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Sports

Lakers, Norse still unbeaten in NW

The Glen Lake and Suttons Bay baseball teams are the lone unbeatens in the Northwest Conference with a league finale at Glen Lake scheduled for Tuesday, May 20.  The Lakers and the Norsemen took care of business in the last week, battling perenn More...

Glen Lake girls atop NW with 4-0 mark

Glen Lake has played only four Northwest Conference girls softball games, but the sample is large enough to indicate that the Lakers may be the team to beat.  The 10-4 Lakers improved to 4-0 in the conference Tuesday, sweeping past visiting Fran More...

Suttons Bay, Leland in NW dogfight

Suttons Bay’s golf team is in first place in the Northwest Conference standings. But it is only two points ahead of Leland, 40-38, after five events.  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 a.m. More...

Letters

County’s early memories — Sleeping Bear Dunes

Editor’s note: Every summer the Leelanau Enterprise elicits the help of an intern reporter, who in 2014 will be Shelby Pendowski. Shelby, who will be a senior at Grand Valley State University in the fall, is studying journalism. More...

It’s time to change rules, elect those most qualified

To the Editor:   As we approach the primary season, each voter should reflect on the question of whether or not it would be better for the county and townships if the primary for local candidates were nonpartisan. More...

It’s good to stay informed, vote

To the Editor:   More...

Columns

Emergency manager has two-step just like Snyder

You can easily see why Gov. Rick Snyder picked Kevyn Orr to run the City of Detroit. They are two peas in a pod.  They are sticklers for details. They are smart. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   April 18  Roger Noonan and Beth Noonan to The Roger and Beth Noonan Family Revocable Trust, Section 34, Kasson Township (this entry appears twice).  April 21  More...

ICE CAPADE

Icy Lake Michigan strands rafters

An ill-fated trip to South Manitou Island last weekend provided a valuable lesson to two men in their 20s from Battle Creek.  It was also the first of what could be numerous “cold water” tests this season for fire and rescue personne More...

Empire rethinks parking

A petition drive is underway to banish a plan to charge $1 per hour for parking at the Empire Beach.  Those who oppose the measure plan to show up at today’s regular monthly workshop meeting of the Empire Village Council, where they’ More...

Special Sections

Local News

Corrections:

The first name of retired engineer Bill Collins, who built Northport Creek Golf Course and hopes to hand it over to the village, was given incorrectly in an “our opinion” column last week. Mr. More...

Downstate woman and ‘pimp’ charged with prostitution

Two people have been charged in connection with prostitution at a Leelanau County motel — a rarity for the county — and are being held at the Leelanau County Jail.  Thomas J. More...

Japanese art at Lakeshore

Linda Beeman of Owosso is the subject of the Glen Arbor Art Association’s Artist-in-Residence presentation next Thursday, May 15.  More...

Life in Leelanau

ART'S IMPACT

Northport’s 'Night of Healing' next Thursday

When Mariah Kalchik was given the assignment to create a piece of art about how illness — her own or someone else’s — has impacted her life, she thought about her grandmother, Marian Flees.  More...

Students thrive in Glen Arbor after-school art program

Works by upper elementary age Glen Lake students will be shown by the Glen Arbor Art Association through May 20.  The association has hosted more than 100 fourth, fifth and sixth graders in the 10 years of its Art With Dinner after-school progra More...

County Cuisine

Distillery offers special bourbon recipe

Mark and Mandy Moseler from Northern Latitudes Distillery share one of their specialties with our readers this week. From almost the beginning, the Distillery has been mixing the Kentucky Waffle. More...

Views

our opinion

Business owners have short ‘wish list’   We interviewed many business owners at the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber’s exposition held recently at St. More...

Village council’s pay to park plan at Empire Beach may be too costly

The Empire Village Council is making a key decision that will forevermore change the character of our beautiful Lake Michigan public park and unfortunately, the character of the whole village, with their awareness that they are willingly becoming &ld More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips

Michael T. Reitsma, 38, 4948 W. Red Oaks Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to driving without license on person; bond continued; pretrial conference set for May 16.  Lisa J. Viger, 51, P.O. More...

Magistrate Court

Tristin A. Martin, 16, 13536 High Point Dr., Traverse City — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 80 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Ronald Hernandez, 62, 830 Cottage View, Ste. More...