February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Temperatures falling to new record cold for February

Joan and Gene Peyerk have not had any water at their house since Saturday, when a pipe from their well to the house froze up.  “We never thought to drip water from the well because we never thought it would freeze,” Joan Peyerk said. More...

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Another attempt for Sleeping Bear specialty license plate

Does the State of Michigan already offer too many “specialty” license plates?  If state Sen. More...

After harvests, student numbers fall at S-B, Leland

More than 50 fewer students were in county classrooms earlier this month than a state-required student count day held in the fall.  The drop off usually occurs in Leelanau County, at least partially because students from migrant families who are More...

Story about murdered nun to be retold on Discovery Channel

Controversy continues over who killed Sister Janina

A delicate subject in Cedar appears destined for broadcast.  Television crews and producer Colette Sandstedt, whose family vacationed in northern Michigan while she was growing up, were in Leelanau County this week filming for an upcoming show f More...

Outdoors

Winter Carnival in Northport includes scavenger hunt

While cold weather has never kept anyone away from the Northport Winter Carnival, this Saturday is promising sunny skies with a high near 21 degrees.  More...

They're Back!!!

They pale in size to last year’s ice caves off Lake Michigan, but the mounds of ice are building off Gills Pier again.  About 100 or so visitors were spotted Saturday at the end of Onomonee and Gills Pier roads.  More...

Hockey town for a day

Suttons Bay Township on Saturday hosted its third annual Pond Hockey Tournament at the township’s Ice Rink Park on the corner of Broadway and Lincoln streets in the Village of Suttons Bay.  Volunteer event organizers Bill Perkins and Kathy 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

Adding new math teacher at G-L high school would be helpful

To the Editor:  As a Glen Lake student I was surprised and pleased to learn that the administration plans to add a new math teacher. More...

Exceptionalism

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Climate, land masses always changing

To the Editor:  More...

Courts

3 sentenced, 3 plea in Circuit Ct.

13th Circuit Court

Three people were sentenced and another three entered pleas before Judge Philip E. Rodgers Jr. in 13th Circuit Court held Monday.  • Karyn K. More...

86th District Court

Amy L. More...

Traverse City teen pleads not guilty to porn charge

A Traverse City teen pleaded not guilty at his Circuit Court arraignment Tuesday to a felony charge of possession of child sexually abusive material and malicious use of telecommunications service, a misdemeanor.  Austin L. More...

Photo

ANN ARBOR area kids hid inside a small Lake Michigan ice cave Saturday off Onomonee and Gills Pier roads. More than 100 visitors were spotted. See more photos and story, Section 2, Page 8. More...

Cold hits vines

Temp has dipped to minus 20

Dan Matthies is hoping for the best, but bracing for a second-straight harvest from cold-ravaged vines.  “I’m sure we’ll have some damage,” said Dan Matthies of Chateau Fontaine near Lake Leelanau. More...

Feral cats neutered in Fishtown

Andrea Slater doesn’t mind that her friends call her the ‘crazy cat lady’ or the ‘cat whisperer.’  Long a champion of all animals, but especially cats, Slater now has a plan to spay and neuter several feral felines More...

Sports

G-L’s Kulanda reaches conference quarters in singles

The Glen Lake girls reached the Great Northwest Bowling Conference stepladder finals Saturday as the No. 3 seed.  But Lady Lakers fell to No. 2 Bellaire, 252- 216, in a two-game semifinal Baker match at Lucky Jack’s in Traverse City. More...

Lakers ready to roll into regionals

The Glen Lake girls and boys bowling teams are among the top 10 teams going into the Division 4 regionals this weekend at the Gaylord Bowling Center.  The top three teams will advance to the state finals at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing on Friday, More...

Host Suttons Bay slight favorite in Class D district basketball tourney

The Class D girls district basketball tournament at Suttons Bay tips off Monday.  But next Wednesday, March 4 should have all four Class D schools in the county squaring off.  More...

Life in Leelanau

BALLS OF FUN-RAISING

Bowling night to help Northport grad battling kidney disease

Heidi Mooney can’t wait for the day when her pain goes away.  And with a little help from friends and family and the Northport community that day could be just around the corner for the 27-year-old Northport graduate, who was recently diag More...

Ten co-ed teams prepare to take the field in Nachazel softball tourney

The ballfields in Cedar are a hub of activity most summer nights. This Saturday, in the dead of winter, the snowcovered field of dreams will be front and center for the Brian Nachazel Memorial Snowball/ Softball Tournament. More...

WAG offers fish and Brussels sprouts

Country Cuisine

Dinner is served, thanks to Chef Shawn Botruff of Western Avenue Grill. This week, Chef Shawn provides us with a complete seafood meal that is anything but ordinary. Savorous, healthy, and delectable only begin to describe this dish. More...

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Make 2015 the year for Sleeping Bear plate

our opinion

Why not a Sleeping Bear license plate?  Oh, sure there are tons of important things to do in Lansing. More...

Most restrictions unneeded

We agree with the intent of a relatively short script read last week by Leelanau County Board chair Peachy Rentenbach prior to the first of two public comment periods held that night.  Trying to enforce the rules she laid out, however, would set More...

Dog days of winter aren’t so bad after all

A column by Mike Spencer

Locals have been clamoring lately for ways to get through the dog days of winter — you know, the record cold spells, blustery winds and the average snowfall.  In case you haven’t noticed, Northport is the place for what’s happe More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Feb. 13  Sidney G. Lammers, III and Maria T. Lammers to Lammers T.C. Properties, LLC, Section 31, Elmwood Township.  Scott W. Gaffner and Loretta L. 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 officials. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Gabriel D. Bunek and Hannah C. Matro  Olivier D.J. Parreau and Nicole C. Zarafonetis   More...