Ruth E. Barnes 1918-2008

   A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Sarasota, Fla., for longtime summer resident Ruth E. Barnes of Glen Arbor and Sarasota who died Sept. 16. She was 90. Ruth E. Full Story

Comets rally past Wildcats

   A second boys’ soccer matchup this season between Leland and Northport had a result similar to the first, with the Comets prevailing, 3-1. Full Story

Real estate transfers recorded in county

   September 9 Jay and Nona Windham to Leelanau Conservancy, Section 7, Bingham Township (valuation affidavit filed). September 10 Robert F. Follett, trustee, to Benjamin A. Collins, Section 33, City of Traverse City, ($112,900). Geoffrey P. Full Story

12-2 Norse post 3 convincing wins

   Suttons Bay’s scoring machine was firing on all cylinders in the past week and the defense held opponents to just two goals in three games as the Norse improved their record to 12-2. Full Story

New assumed names filed in county

   Bayside Real Estate; of 7581 W. Empire Hwy., Empire — By David Kaminski, 7581 W. Empire Hwy., Empire. Northport Fitness; of 109 Nagonaba St., Northport — Jeanette Egeler, 14877 E. Woolsey Lake Rd., Northport and Bruce Viger, 11450 E. Full Story

Norse boys 3rd in 16-team field

   Ben Wynsma of Suttons Bay finished nearly 40 seconds ahead of his closest challenger to win the Greater Northwest Conference Jamboree cross country race Tuesday and lead the Norsemen boys’ team to a third-place finish in the 16-team field. Full Story

Replacing David Gill

   The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week began figuring out how to replace county administrator David W. Gill, who has been serving as Leelanau County’s chief executive officer for nearly seven years. Full Story

Runners hold up well against top competition

   Saturday’s Petoskey Invitational showcased some of the best cross country runners in the state, and teams from the county held their own. Coaches Mark Smith of Suttons Bay and Karen Kirt of St. Full Story

Leland Fire Dept. to hold unique 'recruitment day'

   Whenever there's trouble, the public can count on them to be there to help. So, what goes into being a volunteer fireman and how can one get involved? Full Story

Tennis players post clay court wins

   A combined team involving Glen Lake and Traverse City Central’s junior varsity gold squad won eight matches and Leelanau School added four more victories Friday at the third annual Leelanau County Clay Court Invitational at The Homestead resort Full Story

Narrows plan upheld

    DONATED RAFFLE items from area and county businesses filled the pool table at the Village Inn. Note, in the foreground, the sign reminding party-goers the reason for the event. Full Story


   Binsfeld building refinance plan OK'd but extension of mortgage may hit a snag. Get the complete story in the Enterprise on newsstands now. Wall Street woes seen as impacting Leelanau. Full Story

Tough lending climate impacting big projects

   The effects of a nationwide financial meltdown were becoming more and more evident in Leelanau County this week. Full Story

Coping with a life-changing event

   Youths with diabetes learn to adjust Nick Swartz is a healthy looking, stout young man who plays defensive end and tackle for the Glen Lake varsity football team. Full Story

Maureen T. Stillin 1925-2008

   Services were held Saturday at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown for Maureen Theresa Stillin of Northport who died Sept. 17 at Munson Medical Center. She was 82. MEMBERS OF the St. Full Story

Volke services set

   Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Full Story


   Thank you so much for all the prayers and words of comfort during the loss of our Mom. A special thank you to Fr. Michael Janowski for his last visit to Mom and his kind words to the family, the ladies of St. Full Story