May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks control ordinance set

But will controls be in place by summer?

The proposed model for a fireworks ordinance to regulate the loud bangs and fiery displays in Leelanau County is being shipped off to townships and villages.  More...

Sports

S-Bay senior overcoming hurdles of doing two sports

One sport wasn’t enough for Eric Chapman.  So the Suttons Bay senior golfer decided to add track & field to his athletic resume this spring.  How has it worked out, you might ask? Last week Chapman put his best foot forward.  More...

Norse boys claim three firsts at own Garland Invitational

The Suttons Bay boys track team claimed three ‘team’ firsts in the Garland Invitational it hosted last week.  The Norse claimed the 200 and 400 meter and discus team events. Glen Lake’s boys won the 400 relay. More...

St. Mary rally keeps Norse winless

The Suttons Bay girls softball team got a whiff at a victory Tuesday.  Then in one swing of the bat, it was gone with the wind.  A two-out hit by St. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: 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

County leaders are short-sighted on EDC stance

To the Editor:   To our county commissioners Ms. Lautner, Rushton and Zemaitis:  More...

Successful hunter shows bad example of gun safety

To the Editor:   My wife and I are long time subscribers and enjoy reading the Enterprise each week. I am also a long time hunter safety (HS) instructor and have taught HS at the Cedar Rod and Gun Club HS classes for the last 13 years.  More...

Cattle overrun by deer, too

To the Editor:   You had a piece in Leelanau paper front page about deer eating or damaging orchards.  Please don’t forget your row crop farmer (cattle too) — we are overrun by deer. More...

Columns

A column

How local regulation ‘curbs’ development

With all the talk about smart growth, sustainable growth and even Agenda 21 — perhaps the lackeys in the United Nations have heard of the City of Cleveland, but we doubt that Cleveland Township is on their agenda — who is looking after Le More...

Governor needs help getting dirty work done

Every effective leader had one.  President Nixon had Bob Halderman.  Gov. Milliken had his Jerry Miller.  Gov. Blanchard relied on the whiz kid Bob Bowman.  Gov. John Engler had Gov. John Engler and Gov. More...

 

 Fewer bees pressed into service

About five years ago Suttons Bay resident Bill Hathaway had about 700 hives of bees.  He’s down to just 10 hives. More...

County settles for $55,000

A federal lawsuit filed against two Leelanau County sheriff’s deputies by a county resident who claimed the deputies violated his civil rights has been settled with a $55,000 payment to the plaintiff.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Memorial Cup honors L-L rower

The inaugural Allee Romeo Memorial Cup is destined to grow into a high school competition that will attract hundreds of rowers to Lake Leelanau.  But the size of the event means little to cup organizer Erik Zehender, whose Fountain Point Inn and More...

Leland Township transcription of comments draws ... comments

Former Leland Township Board trustee Susan Och objects to a new policy enacted by the board last month that has the meeting minutes only reflecting the name of a speaker making public comments and a one- or two-word description of their topic.  More...

Leland Township offer would tie up land for fire station

The Leland Township Board met in closed session for about 30 minutes Monday to offer an option to purchase land for a new fire station.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Achoo!

Spring allergy season arrives

Spring allergy season isn’t in full bloom yet, but a couple of local medical professionals say now is the time to think about nipping allergies in the bud.  More...

Doc has plan to help diabetics

Northport man wants to build artificial pancreas

People all over the world are working on creating an artificial pancreas that will keep blood sugar and insulin at optimal levels for people with diabetes.  Northport resident Arne Landé is confident that his idea — which uses a device tha More...

Five ways to combat pollen

Here are five ways to beat spring allergies   Treat allergies early. Spring pollen season starts as soon as the weather warms up just enough for the trees to begin budding.  More...

Views

our opinion

BATA turns tide with ‘different’ approach   For governments to succeed in today’s world — and yes, governments can succeed or fail; please follow the plight of the City of Detroit — they have to accept and embrace c More...

Reader's Forum:

Money for EDC can be better spent to help county elsewhere

Taxpayers, do you really think most of the Board of Commissioners (Vote 5 yes, 2 no to dissolve EDC) are against all growth, jobs, schools and young people in Leelanau County?  Can words taken out of context and intentions twisted to conform to More...

Reader's Forum:

State’s not-so-good roads in dire need of funding, repairs

With spring finally upon us memories of the long winter are fading. But the even longer pothole season is still with us.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Antonio Alfonseca, 32, 67 S. More...

Magistrate Court

Raymond C. Griffin, 60, 871 E. State St., Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Ricky L. Adams, 41, 4417 Daisy Lane E., Traverse City — Speeding; $125 fines and costs.  Nathaniel J. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 1  Ruby M. Stanford to Dennis W. Stanford, Section 22, Leland Township.  Thomas D. Plamondon to himself and Carolyn A. Plamondon Gloss, Section 28, Elmwood Township.  Thomas D. More...