September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Past clashes in tenure of Groening

Groening refused to provide evaluations

The resignation of the superintendent from the largest school in the county has been a long time coming.  Joan Groening submitted her resignation to the Board of Education on Aug. 17, giving an official end date of Aug. 31.  More...

Tie ties up Tribal funding

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was scrimmaging on the gridiron again this week, kicking around what appears to be its favorite political football — a $20,000 pot of public money intended to support a private religious non-profit org More...

COLOR TIME

Some autumn colors are showing — granted, not many — although temperatures soared to 78 degrees Tuesday in Maple City. What gives?  More...

Local News

Leland site sale may be delayed until Aug. 2016

Would-be developers of the former Leelanau County courthouse property in Leland may get nearly an extra year to begin developing the mostly vacant 2.1- acre property following action by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

County Dates

Wooden boats, books and bake sale set   The Annual Leland Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, with several going on from 10 a.m. More...

Neighbors won’t ‘back down’ as noise complaints resonate

Will new ordinance alleviate problem?

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission has been asked to consider adopting a “noise and nuisance” ordinance following complaints that a property owner has been blasting music at his neighbors in the Lakeview Road area from his boat in L More...

Outdoors

Cedar man boats ‘Biggest Bass’ at Cherry Capital Invite

56 boats, 106 anglers, 162 bass

Bass anglers bagged 162 fish Sunday during the 28th annual Cherry Capital Invitational Bass Tournament on Lake Leelanau, the heaviest of which came from a Cedar resident.  More...

Flintknappers, 3-gun shoot this weekend

Fall Gathering in Peshawbestown   The Michigan Flintknappers — a group dedicated to the art of making a variety of stone tools — will demonstrate how to make arrowheads, spearheads, scrapers and more Saturday and Sunday during the si More...

Spotlights turn up more deer

An unofficial — but scientifically based — survey last month showed that the mild winter was kind to the county deer herd, which rebounded in overall numbers and the number of mature bucks available for hunters.  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

Don’t create long term problems with housing ‘solution’

To the Editor:  More...

Throwable device may not have prevented drowning

To the Editor:  I would like to offer a suggestion to the article concerning the USCG rules on vessel safety pertinent to required safety equipment on board a recreational vessel. “The Leelanau Enterprise, Sept. More...

Many hands on Day of Caring

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Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO September 16, 2010 Visitation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is up by a little more than 13 percent so far this year, making beaches a little more crowded and rooms a little harder to find. More...

Courts

Thinly clad Haveman to serve 90 days in one charge; also pleads not guilty

The 36-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly entering the Leelanau County Government Center after hours and stealing a jacket belonging to county prosecutor Joseph T. More...

Monroe man pleads not guilty in charges resulting from M-22 chase

A 56-year-old Monroe man who was arrested after a motor vehicle chase that allegedly reached speeds of more than 85 miles per hour on M-22 pleaded not guilty to several charges at his 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday.  More...

86th District Court

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Groening’s attorney points out pettiness

Attorney Eugenie B. Eardley said one section of the executive summary of an investigation into administrative practices at Glen Lake Community Schools shows how far the district will go to cast aspersions on her client.  More...

Firm may be hired to help find new Glen Lake superintendent

The process of filling the position of Glen Lake superintendent on a permanent basis will officially begin at the next Board of Education meeting, set for Monday, Oct. 12.  More...

Other allegations made in investigation

While it’s difficult to provide all information released in an executive summary of a forensic investigation into the monetary and administrative practices at Glen Lake schools, following are some of the determinations made:  Former school sup More...

Yellow buses popular; S-B has 5th route

A “new” busing program at Suttons Bay Public Schools has become so popular this year that district transportation director Sue Herman added another route on Monday.  “This is an exciting time for us to see those black and yello More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

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...

Sports

Comets win tourney, outlast rival Kingsley

Seniors step up

Timely hitting and an effective outside attack propelled Leland to an early two-set lead Tuesday night, but the reigning conference champions refused to go down without a fight.  Kingsley recaptured momentum by winning a back-and-forth third set More...

GL gets freebie as Elks forfeit

Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers isn’t thrilled about his team’s third win.  That’s because the Lakers, following Friday’s 30-15 home loss to Grayling, won’t have a chance to earn it.  More...

Leland newcomer nets late game-winner

Deadlocked at one goal apiece with 10 minutes left in a match at North Bay, Leland coach Joe Burda called on a “super sub” with a pulled groin.  Matias Drejer, an exchange student from Denmark, moved to Leland two weeks ago and hadn& More...

Life in Leelanau

Children’s Center job found new director

Bev Kruse to oversee Leland and Northport programs

The new executive director of the Leelanau Children’s Center says the job found her rather than the other way around.  Beverly Kruse, 38, moved to Lake Leelanau in 2013 and has been working as a teller at Fifth Third Bank, though she comes More...

Kulpa, former student, returns to Suttons Bay as a teacher

Knew pupils as substitute

Danielle Kulpa is back at Suttons Bay School.  The 2010 Norsemen graduate returned to her alma mater last week, this time in the front of the classroom as a second-grade teacher.  “It’s my dream job,” said Kulpa, who repre More...

Great Start for newest teacher

Suttons Bay has a new teacher taking over its Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP).  Holly Nelson has been hired to replace Tracy Waslczewski, who submitted her resignation Aug. 17.  More...

Views

Housing Task Force receives overload of ‘advice’

our opinion

Do the residents who voiced their opinion that the Leelanau County Housing Task Force leans to the left have a valid point?  Of course they do.  Now on to the next question. What did they expect?  More...

Hiring of school head’s wife causes conflict of interest

Holly Nelson may turn out to be the greatest teacher to ever walk the halls of Suttons Bay High School.  But it looks bad when superintendent Chris Nelson, who was only hired about a year ago, hires his wife to fill a full-time position. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 3  Marian F. VanDore to Herself and Robert F. VanDore and Jennifer F. Van Dore, Lot #119 of the Sugar Loaf Chalet No. 3, Section 18 in Centerville Township..  Marian F. VanDore to Herself and Robert F. VanDore and Jennifer F. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township –  Tom Dumas - (Stanz Dozer) Excavate to add 14 x 10 sq. ft. garage wing; add 4 stall garage and laundry room, 25 x 65 sq. ft. at 5243 W. Northwood Drive ($125 permit fee).  Leelanau Township –  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP –  Rudy Family Trust – Construct residential detached garage, interior unfinished at 7404 S. Beach Street ($54,080).  CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP –  Joshua J. and Amber L. More...