November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

G-A woman’s family struggles after typhoon

Maria “Christy” Wiesen has prayed and shed many tears in the past week.  The 25-year-old Glen Arbor Township woman felt helpless after typhoon Haiyan decimated much of her Philippine homeland Thursday and Friday.  More...

Sports

5 Comets head elite boys squad

Austin Fellows, Tony Mosqueda, Cam Stowe, Noah Fetterolf and Henrik Ohr were not solely responsible for the success of the Leland boys soccer team this fall.  But the five players, who were named to the 11-man Enterprise boys soccer Dream Team t More...

Leland nets regional win, title next

Bear Lake decided Tuesday night not to block the hard-hitting Leland volleyball team in the Class D girls regional semifinal match at Buckley.  The unusual defensive strategy, however, gave the Comets a clear path to a third straight regional fi More...

Ithaca thwarts upset charge by Glen Lake

Glen Lake’s plan to end Ithaca’s three-year run on Division 6 state football titles was intercepted by the unbeaten Yellowjackets Friday.  Interceptions on back-to-back Glen Lake plays to end the first half and begin the second quick 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

Benishek bonding with voters might be good medicine

To the Editor:   Representative Dan Benishek’s recent forum article is indeed a “puzzlement.” The records show he supported the shut down. More...

Dr. Dan misses real impact of Obamacare

To the Editor:   After reading last week’s forum by Dr. Dan Benishek, “Impact of Obamacare on Leelanau County”, I had to wonder how a Teapublican congressman could be so misinformed on the Affordable Care Act.  More...

Sex education makes a difference in teen pregnancies

To the Editor:   I was happy to see your coverage about sex education in area schools.  However, I was disappointed to read the comments made by Michelle Klein, director of Personal Policy for Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department abou More...

Columns

Re-election shoe-in could be a boot instead

For decades a rather quirky trait was alive and well out there in voting land. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Oct. 14  Claudia Lounis to the Claudia Lounis Trust, Section 30, Glen Arbor Township.  Shirley H. Abbott to the Shirley H. Abbott Declaration of Trust, Centerville Township.  More...

 

Lack of minutes may violate law

The Northport Village Council started a new practice of taking minutes at committee meetings, just days after receiving a Leelanau Enterprise request for copies of previous committee minutes.  More...

Northport teacher settlement: $35,000

The Northport Board of Education on Monday settled a tenure appeal filed by the Michigan Education Association on behalf of Northport teacher Kevin Skarnulis, who was laid off in August.  More...

Price rise for ‘Loaf

If anybody’s still interested in buying Sugar Loaf Resort, it’s still for sale.  But the list price is now $8.72 million – up from the $5.7 million price that was offered for several years until last month.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Northport’s ‘go-to’ guy, George Anderson, made community better

George Anderson, Northport’s go-to guy for more than 60 years, died last Thursday, Nov. 7.  Anderson, a business and community leader, had a hand in most things Leelanau.  More...

Stow away

THE SCHOOLSHIP Inland Seas sailed from its berth at the Suttons Bay Marina and was hauled out of the water Monday morning at the Northport Bay Boat Yard where it will remain through the winter. More...

County shoots down Leland Twp. effort to expand fire hall

Leland Township’s plan to provide residents with future fire station options was shot down again by the County Board of Commissioners, which owns two lots adjacent to the present fire hall in Leland.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Libraries look

for rooms to grow

When it’s time for Leelanau Township Library Director Deb Stannard to eat lunch, all she has to do is roll her chair back a few inches, grab a meal out of the mini fridge and pop it in the microwave, with her desk doing double-duty as a table.& More...

Local church collects gifts to fill needs

They go by foot, canoe, elephant and camel to the far corners of the globe.  And many will originate in Leelanau County.  They are gift boxes for the holidays collected and sent through Samaritan’s Purse, the international relief orga More...

New books for kids on wish list

A holiday tradition continues this year as The Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library and Glen Lake School’s “Parenting Communities” program collect new children’s books for needy during the holiday season.  More...

Views

Time to stop running Village like a club

We’re starting to sound like a broken record. But darn it, that’s our job.  How about Northport Village officials doing their jobs, as required under the statutes that govern them?  More...

Who doesn’t know what day it is on Nov. 15?

Mike Mike Mike ... Tomorrow Mike what day is it Mike?  Aw c’mon, you know the Geico camel hump day commercial. What day is it tomorrow.  Well, Nov. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Theodore J. More...

Magistrate Court

Erick L. Earl, 57, 16946 6th St., Wellston — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 70 mph; $120 fines and costs.  David K. Wallace, 44, 63 Ridge Road, Grosse Pt. Farms — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Andy E. More...

13th Circuit Court

A Traverse City man was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation in 13th Circuit Court on Thursday for his failed attempt to rob the Speedway gas station in Elmwood Township. More...