October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge dismisses former health official’s lawsuit

Former health department director and health officer Bill Crawford was an “at will” employee and has no claim resulting from his demotion, a Federal Court Judge ruled last week.  But the judge also had sharp criticism for the handlin More...

LEELANUA'S FALL

LEELANAU’S FALL color is coming on strong and should peak in the next week or so. Shown above is foliage near St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Good Harbor. Get an update on Page 6. More...

Sports

Leland knocks Suttons Bay off unbeaten NW path

The Suttons Bay girls volleyball team lost its grip on first place in the Northwest Conference this week.  The visiting Leland Comets had a lot to do with the Norse dropping their first league match.  The Comets, still No. More...

Glen Lake girls play through changing course conditions

What a difference a few days can make in northern Michigan.  On Friday Glen Lake golfers were basking in late fall sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s. More...

Norse sitting pretty in new ‘NFL’

Things started about as poorly as possible Friday for the Suttons Bay football team, quickly righted themselves, and ended up putting the Norsemen in the driver’s seat for the Northern Michigan Football Conference’s inaugural title.  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.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Democrats offer a clear option on Nov. 4

To the Editor:   In response to the two letters re: party affiliation published on Sept. 18. Party affiliation is clearly noted on any ballot.  More...

Vote for Baja for Empire trustee

To the Editor:   Karen Baja has served the Village of Empire as a Council Trustee for over 10 years. She understands municipal government protocol. More...

Ty Wessell is an honest man

To the Editor:   It is great to see that Ty is a candidate for Leelanau County Commissioner for District 4 and we urge our friends to support his candidacy.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Andrew M. Collier, 22, 9443 Amidon Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to 93 days in jail with community corrections, credit for time served.  More...

Magistrate Court

Efrain Garcia-Balcazar, 25, 7410 E. Horn Road, Lake Leelanau — Drove without valid driver’s license; $294 fines and costs.  Kathleen R. Dunn, 43, 708 Wagner Road, Glenview, Ill. More...

Leelanau Log

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Sept. 11 Richard J. McNew, II to Gregory A. Newton and Barbara K. Newton, Section 23, Centerville Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). Christopher D. Parker and Laura C. Parker to Frederick Z. Sitkins, Jr. and Lisa S. More...

Liberalized deer permits allowed

Farmers for the first time in Michigan have been authorized to kill deer — including bucks that are killing fruit trees — with guns during the archery deer season.  The Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved the provision at More...

Fishtown on the docket

A lawsuit has been filed by an established — and historical — company based in Fishtown against a popular non-profit group that is credited with preserving the popular tourist destination.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Enterprise takes 11 awards in statewide newspaper contests

The Leelanau Enterprise received 11 awards in statewide newspaper contests sponsored by the Michigan Press Association. Entries were judged by journalists and newspaper professionals from another state.  More...

Great colors expected to arrive in Leelanau during next week

Whether Leelanau County’s fall colors will come out in full force or be less flashy has yet to be determined.  Regardless of their vibrancy, visitors are planning to make their own determination.  Sally Guzowski, executive director of More...

St. Mary’s Schaub big hit on Tiger national athem

Lake Leelanau’s own Lexi Schaub, 14, knocked it out of the park last Thursday when she sang the national anthem prior to the Detroit Tigers game vs. the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park.  Schaub, a freshman at Lake Leelanau St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 7:13 a.m. — Bingham Township — Three loose horses near the Leelanau Trail.  Last Thursday, 12:45 p.m. — Suttons Bay — Subject is harassing caller. He jumped out from the corner of St. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  October 1, 2009  More...

Views

On being partisan, and the need for forums

There is a reason that the word “party” begins like “partisan,” and it’s for that reason that we identify the Leelanau County League of Women’s Voters as a “non-partisan” organization.  More...

Columns

Leave emotion out of wildlife policy

What if I told you that woodcock populations have been dropping for years, and today they are completely missing from many of the woods that once held sizable numbers of the funny looking, long-beaked game bird.  More...

Dems have concern about lame duck agendas

Democrats are wondering, even worrying, could history repeat itself?  Even though it was two years ago, any D worth his or her salt recalls that historic day in December 2013 when the Michigan House, in a lame duck session, jammed through the in More...

Talking with: Donald Welch

Name: Donald Edward Welch, aka “Skeet.”   Town or township of residence: Empire Township. More...