March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Few businesses benefitted from tough winter

Jeff Gietzen was happy to be a hardware man this winter.  But the owner of Northwood Hardware in Glen Arbor is one of few retailers who can say this as the winter of 2013-14 begins to loosen it grip.  “February was slower than most ye More...

Local News

Glen Lake Schools OK firm to make master plan

A Traverse City architectural firm hired last month to examine outdoor athletic facilities at Glen Lake School has more work to do.  The Glen Lake Board of Education voted Monday night to hire Cornerstone Architects to produce a capital improvem More...

State bound

ST. MARY students placed second in regional Odyssey of the Mind competition March 1 in Traverse City and qualified for state competition on March 29 in Traverse City. St. More...

Board rejects athletic code suspension appeal

A student appeal of disciplinary action taken after an alleged violation of the athletes code of conduct was denied by the Glen Lake Board of Education this week.  More...

Life in Leelanau

ROAD WOES

There are several local roads — 10 in all — on Leelanau County’s list of most rutted, most potholed and direst in need of fixing.  More...

M-22 reconstruction on summer docket

Residents along M-22 from Omena to Northport are not looking forward to the orange cones that will dot their landscape this summer, but they are looking forward to a smoother ride.  The five-mile section of M-22, from just north of Omena to the More...

County Cuisine

Blu chef offers decadent delight

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu shares a decadent Hazelnut Bittersweet Chocolate Flourless Cake with our readers this week. Chocolate lovers will adore this dessert. More...

Views

Leelanau already has tools for growth

As commissioners continue to struggle with how to promote economic development in Leelanau County, we might suggest a novel approach that holds true to their core beliefs.  Low taxes.  More...

Political threat or advice ... it’s a judgment call

Gov. John Engler was a master at cajoling, persuading and even threatening lawmakers as he maneuvered to get bills passed. More...

Telephone legislation aims to upgrade technology, not end landlines

I always welcome talking with area residents about our region and what is happening in our state government because it helps me know what issues are on people’s minds.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 3  Vernon F. Lawson Jr. and Joyce L. Lawson to Vernon F. Lawson Jr. and Joyce L. Lawson, trustees of the Vernon F. Lawson Jr. and Joyce L. Lawson Trust, Section 33, Leland Township.  More...

Treasurer, Equalization Dept. dispute boils over

A simmering dispute between two Leelanau County department heads came to a boil Tuesday morning with Leelanau County Treasurer John A. More...

Residents poo-poo Northport dog park idea

Northport may be known as a dog-friendly community, but when it comes to a dog park, some folks think sharing space with baseball and pickleball players might not be a good idea.  Chris Verdon, who is on the Northport Village Planning Commission More...

Northport got early advice on trustee becoming DPW head

Northport Village officials sought legal advice on whether trustee Chris Holton could also head the Department of Public Works more than a month before the job was posted.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse end 18-5 year with regional loss

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team came out flat in the Class D regional opener Tuesday against Northwest Conference rival Frankfort, a team the Norse had beaten twice en route to the league championship.  “We just came out flat,” More...

Munoz tops in county girls scoring

Leland’s Libby Munoz made a huge jump in her basketball game from her freshman season to her recently completed sophomore campaign.  Munoz said it was confidence more than anything that allowed her to go from a dozen points per game to a c More...

Girls basketball Scoring Leaders

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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

Kasson Airwalk would not be good change

To the Editor:   More...

911 and Leland EMT thanks

I recently suffered a slip and fall accident, resulting in a severe broken ankle and called 911 for help. More...

Ode to Alewives

To the Editor:   Johnny Carson once quipped that, someday, Los Angelenos would be nostalgic about smog. Well, in a way, perhaps the same thing could be said about Michiganders and alewives!  More...

Columns

Of newspapers, smoke and stacks of clippings

Well over 30 years ago I recall working after the front office to the Leelanau Enterprise had been locked up, leaving just myself and the curmudgeon himself, Mr. R.C. Kerr, as the only ones left in the old building.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Matthew C. More...

Magistrate Court

Brennan T. Deckrow, 17, 8695 Maple City Hwy., Maple City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs; snow removal parking violation; $45 fines and costs.  Jose L. Piceno, 44, 9210 S. More...