February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Leelanau gets 26% of Tribal 2-percent funds

Less money available from GT Band

The level of “2-percent” funding allocated this week by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians indicates that video gaming revenues from the tribe’s two casinos are declining.  However, the two largest payouts More...

Sports

G-L goes on road for big game

The Northwest Conference boys basketball race could be determined Friday night when Glen Lake travels to Frankfort to take on the co-leading Panthers. The 9-5 Lakers, 8-1 in the NW, need a victory to put them in the driver’s seat. More...

Lakers put up a fight against No. 1 Panthers

There was a barn-burner at Glen Lake School Tuesday night. But it didn’t require a call for firefighters. The Lakers gave Frankfort, the state’s No. 1 ranked Class D girls basketball team, all it could handle but came up short 59-52. More...

Korson enjoys lending a hand

Paula Korson is used to being the leading lady when it comes to girls basketball programs.  But the former St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Handmade and with love

Dozens of kids along with their parents or grandparents spent almost all of two hours in Leland Saturday creating cards for their special valentines.  The Valentine workshop, sponsored by the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical S More...

Flowers are more than just a pretty gift to receive on Valentine’s Day

Everything’s coming up roses (or flowers) for county florists this week as they prepare for their second biggest one-day event of the year — Valentine’s Day.  Dozens and dozens of roses and other flowers and plants were ordered More...

Nonna’s chef offers sweet dessert

Country Cuisine

It’s time to spoil yourselves. Well, at least, that’s what John Piombo, executive chef at Nonna’s Restaurant, believes. This delicious dessert is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. More...

Views

Seasonal road policy falls flat

our opinion

Tractors versus cars.  That was one theme at a policy discussion that brought 25 people — which is a lot — last week to a meeting of the Leelanau County Road Commission.  More...

Bigger may be better

After they name a third member to the Leelanau County Road Commission — we expect that to occur next week — county commissioners should stay on the subject.  More...

Looking into the Enterprise’s future

A column by Alan Campbell

A few days ago I turned 59 years old, which meant I have been making payroll as the owner of a newspaper for 32 years.  It’s been fun and trying, challenging and frustrating, exciting and mundane.  It’s been my life. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Jan. 30  Neil A. Verneri & Carmella Gurizzian to David Slanec and Elizabeth Slanec, one lot, Pine Hills. Centerville Twp. (Valuation Affidavit Filed).  Timothy A. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Douglas M. Kosley, 71, of Elmwood Township, died Jan. 25 in Elmwood Township.  Joan M. Niles, 83, of Centerville Township, died Jan. 27 in Elmwood Township.  David A. Gilland, 76, of Elmwood Township, died Jan. More...

New assumed names filed in county

Benjamin Maier Ceramics; 102 N. Main St., Leland —By Ben Maier, 426 Monroe St., Traverse City.  Duck to Swan; 11271 S. Bright Road, Maple City — By Douglas R. Hart and Michelle H. Jahraus; 11271 S. More...

Policy for Tribal funds stays

County Bd. splits on non-profits

The contentious issue of county government sponsorship of nonprofit requests for Tribal “2 percent” grants isn’t going away.  The County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 Tuesday to continue with its policy of only forwarding gr More...

Winter festivals in Leelanau kick off this weekend

Get your union suit out and bundle up.  The communities of Glen Arbor and Empire are celebrating the season in the great outdoors this weekend.  “Dress warmly,” said Bob Smith, owner of the Sportsman Shop in Glen Arbor, where a More...

Special Sections

Local News

The benefits of organic gardens

The Leelanau Clean Water meeting of Thursday, Feb. 19, will include a presentation by Gene Garthe about the challenges of organic gardening. More...

Tribes should decide 2% grants, retired gaming director says

John Bussey headed Keweenaw gaming commission

John Bussey of Peshawbestown has always paid close attention to what’s happening in the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians – including the tribe’s semi-annual “2-percent” casino revenue sharing payouts.&n More...

Gomery pleads in case called ‘discouraging’ to legal profession

Former Leelanau County prosecutor Clarence K. Gomery, in an agreement reached on Friday, pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder.  In return, a charge of solicitation with a dangerous weapon has been dismissed.  More...

Outdoors

Plenty of cold-weather events, fun around Omena

We may be experiencing a stretch of single digit temperatures, but at least there has been some sunshine, and there are plenty of fun things to do in and around Omena.  More...

Glen Lake area bustling with outdoor activities

This is it, the last big weekend before Labor Day, Presidents Day weekend. I think it’s unfortunate that some schools don’t feel that Presidents Day is very important and that other supposed holidays are more important. More...

Sleeping Bear — The Great Muckwah

Most everyone knows the “Legend of Sleeping Bear,” the story of a wise and wonderful mother bear who swims with her two cubs across Lake Michigan to escape a Wisconsin forest fire or some other hazard. 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  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

War in an Age of Terrorism

To the Editor:  More...

Letters on Republican Party, global warming a bundle of laughs

To the Editor:  I would like to address two letters that appeared in last week’s edition. More...

RadioShack is not going out of business

To the Editor:  We are getting this question daily and multiple times.  “Will you be closing this store if RadioShack goes out of business?”  The answer is ... More...

Courts

86th District Court

Brandon N. Arnett, 28, 202 Tara Ct., Eaton Rapids — Pleaded guilty to allowing a person to drive on a suspended license; a charge of driving on a suspended license dismissed; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $380.  More...

Brothers deny drug-related charges

The two brothers charged with several drug-related crimes in connection with the Jan. 22 raid on their Solon Township home pleaded not guilty to all charges at their Circuit Court arraignments held Tuesday.  More...

Man arrested in domestic dispute

A drunken knife-wielder was arrested and the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to warn citizens about scam artists that have been targeting Leelanau County residents. More...