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Poor deer season leaves many anterless tags unfilled

Leelanau County hunters, armed with more anterless deer permits than they’ve been issued in any previous season this century, may have fallen short of their mark of culling the herd to a level conducive to Leelanau’s agricultural communit More...

Local News

Slower route for Postal family

For the first time in more than four decades, there won’t be a “Commins” with a rural mail route in Cedar.  Kateri “Kit” Novak has put up her flashing orange light and her “slow moving” sign, retiring he More...

Resurgent Northport part of 2013’s many important stories

Several other Leelanau County stories received votes from our staff, but did not make the top ten list. They include:  More...

No. 1

Sugar Loaf Resort Leelanau’s news makers

Although it’s been closed for more than 13 years, Sugar Loaf Resort returned to the front pages of the Enterprise again this year and is rated as the newspaper’s No. 1 news story for 2013.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Ball drop, polka music part of New Year’s Eve entertainment

Maple City’s Bobby Atkinson remembers ringing in the New Year, playing his accordion sometimes as late as 2 a.m. More...

SILVER LINING

Strang property completes Conservancy’s 25 years of preserving future with the past

The first quarter-century of land preservation for the Leelanau Conservancy ended especially well last month with an announcement that another 80 acres of land will be preserved through a conservation easement.  More...

A look back at the second half of 2013

The Enterprise continues its annual look back at the most significant news stories with brief summaries from every issue in 2013.  This week’s overview starts with July and runs through December.   July 4  More...

Columns

The rookie coach and his team’s struggles

Meet coach Campbell. He forgets his whistle for half the practices. He grips his hands so tightly during games that they turn sore at night. More...

Snyder’s silent treatment might get him re-elected

With nothin’ going on in town, Progress Michigan filled some empty space last week with a new video to the tune of Silent Night berating the governor for being silent on a variety of issues. Welcome to the world of covering Gov. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A chauffeur was being honored for his record of having driven for more than 45 years and never having an accident. “What’s your secret?” asked the Master of Ceremonies. More...

 

Timber Shores deal reached

Some 212 acres of what has been known as the Timber Shores land development in Leelanau Township has been sold to three individual buyers, including Gregory Brothers’ Farms, LLC.  More...

100 inches of snow weighs on roofs

Larry Graves hit the roof Saturday — that is the roof at his Suttons Bay office — shovel in hand.  “It’s not a job I relish,” said Graves, adding that it was about a month earlier than most years. More...

Special Sections

Sports

2013 BEST SPORTS PICS

We’ve put together some of the best sports photos of the year by Enterprise staffers, from the joys of victory to the agony of defeat.

NO. 1 is Suttons Bay softball players celebrating, with tears of joy, a 5-4 Division 4 district championship win over Glen Lake on June 1. More...

Golf director excited about new course developments

Opening day is still six months away, but Chris McCann is eager to see the first round of golf at the new Northport Creek Golf Course.  More...

Inglis leaving Elmwood Twp. for state job

Elmwood Township’s Cody Inglis is taking his game to the next level.  The former Suttons Bay coach and athletic director and current Traverse City Central athletic director/assistant principal has been named an assistant director with the More...

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Coming Events

TODAY 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 10:30 a.m. — Wigglers Story Time for preschoolers: Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport. 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Wrong for our time

To the Editor:   The Republican Party is just wrong for current times.  More...

Conservancy thankful of Suttons Bay auditorium use

To the Editor:   This year as a part of our 25th anniversary celebration, the Leelanau Conservancy hosted two speaker events at the Suttons Bay High School Auditorium.  More...

A juxtaposition of photographs

To the Editor:   What a juxtaposition of photographs in the Leelanau Enterprise: one a small child crouching to admire a reindeer in Suttons Bay, the other a grown woman framing herself proudly between the horns of a buck she had killed, proclai More...

Views

Some headlines to avoid in 2014

Cut the Auld Lang Syne singing, toss out the party hats and silence those obnoxious noisemakers that carry germs from one party-goer to the next. The year 2013, for better or worse, is behind us — and we were never wed to it anyways.  More...

Our ‘Top Ten’ list needs more input

It’s also a time to resolve, so let us be the first to start. We resolve next year to involve Leelanau’s people in our selection of the “Top Ten” stories for 2014.  More...

Courts

New year brings changes in court staff

The new year is ringing in changes to the Leelanau County Probate and Circuit Court — Family Division.  Court Administrator Betsy Fisher, who has been with the county court system for nearly 33 years, is retiring. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Dec. 23, 12:24 a.m. — Northport — Caller is reporting that plowed snow right up to her house just now from the lot next door. It woke her up, caller will wait until morning when daylight to see deputy. More...

Leelanau Log

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Dec. 16 John D. and Judith A. Williams to Thomas J. and Lori A. Gordon, one lot, Leelanau Hills No. 1 and Section 13, Elmwood Township, ($275,000). Mark T. Wieber to Joshua P. Collins, Section 11, Kasson Township, (valuation affidavit filed). More...