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Local News

Boy Scout Troop 131 receives honors, promotions

Boy Scout Troop 131 of Suttons Bay held a Court of Honors last week to award promotions and merit badges as well as recognize Scoutmaster Bill Heitman for completing an intensive Scout training program for adults.  More...

Empire planners nix planned propane facility

About 45 residents applauded Monday when the Empire Township Planning Commission voted 4-0 to deny a special land use permit for a propane storage and sales facility on M-72, citing safety and aesthetics concerns.  More...

No plans now for Timber Shores

There are no plans currently afoot to develop what has been known as the Timber Shores land development in Leelanau Township.  Last month Northport attorneys Tom Oehmke and Joan Brovins announced that about half of the development in Leelanau To More...

Life in Leelanau

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...

BREAKING THE WINTER DOLDRUMS

Let us show you four ways

No. 1  GO SWIMMING   While temperatures dipped below zero last week, Kim Whittaker, who helps manage the Northport Highlands pool and fitness center, took a couple of readings indoors.  More...

County Cuisine

The Manor offers fast, easy dessert-like breakfast recipe

Nancy Wright, owner of The Manor on Glen Lake, sent in this week’s recipe for a simple and just plain delicious breakfast treat. When you want a special breakfast for that special occasion, try this one. More...

Views

our opinion

Surviving an ‘old fashioned’ Leelanau winter   We blame it on all those lifelong county residents who kept saying that we needed an “old-fashioned” winter to put Leelanau weather in perspective.  Thanks a lot.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Denver K. More...

13th Circut Court

Two men pleaded guilty in plea agreements Monday in 13th Circuit Court. They are:    Justin T. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Jan. 15  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Jorge L. Roman Jr. and Marie Roman, one lot, Paradise, Bingham Township, ($104,000).  Deborah R. Selby to the Deborah R. More...

Schools cancel 3 days

More, longer days considered

April Priest slept in with her kids Wednesday.  It was the third straight day her daughter Kaylee, 12 1/2 and Ryan, 8, didn’t have to get up for school.  “I don’t mind it,” the stay-at-home mom said. More...

Grebes in trouble as birds struggle

Empire resident Carol Peterson performed a rescue on Tuesday, taking a horned grebe to the Crystal River and putting him into the open water.  “We kind of tossed him in and he fluffed his wings and off he went,” Peterson said.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

St. Mary survives Northport comeback

The learning curve is just a little bit steeper for the Northport boys basketball team than it is for the St. Mary boys.  The visiting Wildcats painfully discovered that Tuesday night, falling to the Eagles 41-34.  Northport spotted St. More...

Bulldogs slip past Eagles

Sarah Plamondon got knocked off her game when the Lake Leelanau homeschooler turned an ankle in the first half Monday night against St. More...

Bingham Township’s Super Bronco fans

Tony West is having a private showing Sunday for Super Bowl XLVIII to watch the Denver Broncos with about 10 other family members in his Bingham Township home.  And the 31-year-old local bartender expects a few tears to flow after the game with More...

Letters

Air walk may have irreparable repercussions

To the Editor:   More...

Former president’s recall on holiday pay questioned

To the Editor: The Enterprise reported at some length on Jan. 16, (1/4) page, Fred Steffens’ claim at the latest Northport Village Council meeting that 2011 holiday pay was not included in the budget for that year. More...

“Airwalk” traffic can’t be disguised

To the Editor: We purchased our property for the peace and quiet that comes with farm fields, forests and orchards. There are 300 acres of National Park behind our home that we enjoy immeasurably. More...

Columns

Mounting snow and cold makes things harder

A column

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”  English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley posed this rhetorical question in “Ode to the West Wind.”  This has become my mantra over the past couple weeks as the winter of 2013-14 More...

Plaza could bridge or sink Snyder’s re-election

Hey, what the heck ever happened to da bridge? You know the one Gov. Rick Snyder brokered behind the backs of state lawmakers as he and Canada decided to spend $2 billion on a second span between Hockey Town and Hockey Country. More...