes news decisions are invited to attend one of our weekly editorial meetings, which are held every Thursday at 9 a.m. More...

Courts

86th District Court

David M. Priest, 70, 9601 E. Omena Road, Northport — Jury selection held; bond continued on a charge of careless discharge of a firearm; jury trial set for June 3.  Andrew G. More...

Magistrate Court

Christopher K. Regan, 51, 5590 S. Spyglass Ridge, Suttons Bay — Disobey stop sign; $130 fines and costs. Anthen A. Moore, 25, 4421 Burnham Woods Dr., Franklin, Ohio — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs. Erika R. More...

Dispatch Blotter

April 9, 11:42 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller requests deputy to instruct sister to stop calling her. April 9, 2:26 p.m. — Centerville Township — Pigs in road on Schomberg south of Bodus. Pigs back at home. More...