November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Problem buck program lacked safeguards

No inspections to prove damage, prevention effort

A new program allowing orchardists to kill bucks with rifles during most of the archery deer season in Leelanau and neighboring counties was designed with limitations that were never implemented.  More...

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Local News

Whooping cough keeps kids home

Six-year-old Cason Adams has had a few days off school this week — and it wasn’t because of weather.  Classes at the first-grader’s school, Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, were canceled this week due to an outbreak of More...

Immunizations will help

The best way to prevent the spread of pertussis (whooping cough) is to immunize.  But there are some precautions that can be taken to avoid spreading the disease.  More...

Northport board hires 2 employees

The Northport School Board of Education approved at its regular meeting Monday the hiring of two new employees — John Heckroth, director of maintenance, and Kurt Neveau, a special education teacher.  More...

Outdoors

Lake-effect snow here for a week or so

Winter made its way to the county stage this week, bringing 3.8 inches of snow.  And a return performance of the weather is anticipated in the coming week.  “My dad said you should have your snow tires on by Nov. More...

Life in Leelanau

Tying the knot in Leelanau

When the newly married Drew and Gretchen Brown of St. Louis began looking for a wedding venue, Gretchen found the Old Art Building in Leland online while browsing wedding blogs.  More...

Same-sex marriages just a matter of time, rabbi says

Rabbi Chava Bahle says she’ll be happy and honored to perform the first same-sex marriage in Leelanau County someday.  More...

Manor offers golden delicious recipe

This combo of crunch, heat, and sweet is sure to grab your taste buds attention. Nancy Wright, owner of the Manor on Glen Lake, shares her Honey Fried Chicken recipe with us this week. It is comfort food at its finest.   More...

Views

Digging deeper into two fire millages

our opinion

The surprise election result for our amateur pundits at the Leelanau Enterprise came in Elmwood — and not because it ended in a tie vote.  Well, actually, any tie vote in an election is a surprise.  But we were somewhat shocked that i More...

One way to find fame is to become a referee

A column by Mike Spencer

Excerpts from a speech I gave last month at the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame:  • I am one of eight kids. Now you know why my dad got into officiating.  • A referee in the Hall of Fame? Wow! How can that be? More...

Senior pensions taxing, but didn’t hurt Snyder

Turns out the governor was right and his political insiders were dead wrong.  If Democrats had any hope of defeating Gov. Rick Snyder, they knew the seeds for that were planted just weeks after he came into office for the first time.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Oct. 27  Richard and Marla Lavanture to Gerald Nisbet and Charlotte Nisbet, one unit, The Harbor of Traverse City, Elmwood Township ($32,000)  Gerald W. Powley and June O. More...

Marriages performed

Travis W. Diehl and Jennifer L. Calhoun — Nov. 1 in Northport.  Joseph P. Alpers and Jennifer L. Black — Nov. 1 in Suttons Bay.   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Deal’s Cottageworks; 13801 E. Ingalls Bay Road, Omena — By Barry L. Deal, P.O. Box 300, Omena.  Gary Kent Keyes Licensed General Contractor; 7651 E. Lincoln Road, Cedar — By Gary Kent Keyes, 7651 E. Lincoln Road, Cedar.   More...

WE REMEMBER

HONORED GUESTS at the Veterans Day observance Tuesday on the county government center campus were, from left, Korean War veteran Frank McManus, World War II veteran Peter Simon, and keynote speaker, Col. Eric Randall of Camp Grayling. More...

Busch lease nixed

As Elmwood scrambles to save fire department

Plans by a member of the beer-making Anheuser-Busch family to expand a marina at the CenterPointe Building in Elmwood Township may have fallen victim to a failed millage vote last week that could force the township’s fire and rescue department More...

‘Tracking snow’ awaits gun hunters

Predictions of “tracking snow” bode well for deer hunters in Leelanau County as they begin to upgrade their weapons.  Archery season for deer will end Friday, with firearms season taking over.  More...

Sports

Leland 7 dominate Dream Team

Leland had one of the best boys soccer teams around the state this fall and the individual talent was spread all over the pitch.  As a result, a record seven players off the 20-4-1 Leland soccer team were named to the 11-man Enterprise Dream Tea More...

Comets in regional finals

The Leland girls volleyball team will try to serve up another Class D regional championship tonight when it takes on Central Lake at 6 p.m. at Buckley’s High School. The 40-12-4 Comets, ranked No. More...

Norsemen put up fight before bowing, 14-7, in district title game

Two of the most successful football programs in the Grand Traverse area collided Friday in Suttons Bay, but only one could become the Division 7 district champ.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Shop local, even for a doctor

To the Editor:  I would like to take this opportunity to put in a plug not for a politician, but for Dr. Michael Ziter, resident physician in Northport. More...

Candidates’ hard work, listening to voters and ads led to victory

To the Editor:  I read your recent editorial with interest and would like to comment. Of course, all of us were turned off by the national and state candidates’ spending this year, often supported by outside interests.  More...

VonVoigtlander deserves credit for Northport’s successes

To the Editor:  Barbara VonVoigtlander is a winner. Mrs. VonVoigtlander has taken public service to new heights.  More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Friday, 1:05 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Subject received call from someone in Kansas claiming to need information from him for prosecution. Caller believes it’s a scam.  Friday, 4:09 p.m. More...

Former S-B teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

Former Suttons Bay teacher Scott L. Tompkins, 63, pleaded not guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Friday to three counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct, multiple variables, for his alleged involvement with a former student at the school.  More...

86th District Court

Keith B. Garza, 32, 12199 E. Norris Road, Suttons Bay — Pleaded not guilty to assault and battery; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; pretrial conference set for Nov. 14.  More...