January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Attorney, St. Mary AD will be missed

Bill Hendry, a Northport attorney and St. Mary School’s athletic director, passed away suddenly last week at his Suttons Bay Township home. He was 59.  More...

‘Niche’ website lists Leland as 22nd best school — in nation

Leland was listed among the top 25 high schools in the nation with the highest standardized test scores on college entrance exams including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT).  More...

Correction:

A story published last week stated that the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners had reduced from five minutes to three minutes the time allotted to residents who speak during “public comment” at meetings. More...

Life in Leelanau

Plowing through winter

There’s a finesse to keeping Leelanau County’s 630 miles of state and county roads clear of snow.  Just ask Tom Herman, who has been a full-time employee with the Road Commission since 1972.  More...

Warm drinks for cold days

It’s cold outside.  But we’re not telling you anything.  Randy Sharp, manager of Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company’s cafe in Glen Arbor, reports a surge in the sale of mochas, a drink featuring espresso, chocolate and hot m More...

County Cuisine

Trish's Dishes

Trish’s offers Italian chicken mainstay   Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian dish with hunterstyle chicken braised in a tomato-based sauce. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Victor Zavala, 25, 472 Sylt Road, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded guilty on Jan. 3 to probation violation; remanded to jail until sentencing set for Jan. 10; appeared for sentencing on Jan. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Sara M. Karns, 25, 2559 Birch Court, Cedar — No proof of insurance; $229 fines and costs.  Phillip A. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Jan. 9  Luke & Price Management Co. LLC to Phillip A. and Patricia A. Thies, 2 lots, Block 3, Village of Provemont, Leland Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  More...

Cash payments: Bonuses or gifts?

Controversy over the process for providing holiday bonuses to Village of Northport employees is stirring again after village President Barbara VonVoigtlander stated that in past years cash — not checks — was handed out at Christmas.  More...

Help for a cold winter

A colder-than-average winter and a propane shortage is causing a strain in the heating budgets of county households.  More...

Northport manufacturer weighs in on truck changes

What’s being portrayed as a gamble for Ford Motor Company has already turned into a good investment for a Northport manufacturer.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse take first in NW with last-second shot

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team is in the Northwest Conference driver’s seat — for now.  Junior Devin Capron did the steering Saturday night, draining a three-point, buzzerbeater to drop Frankfort out the top spot, 45-42.  More...

Lakers come up short against Frankfort

The Glen Lake boys basketball team had a shot to remain unbeaten in the Northwest Conference last week.  But a three-point attempt by Carter Lee, which just missed going in, wasn’t the main thing that kept the defending conference champs f More...

G-L basketball player has special senior project

Maddy Brown’s grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.  So the 17-year-old Glen Lake senior plans to honor Joyce Brown by raising funds and awareness for breast cancer at the girls basketball games with Kingsley on Tuesday, Feb. 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.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Leelanau’s beauty shines without elevated walkway

To the Editor:   Born and raised in Traverse City and with great grandparents who homesteaded in Kasson Township, it was a natural for our family to treat out-of-town visitors with a scenic drive out to Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear dunes in our o More...

Kasson should reject zoning change for AirWalk

To the Editor:   Kasson Township officials should reject land use zoning changes for a proposed AirWalk theme park at Glen Lake made public last month by the Leelanau Enterprise.  More...

Air Walk project would have negative impact

To the Editor:   In regards to the proposed “Air Walk” development in Kasson Township. More...

Columns

A column

Extended TV warranty turns out to be priceless

I’ve never been a fan of the throwaway society — the overconsumption and excessive production of shortlived or disposable items — and may never be.  But I’ve recently became a solid recruit for buying extended warranties More...

Snyder spews confidence and more in SOS speech

The only thing missing from the governor’s State of the State message last week was a rousing chorus of “Happy Days Are Here Again.”  Gov. More...