October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Loaf deal eroding

The would-be owner of Sugar Loaf Resort, Eneliko “Liko” Sean Smith, has apparently lost the support of a key financial backer and is quickly becoming a subject of derision, suspicion and ridicule in online social media.  More...

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Local News

Corrections:

Abraham E. Labonte pleaded not guilty in 86th District Court on Sept. 27 to drunken driving and failure to report an accident. This information was incorrect in the Oct. 3 edition of the Enterprise.  * * *  More...

Janik takes lead on cancer

County administrator Chet Janik, long accustomed to the attention garnered by local government leaders, had a choice to make when deciding what to tell the public about his upcoming three week leave of absence.  Should he explain his medical pro More...

Gaming grant policy tabled

An effort by commissioners to limit grant requests for gaming funds to those generated directly by county government — forcing non-profit groups to find alternative ways to apply for funds — has been delayed, again.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Ag forever

Four county farms preserved

Every time an orchard is pulled on the Hohnke farm, neighbors worry fruit trees will be replaced with houses. More...

Former 4-H Extension woman back as forester

Kama Ross is back in Lake Leelanau as the new forester for the Leelanau Conservation District.  More...

County Cuisine

Art’s Tavern offers silky soup

It’s soup weather! Today’s recipe comes to us from Bonnie Nescot at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor and takes advantage of the incredible apple harvest we’re enjoying in the county this year. More...

Views

our opinion

Start with Fire Board   Members of the Cedar Fire Board have been moving down a road to improve emergency services for the fire department’s coverage area, and we applaud their effort.  Unfortunately, their plans have been severely ha More...

Columns

A column

Park’s shutdown not good for vacation plans

It’s a sign of the times these days and it really hit close to home last week ... Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.  Wow! More...

Schauer’s start to unseat Snyder was timed poorly

The last time a sitting governor lost his seat, was when Gov. Jim Blanchard lost to underdog John Engler. Not to take anything away from Beal City’s favorite son who pulled off a miraculous come-frombehind victory, but Mr. More...

 

Breaking News - 10/14/2013 9:38 AM

Franz invites public to Oct. 14 roads meeting

Transportation issues on agenda with former House chair

State Rep. Ray Franz has invited former state Rep. Paul Opsommer, who served as chair of the House Transportation Committee, to a town hall meeting in Leelanau County on Oct. More...

Park visitors cross the line

Lakeshore visitors cross barriers, claim park

Anya Kogan, of Empire, attached a tiny American flag to a ‘closed’ sign on a barricade across the drive to the Dune Climb before going around it to savor a warm fall evening at one of her favorite places.  She was carrying her guitar More...

Island trips nixed as shutdown takes toll

An annual week-long deer hunt on North Manitou Island that has gone on since the early 1980’s is in jeopardy of being called off should the government shutdown linger.  The deer hunt could become one of many financial setbacks and inconven More...

Sports

Norse win aided by Mesick miscues

Suttons Bay spoiled an alumnus’ homecoming — or, more specifically, turnovers were to blame.  Mesick, under the direction of firstyear coach and Norsemen graduate Josh Crocker, coughed up six fumbles in an otherwise close contest. More...

It’s game on

Glen Lake at Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay coach Joe Trudeau was asked what his team could do to handle unbeaten Glen Lake tomorrow. More...

Big plays key to Laker romp, sixth straight win

Trevor Apsey was fit to be the king Friday night in Glen Lake’s 52-0 homecoming victory over rival Frankfort.  The senior back ran for five times for 135 yards and two touchdowns and returned two punts for 73 yards including one 46 yards f More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

The king of shutdowns

To the Editor:   America has had 17 government shutdowns since 1976. Between 1976 and 1979 alone, Democrats shut down the government six times. Now they make it sound like the end of the world because they don’t agree with it. More...

FBI works in the dark

Meth lab. What could bring up to 60 FBI agents to Leelanau County? Child pornography. Officially, no one knows. Kidnapping. But the rumors were flying, and they are still being repeated in some circles. More...

LIWda appreciates Leelanau School’s recycling effort

To the Editor:   The Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) extend our sincere appreciation to the Leelanau School for their long-standing commitment to the county-wide recycling program.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Cole J. Rancour, 23, 1015 Grant St., Traverse City — Preliminary examination on charges of breaking and entering adjourned; rescheduled for Oct. 17.  More...

Magistrate Court

Judith A. Livingston, 63, 5921 N. Jacobson Road, Northport — Defective equipment; $95 fines and costs suspended.  Justin G. Wolfe, 26, 950 US 31, Apt. A14, Elk Rapids — Improper registration; $185 fines and costs.  Patrick M. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Sept. 6  Maria J. Araujo to Peter K. Kaynor and Katharine A. Sterken and Robert Sterken, Section 30, Elmwood Township, ($230,000).  Shamsul and Josephine C. More...