February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

FBI raids led to restitution check, conviction in Texas

Materials to make bombs, gas were confiscated

If not for a check written to the Sheriff’s Office by a U.S. District Court in Houston, the outcome of FBI raids conducted 16 months ago may have remained a source of speculation in Leelanau County.  More...

Local News

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BOB JOYCE of Omena was appointed to the County Road Commission Tuesday by the Leelanau County Board to fill a vacancy created with the resignation of former chair, Lee Bowen. A full story will appear in the Feb. 26 issue of the Enterprise. More...

Fish fry at Holy Rosary

The first of three Friday fish dinners hosted by Holy Rosary Church this Lent will be offered tomorrow in the lower level of the church.  Baked, lemon-pepper or deep-fried cod will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Deputy injured in crash; lost pug returns from 5-day 'adventure'

Reports from Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday marked the 500th blog post from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office at its website. The blog is maintained by Lt. More...

Outdoors

Omena folks out and about enjoying winter fun

There was no reason for cabin fever this past weekend. In fact, there were so many things to do, that you couldn’t do them all. More...

Glen Lake festivals get cold reception

The weather this weekend didn’t cooperate, but that didn’t keep everyone at home.  More...

Fishtown’s Brotherhood of the Lake

Editor’s note: The following story was reprinted with permission from Okemos author Laurie Kay Sommers and the Fishtown Preservation Society. 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

Coverage of Glen Lake School needs more objectivity

To the Editor:  After reading your front page, top of the fold article on Jan. More...

We need a policy that begins legalizing status of immigrants

To the Editor:  Republicans are trying to overturn Obama’s immigration policies, but it’s not clear that they have any plan of their own to deal with the problem.  More...

Winterfest organizers thankful of supporters, participants

To the Editor:  Thank you to everyone who showed up and participated in the 2015 Glen Arbor Winterfest.  Over 400 brave people showed up in the blustery weather. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Feb. 5  Brenda S. Bugai to Judith A. Bugai, Trustee of the Judith A. Bugai Revocable Living Trust, Section 18, Solon Township.  More...

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide citizenry with an easy path for following the work of their elected offi- cials. More...

New assumed names filed in county

ABC Training; 109 Nagonaba St., Northport — By Jeanette L. Egeler, 14877 E. Woolsey Lake Road, Northport.  First Priority Realty; 1020 Hastings St., Suite 105, Traverse City — By Timothy J. More...

 

Rentals

Good business model is drain on housing

Tony Lentych had a hard time finding housing when he took on the job as general manager of Leelanau Wine Cellars in 2006.  “I found a place to rent in Suttons Bay for $1,000 a month, but come mid-May, I had to be out of there,” Lenty More...

28 words needed in spell-off duel

A grueling 28-word duel between eighth graders Jayden Spencer of Leland and Jayce Knopka of Suttons Bay ended in victory for Spencer, who nailed the word “cobalt” to become the 2015 Leelanau County Spelling Bee Champion.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

St. Mary volunteer like clockwork despite cancer battle

Kris Popp is running the table again for St. More...

Glen Lake’s Fink in state finals

Evan Fink can’t wait to hit the slopes again.  The Glen Lake junior skier is eager to see how he’ll stack up with the state’s best Division 2 slalom racers.  More...

Wildcats reach Cherryland title game

The Northport boys basketball team put itself in contention for a Cherryland Conference title for the first time since 1993 by beating Grand Traverse Academy in the conference tournament this week.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Preying on the elderly

In the 35 minutes that Sheriff Michael Borkovich sat talking to Leelanau County’s most recent scam victim, the 90-year-old woman’s phone rang three times.  On the line were people asking her for her bank account numbers, bank balance More...

Library offers a hand with tax forms

If people are looking for federal tax forms and their accompanying instruction booklets at the local library, they may be in for a surprise this year.  The library has a few forms, but not nearly the number or the variety of forms that have been 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...

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Why did Gomery still have his law license?

our opinion

The biggest questions remaining in the case against former Leelanau County prosecutor Clarence Gomery are how long he’ll serve time and when he’ll be permanently disbarred.  More...

The joy of living in a small town

One reason news is so darned depressing today is because there is so much of it.  We were reminded of that fact this week while reading about 21 Christians being beheaded in Liberia because ... they were Christians.  More...

Homemade, deep-fried balls of dough a real treat

A column by Patti Brandt

When you’re in the business of writing you can expect to get the occasional letter from an English teacher.  Sometimes they’re nice, as in the letter I got from a former teacher who liked my “creative play with words and poetry More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 12:17 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Subject in car sleeping. Arrested for operating while intoxicated.  Last Thursday, 8:17 a.m. More...

Gomery’s license to practice law suspended

Former Leelanau County prosecutor Clarence K. More...

86th District Court

Heather M. Burson, 36, 9900 E. Rocky Road, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to ‘super’ drunk driving; bond continued; pre-sentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for March 3.  More...