September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

THE COLOR PURPLE

BRADY MCDONOUGH, left, and Sean Galla, team managers for the Glen Lake football team, carry water bottles and talk football while wearing commemorative jerseys and T-shirts from Purple Project games More...

Local News

99 AND COUNTING

LAKE LEELANAU resident Gerald McNeil, sitting, celebrated his 99th birthday Sunday with his large extended family. McNeil, whose birthday is Sept. More...

Lost soldier to be honored in Kingsley

The Grand Traverse Area Veteran’s Coalition and Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians will honor a fallen soldier Friday morning at Kingsley High School.  John Lawrence Burgess, a Leelanau County native and Kingsley graduate More...

Elmwood amendment will update ‘PUD’ language

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission last week reviewed a draft zoning ordinance amendment containing new “ Planned Development” language proposed by the township’s professional planning consultant.  More...

Life in Leelanau

STREET FAIR

Andy Thomas can’t wait to see all the talent unleashed in Northport on Saturday.  Thomas is event director for the inaugural Leelanau Uncaged. More...

Leland Heritage Festival turns out to be a cool event

More than 2,000 people were estimated to have shown up at the Leland Heritage Festival on Saturday despite cool temperatures and sporadic lake effect rain.  “It was perfect weather to enjoy some hot whitefish chowder from The Bluebird whil More...

County Cuisine

WAG offers way to add steak flavor

A hanger steak is a similar cut to a flat-iron or skirt steak, with a long grain running lengthwise through the meat. More...

Views

our opinion

County grant program offers reasonable dispersal of funds   Come and get it!  More...

Leelanau League of Women Voters committed to helping people vote

All over the country, Leagues of Women Voters joined with volunteers from many organizations to promote National Voter Registration Day on Sept. More...

Courts

85th District Court

Shawn K.  More...

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Thomas G. Power Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr.   More...

Magistrate Court

Tomasz G. Matula, 28, 327 W. Cheryl Lane, Palatine, Ill. — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 76 mph; $95 fines and costs.  Angela L. Luna, 42, 9411 E. More...

 

Mandate perplexes individuals

It’s been a long time since Maggie MacLellan has had to study much of anything.  But the 26-year-old Empire resident will have to do just that to educate herself on how to comply with the federal Affordable Health Care Act (ACA).  More...

Lakeshore busy with pot tickets

Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore generally seem to be well behaved, according to Chief Ranger Phil Akers who is responsible for law enforcement within the boundaries of Leelanau County’s number one tourist attraction.  Ho More...

GTB claims could reach $300 million

The Grand Traverse Band has found support in Congress for its efforts to be repaid up to hundreds of millions of dollars for lands it claims were taken illegally by white settlers and land speculators in the 1800s.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lakers snap off easy win

The unbeaten Glen Lake football team discovered in a snap Friday a new way to get the ball in the hands of its best back Trevor Apsey.  More...

Suttons Bay earns much-needed victory and shutout vs. Benzie

Suttons Bay unloaded a couple years of frustration on Benzie Central Friday night. The scoreboard wasn’t pretty for Huskie fans, but Norsemen football players enjoyed the 34-0 blowout.  More...

Comets streaking toward another Great NW title

Leland is atop the Great Northwest Conference soccer standings, unbeaten at the league’s midpoint.  A second-straight league title is far from a sure thing, but it’s looking good after a 5-0 start.  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

The land of the free and home of the brave

To the Editor:   Wilma McQueen, The Leelanau Enterprise 9/19/2013, says President Obama claims that we are not a Christian nation and that his administration not only disregards religious rights but is actually anti-Christian.  More...

COG editorial leaves concern about County Board

To the Editor:   The recent editorial on the Council on Governments (COG) was evenhanded and revealed some interesting issues. Leelanau County is a member of COG and contributes a small amount of money to its operation. More...

The looming debt ceiling

To the Editor:   Here we go again, the looming debt ceiling is once again on top of elected officials. In the next couple of weeks we will hear about the “Government Shutdown” if we do not raise the debt ceiling. More...

Columns

A column

It’s time to book it now that paint project is over

I’ve taken on a lot of do-it-yourself home improvement projects in my more than 100-year-old house over the years.  The oak woodwork — including an open staircase with nearly 40 spindles — was stripped of its blackened and bubb More...

Medical marijuana law turns into custody battle

When Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved the state’s Medical Marijuana law to help patients suffering with pain, little did they know that some patients would be hit with another malady ... paranoia. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Aug. 30  Gregory J. and Janice D. Suhajda to William G. and Susannah H. Quigley, two lots, McFarlane Woods, Empire Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  Birch Glen Properties LLC to Gary F. More...