January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

For 2018, Sleeping Bear Inn still on hold

The historic Sleeping Bear Inn remains deep in slumber, with no alarm clock set and no projects scheduled that might awaken it.  What may be needed to kick-start a failed effort by the National Park Service to refurbish the inn for visitors is f More...

Local News

County Dates

Snow fun in Cedar   Bring your snow toys, including sleds, and friends to the annual “Winterfest party” planned Sunday at the Cedar Hilltoppers Snowmobile Club, located north of Cedar on Schomberg Road.  And enjoy hot chocolate More...

Corrections:

A story in last week’s Enterprise incorrectly listed the additional property paid by property owners in Leelanau Township if a proposed .25- mill levy is approved in August.  Cost on a market value house of $200,000 with a taxable value of More...

Suttons Bay starts program to identify, serve at-risk students

Suttons Bay Elementary is kicking off a new program to support the school’s most at-risk students.  Communities in Schools (CIS) is designed to connect students and families to educational and community based resources.  The program i More...

Outdoors

Weekend ice anglers catch some rays, perch

Three cousins held a quasi family reunion Saturday morning on Glen Lake, propped up by about 7 inches of solid ice with a few willing perch down below.  The anglers were finding only limited success, but did catch enough perch for a meal along w More...

Cedar Hilltoppers to honor former Snowmobile ‘Trail Boss’

A memorial ride is slated Saturday for a fallen member of the Cedar Hilltoppers Club, Steve Fleis.   Fleis, who grew up in Cedar, was known as the “Trail Boss” by fellow members of the Hilltoppers Club prior to his passing on Jan. More...

Cub Scouts camp, take on Bahle Park with homemade sleds

Cub Scouts of Pack 131 in Suttons Bay had their annual Winter Fest last weekend, celebrating with a “campin” and by building cardboard sleds and racing them down Bahle Hill.  The cubs camped inside Keswick Church on Friday night beca More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Views

Our federal government and its secret bidding

Why are people in government constantly forgetting that they serve the people who are not in government?  It’s nothing new, and something America’s founders expected. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“I felt gymnastics and other sports would teach strength and selfreliance and confidence. More...

Sports fans, open eyes to sexual abuse

One of the biggest draws to sports fandom is its ability to lure people away from the stress of everyday life. More...

Courts

Man who threatened with boxcutter won’t stand trial

A 25-year-old Traverse City man charged in connection with an incident in which he threatened to harm others at Suttons Bay Public Schools this week was declared incompetent to stand trial.  Nikolas K. Floros of 8625 S. More...

Leelanau Twp. woman pleads not guilty in credit card theft

A 26-year-old Leelanau Township woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday during her Circuit Court arraignment on larceny charges.  Mariah Crowgey Holland waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Circuit Court on one count of larceny greater th More...

T-C man arraigned for sexual assault in county

***UDATE: The case was later dismissed based on evidence discovered/insufficient evidence to proceed. A 55-year-old Traverse City man was arraigned via video Tuesday on one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. More...

Bingham coach regrets knowing Nassar

Gymnast doctor sentenced

A Bingham Township resident and gymnastic coach recalls Larry Nassar as being somewhat “nerdy” while having a brilliant mind for developing treatments to help young gymnasts recover from injuries.  More...

Death caused by pure fentanyl

One batch, 3 ODs

Kevin D. Yannett was hoping to unleash a heroin high into his veins on Nov. 22 when he overdosed and later died. It turns out that heroin wasn’t part of the drug that he injected. More...

Internet tower plan draws neighbor’s ire

A business owner seeking to expand internet and wireless communications to across the county is being opposed in one township. But if history repeats itself, it won’t be the last time a tower is challenged. 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

Brumfield delivers as Stags stop Glen Lake streak at 39

LaCross, Lakers bounce back from Kingsley loss with big win at McBain

Jalynn Brumfield transitioned across the half-court line, looked back at an incoming lead pass, seamlessly plucked the 50-50 ball out of midair with her right hand and finished at the basket. More...

Lowe-led Comets drop third straight

Another double-double from freshman standout Olivia Lowe went for naught on Tuesday as Leland dropped a 55-48 decision at Buckley.  The Comets (3-7, 1-6 Northwest) seemingly had no answer for Shelby Cade and Hope Warren, who poured in 20 points More...

McCarthy propels Portagers past North Bay

Smack dab in the middle of the Northwest Conference standings is a first-year program that has become all too familiar with the league’s increasingly uneven playing field.  More...

Life in Leelanau

BALANCING ACTS

Leelanau County tackles cabin fever with everything from yoga to tai chi

It’s that time of year again when folks make resolutions, often having to do with fitness.  Balance, an important measure of fitness, can be a valuable skill to develop especially with our icy winter conditions here on the Leelanau Peninsu More...

In Cedar, family finds benefits of essential oils

As one of the five senses, smell may not be considered as primary as sight or hearing.  It is sometimes referred to as the “fifth sense,” placing it right on the bottom of the list. However, it’s hardly non-essential. More...

Bison wins bee for geography

Thomasin Bison, a seventh grader, last week won the Leland Public School competition in the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first More...

Letters

Buck stops at Oval Office; who gets the interest?

To the editor:   It’s a shame that the guy in charge gets all the blame for the shutdown.  More...

Tax the rich to cure USA’s debt problem

To the editor:   More...

Tax breaks are diversions, Trump judges unqualified

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Of eclipses, otter tracks and losing Bercie

The Last Girls’ Book Club just celebrated its annual retreat to Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey. There were a total of 22 women in attendance this year. More...

Doldrums start when football ends

This weather is déjà vu all over again. Don’t let the decent weather lull you into thinking winter is over. There is much more to come; remember where we live.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 24, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport Ann L. Hotchkiss Trust (ABSR Inc.) Remove and replace shingles to rental home and detached garage at 10482 N. Shore Drive ($12,000). Bingham Township More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 12, 2018  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Kristine Stremlow, Lot 31, Blue Ridge Subdivision in Elmwood Township ($100,000).  The Village of Suttons Bay to The Leelanau County Land Bank Authority, Lots 85, 86 and 87 in Vill More...

Deaths recorded in county

Marie R. Wigton, 96, of Solon Township died January 3 in Solon Township  Ruby Lester, 83, of Fenton died January 4 in Suttons Bay  Mary A. Stachnik, 90, of Cleveland Township died January 12 in Kasson Township  Berniece M. More...