January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

4-H activities

Snow is falling and temperatures are cold, but there are some indoor 4-H learning opportunities for county youth this winter.  The Golden Needle Sewing and Design 4-H Club for youth ages 11-14 begins today. More...

Former Northport president ‘never heard’ of holiday pay

Fred Steffens said he had no idea that holiday pay and bonuses were being given during his two-year term as president of the Northport Village Council.  Steffens, who was elected president in November 2010, told the council last Thursday that ot More...

Proposed village budget calls for raises, DPW boss

The Northport Village Council has set a public hearing for its proposed 2014-15 budget for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. More...

Life in Leelanau

Nature's blanket for the face

Beards, long hair help with winter survival

Shaving is not part of every man’s morning routine.  In fact, some men have gone months — and even years — without taking a razor to their beard or scissors to their hair.  More...

Cross country skiing a good winter workout

When Joyce Wayt became a full-time resident of Leelanau County 20 years ago she met some neighbors who liked to cross country ski.  Formerly of Texas, it’s a sport Wayt had never tried.  “I borrowed their skis,” Wayt said. More...

County Cuisine

White turkey chili offers warm comfort for cold winter nights

Protein Specialist Clint Couturier of Anderson’s IGA shares this award winning recipe which took top honors in the non traditional category at the Glen Arbor Chili Cook off in 2012. More...

Views

our opinion

‘Connie’ a gift to county, state   There’s never been a “comeback” for Connie Binsfeld because she’s never needed one. More...

My name is Eric and I read the court briefs

If you’re at all like me or any number of other Leelanau Enterprise readers, you may have already turned to the inside of Section 2 in this newspaper where the traffic tickets, dispatch blotter and court briefs are usually published.  More...

2013: A year of focused commitment

When I announced last March that I would not seek reelection in 2014, I said that I wanted to spend my time working on a number of serious challenges that Michigan and the nation face, rather than on re-election. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Jan. 2  The Mary A. O’Neill Revocable Trust Agreement to the Raphael Vermeir Declaration of Trust, Section 6, Kasson Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  More...

Murray plans to retire

Mike Murray, superintendent of the Suttons Bay school district, announced this week that he will close the book on a career that has spanned 43 years.  More...

Big turnout for chili helps Suttons Bay cancer victim

Dan Sohasky looked around the Suttons Bay cafeteria Tuesday night, glancing at all the people who showed up for a chili dinner and auction for his benefit.  “I didn’t know I had this many friends,” said a smiling Sohasky, after More...

Special Sections

Sports

Glen Lake hosts Frankfort in Northwest showdown

The Northwest Conference boys basketball race is on this week, although Mother Nature knocked out part of the first round action on Tuesday.  Frankfort had trouble getting buses back and canceled its game at Suttons Bay.  That means Frankfo More...

Norse beat St. Mary; fall to Frankfort

The Suttons Bay girls basketball team beat St. Mary last week to extend its winning streak to three games.  The Norse, however, got a little reality check Friday when visiting Frankfort handed the home team a 67-29 loss.  More...

Suttons Bay’s Orban to tend net at Davenport University

Aaron Orban is taking his wide wing span, aggressiveness and desire to be the best soccer keeper to Davenport University in Grand Rapids.  The Suttons Bay goaltender said so on Friday, signing a letter of intent to play keeper at the National As More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center; Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Talking points for Republicans

To the Editor:   In the spirit of the season just passed and in return for points of political strategy that were then dispensed, I thought it only fair to provide some helpful advice for Republicans as the November election draws near.  Fi More...

Safety is a concern with Empire Twp. propane facility

To the Editor:   More...

Northport residents deserve accurate electric sales report

To the Editor:   During the 1/9/14 Northport Village Council meeting the clerk reported receiving a check from Leelanau Community Energy (LCE), LLC. The amount was not disclosed to the public.  More...

Columns

First Lady on campaign for more family time

Every modern day First Family in this state shares something in common. It’s the daily desire on family members to get more time with the dad/spouse/ governor. More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Benjamin J. Bronson, 23, 11409 E. McAllister Road, Suttons Bay — Violation Basic Speed Law; $145 fines and costs.  Leala M. More...

86th District Court

Theodore J.  More...