June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Detroit sends Northport goats packing Urban agriculture project gets goat of city

Goats from Northport have been rejected by the City of Detroit, although their owner still hopes his effort to establish “urban farming” will catch on.  Northport summer resident and Idyll Farm owner Mark Spitznagel made headlines ac More...

Correction:

Eric C. Nielsen of Northport was sentenced in 86th District Court to one year probation with 30 days in jail held in abeyance. This information was incorrect in the June 5 edition of the Enterprise. We regret the error.   More...

G-L buys books, iPads

The purchase of more than $125,000 in textbooks and computers was authorized this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board voted Monday to purchase a new K-6 grade reading series from Pearson Publishing at a cost of $72,528.  Th More...

Townships work toward joint department

Representatives of Cleveland, Kasson, Solon and Centerville townships are continuing to make progress toward a four-township fire department, according to Cleveland Township supervisor Tim Stein.  More...

Fireworks restricted; sewer hook-ups jump $800

The Northport Village Council approved a fireworks ordinance last week and purchased fireworks for the Fourth of July.  The new ordinance prohibits the ignition, discharge or use of fireworks on all days, except the day before, the day of and th More...

Leland Bd. breaks stalemate; votes to keep two stations

The Leland Township Board on Monday voted 3-2 to keep two fire stations open for its Fire and Rescue Department — one in Leland and one in Lake Leelanau — prompting a crowded Munnecke Room to explode with applause.  The board also vo More...

Cold water temps create dangers in Lake Michigan

Law enforcement and first responders are preparing for what’s expected to be a cold summer on the water in Leelanau County.  Charlie Belanger, marine division commander of the county Sheriff’s Department has already responded to situ More...

Young man dies in Bingham

A 20-year-old downstate male was discovered dead in a Bingham Township home Tuesday evening.  The man, who was staying with relatives in the area, was found unresponsive by a family member at 7:22 p.m.  Sheriff Mike Borkovich said the subje More...

Leland man treated in downstate hospital

A 43-year-old Leland Township man was critically injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday at a Lake Leelanau park.  Deputies and emergency responders were dispatched at 11:04 Friday morning to Schneider’s Beach at the end of Popp R More...

County, BATA close to opting out of S-B DDA

At least two governments appear likely to opt out of a downtown development authority (DDA) being proposed in Suttons Bay.  The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday “recommended” that the county opt out of the DDA, meani More...

Student with knife at dance pleads not guilty

The 17-year-old Suttons Bay student who allegedly held a knife to another student’s throat during a Valentine’s Day high school dance has been found competent to stand trial. More...

Teens plead guilty in Sugar Loaf trespassing

Two Suttons Bay youths pleaded guilty in 86th District Court to trespassing with delayed sentencing for a May 24 incident in which they broke into the empty Sugar Loaf lodge building.  Eric B. Colburn, 17, of 11040 S. Shore Dr. More...

Softball tourney draws 400 to help victim’s children

More than 400 people turned out last weekend in Cedar for the inaugural Monica J. More...

Deering, Eckerle are parents again

Kendra Deering and Kirk Eckerle announce the birth of their third child, Kolton Joseph Eckerle, May 21 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Kolton weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length.  He was welcomed at home More...

S-B has much riding on appeal

With less than a month remaining in the 2013-14 school year, Suttons Bay Superintendent Mike Murray went to Lansing this week to lobby for a decision in his district’s appeal of student numbers.  Murray spent much of the Monday at the stat More...

Northport’s new superintendent now a principal in Traverse City

Northport School’s new superintendent says it was senior project night that convinced him he wanted to work for the 150-some student district.  More...

Northport continues toward acceptance of golf course

The Northport Village Council did not accept — or reject — a golf course donation, but it did pass a resolution to continue toward a takeover of Northport Creek Golf Course.  More...

Leland to appoint new fire facilities committee

The Leland Township Board plans to appoint a new Fire Facilities Committee to create plans and more detailed costs for a two-station plan approved on Monday.  The item was on the agenda for Monday’s regular board meeting, but Supervisor Ca More...

Gas line leak forces Fishtown evacuation

Fishtown was evacuated for about three hours last Thursday afternoon as the Leland Fire and Rescue Department and the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department responded to a broken gas line in Leland.  A construction team was in the process of More...

Drug enforcement seminar brings 67 participants here

Some 67 participants from as far away as Detroit, most of them police officers, received a crash course on a surge in illicit prescription drug usage across America.  They gathered at the county Government Center in Suttons Bay Township, filling More...

District offer rejected by Kelderhouse

Glen Lake’s “best and final” offer to a local non-profit proposing to upgrade and use the Port Oneida School has been rejected.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

June 4, 5:27 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller witnessed a Dean Transportation Bus hit retention wall in township park. Has happened there with other vehicles. Bus maneuvering, possibly trying to leave.  More...

Woman in jail waiting for sentence in drunken/impaired driving

Lisa J. More...

Woman pleads not guilty in building larceny

A 57-year-old Northport woman pleaded not guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Friday to larceny in a building.  Jill A. James, of 9771 E. More...