March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shot drops, charge ignored in county’s last state title

Editor’s note: As March Madness beckons in high school and college basketball, staff writer Jay Bushen recounts the story of the last state title won by a Leelanau County basketball team. The year was 1988. More...

Local News

40 have already applied in search for new Glen Lake superintendent

Interest appears to be great in the vacant superintendent’s post at Glen Lake School.  Forty applications had been filed or were in the process of being filed Monday night when the Board of Education held its rescheduled monthly meeting.&n More...

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GLEN LAKE School’s new media center officially opened Friday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. More...

Work approved near Laker athletic fields

Improvements to Glen Lake’s athletic fields and parking area were approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board Monday night approved a bid of $19,600 from Jozwiak Consulting of Traverse City for the work on the east e More...

Outdoors

Warm weather melts away short-lived ice fishing season

Fishing for tractor, cement mixer

Tuesday is the final day of walleye and pike seasons, and the last day that shanties can be kept on inland lakes such as Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake. More...

Fat bike sales up

The snow may be melting, but fat bike season is far from over.  It’s just taking a turn.  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 a.m. More...

Letters

Respect lacking at recent S-B Rotary meeting

To the Editor:  Respect to those in leadership and elected office. This word seems to be missing from the vocabulary of some, based upon their appearances at public meetings and more recently at the Suttons Bay Rotary Club.  More...

Editorial suggested that compromise was like ‘treason’

To the Editor:  In your March 3, 2016 edition of “Our Opinion,” the following line struck me as indicative of the problem faced by our county (and nation ):  “But how much do you compromise before you’re working for More...

Reports’ author is partisan

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO March 10, 2011 Residential property values in Leelanau County dropped another three percent in 2010, according to a report presented Tuesday to the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. More...

Omena News: Good friends take different car up driveway

Guests of Dick and Nana Kennedy this past weekend were daughters Kerry Magrini, husband David and sons Daniel and Robby from Avon, Connecticut and Kristen Steketee, husband Matt and family; Megan, Katie and Matthew. More...

Glen Lake News:

Robins and snowbirds, all at once

As always I start with the weather. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 26  Willard A. Schaub to himself, if he has not previously conveyed to the property prior to his death, the property is conveyed by right of representation to Grantor’s son, Gregory A. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

 VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –   North of West, LLC (Mark K. Kellogg) Construct commercial alteration; Phase I, second floor, “R-2” use, “VB” Type. Occupant load “4” at 201 N. More...

Marriages performed

Thomas E. Richards and Susan M. Kingman, February 29 in Suttons Bay.   More...

SHORT SLEEVES

DEVON DEVRIENDT of Northport and Rachael Cougler of New York enjoy the fine weather this week at G. Marsten Dame Marina in Northport. DeVriendt and Cougler are both students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. More...

No easy fix for corridor

Study says M-22 is hitting saturation

There is no easy — or inexpensive — way to speed up traffic flow in the most congested traffic area in Leelanau County.  Elmwood Township officials have unveiled results of a traffic study conducted last summer along M-22 in the Grei More...

Leelanau title memories

While Dan Stowe hit the big shot in the Wildcats’ state championship game in 1988, basketball tournaments — played in May or December — have left Leelanau County with many memorable moments through the years: More...

Special Sections

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

Rice, Norsemen outlast Comets

Suttons Bay coach Ron Anderson knows how hard it is to beat a Northwest Conference team three times in one season.  Leland didn’t make it easy for Anderson’s Norse on Monday night.  Suttons Bay players survived a 47-point surge More...

Wildcats get revenge, oust Sabres

Marcus Stowe and his Northport teammates let an outright conference championship slip through their fingers on Feb. 19 in their previous meeting with Traverse City Christian.  With their season on the line, Stowe and Co. More...

Leelanau Scoring Leaders

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Life in Leelanau

Northport starts down trail journey

Trail plan calls for extensive network; spot for snowmobiles

The highlight of an expanded trail system in Northport will take in bridges and sections of boardwalk built over a ravine that offers spectacular views. But turning the trail into reality will be one step at a time. More...

Lakeshore already breaking records

Record-breaking attendance last year at the Sleeping Bear Dunes snowballed and rolled into the first two months of 2016. More...

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LELAND PUBLIC School 5th and 6th grade students sat through part of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning on a field trip with teacher Ashley Suttman, rear.   More...

Views

Feisty Leelanau goes for Sanders, Trump

Feisty aren’t we, Leelanau County? On Tuesday, once again a Primary Election result exemplified the crazy politics that have emerged this Presidential election cycle — only this time Leelanau County voters were part of the message. More...

A regional perspective

Some thoughts on events worthy of a mention from around the Grand Traverse region:  More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Steven J. Zaryczny, 30, 4515 E.  More...

Bartlett pleads not guilty to drug charges

Jennifer L. Bartlett, 31, was in court again on Tuesday, where she waived her preliminary exam on several drug-related charges and was bound over for trial. Bartlett, who gives her address as 408 Rose St. More...

Magistrate Court

Patrick G. McGraw, 29, 1477 Smith Road, Traverse City — Speeding 50 mph in 40 zone; reduced from 58 mph, $240 fines and costs.  Michael J. More...