July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Beaches closed, weather blamed

Strong rain storms have been blamed for stirring up high levels of E. coli at two beaches on Suttons Bay.  It was the first time this season that a beach was closed in Leelanau County, although one came close on June 25. More...

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‘Loaf demolition deadline elapses

The presumed owner of Sugar Loaf Resort has failed to meet a Leelanau County-imposed deadline for action to clean up the long-shuttered ski resort – but did meet a federal court deadline to respond to a civil suit alleging that he owes some $5. More...

Commissioners appear ready to change formula to townships for fed funding

County commissioners have recommended that a one-year-old formula for dispersing about $100,000 in federal funds paid to compensate for lost property taxes be changed to benefi t the coffers of Leelanau County.  More...

Boom spans Narrows to take out boathouse

An oft-painted and photographed boathouse on Lake Leelanau near the Narrows bridge has been demolished, though owner Tim Cypher managed to salvage a door and a window from the structure.  Cypher, co-owner of The Narrows on Lake Leelanau, said th More...

Life in Leelanau

HELP WANTED

In the most recent issue of the Leelanau Enterprise a total of 20 advertisements were posted for area businesses wanting help.  It’s more jobs than the ‘help wanted’ section has carried in a long time, and local employers are a More...

Census confirms county aging quickly

The most recent Census figures show that Leelanau County is growing, but only growing older.  The rate of change has increased dramatically, causing both problems and benefits in the county.  More...

Art Tavern

Art’s offers Southwestern soup

Bonnie Nescot, owner of Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor, shares her Cilantro Chicken Soup with Corn & Black Beans with us this week.   Art’s is located at the corner of M-22 and Lake St. in the heart of Glen Arbor. More...

Views

our opinion

Funding formula based on need will never fly   County commissioners for the second straight year are tinkering with a formula under their control that’s used to divvy out federal funds paid on tax-exempt property in Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat More...

I’m on the run and feeling good about it

A column

I’ve recently taken up running.  And by ‘taken up’ I mean that during my four mile walk I run a little over a mile. I’m working up to two.  Running is hard. More...

Gov. Rick Snyder more Milliken-like than Engler

Many moons ago to tap into the institutional memory of the state legislature, you wandered around on the house or senate floor. More...

 

Tribute float wins in Leland

JUDGED BEST of Show Friday at the Leland Fourth of July Parade was a live reenactment of the iconic flagraising on Iwo Jima’s Mount Surabachi during World War II. More...

Lightfoot learns how song changed S-B grad’s life

Jeff Idema pulled his car off the road the first time he heard “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” on his radio.  More than 45 years later, the 1978 Suttons Bay graduate and seafaring mariner was able to meet the man who memorialize More...

Lake Michigan perch loved, missed

Some people love yellow perch so much they don’t want to discuss them.  You can talk about the weather, politics and maybe even religion without much of a fuss.  But ask about perch fishing and mouths shut lest they inadvertently give More...

Sports

Ballfields in Cedar still a big hit with community

The iconic Cedar ballfields are used for youth T-ball, softball and baseball and adult men’s slowpitch and co-ed softball these days.  Gone are the days of men’s baseball and men’s fastpitch softball.  But it’s still More...

Dream Team

Full Story

State champion, dual-sport phenom head 14-member Dream Team

Trevor Apsey of Glen Lake had a dream year in high school athletes.  Joel Sneed of Leland had a dream season.  The achievements of the two Leelanau County athletes were duly noted on the 14-member Leelanau Enterprise golf/ track team announ More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Leland Farmer’s Market: Leland School.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Council needs to check with golf courses in the area

To the Editor:   As a resident of Northport, I am delighted that the Village Council, with due diligence, has hired Mr. Ferlak to advise them on the feasibility of owning a golf course. More...

Stop Great Lakes fish farming from moving forward

To the Editor:   Any person who loves the Great Lakes around us needs to be aware of the new attack on waters already stressed by foreign invasive species including plants, quagga mussels, round gobies and the new threat of Asian carp.  More...

Once perfect Leland beach, now an embarrassment

To the Editor:   I have been enjoying the Leland beach for 40-plus years frequently boasting how it was the most beautiful beach in the world. Perfect sand, blue and green waters, the islands off to the distance. More...

Courts

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr. Judge, Thomas G. Power   Judge Philip E. Rodgers Jr. accepted two pleas and sentenced one woman to jail on Monday in 13th Circuit Court. Those cases are:  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Charles C. Culbertson, 36, 1634 Maylane #204, Traverse City — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 74 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Michael F. More...

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Jill A. James, 57, P.O. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   June 16  William Dale Lyon and Janice M. Lyon to Marke E. Lyon and Michael S. More...