January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

So far, critters surviving a cold January

Despite single digit temperatures this week, domestic animals, including those that live outdoors, appear to be doing well.  “I’ve received a few calls from people concerned about animals out in the cold, but have not found any insta More...

Sports

Local kids help Bay Reps put 10-game skid on ice

Duke Angers got a goal, Hank Guest picked up an assist and Ben Yaakoby lent a big hand defensively Friday night as the Bay Area Reps snapped a 10-game losing skid with a 4-3 high school hockey victory over Petoskey.  More...

Lakers hold on to top spot

Free throws weren’t free for the Glen Lake boys basketball team Tuesday, but the effort was priceless.  The Lakers defeated Northwest Conference preseason favorite Frankfort, 45-44.  Travis Moore led the team effort offensively and de More...

Hursey, Stonefish have record night

Suttons Bay’s Jane Hursey shot down the school record for three-pointers last week, but it wouldn’t have happened if Waskwane Stonefish didn’t give her a hand. More...

Life in Leelanau

School mural adds new life

History is coming to life for students and visitors at Suttons Bay School.  More...

Maritime open house shows how history sets sail

The Champion, a wooden cutter in the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) fleet of boats, is up on stilts while having repairs done to her transom and having some of her ribs replaced after rot was recently discovered.  More...

County Cuisine

Chimoski’s offers cherry delight

Calling all bakers! Owner of Chimoski’s Bakery, Tina Baker, was born a baker; literally. Here, she shares with us a delicious breakfast bake that is sure to satisfy the sweetest of sweet-tooths.   More...

Views

Solon needs to act on fire proposal

our opinion

Solon Township, quit dragging your feet.  Three out of four townships appear near approval of a new and improved fire and ambulance department that would replace Cedar Fire and Rescue.  More...

Encouraging business decisions

Leelanau’s “endangered species” came through again last week.  We’re talking about the handfuls of students who participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) programs run by Suttons Bay and Lake Leelanau St. More...

Jail time may be the real cure for drunk driving

A column by Patti Brandt

As part of my job this week I wrote up a report about a Suttons Bay woman who was arrested for her fourth drunk driving and released on a personal bond. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Jan. 2  Dalia Gilvydis to herself and Jaunutis Gilvydis, Hawk’s Nest Condo, Glen Arbor Township.  Joanne S. Hawley to Joanne S. Cherry-Hawley Living Trust, one unit, Thorn Creek Condo, Elmwood Township.  More...

Divorces granted in Circuit Court

Rita Moore and Johnny D.J. Moore   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Thomas N. Sardelis, 75, of Leelanau Township, died Jan. 4 in Suttons Bay.  Robert L. Walter, 82, of Suttons Bay Township, died Jan. 4 in Suttons Bay Township.   More...

Hort Center’s long-time secretary feted at show

Fruit industry leaders, researchers and growers were full of praise this week for Jackie Baase of Solon Township, who is retiring after 34 years of service at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.  Baase was recognized during a s More...

Solon the holdup for fire department

Only township that hasn’t set hearing

Solon Township has yet to schedule a public hearing on a proposal to join a proposed fourtownship fire department, and its board has so far been reluctant to take the step. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Orchard, vineyard plays to big crowd

Attended by everybody who’s anybody in Leelanau County’s fruit growing community, the 2015 Northwest Michigan Orchard & Vineyard Show concluded yesterday at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme.  More...

Board’s land-sale coalition sticks

Nothing was signed, but the new makeup of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners signaled Tuesday afternoon that it, too, narrowly supports selling the now-vacant land that was once the site of the county seat.  More...

Patrol car totaled in car-deer accident

A crashed patrol car is never good, Leelanau County undersheriff Steve Morgan told county commissioners at their executive committee meeting held Tuesday, but a recent accident in Leelanau County could have been much worse.  More...

Outdoors

Omena preparing for a banner year of events, celebrations

We are two weeks into the new year, which promises to be full of special occasions and good times. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Omena Women’s Club, one of the oldest, continuously running Women’s Clubs in Michigan. More...

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail groomed and ready for use

There is a real tough case of the flu going around our area. I speak from experience. It really knocks the slats out from under you, and you just feel like garbage. More...

Gone Fishing

A few anglers braved the cold elements Sunday to go ice fishing on south Lake Leelanau near the Bingham Township access.  “We’re looking for walleye,” said Josh Turner, who lives off Lakeview Road in Bingham Township.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of 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 a.m. More...

Letters

Has Obama lost touch?

To the Editor:  Radical Muslims killed 12 people in Paris and our president gives an unemotional, uninspired speech as if he were doing the weather report. More...

Obama’s burdens indefensible

To the Editor:  More...

The irony of it all

To the Editor:  More...

Courts

Traverse City parolee caught in Elmwood theft

A 28-year-old Traverse City parolee is back in custody after being arrested by Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday morning, according to information provided to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Jan. 7, 9:13 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller was notified by Bank of America that there were fraudulent charges on her card. They are taking care of it. Caller wanted a report number just in case it was needed later. More...

Woman jailed after bond violation

A 59-year-old Suttons Bay woman is in the Leelanau County Jail after testing positive for alcohol.  Karyn K. Mattson, of 600 W. Broadway St., had pleaded guilty to felony drunken driving in 13th Circuit Court on Friday. More...