August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

POW WOW BEAT GOES ON

LAKOTA RAPHAEL has evolved into a world-class drum maker, turning animal hides into instruments that will be played at the Tribal Pow Wow Saturday and Sunday.   More...

Sports

They're Back!

Carter Lee of Glen Lake and Casey Cross of Suttons Bay couldn’t wait to step on the gridiron this week.  More...

Golfer starts high school career in full swing

Practice for the girls golf season begins today.   Don’t worry about Nichole Cox. The 14-year-old Glen Lake freshman is ready to go.  More...

World Championship ready to set sail

Biff Steel of Leland and Sara Makielski of Austin, Texas have a history of sailing against each other.  The ageless sailors will be in the same boat today for the National One- Design Racing Association’s World Championship on Lake Leelana More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Leelanau Clean Water and Michigan Lake and Stream Association Region 9 Joint Meeting: County Government Center, Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. More...

Letters

Letters welcomed…

The Leelanau Enterprise welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters must include the author’s name, full address and telephone number. More...

What’s the fuss? Gov’t already has lots of data on us

To the Editor:   Concerning the federal governments hot pursuit of Edward Snowden, what is all the fuss about? More...

Let reps know they are not exempt from Obama Care

To the Editor:   On Friday afternoon Aug. 2, the U.S. Congress and Senate made a decision, on the basis of no legal authority to invent for themselves a “special exemption” from the Obama Care health coverage. More...

Columns

A column by Haley Dover

Thanks for the memories and “The Good Life”

If you’re reading this, I’ve already left for “The Good Life.”  Yes, that is Nebraska’s state motto.  While I used to stand by that saying — and I probably still will when I get back there — I am be More...

For journalists, it’s OK not to be loved

Poor Uncle Walter must be spinning in his grave.  Walter Cronkite was once hailed as the Most Trusted Man in America. More...

Talking with: Charles Knapp

Name: Charles Knapp. Town or township of residence: Cleveland Township. Resident since: Moved here Labor Day weekend of 2011. Age and birthplace: 70, born in Kentucky. More...

 

Pow Wow on plates of thousands

Activities include free comedy show at the Sands

You’re invited to share dinner Friday evening, although the menu is still coming together. More...

Permits galore for pacified does

Joe Grant woke up a pair of does Tuesday afternoon while driving a dozer into one of his cherry orchards with the intent of yanking out some old trees in preparation for replanting.  The deer hung around to see what he was up to, eventually mill More...

Cuts, higher millage set for senior programs

County plans to place limits on voucher program

A popular work voucher program offered to older people by Leelanau County is being scaled back, and property owners will likely be asked to pay a bit more next year to run Leelanau County Senior Services programs.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Gun club offers hunter safety education class

The Cedar Rod & Gun Club will run a hunter safety education class Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, starting at 8 a.m. both days.  Saturday’s class will be held at Glen Lake High School. More...

New look to Sands gets rave reviews

Customer feedback has been “overwhelmingly positive” regarding $3 million in renovations recently completed at the Leelanau Sands Casino.  Owned and operated by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of the Grand Traverse Band of More...

Camp focuses on Native culture

Native American language and culture were the focus of a camp open to people of all ages this week.  The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians held the Family Anishinaabemowin Camp Monday through Wednesday. More...

Life in Leelanau

New life, old boat

Product of famed county boat builder to be restored

There are only three Fred Telgard boats known to be in existence. One — the Leeta — is in Australia. More...

113-year-old boat — and house — leave memories behind

A 113-year-old boat that gave at least two families years of memories has been demolished.  The Me-Too III spent half its life on the water and the other half on land as a summer cottage. More...

Family time

THE VIRGINIA Weckwert Olson family recently had a family reunion. Her children present were Andre M. Weckwert (Margot), Karla Taylor (Dave), Judy, Heidi Weckwert and Maude Babington. More...

Views

our opinion

Wilderness just a name, but let’s pass it

We understand why designating more than half of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as Wilderness remains idealistic, controversial, political — and important.  And we understand the process enough to know it means nothing to the critt More...

Leelanau, says ‘Thaanks’

You’ve got to hang around Leelanau County awhile before fully appreciating why the only six boats on Glen Lake in April appear tied together, cherries pile up at intersections in July, and on any given night the audience in the Bay Theater crie More...

Corrections:

Appointments for the Aug. 17 Household Hazardous Waste collection can be made by calling 256-9812.  The incorrect number was listed in last week’s paper.  * * *  The 121st Old Settlers Picnic in Burdickville on Aug. More...

Courts

86th District court

Sandra L. Adams, 49, 1560 E. Front St., Apt.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Matthew E. Medler, 39, 7420 Forest Lodge Road, Traverse City — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 71 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Kathryn A. Botruff, 37, 1192 N. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 24  Jonathan B. and Laura W. Milbourn to Michael H. and Jennifer A. Soloman, one lot, Four Seasons, Bingham Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  Ursula A. Gahlberg to the Jane H. More...