March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Township annual meetings begin on Saturday

Signs of spring are on the horizon — including three annual township meetings planned for Saturday.  Residents in three townships will have their say Saturday at their annual meetings, the first wave of eight scheduled in Leelanau County o More...

Sports

Suttons Bay 3-peat champs

For one half, the Northport boys basketball team controlled the tempo in the Class D district championship game Friday against Suttons Bay.  But then Suttons Bay’s defense, which had pushed the Norsemen to back-to-back district titles in 2 More...

Norsemen bow out in regionals against Panthers

Ron Anderson said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Frankfort boys basketball team gets back to the Breslin Center next week.  The Suttons Bay coach saw first hand this week that the 21-2 Panthers might be for real.  More...

Suttons Bay girls start spring softball season with high hopes

It’s still pretty cold outside, but the Suttons Bay girls softball team has spring fever.  And if the weather cooperates in the next few days, Monday will be opening day.  The Norsemen are scheduled to play at Pine River. More...

Life in Leelanau

Mom puts her eggs in one-of-a-kind baskets

Things are hoppin’ for Sarah (Rexroat) Morio.  The 2003 St. Mary graduate is busy filling orders for her handcrafted Easter baskets featured in her online Etsy shop called “livbylouise.”  More...

St. Mary egg hunt Sunday

Lake Leelanau St. Mary will host its annual Egg Hunt Sunday on school grounds.  Children from birth through fifth grade are welcome.  The hunt will begin at 12:15 p.m. with a blessing of the baskets by the Rev. Michael Janowski. More...

Jailhouse rocks with art

Jacob Schaub is working on a painting he hopes will be chosen to appear on this year’s poster and T-shirt in the Suttons Bay Art Festival.  Another, that of a boy holding a cat and gazing at a distant farmhouse, hangs in the second-floor l More...

Views

‘Sunshine’ good for all

our opinion

Happy Sunshine Week!  More...

Good news for documents

Now onto some positive developments for Sunshine Week. Last fall the state Legislature approved and Gov. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“It was a struggle to get Tom to agree to this, as he’s a humble man ... we have some fun things planned for him.”   More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 5  Elizabeth A. Kellogg to herself as Trustee for the Elizabeth Anne Kellogg Trust, 1½ lots, First Addition to Northport Point Resort.  March 6  Derrek John Kulpa and Shirley A. 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 residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Arthur R. Stickles, 92, of Benzie County, died March 4 in Elmwood Township.  Theresa B. Mikowski, 89, of Kasson Township, died March 9 in Kasson Township.   More...

 

Frozen Manitous once common sight

Have lakes recovered from heat ‘shock’?

To relatively new observers of Lake Michigan, the present and past winters may seem extreme while providing a rare combination of back-toback ice coverings.  To Mike Grosvenor, they remind him of childhood.  More...

Water above average for spring

It’s been 15 years

For the first time in 15 years, spring is beginning with “above average” water levels in Lake Michigan.  According to a report from the Army Corps of Engineers hydrology office in Detroit, this month has been the seventh consecutive More...

Special Sections

Local News

Boone’s pub to get deck with a view

Some highly visible changes will appear over a Suttons Bay watering hole this spring.  Boone’s Prime Time Pub, a popular restaurant and bar located near the entry to the village’s downtown area on the east side of M-22 at the corner More...

Power lines planned for Co. Rd. 633

Consumers Energy plans to install a new power line along County Road 633 (Center Highway) near property owned by the Village of Suttons Bay between Richter and Herman roads.  A power line will be relocated from the west side of the county road t More...

Become your inner ‘queen’

A painting class entitled “Queen of Your Heart” will be held Saturday at the Old Art Building in Leland.  Through journaling, visualizing, and asking questions, participants can create their inner “queen” on canvas.  More...

Outdoors

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TWO SWANS step softly on Suttons Bay ice last Thursday night near the Village Marina. Cracking ice was heard with every step.   More...

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A LONE angler fishes two holes just off the end of Suttons Bay Village Marina last Thursday.   More...

Snow melting away around Glen Lake

The snow is going away and unfortunately along with that the ground looks awful. 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

Dedicated volunteers make the Suttons Bay ice rink go

To the Editor:  I wonder how many kids have taken their first glide on ice skates, perfected their crossovers, or deepened their love of hockey or figure skating on the Suttons Bay Township ice rink.  More...

Creative bookkeeping or fiscal responsibility?

To the Editor:  At the March 10 meeting of the executive committee of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, Maintenance Director Jerry Culman, reported that in January, 2014, it cost almost $20,000 to heat the Jail and approximately $18,00 More...

Humble pie on road ends issue

To the Editor:  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Amber E. Stratford, 34, 10298 E.  More...

13th Circuit Court

The following people appeared before Judge Thomas G. Power in 13th Circuit Court on Tuesday:  More...

Drunken dog-walker arrested, charged

A 26-year-old Suttons Bay Township man was arrested at about 7 p.m. Sunday for drunken dog-walking.  More...