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Copyright 2011, Leelanau Enterprise, Inc., all rights reserved.

Vol. 134 — No. 34

Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Three Sections

48 Pages

Man, are we getting old Average county population increases 8 years in 1 decade By Amy Hubbell Of The Enterprise staff

Leelanau County is aging nearly as quickly as the years pass by, based on 2010 Census figures. According to data provided by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, the number of people on the peninsula 85 years of age or older has nearly doubled from 360 in 2000 grew to 705 in the decennial census. Perhaps even more telling, the median age of county residents jumped nearly eight years from 42.6 to 50.3. Life for the elderly has been the focus of Bob Schlueter’s career. Schlueter is executive director of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest

Michigan (AAANM), which provides in excess of $3 million in federal and state funds to community organizations for services to the elderly. Schlueter sees every day the needs of a growing population. “Recently, my time has been spent educating legislators about what’s happening with our aging population,” said the Leland resident said. Schlueter said Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget includes big cuts that would hit core programs that help seniors stay in their homes longer. While Schlueter noted he has not observed an increase in the volume of calls to the agency, he has seen a change in the type of people seeking assistance.

• Census notables

Leelanau County Then and Now* Total population Median Age American Indian 772

Other 596

2000 21,119 42.6

2010 21,708 50.3

Other American 738 Indian 763

Hispanic 694


Hispanic 794


Whites 19,057

Whites 19,413

“Our staff has been working with a lot more people who may have been comfortable over the years, but they’re not so comfortable now,” he said. Reasons for Leelanau’s aging population are two-fold: people are living

* Source: U.S. Census Bureau

longer, and young people are not staying in the county. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children born today can expect to live longer than ever in U.S. history. (Concluded on Page 15)

Yes, we are older and grayer. But what else does the 2010 Census tell us about the people and where they live on the Leelanau Peninsula? Following are some distinctions between townships, as provided in the Census: • Suttons Bay Township has the most diverse population in the county — although in national standards, the township remains populated with white residents. The Leelanau population as a whole is overwhelmingly comprised white residents with just over 93 percent of those counted. Suttons Bay Township is home of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & (Concluded on Page 15)

Keep 7 districts

No change likely on commission By Eric Carlson Of The Enterprise staff

For the first time since the 1970 Decennial Census, the Leelanau County Apportionment Commission appears ready to retain the number seats on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. With population growth nearly flat, members of the commisison voted 5-0 Friday to keep the number of commissioner seats at seven – although some pointed out they could change their minds before making a final decision by a June 6 deadline. The number of county commissioners on the board has fluctuated between five and seven every (Concluded on Page 15)

FOUNTAIN POINT Resort on Lake Leelanau hosted the first-ever day of practice for the newly formed Lake Leelanau Rowing Club on Monday. Resort proprietor Erik Zehender acquired a number of crew racing shells last year, and in November 2010 hosted the University of Michigan rowing team for practice sessions on Lake Leelanau. The new rowing club consists of local high school students and adults. Additional members are being sought. Anyone seeking more information may call Fountain Point Resort at 256-9800.

Leelanau needs a ‘brand’


Part of meeting with Tribal Council By Eric Carlson Of The Enterprise staff

GOVERNMENT LEADERS including the Tribal Coucil of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners hold a joint meeting Tuesday afternoon in the Tribal Council chambers in Peshawbestown.

For the first time since 2009, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners and the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians have conducted a formal joint session. One item to come out of the meeting: A desire to work harder at establishing a “brand” for the county. In 2009, there had also been a nearly two-year gap between a meeting of leaders of the two largest government bodies in Leelanau County. At that time, the meeting occurred in the Community Meeting Room in the lower level of the Leelanau County Government Center. The joint meeting Tuesday afternoon was held in the Tribal Council chambers in Peshawbestown. As they did at their 2009 meeting, those in attendance noted that there was no fixed agenda for the meeting, and suggested that the next time they

meet they should have an agenda. As they did in 2009, commissioners and tribal councilors discussed their common interest in doing a better job of marketing Leelanau County to attract more visitors and increase business opportunities for tourism in the county. The tribe’s service area encompasses six counties in northwestern lower Michigan, but its primary enterprises – the Leelanau Sands Casino, the Turtle Creek Casino and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa – are located in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties. Tribal Chairman Derek Bailey suggested that Leelanau County and tribal officials might consider sponsoring a Leelanau County “placemaking” event similar to one sponsored earlier this year in Grand Traverse County by organizers of The Grand Vision, a regional land use and transportation initiative. He said he agreed that the county could do more to “brand” itself. (Concluded on Page 15)

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Thursday, May 19, 2011


Dedication set for Leelanau pioneers

The family of JOHN L. GLOVER invite you to a celebration of his life at an open house to be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Bingham Township Hall. At his request instrumental and vocal music will be performed by family and friends.


Services were held yesterday, May 18, at Bible Baptist Church in Traverse City, for Eleanor Marie (Hasse) Chilson of Elmwood Township who died May 15 at Munson Medical Center. She was 91. She was born on Aug. 13, 1919, in Bear Lake, to Floyd and Etta (Steele) Hasse. On June 24, 1938, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Traverse City, she married Howard L. Chilson who preceded her in death. Known as a great homemaker and cook, she also worked for Cherry Growers in Traverse City and Bailey for several years. She enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband. She attended Bible Baptist Church for many years. She is survived by her children, Leon L. (Cathy) Chilson of Buckley, Ann Marie (Bernie) Bridson of Traverse City, Donald E. (Linda) Chilson of Reed City, and Howard J. (Janet) Chilson of Grant; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Edward and Francis Hasse; and a sister, Emmaline Timmins. Burial was to take place in Oakwood Cemetery. The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City was assisting the family. Memorial donations may be directed to Bible Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, or Munson Hospice.



With love to all my friends, Pat Smith

23 students placed on Northport honor roll A total of 23 students in the sixth through twelfth grades at Northport Public School were named to the third marking period honor roll. Earning all A’s were seventh grader Caleb Brown; eighth grader Andrew Sleder; ninth graders Olivia Kinker, Elena Mosher and Fiona Muller; tenth graders Dylan Burguard and Armando Hernandez; eleventh graders Ashley Agosa and Monni Raphael; and

twelfth grader Christopher Blessing. Earning all “Bs” or better were sixth grader Elizabeth Fredrickson; seventh graders Elijah Cobb, Morgan Collins, Anna Gasco and Marcus Stowe; eighth grader Grant Fredrickson; ninth grader Ashley Pino; tenth graders Brittany Adams, Alexander Thelander and Mikela Wilson; eleventh grader Anina Muller; twelfth graders Alan Holt and Ida Tyldum.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at Omena Hillcrest Cemetery for Clarence “Bud” Burnside Wolfe of Northport who died Jan. 19 in Northport at the age of 93.

JOHN VAIL CAMPBELL Died May 12, 2011

John Vail Campbell, 74 of Lake Leelanau, died May 12, 2011. Born June 25, 1936, in Detroit, he was the son of Colin and Margaret Campbell of Birmingham, MI. He married Ginger Backus on Aug. 31, 1963. John graduated from Birmingham High School, class of 1954 and the University of Michigan class of 1957. Lt. Campbell then served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as personnel director for Flint Ink, Corp. in Detroit, and a real estate agent at Max Broock in Birmingham and Coldwell Banker in Suttons Bay. Originally residents of Bloomfield Hills, John and Ginger moved to Lake Leelanau in 2001. John was an active member of the Leland Community United Methodist Church Choir, the Northport Village Voices, Glen Arbor Summer Singers, and recently sang in the Leelanau Community Chorus. He was well known to many as having the “Lowest Basso in the County”! He was frequently seen in performances at the Northport Community Arts Center theatre productions as Big Jule in “Guys and Dolls”, Percival Browne in “The Boyfriend”, Jacob Marley in “Scroogical”, The Admiral in “The Sound of Music” and the Butler in “My Fair Lady”. He is survived by his wife, Ginger, his son Douglas, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and wife Wendy; his daughter Kristen Eshleman and husband, Sidney of Marietta, GA; and five grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 17, at the Leland Community United Methodist Church. Donations in his memory can be sent to the Northport Community Arts Center, P.O. Box 319, Northport, MI 49670; or the Leland Community United Methodist Church Music Department, P.O. Box 602, Leland, MI 49654.

with the unveiling and dedication ceremony set to take place at 2 p.m. Father Michael Janowski will officiate the Catholite rite of Christian burial. Francois and Angele were united in their second marriages. She was also the mother of Alexis Belanger, an original Lake Leelanau pioneer. Their combined descendants number in the thousands and are linked to many names in Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse area.

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I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to the loving community of Glen Lake during the time of our sorrow and celebration of Dick Smith’s life. The many cards, phone calls, offerings of food and help have made my family’s transition much easier. I would like to share my farewell to Dick with you... “You made me a wife, you made me a mother, you made me laugh, you made me cry, you made me happy, you made me sad, you made me proud, you made me mad, all too soon you made me a widow, but I will be grateful each day for the life we had.”

The couple were originally interred in St. Mary’s old cemetery, now the St. Mary School parking lot, and moved to the present St. Mary cemetery in the 1930s. A new headstone has been erected

ELLSWORTH A. FAULMAN Traverse City - Ellsworth Albert Faulman, 100, long time resident of Glen Lake at Burdickville and formerly of Detroit, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. Ellsworth was born 100 years ago on April 4, 1911 to the late Arthur and Bertha (Bauer) Faulman in Detroit, MI. Ellsworth spoke German and English until he was 5 years old and remembered horse drawn delivery wagons. He was a graduate of Cass Tech High School in Detroit. Ellsworth, son of a grocer, and Lucille Tong, daughter of a minister, met in 1932 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Detroit. They were engaged on a wintry Christmas Eve in 1937. On a hot, humid and stormy day, June 15, 1938, they were married by Lucille’s father in Redeemer Lutheran Church. The marriage was not legally recorded until a year later as Lucille’s father had forgotten to send in the marriage license! Two days after the wedding, they honeymooned at Glen Lake at the Peppler summer cottage on the north shore. A foot washing tub of water froze on the back porch one night during their honeymoon. Following their honeymoon, Ellsworth and Lucille made their home in Trenton, MI. Ellsworth was in the insurance business and Lucille was a homemaker. They gave birth to three sons: Thomas who died in 1988, Lawrence and Robert. In July of 1948, the Faulmans bought Poulins grocery store in Burdickville. They built the Glen Lake Trading Post just east of Poulins the winter of 1948/49. The Trading Post was both their residence and livelihood for thirty years. It became a popular Ma and Pa resort business selling meats, groceries, beer, wine, magazines, gifts and famous sodas and sundaes in the soda bar. In the summer season for many years, Ellsworth worked in the store from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm seven days a week serving summer visitors from Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. In the off season, Ellsworth worked twenty six years at Hamiltons Men’s Clothing Store in downtown Traverse City. The Faulmans retired from the Glen Lake Trading Post in 1978. They continued to make their home there. Over 30 years after the close of the store, loyal customers still reminisce about the wonderful chocolate sodas served with a smile from Ellsworth the best “soda jerk” on Glen Lake.

Since 1948, Ellsworth along with Lucille was active in the Lutheran Church, Glen Arbor, then, Trinity Lutheran Church, Traverse City, finally, making the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, Burdickville, his church home. He served for many years as an elder at the Glen Lake Church. Ellsworth was active in the Glen Lake community. He was highly involved in the Glen Lake Community Schools consolidation effort in the mid-1950s. He served on the Glen Lake School board for 12 years, 11 of those as president. For a time early in retirement, he tutored children in the Glen Lake Elementary School. Ellsworth had a beloved connection to Glen Lake for 73 years and was a resident for 62 years. Ellsworth and Lucille, his wife of 72 years, were crowned King and Queen of Burdickville in 2010. In March of 2010, he moved to Concord Place (Bortz) and in February of 2011 to Munson Hospice House. Ellsworth is survived by his children, Lawrence Lowell (Nancy) Faulman of Grand Rapids, Rev. Robert (Alice “Peggy”) Faulman of Boyne City, his 6 grandchildren, Benjamin, Katie (Brandon) Zibell, JoAnna, Michael, Sarah (Thomas) Arthur, and Abigail (Philip) Deloria, his 3 great-grandchildren, Jack and Morgan Zibell, and Micah Arthur, as well as many other loving family and friends. Ellsworth was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille in April of 2010, his son, Thomas Faulman, parents and one brother, Kenneth Faulman. Visitation for friends and family was held from 5-7pm on Wednesday, May 18 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI. A Witness to the Resurrection memorial service will be held 1pm, today, May 19 at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Glen Lake, with Rev. Andrew Bassardet officiating. Grave-side committal service for family will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church or the Munson Hospice House. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Sheldon Harley Wheeler, Colonel United States Army (Retired) died on May 10, 2011 in Northport, Michigan. He was born April 17, 1920 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Sheldon and Mary (Wester) Wheeler. Colonel Wheeler graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio Texas in 1937, and Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1941. He also earned a masters degree in International Relations at George Washington University. His distinguished Army career, 19411972, included WWII service in England, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Later overseas assignments were in Turkey, Vietnam and Germany. Harley's second career was as a real estate trust officer at the former National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio. He was also an avid golfer, international traveler, accomplished woodworker, and a jack of all trades maintaining and improving the family homes in Texas and Michigan, but his primary interest for the last 69 years was doting on his high school sweetheart and wife, Katie. Harley was a summer resident of East Leland starting in 1948, and a member of the Leland Methodist Summer Church. In addition to his beloved wife, Katherine (Katie) Hall Wheeler, Harley is survived by a son, Gil Wheeler of Shingle Springs, CA; two daughters, Kathie Vestal, and Jane (Jon) Markham, all of East Leland, Michigan; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Harley leaves cherished memories of love, respect, honesty, integrity, and dignity. His sense of humor and smile will be remembered by all who knew him. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. A grandson and two great grandchildren are named after Harley. A memorial service will be held in mid-summer in East Leland. Interment will be in East Leland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Conservancy, P.O. Box 1007, Leland, MI, 49654 and/ or to the Leelanau County Veterans Memorial Fund, 8527 East Government Center Drive, Suite 101, Suttons Bay, MI, 49682. The family would like to thank the staff of Northport Highlands Assisted Living for their extensive and loving care provided to Harley during the last two years. Arrangements are with Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, Michigan.


Eleanor M. Chilson 1919-2011

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to the start of the 1 p.m. funeral service at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay for Lena Maxine Boone of Bingham Township who died May 13 at Tendercare of Leelanau. She was 91. She was born on June 8, 1919, in Greenville to William J. and Lucinda Lura (DeLine) Rushton. On April 22, 1939, in Traverse City, she married Albert H. Boone who preceded her in death on April 16, 1993. She was a 1938 graduate of Traverse City Central High School. She and her husband raised five children and moved their family to Lowell in 1958, then retired to the family farm in Bingham Township in 1972. She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Sandy) Boone, Dave (Jan) Boone; two daughters, Nita (Tom) Nauta and Donna (Pete) Olson; two sisters, Bea Burkholder and Billie Brown; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Jackie Prus; three brothers, Paul, Lee and Wayne Rushton; and three sisters, Rose Krouse, Ileta Fisher and Ilene Fisher. Burial was to follow at Bingham Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Leukemia Foundation, P.O. Box 2270, Roswell, GA 30077 and/or to a charity of one’s choice.

A graveside headstone dedication will be held Thursday, June 2, for Provemont pioneers Francois Duperon, who died July 23, 1887; and Angele Gagnon Belanger/Duperon, who died June 23, 1888.


Lena M. Boone 1919-2011


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com i ng events

Real estate transfers recorded in county

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Deaths recorded in county Richard D. Wilder, 74, of Branch Township, Mason County — April 7, in Kasson Township.

Marriage license applications filed

800-440-0556 Copper Ridge in Traverse City

May 20

Designs in Bloom; of 731 Leeelanau Ave., Frankfort — By Carolyn Thayer, 731 Leeelanau Ave., Frankfort. FLOWER Power; of 324 Front St., Suttons Bay — By Matt J. Lehner, 11155 Silver Leaf Farm Rd., Suttons Bay. Flying Colors; of 5060 Vantage Pointe, Glen Arbor — By Shirley K. Debelack, P.O. Box 327, Glen Arbor. M-22 Properties; of 6419 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City — By Vern R. Strassburg, 6419 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City. Meggan Watt Photography; of 1285 S. Manitou Tr., Lake Leelanau — By Meggan Watt, P.O. Box 514, Leland. Michigan Cannabis Consultants; of 100 E. Adams St., Suttons Bay — By Joe Barrera, P.O. Box 130, Suttons Bay. The Narrows Boat Shop; of 324 N. Main St., Lake Leelanau — By Tim Wright, 675 E. Shetland Tr., Cedar. Up North Captured Moments; of 8625 S. Lakeview Rd., Traverse City — By Shannon Haldaman, 8625 S. Lakeview Rd., Traverse City.



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Did You Know… The Leelanau County Treasurer accepts partial payments for delinquent tax.

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Free painting demo by renowned artist, Jerry Caron at 1pm. Auction of finished painting to follow! May 21 Lynn Miles in Concert presented by Connemara Concerts at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets $15 / $20 at door. Call 941-8667 for tickets or more information. May 27 & 28 Fiber Frenzy etc. A gigantic sale on Memorial Weekend of “gently used” handmade textile art at bargain prices. Sneak Preview, Friday 5 to 8 pm., $5 admission. Fiber Frenzy, etc. Sale on Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Half Price Sale 2 to 3 pm. No admission charge on Saturday. Fiber Art donations accepted Thurs. 11 am-6 pm & Fri. 9am-12 pm May 29 Leelanau Summinars – the inaugural reception to hear brief presentations by seminar leaders with an opportunity to sign up for the seminars. Sunday at 5:30 pm


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Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Center, M-22, Greilickville. 6 p.m. — Game night: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lake Street, Glen Arbor. 7 p.m. — Northport Village Council meeting: Village hall, Nagonaba Street, Northport. — Northport Public School Academic Awards ceremony: Auditorium, Northport Community Arts Center, inside Northport Public School, Northport. — Speaker Series to benefit Saving Birds Thru Habitat presents Piper Goldson speaking about John J. Audubon and John Gould (call 271-3738 for ticket price and other info.): Habitat Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Rd., Omena. — Northport Area Heritage Association program about the Verano by Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum Director Stef Staley: Fellowship hall, Northport Trinity Church UCC, Nagonaba Steet, Northport. 8 p.m. — Captain’s meeting for the Lake Leelanau Walleye Festival All Species Fishing Contest: Dick’s Pour House, S. St. Mary Street, Lake Leelanau. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Walking Friends group sponsored by the Cedar Area Community Foundation, also meets on Mondays and Wednesdays: Solon Township Hall, Cedar. 9:30 a.m. — Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library Board meeting: Lower level, Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library, Front Street, Suttons Bay. (Concluded on Page 14)

Old Art Building

New assumed names filed in county

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By email to advertising:

Brandon B. Ankerson and Jessica M. Lange — May 7, in Solon Township.

David J. Naniot and Tamara D. Corbin Taylor A. Converse and Laura D. Greilick Ivan T. Chavez and Christine R. Carver


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Marriages performed

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Federal National Mortgage Association to Vern R. Strassburg, Section 28, Elmwood Township ($70,000). May 12 Norma W. Campo and Kathryn W. Scherer to Old National Trust Company, trustee, Unit 5, Leland River Condominium, Leland Township. Old National Trust Company, trustee, to Norma W. Campo and Kathryn W. Scherer, a half interest each, Unit 5, Leland River Condominium, Leland Township. Kathryn Scherer to Norma W. Campo, Unit 5, Leland River Condominium, Leland Township. Paula M. Myers to Paula M. Myers, trustee, Section 23, Centerville Township.

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Chris Olson at or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.


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nership to Sandra L. Noonan, et al, Section 9, Kasson Township. Valere Lamie to Stephen R. Plamondon, et al, Section 33, Bingham Township. Joan Miller to Ronald B. Sorensen, Lot 12, Fairway Subdivision and Unit E-5, Winged Foot Condominium, Cleveland Township. Vern and Doris F. Mayhew to Vern and Doris F. Mayhew, et al, Sections 15 and 29, Bingham Township. Richard Yonkers to Barbara E. Sutherland, Lots 2 and 19, Grand View Shores, Bingham Township. Robert H. Kurnick Jr. to Robert H. Kurnick Jr., trustee, Lots 7-8, Block 1, Shorewood, Leland Township. Suzanne R. Spencer and Darrell F. Spencer, trustees, to Darrell F. and Suzanne R. Spencer, trustees, Section 19, Leelanau Township. May 10 BAC Home Loans Servicing to Thomas J. Donall, Section 27, Leland Township. ($427,000). Henry J. and Mary R. Tenarvitz to Colvin D. and Beverly A. Whitefoot, et al, Lots 29-30, Knorrwood Bluffs, Suttons Bay Township (valuation affidavit filed). Henry E. Jarabek to Robert Coffard, Section 22, Leland Township (valuation affidavit filed). May 11 Shirley A. Chandler to Danielle Noonan, Section 16, Kasson Township (valuation affidavit filed).

TODAY 9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water, county water quality task force meeting: Community meeting room, lower level, county Government Center, E. Government Center Drive off of M-204, Suttons Bay Township. 9:30-10:30 a.m. — Zumba Golden taught by Martha Hubbell, for county residents age 60 and older, underwritten by county Commission on Aging: Empire Township Hall, Front Street, Empire. 10-11 a.m. — Overeater’s Anonymous meeting, each Thursday (call 2711060 for more info.): Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 11 a.m. — Stories and More program for pre schoolers and parents, held each Thursday (call 326-5361 for more info.): Glen Lake Community Library, Front Street, Empire. — Wigglers Story Time for children and parents (call 386-5131 for more info.): Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport. Noon — Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary meeting and luncheon: The Village Inn, Suttons Bay. 1-3 p.m. — Bridge-Play & Learn class (256-2131 for more info.): Old Art Building, Cedar Street, Leland. 1:30-2:30 p.m. — Family and friends of people with cancer support group (call Terry at 386-7715 for more info.): Northport Trinity United Church of Christ, Nagonaba Street, Northport. 1:30-4:30 p.m. — Open Wii Bowling for all ages: Friendship Community Center, Broadway, Suttons Bay. TONIGHT 5 p.m. — Leelanau County Superfund Task Force Meeting: Elmwood Township Hall, Lincoln Road, west of Cherry Bend Road. 5-8 p.m. — Art of the Watershed Exhibit opening for artist Lisa Wilkins Schulte (RSVP to


May 6 Northwestern Bank to Bay & Company, oil, gas and mineral rights to Section 27, Leelanau Township. Northwestern Mortgage Company to Bay & Company, oil, gas and mineral rights to Section 10, Leelanau Township. Northwestern Bank to Bay & Company, oil, gas and mineral rights to Section 29, Village of Suttons Bay. May 9 Sandra L. Noonan, et al, to The Noonan Family Limited Partnership, Section 15, Kasson Township. The Noonan Family Limited Part-

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our opinion

Default bad, but no time to panic So what happens if the developer of the former Leland courthouse complex misses its most substantial payment to date? Probably nothing substantial, at least for awhile. Oh, commissioners will complain and administrators will calculate. Penalties and interest will be applied as allowed by a land contract signed last year while the county reviews its options. And there will be short talk of revoking the land contract, of taking back a property that was sold at the peak of the real estate market for $2.4 million. But if county commissioners fully understand why Varley-Kelly Properties has been late on its most recent payment of $270,000 and struggled last year to pay property taxes, they’ll tread lightly for awhile longer. That’s how land contracts work in a depreciating housing industry. The seller recognizes that the price on the dotted line is worth more than the value of the land today. And finding another buyer in today’s market — a reliable buyer, one with a stake in Leelanau County who would be as willing as Varley-Kelly Properties to obey the political will of local governments — might be close to impossible. Most developers will struggle to make payment in such a market. Consider the plights of BayView in Suttons Bay and Timber Shores in Leelanau Township. The same problems that have slowed the efforts of VarleyKelly to market its land and townhouses would adversely affect a new developer, who would probably pay the county much less for the same land. We’re not condoning the missed payment, and we recognize that payments will only get steeper. The 2012 payment is $715,000. Frankly, unless the housing industry turns around much quicker than predicted by pundits with far more economic training than us, we don’t know how the development makes it under the current contract. But stranger things have happened, especially when business people feel they have a financial and a personal stake in the outcome. We believe that description fits former Leland dentist and St. Mary golf coach Jim Varley; and his partner Gene Kelly, who with Varley owns PDM Lumber in Bingham Township. We suggest the county use constant vigilence, apply pressure when needed, and keep a good land attorney on speed dial until this plays out. It’s not time to pull the plug.

Decisions still seem out of touch As a newspaper, we consider this space provided for our opinions as a precious commodity, and seek to avoid spending too much ink on one topic affecting Leelanau County. But as we’ve provided plenty of space for rebuttal on the opposite page, we also feel inclined to keep the record straight. And so we are revisiting recent actions of the Northport Village Council. First off, yes, indeed the council voted to review one of two major contracts let at its meeting two weeks ago. We did misinterpret a vote on the topic. The events were opposite of what common sense would dictate. The council voted to approve a contract for the Schiffer Group that was more than double the low bid. It was after voting 4-2 to accept Schiffer’s contract — and some rather snide remarks directed at the village president for wanting an attorney to first review the contract — that the council allowed president Fred Steffens to review the contract’s language. We apologize for missing the second motion, in our coverage and an editorial last week. The gist of the editorial was that four council members were basing decisions more on relationships than the common good, and despite opinions to the contrary carried in this edition, we believe that to be true. Much has been made of the fact that a competing bid for the waterfront design project was based on a higher per-hour wage. Actually, the hourly rate meant nothing; the contract provided a guaranteed “not to exceed” price. The motion “setting” hours for the clerk position, for which Joni Scott is being paid $35,880 per year, assigned her to be “in the office Monday-Friday 8-12 with an additional ten hours of work on the weekend or as she chooses.” Our reading of that motion is that she can work not only when, but where “she chooses.” The original goal was to have the clerk in the office and available to the public during work days; apparently mornings are close enough. There are other thoughts we would like to make. Again, space is precious. No, we’re not from another planet, as suggested by one letter writer. And we’re not out to make things up, as suggested by council member Phil Mikesell. We do believe the four council members making these decisions are good, honest people. We wrote that their decisions seem out of touch. Our opinion hasn’t changed.

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Gas price answer: allow drilling To The Editor: Gas prices are in the headlines again. This time Bush and Cheney cannot be blamed. So, the Democrats in Congress are once again grilling the CEO’s of the big oil companies trying to make “Big Oil” appear to be the greedy culprit when anyone paying attention knows it is the policies of this administration that have exacerbated the situation. Obama and members of his administration have publicly stated we need to have higher gas prices. They want us to consume less. Though Obama is making a show of sympathy for folks like those mentioned in the Enterprise article, how are we to believe that sympathy is genuine? Government’s restrictions on drilling play a major role in high gas prices. Some in Congress seem to resent oil companies making a profit, never mind that their profit margin is less than half of that made by computer companies, and according to the Conoco CEO, the taxes the company pays is just about equal to their profits. That means revenue for government. Obama’s moratorium on drilling by U.S. meant loss of jobs for Americans and more dependence on foreign oil. Obama’s claim that “With 3% of the world’s oil reserves, the U.S. cannot drill its way to energy security.” is not an accurate statement according to the recently released study by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service. Their study of U.S. Fossil Fuel Resources concluded that America’s combined supply of oil, coal and natural gas is the largest on earth and that America’s recoverable resources are far larger than those of Saudi Arabia which is the third largest. Our gasoline prices are high because our government will not permit our U.S. companies to access our own domestic resources. These experts determined that the U.S. can be energy secure if our government will let us. Wilma McQueen S. Schomberg Rd., Leland

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Much information, little news about Sugar Loaf Ski season has been over for a long time now; but some people still seem to be thinking about it. Recently, I’ve received a spate of phone calls and inquiries from readers and others about the status of long-shuttered Sugar Loaf Resort. The former mainstay of year-round employment in Leelanau County has remained a topic of significant interest both at this newspaper, in other local media, and in the minds of community members since it closed for skiing in March 2000. Having covered the ongoing Sugar Loaf saga for the Enterprise continuously since 1998, I suspect I might know as much about what’s going on with the resort as anyone. Anyone, that is, except for the resort’s nominal owner, Kate Wickstrom, and members of her family, as well as the Bloomfield Hills couple who apparently control mortgages on the resort, Hanna Karcho-Polselli and her husband, Remo Polselli. Mr. Polselli, as you may recall, was an owner of the resort until he was convicted of tax evasion related to another property he owned in 2003. I continue to check federal and local court files as well as other public documents available all over the place to keep track of these people. But it isn’t easy. In addition, I keep hearing about a guy from Owosso named David Skjaerlund who has supposedly been trying to buy up properties in the Sugar Loaf area and may be interested in acquiring the resort itself. But Skjaerlund doesn’t answer my phone calls or reply to my emails, and public records do not reveal much about him. Wickstrom has an extensive file, much of which is related to her professional involvement with Narconon drug rehabilitation facilities as well as some unrelated personal matters that are really none of our business.

Polselli and Karcho-Polselli, A column on the other hand, have been involved by in so many lawsuits over the past Eric Carlson decade-plus that it’s impossible to keep up with all of them. Their names are associated with literally dozens of different corporate entities they set up that appear to be doing business all over the country, but primarily in Florida and Michigan of late. Somebody asked me recently what business one of Karcho-Polselli’s many corporate entities is actually in after a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling surfaced with her name attached. That was easy to look up. Karcho-Polselli’s corporate entity in this case was a limited liability company that was established “to engage in any activity with the purposes for which a limited liability company may be formed under the Limited Liability Company Act of Michigan,” according to corporate records. That sounds exactly like most of the couple’s other businesses. I think it costs about $20 to set up such a company Michigan. The Polsellis have been associated with all kinds of them. One Polselli entity is currently being sued in federal court down in Florida. What all this has to do with Sugar Loaf Resort is beyond me. Along the same lines, I recently saw an article in a local daily newspaper about a “former wouldbe owner” of Sugar Loaf Resort who currently resides in Las Vegas – Eneliko “Liko” Sean Smith. All I really know about Liko Smith these days is that his wife recently tried to “friend” me on Facebook – and I ignored her. Meanwhile, I’ve still got Kate Wickstrom’s and the Polsellis’ double-secret personal cell phone numbers on speed dial; and I’m on a first name basis with most of their lawyers. And I still don’t know squat.

Corrections: The name of Glen Lake High School ninth grader Kyle Schaub should have been included on the “all A” honor roll for the school’s third nine-week marking period. *** The parents of performer Caroline Kovas were incorrectly reported last week in the entertainment lineup at the Northport Community Arts Center. Her mother is Kathy Kovas of Northport.

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No-tax pledge only more letters to the editor applies to some taxes Northport editorial was ‘baseless’ The Michigan legislature approves a half a billion dollar tax hike. That’s the kind of story you would expect from a Democratic governor and legislature. Look again. That hefty tax hike on some retirees was adopted by a GOP governor and his pals in the Republican controlled house and senate. Who’d thunk it? For decades GOP lawmakers have steadfastly opposed anything that even looked like a tax hike. They would sign and then wave around their “No Tax Pledge” card with honor and a selfserving smile because opposing taxes was a one way ticket to re-election. Enter one Rick Snyder. There’s an “R” after his name yet some conservatives believe it’s a wobbly “R” at best. He never signed the pledge. Seven right-wing senate Republicans refused to cough up a yes vote on the governor’s pension tax on those under sixty. But astoundingly, 19 did. When Democrat Jennifer Granholm went to Republicans with her tax hike schemes, they laughed her out of the room. Yet Mr. Snyder still basks in the joy of boosting taxes, albeit on straight partyline votes including 56 house Republicans who all of a sudden look like tax and spend liberals…yeah, that’s a stretch but its not that far off. Take Sen. Mike Green from Up North. He’s about as conservative as it gets, and up until now he never met a tax hike he didn’t hate. But he was the deciding vote that set up a 19-19 tie on the pension tax allowing Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to break it. Or how about Sen. Mike Kowall (R-Oakland County.) During his years in the House and Senate, the Democrats never asked him for a tax hike vote. It was a waste of time, but there was Big Mike, punching the green yes button while holding his nose at the same time. And then there is Tea-Party Sen. Patrick Colbeck. He signed the no tax pledge and did vote no on the senate floor, but he provided the decisive fourth yes vote in committee which teed up the governor’s package for final approval in the senate. A true anti-tax believer would have stood fast in opposition to block this tax hike from getting to the floor, but he gave the governor the vote he needed. Surely the national and Michigan T.P. crowd are up in arms, and will haul these three and other Republicans to the wood shed. Nope. The man who invented the no-tax pledge gave everyone a bye, noting that the overall Snyder plan was a net tax

Tax rich, keep Medicare To The Editor: Republicans want to end medicare and start a voucher system when they know it will hurt the elderly and poor. We have CEO’s getting 23 percent pay raises when the working people are getting nothing and these jerks want to do away with medicare so the fat cats can have another tax break. We need to raise taxes on the rich and cut the spending on the war and military. Then lay off half the Congress. Alfred Wilkins Birch Rd., Traverse City

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cut…yeah a tax cut for business with seniors getting a tax hike. So much for Grover Norquist’s credibility. And the vocal Michigan Tea Party? It was MIA. And on top of that, sneaked into the bill was a freeze on the state income tax rate that was going to go down before the governor decided it shouldn’t, and he got Republican votes for that, too. Heck when the aforementioned Ms. Granholm tried that, the GOP Party Chair, Betsy DeVos, called it a tax increase. Nobody from the party did that this time. Surely all this means Mr. Snyder will be a one-term governor because the Democrats will remind seniors about the pension tax. But he just may have the last laugh and not run.

School community celebrates children To The Editor: Another graduation is upon us and we gather to mark the milestone. As we share our excitement about the opportunities that lay ahead for our children, we would like to pause and thank some people at Suttons Bay Public Schools who have dedicated their professional lives to our children’s success. Along the way, a nurturing teacher helped us recognize our students’ strengths and, at times, their weaknesses. Through ABCs and 123s, lost hamsters, and the “puberty talk,” our kids overcame their fears and foibles and, in many ways, so did we. Thank you for always being the first to buy Girl Scout cookies, wrapping paper, sports cards and for chaperoning events. There were struggles and a social worker who supported us and wiped our tears. There were smiles and help from a secretary, lunch lady, custodian and sometimes, a firm redirection from an administrator. There were teachers and coaches who demanded the very best; a counselor and secretary who believed in them enough to find opportunities we never knew existed. A special thanks to a school community that recognizes and celebrates the integral part that the arts play in our children’s education and our community’s culture. You may have attended a play, concert, exhibit or sporting event and your participation was noticed. And finally, to all of the local businesses and quiet volunteers who keep libraries open and share their talents every day, know that you make a difference! Paula Kelly E. Easling Drive, Suttons Bay And Mark & Annette Evans, Kerry McFarlane and Carrie Sharp Parents of Suttons Bay seniors

somehow denied any legal examination. In fact, as your reporter observed, shortly after those questions we voted unanimously to approve the agreement with the lawyer to examine the contract. 4. You allege that we agreed to pay the clerk to work at home. As I’m sure that you are aware, clerks’ duties are defined by statute, and clerks are salaried not hourly employees. Nonetheless, we recently negotiated an arrangement whereby our Clerk would commit to being in the office for 20 hours per week. (8:00 - 12:00, M - F) She agreed, further, to work at the office another 10 hours per week at other times. To my knowledge, no one ever suggested that she would be working from home. Serious, constructive criticism is important. We in Northport, deserve better than the baseless attack that was last week’s editorial. We look forward to more serious coverage by The Enterprise. About the author Phillip Mikesell was elected as a township trustee on the Northport Village Council in November.

You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Last week’s editorial taking to task the Northport Village Council made four serious charges. Such charges should be taken seriously, except for the fact that they all are either baseless or grossly misleading. 1. Your editorial alleges that the Village Council chose to officially ignore residency requirements for the clerk. In fact, I did call a committee meeting on the matter. After conversations with a couple of lawyers, it was my position that the Village Council has no authority to rule on the legality of the clerk’s officeholding which is a matter of state law. As you point out, individual citizens have pursued the matter. 2. You say that the Council baselessly spent $40,000 ‘extra’ on the waterfront project — that no valid reasons were given for rejecting the low bid and accepting the high bid. You must not have had information from the meeting or been aware that we had studied the proposals for several weeks. In fact, based on the firm’s

proposal and comments in an interview, several of us worried that Mansfield’s extremely low bid resulted from their failure to appreciate fully what the project involved. That’s especially true when it’s realized that Mansfield’s hourly rate was the highest of the bidders. Careful analysis of proposals convinced most of us that the Schiffer Group bid was the strongest. His billed hourly rate was the lowest. His higher bid total resulted from his estimate of many hours on the project. You might want to think about the distinction between price and value. Further, you conclude that the proSchiffer Group votes were an effort to validate the sewer project. In fact, The only people who brought up the sewer project were the anti-sewer crowd who sought to disqualify Schiffer out of hand, without any attention to the merits of his proposal. 3. You imply that the Council refused to allow legal review of the waterfront contracts. This seems to be made up. Several of us did ask President Steffens questions about his proposal (or are we to sit mute?). Your editorial suggests that those questions

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What planet were you, (Enterprise Editor), on regarding the Shiffer Group Contract, Northport Village Council meeting on May 5, 2011. I attended the council meeting and listened to President Steffens remarks regarding a review of the contract by Attorney Robert Tremp of Traverse City. A motion was made by Trustee Wetherbee to hire Robert Tremp to look at the contract and make recommendations, supported by Trustee von Voigtlander. The motion was approved by the members present. Was the Enterprise reporter also on another planet when this motion was passed? I acknowledge that I have been to “area 51” and went though the U.F.O. Museum at Rosell, New Mexico and my impression was “pure Hollywood.” My question is how much of the Enterprise editorial is “pure Hollywood?” Verify with the village clerk of Northport or come to a council meeting and ask what recommendations were made by attorney Tremp. Doug Kilgren P.O. Box 234, Northport Editor’s note: Our coverage stated that the Village Council approved two contracts for work in the village waterfront worth nearly $200,000 without legal review. In fact, attorney Robert Tremp was hired to review the contract for $73,700 with The Schiffer Group after the council had approved the contract by a split vote. The Schiffer Group provided the highest bid; the low bid was $34,000. A second contract to build a dockhouse at the marina was not reviewed by legal counsel before approval. Easling Construction of Leland was the low bidder at $124,593. We apologize for missing the second motion on the Schiffer contract in our coverage.

I want to thank you for the “Our Opinion” piece in last week’s paper. Your viewpoint is exactly the same viewpoint of many citizens of Northport. Fred Steffens is being thwarted in every effort to effectively be president of the Village Council. The fact that Steffens, as Village President, would like to have contracts reviewed by an attorney is justified and needed. To take the stance that one person has been overseeing these contracts in the past, as stated by a council member, is even more reason to have them reviewed. The lack of transparency in village business and decisions is made more apparent by the four council members who feel review is unnecessary. This is a lack of accountability and justification for actions affecting village residents. Your opinion piece, as well as Amy Hubbell’s continuous reporting on the village council meetings is appreciated. Christine Verdon Mill St., Northport

Thanks so much for the excellent articles on Leelanau’s returning migrating birds. Information included in both articles are important for people who want to help these feathered beauties. We might add that Alice Van Zoeren’s explanation of why unleashed dogs can be a problem for the ground nesting piping plovers also applies to woodland ground nesters like American woodcock and ruffed grouse. Please remember when you go into the woods at this time of year, whether to search for wildflowers, hunt morels or just for a hike, to keep your pet leashed. Dogs are very good at sniffing out nesting birds; that is their job. Leashing your dog will help protect eggs and nestlings from depredation. Kay Charter Executive Director, Saving Birds Thru Habitat S. Putnam Road, Omena

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$89,026.56; Popp Road, $81,279.75; Carlson Road, $136,607.57; and County Road 667, $156,611.60. Commission engineer James C. Johnson said the Lakeview Hills and Lakeview roads project is on hold as the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has not received funds from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. Work on Leland streets should start in early June as the goal is to complete the project before the July 4 holiday weekend. Manager Herb Cradduck expected commission workers to begin crack sealing on County Road 641 yesterday. The commission has rented a crack-sealing kettle from a downstate company for $4.600 for a month. Crack sealing utilizes a heated patch substance in cracks, which helps extend the life of the road. Johnson said crack sealing will only be done on the county’s primary roads as pavement has to be thick enough for the process to work. “We want to have the crack sealing work done before July because July is when we will do our seal coating work,” Johnson said.

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tion. Season passes are $50 and commercial passes are $250 per year. In past years, the township has collected as much as $6,000 in revenue from the launch site — when an attendant was taking the fee. However, the site has not been manned recently — and revenue has dropped to just over $2,000 a year. One option discussed was installation of cameras to monitor use of the site. An informal survey by board members indicated that they believe 5 of 7 boaters launching at the site disregard paying the fee, clerk Bonnie Quick said. In other “summer” business during Tuesday’s meeting, the Town-


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sient slips in the “pre-season” between April 15 and June 15, and the “postseason” between the second Monday in September and Oct. 15. During the regular season, transient slip fees remain $24 per day for boats up to 24 feet in length. • Require that any refueling within the marina be done with fuel purchased from the marina. • Authorize the harbormaster, marina supervisor and senior dock hand to order people to leave the village marina for violating rules. Village manager Wally Delamater also serves as harbormaster, and Edie Scott Aylsworth is filling the newly-created position of the marina supervisor. A senior dock hand has not yet been named. If violators do not obey orders from those three individuals, officials may call 9-1-1 for police assistance or turn the matter over to village police chief Del Moore. • Amend the marina’s budget by $16,700 to purchase a new 100-by-4foot floating dock to replace one damaged by ice over the winter. The damaged dock will be repaired later and then added to the marina’s overall dock system as part of a planned

Planners discuss how to deal with ‘non-conforming’ properties The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission last week continued work on zoning changes that will clarify how the village deals with existing properties that do not conform with ordinance requirements. The village staff planner, Kathy Egan, said members of the Planning Commission reviewed an analysis of “nonconformities” language provided by village attorney Bryan Graham, and sent a draft zoning ordinance amendment to a committee of the village council for further review. At their regular monthly meeting on

May 11, village planners also continued discussions about how to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries within village limits. Planners agreed to forward their ideas to the village attorney for review. In addition, planners also heard from Sarah U’Ren of the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, Egan reported. U’Ren provided an informational presentation on the Village of Suttons Bay’s “stormwater action plan,” and discussed a “stormwater runoff assessment” Watershed Center staffers conducted recently in the village.

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How’s this for busy: 8 games, 6 days this week. Glen Lake hosted the John Schloesser Memorial Tournament on Saturday. Glen Lake took on Traverse City Central in the first game of the day, with the Trojans winning 6-3. “We were up 3-1 in the fourth inning when we made a few errors and didn’t recover. You have to give Central credit for not letting us back in that game,” Galla said. Casey Kahler took the loss on the mound. Paige Picard and Sarah Popp each had two hits with Ali Harriger getting two runs on a triple in the first inning. Allen Park Cabrini beat St. Francis in the sec-

St. Mary hopes to continue two-game win streak at Mt. Pleasant The St. Mary softball team is entering the final stretch of the regular season. The Eagles are 6-10 overall and hope to continue their winning ways when facing Bay City All Saints at noon in the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Invitational on Saturday. The tournament attracts the top Catholic school teams in the state. “Then we play Portland St. Patrick in our second game. We have two very tough teams to play,” said coach Sue Herman. St. Mary will then play at Leland on Monday, then will host Onekama on Tuesday. On Saturday St. Mary swept Bear Lake 7-5 and 11-3. “We had a good day with not such great


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ond game of the day 5-0, putting the Gladiators into the consolation game with the Lakers. St. Francis won 18-16. “That was a real slug fest, both sides got some good hits,” Galla said. For Glen Lake Marriah Sobczak had three hits including a double that drove in two runs. Picard had two triples and five RBI and scored three runs. Haley Lillie had two hits and a RBI, Hannah Steed had two hits and scored three runs. Hannah Schweikart and Kourtney Weston each scored two runs. Cabrini won the tournament by defeating T-C Central 10-0.

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Rain has again impacted the high school softball schedule here in Leelanau County. Last Wednesday, Glen Lake was scheduled to play at St. Mary, but an almost all-day soaker prevented the county’s top softball teams from squaring off. They will play a double header on June 2 at St. Mary. Leland was also scheduled to host Benzie Central last Wednesday, but that game was cancelled as well. No make-up date has been announced. With May drawing down, time is running out for spring sports teams to make up games missed earlier in the season due to the weather. Glen Lake’s schedule is especially hectic, with 10 games on tap over six days. The Lakers was scheduled to play at Elk Rapids last night, is scheduled to play at Leland tonight, and is scheduled to host its second tournament in a week on Saturday. The busy schedule continues next week at home with Bellaire on Monday and Mesick on Tuesday. After hosting Glen Lake tonight, Leland will host St. Mary on Monday and will play at Kingsley on Tuesday. Comet coach Joe Nedow was out of town yesterday and unavailable for comment. “We’ve got a busy week ahead of us,” Laker coach Gary Galla said. On Saturday, Clare and Pine River will play the first game of the Laker Invitational at 9 a.m. Glen Lake will face Rogers City at 11 a.m. The consolation game should start around 1 p.m. and the championship around 3 p.m. “This should be a good tournament as all four teams are pretty decent,” Galla said. The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association has Pine River ranked No. 6 in Division Three

Don’t count Suttons Bay out of the Northwest Conference race, especially after the Norsemen set back Buckley twice on Monday. Suttons Bay improved to 8-2-1 in the Northwest and 12-6-1 overall with 7-4 and 9-2 wins over the Bears. The Norse have three games remaining, including a double header at conference-leading Frankfort on Tuesday. They will play their final home game against Christian today, and travel to Harbor Springs on Saturday. “With some help, we can control out own destiny,” said Suttons Bay coach Doug Periard. “If Glen Lake wins out, they would also be in a position to win it.” Jared Orban scattered five hits and struck out 11 — a new career mark — in winning the opener. He was also strong at the plate, knocking in a pair of runs with a first-inning single and contributing the go-ahead run with a RBI single in the fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie. Orban’s outing helped to spoil a strong pitching performance by the Bears’ hard-throwing sophomore Joel Ledford, Periard said. Orban and Kelty knocked in runs with firstinning singles in the nightcap, helping the Norsemen take a 4-0 early lead. Orban went 2-for3 and knocked in 2 runs, while Kelty picked up another single and scored once. Blake Mikesell caused havoc with 2 walks to go with a single, RBI and 2 runs scored. Clay Joupperi was a big offensive contributor, going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Winning pitcher Guy Raftshol did not walk a batter and struck out 6 while going the distance. Eleven runs were the charm Saturday when the Norsemen set back Lake Leelanau twice, 11-4 and 11-3. Glowicki collected the win by scattering 4 hits, and went 3-for-4 at the plate while knocking in 3 runs. Orban doubled in 2 runs. Much of the Eagles offense came from back-toback home runs in the fifth inning. Mitchell Herman swatted a two-run shot, followed by Layton Korson’s solo homer. Winning pitcher Orban and Raftshol each pitched 3 innings in the second game. Glowicki was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, while Mikesell tripled, doubled and knocked in 4 runs. For the Eagles, Herman singled twice and doiubled while Isaac Mikowski singled and doubled. Suttons Bay also beat Leland twice last Thursday, 9-1 and 10-0. In the first game, pitcher D.J. Popp allowed just 3 hits and struck out 7. Joupperi was 3-for-4 with a triple and 3 RBI; Glowicki doubled and knocked in a run; and Mikesell was 2-for-2. Credit pitcher Randy Kelty with allowing 2 hits in winning the nightcap. Orban was 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored. Kelty knocked in 6 runs with a sacrifice fly, single and bases-loaded triple.

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Day of tribute Coaches honored at tourney

LAKER DYLAN WENDELS slides into third base during Glen Lake’s 17-6 win over St. Francis is the first game of the John Schloesser Memorial Tournament Saturday. Brethren defeated the hosts 9-2 in the championship game.

G-L, Frankfort game has implications Glen Lake had a fairly easy time in running its overall record to 16-5-1 with double wins over intra-county rivals during the past week of play. On Friday, the Lakers set back St. Mary, 20-6 and 21-8. And on Monday, the Lakers prevailed 17-0 and 17-1 over Leland to run their Northwest Conference mark to 7-1. Frankfort sits atop the conference at 9-1, but the records will change tomorrow when the teams meet to complete a double header delayed by snow in April. The Panthers will hold a 5-0 lead heading in the third inning of the opener when play resumes between the teams on Friday. Suttons Bay has two losses in conference action, while Benzie Central has three losses. The teams also tied against each other. “There are still quite a few teams in the race,� said Glen Lake coach Kris Herman. The Lakers traveled to Elk Rapids last night, May 18. Against the Comets, Glen Lake pitcher Simon Kohler yielded just a single to Leif Morman, and Laker Geno Peyerk belted his first varsity home run, a solo shot over the center-

field fence at Hancock Field. Dale Pleva added a bases-loaded triple, and Kohler also tripled for his cause. In the nightcap, Glen Lake pitchers Thomas Waning and Adam Scarbrough allowed just singles to Comets Lee Wichern and Jerry Alvarez, and a double to John Van Raalte. Scarbrough and Jake Johnston each had two hits for the Lakers, and knocked in 4 runs. Leland is winless on the season. Jordan Hill was the winning pitcher in the opener at St. Mary, scattering 6 hits and striking out 8. Curtis Bunek was the Lakers’ big hitter, singling three times and swatting a double to knock in four runs. Credited with pairs of singles were Scarbrough (4 RBI), Johnston and Kohler. For the Eagles, Layton Korson doubled, singled and knocked in 3 runs. Mitchell Herman doubled. In the second game, Dylan Wendels picked up the win with relief help from Bunek. Pleva knocked in 5 runs with a pair of doubles; Scarbrough doubled and singled twice, and chad Allen accounted for 3 RBI with a single and a sacrifice.

Eagle Korson topped off a fine day at the plate with a solo home run to lead off the second inning, and a 3-run shot in the third. In all, he knocked in 5 runs. “They’re a proud program with great coaching and hard-working kids,� said Herman. “They’ll be ready when we see them again.� Glen Lake and St. Mary will square off on May 31 in a pre-district game for the state tournament. St. Mary will travel Saturday to the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Invitational, where the host team is ranked No. 3 in Division IV. Also present will be perennial power house Bay City All Saints. Glen Lake is 6-14. “Against Glen Lake, we had 9 errors in each of the games,� said St. Mary coach Steve Plamondon. “Really, the story has been errors and bases on balls.� The Eagles also issued 17 walks in the two contests.

It was a day of heritage. Two legendary Glen Lake baseball coaches were honored at the John Schlosser Memorial Baseball Tournament Saturday, with the jersey “No. 20� carrying special meaning. Schlosser, who died in a car accident several years ago, wore No. 20 — as does former varsity and now assistant Glen Lake coach Randy Weber, who has been accepted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coach’s hall of fame. Weber and Schlosser were honored before games began on Laker field, when jersey No. 20 was retired from use for all Glen Lake coaches and players other than Weber. “He can wear it as long as he wants to, but it’s retired to everyone else’s use,� said present Glen Lake coach Kris Herman. And then the games began with Glen Lake knocking off Traverse City St. Francis, 17-6, to advance to the title game. Brethren, which has run up a 20-2 record, prevailed, 9-2. In the first game, winning pitcher Simon Kohler teamed up with reliever Thomas Waning to scatter 7 hits. Jordan Hill’s 2-run single in the first inning gave Kohler a lead to work with, and the Lakers blew the game open with six runs in the third inning thanks largely to Waning’s two-run single. They added four runs in the fourth and the fifth and final inning. Adam Scarbrough and Jake Johnston each singled and doubled. Brethren, which was saddled with one of its two losses early in the season by Glen Lake, scored five runs in the third inning. Both teams had been held scoreless. The Lakers managed just two hits, singles by Johnston and Geno Peyerk. “We gave each other opportunities, but we opened the door with some

fundamental mistakes. It was a wakeup call,� said Herman, whose team had won five straight. Brethren advanced to the final with an 8-1 win over Forest Area. The Warriors prevailed in the consolation game over St. Francis, 6-2. Glen Lake will be hosting back-toback tournaments with the Laker Invitational on tap Saturday. Once again, the tournament will pit Glen Lake against some of the better teams in northern Michigan, including defending champion Clare. Glen Lake will open against Pine River at 9 a.m., with Clare and Rogers City squaring off at 11:15 a.m. The consolation game will begin at 2 p.m.; the title game will follow at 4:15 p.m.

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Fit to be tied 3 times over The county’s two varsity girls soccer teams have tied each other the last three times they’ve met, but both teams are hoping for a different — and more positive — result on Friday when Suttons Bay visits Glen Lake. The teams tied both times they played last season, and did it again last Wednesday, May 11, in a 1-1 draw. The teams were slated to play each other in their first games of the season, but the weather didn’t cooperate on April 5, with the game rescheduled for Monday, May 23. Last week at Suttons Bay, lady Norseman Sam Stark knocked in her team's only goal that game within the first 10 minutes of the first half off a free kick on the right side of the field. Erin Dingrando assisted. Then, with about 12 minutes to go in the second half, Laker Sam Thompson put one in the Norseman goal with an assist from Casey McDonough. “I know both sides would really like to put an end to finishing games with no clear cut winner,” said Suttons Bay coach Casey Wilcox. “Luckily, we get to play them again next week,” said Glen Lake coach Meg Murphy. “This was the third tie in a row and we are ready to see a win. I don’t know what’s up with the ties. It’s a good rivalry.” Both teams went on to victories in their following games. On Friday, the Lakers traveled to Traverse City to play TC Liberty. “This is was the only time we will play Liberty since they moved up a division and we won’t see them in Districts,” Murphy noted. “The whole game was competitive.” The Lakers won 1-0. “Clare Slack played an amazing game, and scored with three minutes to go off a direct kick” after Logan Popp was fouled, the coach said. “This was probably the most exciting win this year,” Murphy added. A game Monday at home against Kingsley was perhaps less exciting,

but more decisive. The Lakers beat the Stags 8-0 and mercied their opponent with 27 minutes left to go in the second half. Lakers who scored against Kingsley were Ty Fessell with three and Scotlyn Brengman with two. Also scoring were Logan Popp, Elle Barrett and Thompson. The Lakers held an 8-1-1 season record hosting a matchup Wednesday night against Elk Rapids. On Friday, the team was slated to head to Cadillac before hosting crosstown rival Suttons Bay on Monday. The Norse, meanwhile, notched a 7-1 victory over Benzie Central on Tuesday night. Gracie Earl had two goals and one assist while Charlotte Seeley had two goals. Justine Sourie had one goal and one assist. Stark and Emily Stowe each added one goal. Suttons Bay was holding a 10-42 record heading into the final few games of the regular season.

CROSS TOWN rivals (from left) Casey McDonough of Glen Lake and Samantha Stark of Suttons Bay battle for the ball in a game that ended in a 1-1 tie last week.

County students help top Harvard for title lagher, 6-foot, 225, are both 2010 graduates of Traverse City St. Francis. MacLellan is the son of Hugh MacLellan of Maple City and Dana MacLellan of Empire. Gallagher’s parents are John Gallagher of Elmwood Township and Lynn Gallagher of Traverse City. MacLellan was planning to relax a little this week before beginning workouts with the Grand Rapids Gazelle’s rugby team. But he got a call Wednesday morning from the US-20 rugby team to play with the team in London this weekend. He is also scheduled to travel to Denver next month to participate in the Midwest College All-Star rugby game.

Two county students, both freshmen at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, are part of the school’s national championship rugby team which captured the title last weekend. Angus MacLellan lays prop for the Panthers. Gabe Gallagher is the “8 man” on the squad which clinched the national title Saturday with a 3819 victory over the University of California-Santa Barbara. The Panthers, with the “youngest” rugby program in the country (second year) advanced to the final with a 61-20 win stomping of Harvard on May 13. Harvard has the oldest collegiate rugby program in the country. MacLellan, 6-foot, 270 and Gal-


ANGUS MACLELLAN and Gabe Gallagher, county residents and 2010 graduates of Traverse City St. Francis (from left), won the national rugby title Saturday with the Davenport University Panthers. MacLellan left this week to play in London with the national US-20 team.


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Duddles hits a double eagle Right before the Division IV District play starts, the bragging rights for Leelanau County will be settled in the Leelanau County Shoot Out on May 31. Glen Lake, St. Mary and Suttons Bay will compete in the shoot out, which will be played at Mistwood Golf Course near Lake Ann, the Lakers’ home course. Glen Lake coach Fred O’Brien said the match will be geared for fun. The teams will play a normal format on the front nine. “On the back nine, we’ll play best ball. It’s going to be fun for the guys, a chance to compete,” O’Brien said. Before that happens, though, Glen Lake and Suttons Bay have a few more Northwest Conference matches to play. Yesterday was a very busy day as all conference teams traveled to Pinecroft Golf Course by Frankfort to complete the Panthers NWC Jamobree that started last Wednesday. “We got through eight holes at Pinecroft last Wednesday and then a flash of lighting got everyone off the course. The weather only got worse after that,” said Suttons Bay coach Todd Hursey. So, all the conference teams

returned to Pinecroft yesterday at 1:30 p.m. to complete the jamboree. Then they will drive about two miles north to play the Benzie NWC Jamboree at Champion Hills, which was to start around 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, Glen Lake, Suttons Bay and St. Mary will compete in the T-C Central Invitational at Lochenheath Golf Course near Williamsburg. On Monday the NWC Championship 18-hole event will take place at Mistwood. “This is a tough schedule we are on right now. The kids are missing a lot of school, we’re not really getting in any practice time. We are playing a lot of matches,” O’Brien said. Glen Lake won the rescheduled Mesick NWC Jamboree Tuesday by shooting a 167, with Suttons Bay coming in second with a 174. Laker Collin Richard was low score medalist for the event with a 40. Matt O’Brien carded a 41 and his brother Mike had a 42, with Brad Newman coming in at 44. “I would have liked to see a couple of my experienced guys get scores in the 30s. We had a little trouble with putting and

our short game,” coach O’Brien said. For Suttons Bay, Sean Lamie shot a 41 to be the team’s low score. Brent Duddles had a 43, Ryan Kratchovil had 44, and Eric Chapman a 46. Hursey said Duddles may have set a school record by getting a double eagle — a two under par — on Briar Downs No. 2 Par 5 hole. “Brent shot a two. It’s a dog leg hole with a blind approach to the greens. He hit his second shot, then everyone went looking for his ball because no one saw where it landed. He was about to take a drop when someone looked in the bucket (the pin hole) and there it was. I think that may be a first in school history. We’ve had eagles before, but I don’t think we’ve had a double eagle,” Hursey said. On Monday Glen Lake competed at the Claymore Invitational at Big Rapids. The Lakes took ninth overall with a team score of 344. O’Brien said there were 20 teams competing at the 18-hole event, with more than half coming from Division I and II schools. Mike O’Brien shot 81 and Matt O’Brien carded 82, Richard a 88, and Newman had a 93.

Bardenhagen fires low score at tourney The St. Mary boys’ golf team appears to be hitting its stride. The Eagles will compete at the Traverse City Central Invitational on Saturday at the Lochenheath Golf Course near Williamsburg. They will then travel to Indian River for the Inland Lakes Invitational on Tuesday. On Monday, St. Mary won the Benzie Central Invitational with team score of 316. Suttons Bay also competed at the tournament taking seventh place with a 337. St. Mary assistant coach Tim Schaub said Joe Pendergast took low man honors for the tournament with a 73. Conor Loberg shot a 79, and Paul Bardenhagen and Nick Shaffran came in at 82. JR and Ian Duvall round out the team score with 89s. “It’s good to see the team steadily

posting improved scored as we get closer to post season tournament play. It’s also good to have some intra-squad competition for the low score. Joe and Nick both shot their lowest scores of the season,” Schaub said. Sean Lamie shot a 76 to lead the Norsemen. Eric Chapman had a 86, Nick Cross a 88 and Brent Duddles had a 89. On Friday St. Mary competed well in the Bob Urschalitz Memorial Invitational hosted by Jackson Lumen Christi. Paul Bardenhagen was first out of 60 players at the event with a 69. St. Mary was the only Division IV team entered in the tournament. Team assistant Lucy Schaub said the tournament included many upper level schools. The tournament included Detroit Catholic Central, ranked No. 1 in Division I by the Michigan Interscholastic

Golf Coaches Association, and Lumen Christi is ranked No. 1 in Division III. St. Mary is ranked No. 5 in Division IV this week. The Eagles scored a 325 overall, taking eighth out of a field of 12 teams. Pendergast scored a 81, Loberg a 83 and JR Duval a 92 for St. Mary. Schaub said having Bardenhagen get low score out of group of very qualified players was a big plus for St. Mary. “It was great to participate in such a heavily contested invitational and to see that we could compete in a field that included three ranked Division I and three ranked Division III teams. I was especially proud of Paul earning medalist honors. He was the only player who broke 70 and was four strokes better than the second place finish of a player from North Farmington,” he said.

Reyhl steps back from collegiate football The Traverse City Bulldogs Athletic Association will host its first girls’ basketball camp for home-schooled children on June 6-7 and 9-10 at the East Bay Calvary Church in Grand Traverse County. Clint Couturier and Barb Plamondon, both of Lake Leelanau, are the coaches for the association’s girls varsity basketball team and along with team members will be leading the camp. Couturier said the camp is good for players of all abilities, but would be especially good for girls just starting out in the sport. The camp is divided into different age groups: elementary, 2-4 p.m.; junior high, 3-5 p.m.; junior varsity/varsity, 6-8 p.m. On June 7 the elementary and junior high camps will be held at the same time 306 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information please contact Couturier at 256-2192 or call Kim

Harcey at (231) 632-4160. ••• A Michigan State University rowing team, which includes 2008 Glen Lake graduate Abbie Christiansen, took a fourth place in the Big Ten championships Saturday at Eagle Creek park near Indianapolis. Also in Christiansen’s boat was Bobbie Molter, a freshman from Charlevoix. Michigan State’s first varsity boat took first place for the fourth straight year. Tuesday MSU received a bid to compete in the NCAA Div. I national championship in Sacramento, Calif. over Memorial Day weeked. In the national event only three boats compete from each university—two varsity 8’s and one varsity 4. Sixteen universities will be competing that weekend.

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Records fall at Garland Elliot Clark broke Glen Lake’s school record in the 200 last week to pace the Lakers to a second-place finish in the Garland Relays at Suttons Bay. The meet marked the first time its namesake, longtime Suttons Bay track coach Bruce Garland, was not in attendance. Garland lost a long battle with cancer earlier this spring. Clark, a senior, broke Josh Irving’s 1993 record in the event, with a time of 22.89. Irving’s nearly 20-year-old record was 22.9. “Elliot will have numerous other opportunities to improve on this before the end of the season,” coach Ryan Schut said. “This is just a start.” Clark broke the school record, but came in behind Manistee’s speedy Evan Slawinski (22.77). Clark was also second to Slawinski in the 100 with a time of 11.40. Slawinski race the spring in 11.32. However, Clark did contribute to the Lakers’ first-place finish in the 400meter relay team that posted a time of 45.45. Also running legs in the relay were Jason Sawyer, Carter Lee and Parker Kokowicz. In the 400, Suttons Bay’s Ian Callewaert and Nick Kiessel were one

and two with times of 52.50 and 53.13, respectively. Kiessel teamed up with Caleb Korson for a second in the 1600 in the relay format. Korson was also third in the 1600 individually with at time of 4:43.94. In field events, Travis and Ryan Smith won the pole vault for the Norsemen with combined efforts of 22 feet. The Lakers’ best effort in field events were from Jason Sawyer in long jump (18’11”) and Matt Omerza in shot put (38’6”). Clark finished sixth in discus. In girls action, Glen Lake had its “best performance of the year,” coach Paul Christiansen said. “We finally had a warm night with light breezes,” he said. Katie Stowe (1:04.43) and Olivia Pina (1:09.31) placed third in the 400. The 1600 relay was fourth with a time of 4:33.48. Team members were Stowe, Pina, Paige Emerson and Maria Vanderwerf. For Suttons Bay, Jordan Smith and Dana Wessels teamed up to win the girl pole vault with 15 feet total. The Norse will hold regional competition Saturday and will travel to Buckley Wednesday for the Northwest Conference championship.

Clark impressive at Central Lake The Laker boys’ track team finished second in a field of 16 teams Monday at the Central Lake Invitational. Elliot Clark won all but one of the four events in which he competed. St. Ignace won the event. Clark edged out Onaway’s Adam Dess in the 100 at 12.05 to Dess’ 12.06. Clark was also first in the 200 with a time of 23.60. Dess was second in 23.81. The Laker 400 relay team, on which Clark is an anchor, won the even in 46.28. Other legs of the ran were run by Jason Sawyer, Carter Lee and Parker Kokowicz.

The only event in which Clark failed to prevail was the discus, a recently added event in his repertoire. Clark was sixth in the discus. Jason Sawyer, a senior, was fifth in long jump at Central Lake with a jump of 17’81/2”. In girls action, Glen Lake’s top finishers were the 400 relay team which placed sixth. The team is comprised of Angel Irish, Reagan Weston, Terry Famiano and Kayla Bamberg. The Lakers will travel to Brethren Saturday for regional competition. The Northwest Conference championship is set for Wednesday in Buckley.

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Those who watched Suttons Bay halfback and safety Noah Reyhl help lead Suttons Bay to an undefeated regular season probably won’t have an opportunity to see him play at the next level. Reyhl considered taking his game to the Grand Valley State University gridiron. He attended the Grand Valley recruiting camp, had been in touch with coaches, and one coach attended a Suttons Bay game last fall. But Reyhl has decided to concentrate his efforts in the classrooms at Grand Valley, where he will study physical therapy. He’ll need to successfully complete seven years of studies and training to end with a doctorate degree. “My heart wasn’t 100 percent in it, and money wise there wasn’t going to be enough to entice me,” said Reyhl, who holds Norsemen records for most rushing yards in a season (1,522), touchdowns in a season (28) and touchdowns in a career (46). “I would have probably had to go as a preferred walk on.” It was a tough decision, Reyhl said, one he may look at again when football season approaches. Or maybe not. “It honestly is more than a job. It’s a commitment. But I admire their be a part of that would be awesome. But it’s also a tough program for physical therapy, and that’s where I need to concentrate.” ••• Comet varsity boys’ basketball coach Jon Kiessel will host The Rock, basketball camp July 25-27 at Leland Public School. The 3-day camp will divide students into the following age groups and time slots: grades K-1, 9 to 10:15 a.m.; 2-3, 10:30 a.m. to noon; 4-6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 7-8, 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Boys and girls are welcome to participate. Registration of $45 per student includes a basketball and t-shirt. Further information is available via email ( or by calling 271-5716 or 409-0356. •••

IAN CALLEWAERT, third from right, and Nick Kiessel, second from left, finished first and second in the 200 meter dash as part of the Garland Invitational Thursday. -Photo by Jonathan Crocker.

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Fire department hires full-time EMT to fill ‘voids’ Kelenski said. “Good or bad, we should know what’s going on ‌ I support you and want to make this work.â€? Strand, who proposed the hiring in March, said the move would decrease response times for both EMT and fire calls during the 16-hour day and early evening period daily. Chief Petroskey agreed, saying that the 3-man crew would provide coverage during 40 of the 96 hours each weekend and “take pressureâ€? off volunteers on “stand byâ€?. “I think it would reduce your response time on weekends by 8 percent,â€? Johnson said. The importance of the increase in staffing was highlighted by Johnson, who said if he were to be let go, that would reduce the number of EMTs available for the summer by a total of four. Strand, 68, works for the department all year long, but takes time off in the summer. Two more EMTS will not be in the area this summer. The 3-man rotation will begin as soon as Beady, whose state certification lapsed during his National Guard service, receives his new license. “I expect to get it at any time,â€? he said. The Cedar Department provides serve to Centerville and Solon Townships and is contracted to provide fire and ambulance service to Kasson and Cleveland townships. Although it has the largest coverage area in Leelanau, the department is the last remaining emergency response department in the county with only basic lifesaving certification. In other business during the board’s

first meeting of the 2011-2012 budget year, two sets of bids for a new ambaulance were opened. Petroskey said specifications were mailed to five different vendors. Two responded: McCoy Miller and LifeStar emergency medical services. McCoy Miller quoted the department a cost of $142,970 for an ambulance built on a Chevy chassis; $156,340 for one based on an International 2012 model. LifeStar’s bid came in a little higher at $152,438 for the Chevy and $177,894 for the diesel International. A committee of Petroskey, Lautner and Kelenski along with members of the department, are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. May 25 to review both packages and come up with a recommendation for the full board. A special meeting may be needed to act on the ambulance purchase as the board’s next regularly scheduled meeting isn’t until July 19.





The Cedar Fire Department is adding a third, paid staff person to improve response times. The fire board, comprised of the Centerville and Solon Township boards in their entirety, agreed Tuesday night to make emergency medical technician (EMT) Tim Johnson a full-time employee. The move, which has been under discussion since March, brings the number of full-time, paid staff members to three and is expected to eliminate current voids in EMT coverage. The decision was made after board members went line by line through its recently-adopted 2011-2012 budget to scrape together an additional $26,540 needed to increase the full-time staff from two to three. The additional funds needed will in part come from officer salaries ($5,000 and foregoing an update of Scott Air Packs ($2,000). Budget amendments were approved that will make it possible to Johnson and EMTs Herb Sudemann and Shaun Beady to work 16-hour shifts based from the firehall in Cedar. Johnson had been designated a “temporary� employe working in Beady’s position while he was on assignment with the Army National Guard. There had been talk of laying Johnson off after Beady’s return. However, retired physician Martin Strand III, who is an EMT paid volunteer with Cedar Fire and Rescue, sought retention of Johnson and implementation of the 3-man work rotation. In a March 12 letter to the fire board, Strand wrote that the current configura-

tion — having a paid EMT designated “on callâ€? for 12-hour periods — was not working. “It has not worked, and has been abandoned by other EMS departments in Leelanau County,â€? the doctor wrote. “This can be easily remedied by making the devision now to keep (Johnson) and add Beady as you have planned ‌ and implement a new 16-hour per day shift schedule.â€? Fire board members took no action at their March meeting. However, they directed chief Dan Petroskey to show how the move could be accomplished within the budget. Initially there was discussion of tapping into the department’s slim $35,000 fund balance. But that was quickly disregarded. “I’m not thrilled about taking money out of fund balance the first month of the budget year,â€? Solon supervisor Jim Lautner said. To date, two full-time EMTs have been at the hall to respond weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the remainder of time covered by paid volunteers. Recently, there has been some difficulty getting enough personnel to respond to calls. “We’ve had some Priority 1 calls, like heartattacks, where it took 15 minutes to respond,â€? Johnson said. “(Dispatch) is having to go to third tones to get someone there.â€? Board members said they weren’t aware of the staffing difficulties and asked that department members communicate their needs more frequently. “I’d like to see something in writing,â€? Centerville Supervisor Leonard


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The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week ratified a contract with one of three unions representing officers in the Leelanau County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. The Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) represents corrections officers in the department. Last year, jail workers opted to split from the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), which still represents law enforcement deputies in the department. Although the County Board ratified terms of a new contract with POAM last month, not all of the required signatures had been obtained on the contract as of this week, and it was not available for release to the public, according to county administrator Eric Cline. Similarly, exact terms of the POLC contract were expected to be released until final documents are signed. The Command Officers Association of Michigan (COAM), which is affiliated with POAM, represents sergeants in the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department. Recently, the Teamsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Union filed a petition to represent the sergeants, but that petition was withdrawn for reasons that are â&#x20AC;&#x153;unclear,â&#x20AC;? according to Cline. Earlier this year, the COAM filed a petition with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) to dispute the status of law enforcement commander Ross Arena. COAM successfully argued that Arenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relatively new position should be unionized similar to that of a newly-designated â&#x20AC;&#x153;jail commanderâ&#x20AC;? position which was unionized. Meanwhile, two court cases related to ongoing discord between Sheriff Mike Oltersdorf and a number of his deputies and sergeants continue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but one appears to be nearing resolution. A settlement conference in a federal court lawsuit filed against the sheriff by five deputies in 2009 was slated to be held in August. Last week, attorneys in the case agreed to reschedule the settlement conference for June 28. Meanwhile a suit related to the 2009 firing of Sgt. James Kiessel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who was returned to duty last week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; continues in the Michigan Court of Appeals. One of the issues in that case involves the question of whether a sheriff has the sole authority to confer or deny law enforcement powers on a deputy even if the sheriff is ordered to restore the deputy to duty by other authorities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as happened in Kiesselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case. County prosecutor Joseph Hubbell ruled following a Veterans Preference Act hearing in Kiesselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case that the


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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (park pass required, call 3265134 ext 328 for more info.): Meet at the Lakeshore Visitors Center, M-72, Empire. 2 p.m. — Empire Asparagus Festival Green Parade (go to for more info.): Front Street, Empire. — Lake Leelanau Walleye Festival Parade (Traffic will be stopped starting at 2 p.m until parade ends): M-204, Lake Leelanau. 4 p.m.— Weigh-in for Lake Leelanau Walleye Festival All Species Fishing Contest: Festival area, St. Mary Street, north of M-204, Lake Leelanau. 6-10 p.m. — Leland Educational Foundation Arts and Inspiration Auction and fundraiser to benefit Leland Public School students (go to www. for more info.): Fountain Point, S. Lake Leelanau Drive, about one mile south of M-204. 7 p.m. — Free Movie Night showing of Prince of Egypt, doors open at 6:30 p.m. (call 271-3755 for more info.): Keswick United Methodist Church, Center Highway, south of Suttons Bay. 7-10 p.m. — Empire Asparagus Festival Bar-B-Q Dinner (go to for more info.): Township hall, Front Street, Empire. 7-11 p.m. — Lake Leelanau VFW Post No. 7731 hosting a Dance, with music by New Brass Express: Lake Leelanau VFW Hall, M-204, east of Lake Leelanau. SUNDAY 8 a.m.-noon — Empire Eagles Famous Breakfast fundraiser: Township hall, Front Street, Empire. 3 p.m. — Suttons Bay/St. Mary High School Band and Choir Spring Concert: Auditorium, Suttons Bay High School, S. Elm Street, Suttons Bay. MONDAY 1-3 p.m. — Leelanau Baby Pantry (call 271-3671 for more info.): Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln Street, Suttons Bay. 1:30-3 p.m. — Community open house presentation SOS Diet with Dr. Thomas Lammy: Community meeting room, lower level, county Government Center, E. Government Center Drive off of M-204, Suttons Bay Township. 2-6 p.m. — Leelanau Christian Neighbors Food Pantry-Suttons Bay distribution: Suttons Bay Middle School, South Elm Street, Suttons Bay. 3-7 p.m. — Leelanau Christian Neighbors Food Pantry-Northport distribution: St. Gertrude’s Church, 709 Warren St., Northport. 4-5:15 p.m. — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (call 256-9789 for more info.): Connie Binsfeld Building, M-204, east of Lake Leelanau. 5 p.m. — A.A. meeting: Kateri Tekawitha Church, M-22, Peshawbestown. 7 p.m. — A.A. meeting: Leland Methodist Church, Leland. — Al Anon meeting: Leland Methodist Church, Leland. — Northport Board of Education work session: School library, Northport Public School, Northport. — Suttons Bay Board of Education meeting: Meeting area, upper level, Suttons Bay Elementary School, S. Elm Street, Suttons Bay. TUESDAY Noon — Alcoholics Anonymous meeting (call 256-9724 for more info.): Basement, St. Mary Church, St. Marys Street, Lake Leelanau. 5-6:30 p.m. — Empire Food Pantry: Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, Burdickville Road, Burdickville. 6:30-7:30 p.m. — SMART recovery group for addictive behaviors (call 883-7009 for more info.): Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library, Suttons Bay. 7-8 p.m. — Open house for parents considering the Leelanau Montessori Public School (go to for more info.): Leelanau Montessori, adjacent to Suttons Bay Middle School, S. Elm Street, Suttons Bay. 7 p.m. — Empire Village Council meeting: Township hall, Front Street,




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Getting old Continued from Page 1 For white males, life expectancy is 75.7 years; for white females, 80.6. Closer to home, the Michigan Department of Community Health put life expectancy for Michigan females in 2009 at 80.1 years; males 75.4. In 2000, the figures were just 78.8 and 73.7 years, respectively. Between 1950 and 1990, life expectancy in the Great Lakes State increased from 65.7 to 71.8 for men and 71.2 to 78.1 for women. “People are living longer and many are healthier longer,” Schlueter said. He observes that the recent economic downturn has impacted the aging population. AAANM’s senior community employment program for those 55 and older has incurred an increase in participants. “Ironically, a lot of people who used to go south for the winter aren’t leaving because they can’t afford to,” Schlueter said. “They’re also telling young people to not come home.” Census figures bear Schlueter’s point out. In 2000, there were 5,623 people age 19 and under counted in Leelanau County, representing 26.6 percent of the total population of 21,119. By last year, the overall county population had grown to 21,708. However, the number of people 19-years-old and younger fell by 931 to 4,692, representing just 21.6 percent of the population. There was a 12.6 percent drop in the number of children under 5 years old counted in Leelanau County, falling from 1,075 in 2000 to 940 last year. The number of kids 5 to 9 fell by 24.7 percent over the same period—1,444 to 1,254. Low numbers among school-age children has put pressure on Leelanau’s school systems. Northport School Superintendent Jeff Tropf knows this all too well. Most recent Census figures indicate Leelanau Township, which comprises much of the county’s smallest school district, has among the fewest people through age 19 in the county. Of the township’s 2,027 residents,

only 14.7 percent are of school age. “It’s a really an interesting demographic,” said Tropf, whose wife, Margie, is also Northport’s kindergarten teacher. “Margie had only 7 kids at kindergarten roundup last spring and ended up with 18 in her class this fall.” Tropf said there are a number of infants and toddlers in the community who have recently moved into the district. Students are using the Leelanau Children’s Center in Northport, which is a good thing, according to Tropf. “Most studies show that kids end up going to school where they have day care or preschool,” he said. “It’s good to have the children’s center nearby.” “The days of one parent staying home until there child reaches kindergarten are no more,” said Suttons Bay Superintendent Mike Murray, who noted that 67 percent of families with school-age children have both parents working. “This makes preschool activity that much more important in preparing students for school.” Also significant was the drop in Leelanau County residents from 15 to 19 years of age — some 25.8 percent over the last decade. The population leveled off for Leelanau residents 20-24 years old, which increased from 741 to 791. But the number of Leelanau residents in the 25-34 age group — people who are usually establishing careers — fell 15.6 percent from 1,833 to 1,547. However, the biggest drop was among those age 35 to 44. In 2000, this group numbered 3,273 people on the Leelanau peninsula. By last year, this figure had fallen 35.2 percent to 2,121. It’s not until age 60 that population figures rebound. The number of residents between 55 and 59 numbered 1,248 in 2000. The same age group had grown 72 percent to 2,146 by last year. Those in the next age group, 60 to 64, jumped from 1,158 to 1,892. The number of residents 65-74 years of age, often about the time more services are needed to maintain lifestyles, increased from 2,124 to 2,730.

Census notables Continued from Page 1 Chippewa Reservation, and counts 494 of its residents as American Indian. They represent 16.5 percent of the township’s population. Whites comprise 76 percent. • Meanwhile, Kasson and Empire townships were the most homogenous with “white” people making up 98 percent of the population overall. • Glen Arbor is the “oldest” township in the county with a median age of 60.9, up from 53.1 10 years ago. More than half the township’s population of 859 is 60 or older, according to the Census. The largest growth among those 60 and older was in the subset of those 60-64, which jumped 61.8 percent from 68 to 110 in the 10-year period. • Leelanau Township has the second “grayest” population in the county with a

median age of 58. The median age in the township in 2000 was 10 years younger. In the heart of the county, Centerville Township had the highest rate of growth over the 10 years at 16.3 percent. The township population increased from 1,095 residents to 1,274. Centerville also had the “youngest” population with the highest percentage of people through age 19 in the county at 24.5 percent. Suttons Bay Township had the second “youngest” population with 24.1 percent of its 2,982 residents identifying themselves as 19 or younger. As occurred through much of America, the biggest growth segment occurred among people identifying themselves as Hispanic. The Census turned up 794 Hispanci residents, up 14.4 percent and 100 people from the 2000 count.

Section 1, Page 15 LEADERS ATTENDING the joint meeting of the GTB Tribal Council and the Leelanau County board were, from left, county commissioners Richard Schmuckal and James Schaub Sr., tribal councilors Brian Napont, George Antoine and Jane Rohl, county board chairman Tom Van Pelt, county commissioner Jean Watkoski, tribal chairman Derek Bailey, county commissioner David Shiflett, tribal councilor Robert Kewaygoshkum, and county administrator Eric Cline.

Leelanau needs a ‘brand’ Continued from Page 1 Members of the two bodies also discussed their common interests in making wireless broadband Internet service more widely available in Leelanau County. District No. 5 county commissioner David “Chauncey” Shiflett characterized the county’s “broadband” initiative as an obvious way the county and tribal governments could collaborate more closely. District No. 2 county commissioner James A. Schaub Sr. noted that the Michigan Governor Rick Snyder had been encouraging various units of government in the state to collaborate more closely, and intended to establish economic incentives encouraging such collaboration – something the tribal and county governments might both

benefit from. Tribal Councilor Brian Napont, who also serves on the tribe’s Economic Development Corporation board, said he was proud that the tribe had been able to keep employees despite a sharp downturn in the state and national economy. “The last few years have been difficult times for public officials,” Napont noted, citing the need to “downsize” government spending and tighten budgets for economic development efforts. Also in attendance at the meeting were tribal councilors George Antoine, Robert Kewaygoshkum and Jane Rohl. Tribal Councilor David Arroyo also put in an appearance. Tribal Councilor Sandra Witherspoon had an out-of-

town commitment. County board chairman and District No. 4 commissioner Tom Van Pelt, District No. 1 commissioner Jean Watkoski and District No. 6 commissioner Richard A. Scmuckal were also in attendance. District No. 7 commissioner Melinda Lautner and District No.6 commissioner David G. Marshall were absent. In addition, Leelanau County administrator Eric Cline and GTB tribal manager Sonya Zotigh attended the meeting, and agreed to begin holding regular meetings of their own. No date was set for another joint meeting of the GTB Tribal Council and the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.

GTB weathers economic downturn At a joint meeting Tuesday of the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, tribal officials provided a statistical update on the tribe’s finances and operations. The tribe’s enterprises, operated through its Economic Development Corporation (EDC), appeared to have weathered the nationwide economic recession that began in 2008 by showing modest increases in revenues and jobs between 2005 and 2010. The tribe’s total gross revenues in 2005 were $115,413,035 and increased by around one-percent to $116,157,229 in 2010. Total employment by the tribe’s EDC increased by about seven percent, from 820 in 2005 to 882 in 2010. Most of the economic growth was associated with the tribe’s enterprises in Grand Traverse County. Revenues from the Turtle Creek Casino in Grand Traverse County increased from $92 million in 2005 to $93 million in 2010, while revenues at the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown dropped from $18 million to $17 million between 2005 and 2010. The tribal government, meanwhile, has been forced to tighten its belt. The GTB government in 2005 spent $51 million. By 2010, however, the tribal government’s expenditures had been reduced

Changes over 5 years for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians* Gross Revenues Leelanau Sands Casino Gross Revenues Turtle Creek Casino

2005 $18,395,474

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Economic Development Corporation Employees Government Budget Tribal Government Employees

* Source: Economic data provided by the GTB to the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners

to $40 million. The Leelanau County government budget in 2010, in comparison, called for expenditures of just $10.6 million. Between 2005 and 2010, the tribe also increased its land holdings within its sixcounty service area, from 2,369 acres to 2,506 acres. Most of the tribally-owned land is in Grand Traverse County where the tribe owns 1,202 acres. Only 172

acres of that amount, however, has been taken into trust for the tribe and is tax exempt. In Leelanau County, the tribe now owns 838 acres of land, 616 acres of which are held in trust for the tribe by the federal government. In 2005, the tribe owned 734 acres of land in Leelanau County, of which 482 acres were held in trust.

No change likely on commission Continued from Page 1 decade since 1970. Prior to 1970, state law called for Michigan counties to be governed by a Board of Supervisors, which in Leelanau consisted of the supervisors of each of the county’s 11 townships. Under current state law, a county the size of Leelanau could have between 5 and 15 commissioners. The law requires that county commission districts be drawn so that each district is represented equally with fluctuations of no more than 11.9 percent of the population from district to district. That makes it difficult to keep county commission districts in line with township boundaries which is one of the other goals of reapportionment. Keeping township lines and county commissioner districts aligned can reduce the complexity and cost of conducting elections in which voters residing in different parts of the same township must receive different ballots. By law the county Apportionment Commission is comprised of the county

clerk, treasurer and prosecutor, as well as heads of the county’s Republican and Democratic parties. Those five individuals have been meeting since county-level Census data for 2010 became available in April. County clerk Michelle Crocker, who chairs the commission, said the Apportionment Commission is now focusing its efforts on how to draw lines between seven districts. What is driving a discussion about where to draw the lines is a population increase in Elmwood Township at the southern end of the county and a population decrease in Leelanau Township at the northern end of the county. “The population in Elmwood is high enough now that there’s almost no way to keep the township all in one district no matter how you configure them without splitting the township,” Crocker said. Under the current arrangement, Elmwood is already split between District No. 1 and District No. 2. A population increase will shift the line

dividing the two districts southward – but exactly how far south has yet to be determined, she said. Meanwhile, District No. 4 at the northern end of the county will grow geographically to encompass more of neighboring Suttons Bay Township at its southern end. The boundaries of District No. 3 must also shift to accommodate that change, encompassing portions of Suttons Bay and Bingham townships. “It’s just the four townships running north and south on the eastern side of the county that get split up with a seven district plan,” Crocker explained. The remainder of the townships would be represented on the County Board as they have been for the past 10 years, she said. District No. 5 encompasses Leland and Centerville Township; District No. 6 encompasses Cleveland, Empire and Glen Arbor Townships; and District No. 7 encompasses Solon and Kasson Townships. “I think we’re close to making a final

decision, but really need to take a very close look at the maps again before we do,” said Crocker. Crocker credited senior planner Kristin Smith of the Leelanau County Planning and Community Development department for attending Apportionment Commission meetings and utilizing a computerized mapping system to help members see where lines might be drawn between county board districts based on population. Leelanau County Republican Party chair Eric Lind of Suttons Bay said that he and Leelanau County Democratic Party chair Betsy Johnson of Empire have been working well together on theApportionment Commission, and generally agree on how the county should be reapportioned. “There was a lot of talk early on of reducing the number of commissioner districts from seven to five in an effort to save money,” Lind said. “But it’s clear that you don’t save very much money by doing that; and dividing the county up into five districts seems to result in too

many more townships being chopped up – nearly all of them, in fact, except Elmwood. A five-district plan seems to make things very complicated for everyone else.” At the same time, Lind added, members of the commission have been shying away from a plan calling for six commissioners even though that number would be allowed by law. “People just don’t like the idea of having an even number of commissioners on the board because of the possibility of tie votes bogging things down,” Lind said. “And more than seven commissioners seems unnecessary because our population hasn’t increased that much, and too many commissioners could bog things down as well.” The Apportionment Commission was scheduled to hold at least two more public meetings before finalizing its plan and submitting it to the State of Michigan for final approval. Meetings have been slated for Monday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m.

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LEELANAU COUNTY seems abuzz with flowers, including squirrel corn (left), jack-inthe-pulpit (right), and a bright-white grouping of trilliums growing in a raspberry patch in Kasson Township. -Top photos by Jenny Munten

Flowers gone wild By Carol Thompson Enterprise Intern

The cold weather this spring may not please many Leelanau County residents, but it’s been great for trillium, Michigan’s state flower. “The trillium are just sensational,” Patty Shea, from the Leelanau Conservency, said. “They love this cool weather.” Shea heads the conservancy’s Wildflower Rescue Team, which gathers woodland wildflowers from development sites and sells them each Memorial weekend at Village Green in Leland. Development is the biggest threat to the area’s wildflowers, Shea said, although deer also have an impact. Before land is excavated for a building project, the Wildflower Rescue Team uproots the native wildflowers and saves them for replanting. The rescue team focuses on woodland wildflowers because they’re slow growing. Trillium can take seven years to bloom, which could deter many gardeners from planting it. By rescuing and selling mature plants, the Wildflower Rescue Team makes planting woodland wildflowers easier and more rewarding. Shea said planting a wildflower garden is a great way for anybody to help protect wildflowers. And aside from keeping deer from eating the flowers, it’s a low-maintenance garden to keep. Shea’s garden is also an educational tool and she uses it to teach her grandchildren to identify the wildflowers that grow in Leelanau County. Another way to encourage wildflower growth is to avoid planting ground cover plants like ivy and myrtle that compete with wildflowers, said

Judy Hoeffler, a docent at the Leelanau Conservancy and president of By The Bay Garden Club of Suttons Bay. “Eventually, they will snap out the trillium at nature’s finest hour,” Hoeffler said. Hoeffler spends a lot of time walking through Leelanau Conservancy properties, and said now is a great time for people to see wildflowers. “Trillium are in full force right now and people can see them as they drive through any of the roads and look into the woods,” Hoeffler said. “The white Trillium are just gorgeous.” Other wildflowers now beautifully adorned in Leelanau County include hepatica, a small plant with light purple flowers; blue cohash, a tall plant with purplish flowers and blue berries; jackin-the-pulpit, which has a hooded striped flower and a cluster red berries; and Dutchman’s breeches, a plant with white, waxy hanging flowers. Hoeffler encourages people to appreciate a native flower that’s more commonly thought of as a nuisance: the dandelion. Dandelions are native, natural flowers that can be used to make wine or put in salads. But ultimately, trillium is Hoeffler’s favorite wildflower. It grows in the woods around her house, and to her is a celebration of spring. “It’s just so beautiful how it comes back every year,” Hoeffler said. “It’s really a gift of northern Michigan.” Both Shea and Hoeffler encourage people to appreciate the area’s wildflowers. “We’re very blessed with these gorgeous plants,” Shea said. “You may think they’re everywhere, but they’re not. It’s just part of the beauty of Leelanau County.”

Tarts near peak bloom Cherry crop has avoided damage so far By Amy Hubbell Of The Enterprise staff

RESEARCHER ERIN LIZOTTE surveys a cherry orchard treated to produce fewer blossoms, and larger cherries.

The latest full bloom date for red tart cherries in at least 15 years is expected to occur this weekend. Nikki Rothwell, director of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station, said Monday she anticipates tart cherries to be in full bloom by Friday. “It seems really late,” said Rothwell, who was in the orchard this week counting sweet cherry blossoms. “We were done for three weeks this time last year.” Rothwell estimated that based on published weather forecasts, which call for a gradual warm-up reaching a high near 70 by Saturday, she expects red tarts to be in full bloom. “I’ve heard from some people getting married this weekend and they’re thrilled about the blossoms,” Rothwell said. According to data collected at the research station, the May 20 full bloom date for Montmorency (red tart) cherries, is the latest in the past 15 years. The late bloom comes on the heels of an unprecedented early blossom

development last year. The 2010 growing season will indeed go down in history as one of the more unusual in terms of fruit development. Early sweet varieties like Napoleans and Golds had reached full bloom by April 21 and 26, respectively. The 28-year average for those two varieties, according to the research station, are May 6 and 9, respectively; the next earliest full-bloom dates for for Napoleans and Golds were April 24, 1987. Balaton, a dark tart variety followed nearly a week later with blossoms reaching their peak by April 26. Tarts were in full bloom by April 28, two weeks before the average blossom date of May 12. The hastened development resulted in the cancellation of the third annual Leelanau Blossom Tour, sponsored and organized in part by the Enterprise. Busy schedules kept the Leelanau Conservancy, Leelanau Conservation District and Enterprise from putting on a 2011 tour, and no other organizations expressed an interest in organizing one. The early onset of blossoms also made for an unprecedented early har-

vest with most growers wrapping things up before the end of July. Records show that the latest blossom dates for tarts since 1983 were May 23, 1996; and May 28, 1997, respectively. “A slow spring is always good because it reduces the likelihood of frost damage,” Rothwell said. The early warm-up in Leelanau County just last year caused cherry trees to blossom early – troubling for some cherry farmers, but not as devastating as the 2002 event. That year, despite the fact that full bloom was five days later than the May 12 average on May 17, unseasonably cool weather and cold winds resulted in the year “without cherries.” Michigan, the state that produces the most red tart cherries in the country, harvested just 15 million pounds in 2002. A typical harvest is more like 200 million pounds. The annual date of the latest occurrence of 32 degrees or below in Leelanau County is between May 10 and 20. If that’s the case, county growers may have nothing to worry about in terms of frost. (Concluded on Page 20)

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Calley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have a transcript of it, because I asked for one.â&#x20AC;? Calley was introduced by State Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Evart), whose district includes Leelanau County. Booher was also a banker by trade before being elected first to the state House of Representatives, and last fall to the state Senate. State Rep. Ray Franz could not attend, McQueen said, as he was viewing his grandchildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduation from Hillsdale College. The meeting was also notable in that Mary Bowen was announced as recipient of the Gold Elephant award for her outstanding service to the Republican Party. She joins previous awardees Bill Kroeger (2010), Joan Jackson (2009) and McQueen (2008). County party chair Eric Lind served as master of ceremonies.


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Town or township of residence: Leland. Resident of the county since: 1995. “I’m originally from the Thumb area, but had lived in Traverse City since 1983 before moving up to Leland.” Age and place of birth: 63, Sandusky, MI. Occupation: Letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 32 years. Marital status: “I’ve been married to Vicky for 22 years. We have two sons, Nick and Matt. Nick is a sophomore at Northern Michigan University and Matt is a senior at Leland High School.”

Things important to you that you have accomplished so far: “Being married to a great woman and having two wonderful sons. I’ve ran marathons, I did the Detroit marathon three times and the New Orleans once. My son Nick was just in the Green Bay marathon. I’ve ridden a bike a 100 miles in one day here in Leelanau County. I’ve raced in the Port Huron to Mackinac Race and in the Chicago to Mackinac Race.” What you hope to be doing in 10 years: “I hope to be retired. I would fish and hunt more, do more boating.” Things you lose sleep over: “Probably the economy, unemployment and how that will impact my kids and their future.” If you could change one thing in Leelanau County, it would be: “Maybe not have quite so many tourists.”

You live in Leelanau County because: “We just love it here. We got married in Leland and Vicky’s parents are from Lake Leelanau.”

Favorite dessert: Bread pudding. “The Bluebird has a great bread pudding. When they have it on the board, I order it.”

Last good movie you saw: Contact. “It’s just a good science fiction movie. I really enjoyed it.”

Are you a coffee drinker: “Yes. I usually have four to five cups a day. I like strong French Roast coffee, no cream or sugar.”

Last good book you read: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. “It’s a good story as it is narrated by a dog. It’s about a guy who works at a car dealership and likes racing cars. He gets sponsors and really gets into racing, then things start happening. It’s a very good story told from a unique point of view.” If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would that be: “A professional golfer. No one specific player. I just want to see what good golfing is all about.”

Favorite place in Leelanau County: South Manitou Island “We usually get out there a few time during the summer. We have our own boat, so we can head out there when ever the weather is good.” If you had more time, you would: “I would golf and fish more.” The words that best describe you are: “Lucky. I’m lucky because I have a wonderful wife and wonderful kids.”



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The slight surge in building activity reported two weeks ago has ended abruptly. Only four new building permits have been added to a file available for public perusal at the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority office over the latest two-week reporting period. The four new permits brought the total number of building permits issued so far this year to 73. That total is down 26 percent from the same time last year. And it’s down 22 percent from the same time in 2009 that ended up being the worst year on record for construction activity in Leelanau County. The four new building permits were for projects with a combined estimated construction value of $426,379. Much of that was attributable to one new home project, noted below. The four new projects brought the year-to-date value estimate to $5,551,555. Although that figure is up about seven percent from the figure recorded by this time in 2010, it is down 39 percent from the figure recorded by this time in 2009 which was, again, the worst year on record. Following is a list of projects for which permits have been issued, listed by the community in which the work is being done: BINGHAM: M. Lawrence L.L.C. (Seeco Contracting), one-story commercial addition for wine tasting at 4519 S. Elm Valley Rd., $59,699; Mark and Charlotte Aigner (MAC Custom Homes), two-story single family residence on basement with attached garage, covered porches and deck, at 5594 S. Spyglass Ridge Dr., $354,280; Jonathan B. Milbourn (Maple Hill Builders), covered porch addition to single family residence at 2634 S. Sandy Ridge Rd., $2,320. GLEN ARBOR: Scott C. and Jean H. Jenkins (Heart Homes), screened porch addition to single family residence at 2890 S. Port Oneida Rd., $10,080.



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that will be incorporated into an updated draft prior to next month’s budget hearing. The draft under discussion anticipated $361,848 in revenues and $378,332 in expenditures – a deficit of some $16,984. Township supervisor Ross Ard said additional efforts would be made to reduce the deficit, but that the previous board had amassed a substantial fund balance that will easily cover the deficit. At last month’s meeting, the township board adopted salary resolutions calling for no pay raises for any elected officials. At the June 11 Annual Meeting, voters in attendance will decide whether to approve the salary resolutions or award pay raises to officials. The township board is proposing that pay remain steady at $15,000 per year for the supervisor, $22,341 for the clerk, $23,050 for the treasurer, and $1,532.50 for each of the two trustees. The Bingham Township Annual Meeting will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, with a formal budget hearing held immediately following. The budget will be considered for adoption at the township board’s next regular monthly meeting on June 20. Township officials also noted that the second annual Bingham Township Ice Cream Social will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting and budget hearing. A group of volunteers has been organizing the event all spring. The Ice Cream Social will be held at the Bingham Township Park, located off County Road 641 (South Lake Leelanau Drive), on Park Road, on the South Lake Leelanau waterfront. The event will include free ice cream sundaes, a silent auction, games for children, and other attractions. In other business at this week’s meeting, the Bingham Township Board:

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additional discussions with Road Commission officials about the project, but expected the township’s cost-share of the improvements to total around $30,000. • Discussed a need to add topsoil to the township’s “ice rink park” at Lincoln and Broadway streets in the Village of Suttons Bay. A farmer’s market that has been held on the site for a number of years will be held at the village’s waterfront North Park at the end of M-204 (Race Street) this spring and summer. • Agreed to modify a township policy for board member and township employee reimbursement for use of their private automobiles for official business. The reimbursement is to be consistent with federal Internal Revenue Service guidelines that authorize payment of 51 cents per mile. • Renewed a contract with tax assessor Kit Wilson and her company for three years at a cost of $46,400 per year to maintain assessing rolls of private property. The rolls serve as the basis for property tax bills. The assessing contract represents a $600 annual increase over the current contract, and includes increases in coming years consistent with the Consumer Price Index but capped at five percent.


Suttons Bay Township is moving forward on plans to develop Herman Park at the corner of County Road 633 (Center Highway) and Herman Road just south of Suttons Bay Public Schools. On Friday, members of the township Parks and Recreation Committee met to review preliminary drawings of “active recreation” facilities the township hopes to build on the northern 20 acres of the 126-acre park. They include tennis courts, a pavilion and soccer fields. The southern portion of the park will remain a natural area available for “passive” recreation including hiking and wildlife viewing. Suttons Bay Township Board trustee Bill Drozdalski, who serves on the Parks and Recreation Committee, said final changes are being made to drawings that he expects to distribute this week to contractors who may be interested in bidding to develop the park facilities. Contractors will have several weeks to review plans before submitting bids on the project. At its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, May 11, the township board authorized supervisor Rich Bahle to sign a contract with the Gosling-

Czubak engineering firm of Traverse City to help oversee construction of the park once a contractor begins work. The board authorized a previouslybudgeted expenditure of up to $10,000 for that service. Township officials estimate that the first phase of the project will cost some $500,000, of which some $225,000 has already been raised through private donations. A private fundraising campaign has been underway for more than a year and will continue through this summer, officials said. The township acquired the 126-acre park property from the family of the late Ralph Herman three years ago for $555,000, of which $273,000 was covered by a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant. Other grant funding as well as private donations covered the remainder of the cost. In addition, the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has applied state and federal grant funding to testing and clean up of parts of the property that were formerly used as an automotive service station. In other business at its meeting last week, the Suttons Bay Township Board: • Discussed plans to work with the county Road Commission to re-pave portions of Herman Road and Broadway Street. Bahle said he planned to have

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Elizabeth Munro of Leelanau Township can trace the roots of her peonies back to Ireland. She looked over her front yard last week and wondered if her cherished peonies, a perennial flower, survived. “My great-grandfather was a gardener. He brought over some peonies from Ireland, wrapped in peat moss, when he came to America,” Munro said. A washout apparently caused more from a clogged storm pipe than steady rain that fell last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, May 11-12, had wiped out much of her front yard where the peonies had thrived. Munroe’s great-grandfather replanted his Irish peonies at his house in Indiana. Her mother took some cuttings from those original flowers and planted them at her home in Detroit, where Munro grew up. When she and her husband bought their 13-acre property on Johnson Road in Leelanau Township, Munro, whose maiden name is Rice, brought some cuttings north. On Thursday morning, all that was left of the peonies were some stalks in mud. “I have to get my mudders on and see if there is something I can save from the peonies,” she said. Although there was a steady rain around most of the Leelanau County, the heaviest rains were reported farther south. Nick Schwartz. a meteorologist with National Weather Service office near Gaylord, said areas within Benzie and Manistee counties received from two to four inches. Through Monday, May 16, only .97 inches had been recorded at the weather station in Maple City, below a pace needed to reach the May average of 2.67 inches. “In Leelanau County, a weather spotter about five miles south, southwest of

Northport recorded 0.85 inches from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday,” he said. The washout may have been caused in part from a field recently replanted with cherry tries on a hill above the Munro property. Roderick Munro, Elizabeth’s husband, said the young plantings weren’t enough to stop the erosion that occurred. County Road Commission manager/ superintendent Herb Cradduck said as water and dirt ran down the hill, debris clogged up a drainage pipe that runs under Johnson Road by Munro’s house. “The culvert got filled up and caused the water and mud to run across the road,” he said. A work crew from the Road Commission were busy Wednesday afternoon and Thursday cleaning up the


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business manager Karen Hammersley are preparing to assemble the 2011-12 school year budget. “We are just beginning the process and will have something to present to the public by next month’s regular meeting,” Tropf said. In other business, the board voted 5-0 to approve: • The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District’s 2011-12 general fund budget. Tropf said there was no discussion on the subject. The budget projects revenues of $6.99 million for next year, down 8 percent from $7.6 million. The budget calls for $6 million in expenditures, up 3.4 percent from $5.8 million. • A Cherryland Conference Constitution with revisions to the by-laws. Tropf said the by-laws had not been changed since Leland and Buckley left the Cherryland to join the Northwest Conference. “All the changes did was remove any reference to those two schools. Everything else stayed the same,” he said. • The graduating class of 2011. Graduating will be Armando Barrientoz, Christopher Blessing, Joe Brendel, Jamie Bressette, Duane Dodge, Elizabeth Gasco, Brandon Heckl, Alan Holt, Angelia Keller, Anna Posey, Maria Roman, Victoria Roman, Catherine Stenberg, and Emily Stowe. The graduation ceremony will be held on June 3 at 7 p.m. in the Northport small gym. The ceremony is open to the public. • The board heard senior project presentations from Ida Tyldum, a junior who is doing her senior project early so she can become a foreign exchange student next year, and Holt. Tyldum’s project is on foreign exchange students. Holt’s was on the relationship between school and athletics; he restored outside basketball courts on school grounds as the physical portion of his project. • The board also recognized the 16 students who were included in the 2011 Exposures student art magazine. • Briefly discussed topics to be covered at its work session meeting scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m.

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A trio of resolutions addressing issues under discussion in Lansing were acted upon this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education. The board voted unanimously to not support House Bill 4152 which would freeze wages and benefits for teachers upon expiration of a collective bargaining agreement and require employees to pay for the increased costs of maintaining benefits until an agreement is reached. In a phone interview following Monday’s rescheduled monthly meeting, Superintendent Joan Groening explained the decision. “We’re concerned about our district being able to build and maintain constructive communications with our staff,” Groening said, adding that the board’s relationship with its teachers, organized through the Michigan Federation of Teachers, has been good during







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Intermediate district hoarding funds, trustees say By Amy Hubbell Of The Enterprise staff

Frustration with the limited oversight given local school districts of the Travese Bay Intermediate School district was voiced this week in Leland. The Leland Board of Education Monday discussed at length the proposed 2011-2012 general fund budget, one of three prepared each year by the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. The board took no action to endorse or oppose the spending plan, traditionally the lowest of three budgets adopted by the ISD. The proposed spending plan includes revenue of $6.99 million, down from $7.6 million this year. Expenses total just over $6 million, up from $5.8 million during the 20102011 year. The ISD anticipates a fund balance of $2,749,031. Meanwhile, Leland trustees are working on a budget that may draw down the district’s fund balance to as low as 3 percent and pink slips up to six teachers for the 2011-2012 school year which begins July 1. But the conversation at Monday’s monthly meeting was less about specifics of the ISD budget and more about the process used to oversee the Intermediate district’s finances. “It’s a farce to only look at the general fund budget,” said Trustee Rink Wheeler, a longtime critic of the ISD. “Between the fund balances in all three budgets they probably have $15 million in cash and still refuse to give direct financial assistance to local schools … They’ve reduced their fund balance, but it’s still bad, in my opinion.” Leland’s Board of Education has traditionally been the only district in the 16-school ISD to vote down the general fund.

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Leland School Board trustee Rink Wheeler According to Wheeler, who has corresponded with the state Department of Education on the issue, it is up to local districts served by the ISD to oversee the organization by acting on the general fund. “But that only amounts to 15 percent of the ISD’s expenses,” Wheeler said. “It’s a total farce.” Trustee Alan Hartwick was also left scratching his head. “It makes no sense. We are given the proposed budget before the beginning of the new school year and don’t hear from them again until the next year,” Hartwick said. “Which leads me to believe, it makes no difference whether we approve it or not. “I’m tired of saying ‘no’, but there’s absolutely no value in saying ‘yes’,” he said. Board President Bill Robinson agreed. “(The fund balance) is supposed to be a rainy day fund,” he said. “It’s raining.”

Superintendent Jason Stowe stepped in. “Pouring.” In other business during the 1 1/4hour regular session, the board discussed state budget talks that include cuts in per pupil foundation allowance ranging from $250 to $470. On the upside, Stowe said the proposed 2011-12 state budget is expected to be finalized by the end of May. Previous budgets were adopted well after schools began their fiscal years, making it difficult for schools to determine what their revenue would be without state definition. Meanwhile, a $500 million surplus has been identified in the school aid fund. Gov. Rick Snyder has indicated a portion of the money will be taken from K-12 education and given to community colleges and universities, according to the discussion “We’ve spent a long time talking about this… and if they’d leave K-12 funding alone, we wouldn’t be seeing any cuts,” Stowe said.

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Athletes upset at loss of girls’ basketball coach be in female coaches as well,” Baker said. Meanwhile, Scott implored the board to take action rather than procrastinate. “…How do you expect to build a great program for the future of Leland girls’ basketball with this sort of inconsistency in coaches,” Scott asked. “Will it be another 126 days until our new head coach is hired? In 126 days, it will be Sept. 19th. This will mean countless open gym opportunities lost, small group instruction time lost and summer competition lost.” Board members thanked the audience members for their input. No action was taken on the non-renewal of McKee’s contract. Any action on the matter will likely take place at the board’s June meeting, Stowe said.

Auctions part of fundraiser for Leland School The Leland Educational Foundation will host its Arts and Inspiration Auction fundraiser Saturday at Fountain Point near Lake Leelanau. The fundraising event, which benefits Leland Public School students, will run from 6-10 p.m., and feature live music by Harry Goldson and Dave Hay. Auction items include service from 5 Guys and a Truck, original art by Brenda J. Clark, a pony party by Merryland Farm, a one-week stay in St. Andrews, Scotland, and a private dinner for up to 12 people at Martha’s Leelanau Table. A silent auction featuring student art work, local art products and experiences will also be held. Tickets may be purchased at Leelanau Books in Leland, the Leland Public School office and Studio 22. Go to for more information.

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Members of the Leland girls’ basketball team turned out this week to support the retention of coach Rebecca McKee for the 2011-2012 season. Isabelle Scott, a sophomore, presented the Board of Education with a letter at Monday’s monthly meeting asking that McKee be retained for the upcoming season. The letter stated that over the past three years there have been three different coaches for Leland girls basketball. Coach Kevin Pershinske resigned on Jan. 11, 2010, and remains as a teacher at Leland. Temporary coaches Jason Stowe, now the District superintendent, and Ryan Knudson, now the coach at Traverse City Central, followed. “One-hundred twenty-six days elapsed before Leland found a ‘permanent replacement’ in Rebeccca McKee on May 17, 2010,” Scott said. “Now that ‘permanent replacement’ is to be cast aside in favor of yet another change. Where does that leave the Leland girls basketball players?” Stowe confirmed that athletic director/ principal Charlie Gann, after conducting end-of-the-season evaluations, has recommended not to renew McKee’s contract. Tantzi Snyder, another basketball player, showed up to protest another coaching change. “I have one year left. I’ve had enough coaching changes. I just want a good year,” Snyder said. The Comets were winless in the 2010 campaign. Parents were also present to support McKee. “Rebecca was tough, but fair,” said Iliana Snyder, Tantzi’s mother. “She was demanding, but praised them when they did a good job. She developed a rapport with the girls … made a connection.” Ann Baker, whose daughter had planned on playing under McKee next fall, also expressed concern about the coaching change. “Rebecca seems to have qualities praised in male coaches … they should

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Medical marijuana meeting brings out planners, users

Elmwood is first to approve ordinance regulating marijuana However, Kelly said talks between Plamondon and township attorney Jim Young have been fruitful, and resulted in Plamondon agreeing to provisions within the ordinance. Specifically, the ordinance: â&#x20AC;˘ Limits facilities to commercial zoning districts; â&#x20AC;˘ Creates two types of medical marijuana businesses. Marijuana may be sold and stored at â&#x20AC;&#x153;collectivesâ&#x20AC;? allowed in C-1 and C-2 Districts; it may be grown at a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cultivation facilityâ&#x20AC;? in the C-4 district. â&#x20AC;˘ Both types of marijuana businesses must be at least 1,000 feet away from schools. â&#x20AC;˘ Collectives may only be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and must be at least 1,000 feet from each other. Marijuana may not be used onsite. Copies of the ordinance are available at the township office. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by Alan Campbell

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so much gray area in the state law, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take all the help we can get,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Empire Village Planning Commission is looking at creating its own zoning language, but stopped short of enacting a moratorium. Karen Baja is the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative on the planning commission. Speaking at a council work session held last month, she said that the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoning Ordinance has no provision for enacting a moratorium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would take about three months for us to put together a proposal for a moratorium, hold a public hearing, get




Leelanau Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and only â&#x20AC;&#x153;medical marijuana dispensaryâ&#x20AC;? is well on its way to becoming completely legal, even complying with a zoning ordinance recently approved by the Elmwood Township Board. As other jurisdictions continue to grapple with whether, how and how much to regulate the growth and sale of marijuana for medical purposes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which was legalized by Michigan voters in November 2008 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Elmwood has become the first township in Leelanau County to put an ordinance on the books. It was published in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leelanau Enterprise. Elmwood was pressed into fast action at least partly because it is also host to the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only medical marijuana dispensary. Known as the Third Coast Compassion Center TC-West, the business is located in the former Plamondon Insurance Agency building on south West Bay Shore Drive (M-22) in Elmwood Township. Kevin Plamondon owns the building and formerly operated an insurance agency at the site. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a former president of the Traverse City Compassion Club, and also offered public comment in January when the Elmwood Township Planning Commission was gathering input to put together an ordinance. Plamondon listed his address as 13310 S. West Bay Shore Drive at the meeting, where his insurance company was located. The ordinance process was completed on May 3, when the Township Board at a special meeting approved township guidelines supervisor Jack Kelly believes are in the best interest of the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ordinance will allow the sale of medical marijuana (at dispensaries), but not the use,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. Elmwood Township avoided filing a lawsuit against Third Coast Compassion Center as had been authorized by the Township Board, Kelly reported. The Center had opened without first obtaining a new business license from the township, which adopted a 6-month moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in January. The moratorium was due to expire on June 13. Elmwood zoning administrator Dave Neiger sent a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cease and desistâ&#x20AC;? letter to Third Coast Compassion Center.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA was the topic of an informational session Monday at the county Government Center. County planning director Trudy Galla, left, and county planning commission chairman Greg Julian, chat with panelists prior to the event including Detective Lt. Kip Belcher of the Traverse Narcotics Team and zoning and planning expert Jay Kilpatrick, right.


An informational work shop session on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act hosted by the county Planning Commission Monday brought a crowd of close to 100 people to the county Government Center. County Senior Planner Kristin Smith said about two-thirds of the audience were people involved in local government, mostly township or county planning commission members. The remaining third were law enforcement personnel and some medical marijuana users and care providers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had folks from all walks of life. We had planning commission members and planning officials from around the county and the area. I think since we were the first to hold an informational session like this, we attracted a good sized crowd,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. The work shop featured four speakers: Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) Detective Lt. Kip Belcher; Jay Kilpatrick, a senior planner with the Williams & Works firm; and attorneys Carol Rosati and Anne McClorey McLaughlin, both from a firm in

Farmington Hills. Belcher has worked with the Michigan State Police for the last 22 years. He has been involved with about 2,500 criminal drug investigations during his tenure with TNT, most of which involved marijuana growing operations. Kilpatrick has assisted communities in evaluating alternative approaches to locating medical marijuana facilities. Rosati and McLaughlin are members of the Johnson, Rosati, LaBarge, Aseltyne & Field firm in Farmington Hills. Rosati specializes in land use, zoning, municipal and constitutional law. McLaughlin has specialized in municipal law, governmental liability defense and civil rights defense. For the past year and a half McLaughlin has spoken to various organizations on the challenges posed by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). Smith said planners learned parameters for local regulation of medical marijuana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They talked about all options, from doing nothing to outright banning the use, and what the legal ramifications would be for each option,â&#x20AC;? she said. The presenters indicated that if a local government really is having a



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The county Sheriff’s Department is asking for public help in identifying a subject believed to be involved in an April 19 larceny in Cedar. The department has released photos of the suspect and the car he is believed to have driven to Buntings Market on the day of the robbery. The subject is wanted for questioning in connection with a larceny of items taken off a home porch in downtown Cedar. Deputies are looking for a Hispanic male who is approximately in his mid 30’s. The subject is 5-foot-6, 160 pounds with a buzz cut and some facial hair under his bottom lip and chin. He drives a white Chervrolet Impala that has a dent on the passenger side, front quarter panel above the black trim molding. Anyone with information is asked to call the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department at 256-8800, or the anonymous tip line at 947-8477.

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county Jail after failing to post a $25,000 cash surety bond. Court documents provide the following account: Between July 19 and Aug. 14, Wilson is charged with taking at least two checks without permission from a victim and presenting them for payment knowing that signatures on the checks were fraudulent. The first check, dated July 19, 2010, was for $6,800; the sec-

ond check, dated July 25, 2010, was for $4,500. County chief assistant Prosecutor Doug Donaldson said Wilson worked with the victim, a Maple City man. “She kept house for him and helped him out,” Donaldson said. If Wilson is found or pleads guilty to the charges, she faces a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

86th District Court proceedings Richard J. Manville, 41, 12797 S. Kitlinger Rd., Empire — Arraigned for driving while license suspended and driving without insurance; a pretrial conference is scheduled for May 27 at 9 a.m.; bond continued. Michelle G. Castaneda, 28, 3731 N. Aus Meh Dah Keh, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty under a plea bargain arrangement to first offense driving while license suspended; to serve credit for time served in jail; $100 fine; $200 court costs; $75 state crime victims fund; $53 state judicial fee; $294 Circuit Court appointed attorney program fee. Christopher T. Genereaux, 22, 11032 Kitigan Meekum, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty under a plea bargain

arrangement to first offense driving while license suspended; to serve credit for time served in jail; $100 fine; $200 court costs; $75 state crime victims fund; $53 state judicial fee; $294 Circuit Court appointed attorney program fee. Cary R. Kattelus, 31, 7372 E. Timberwoods Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty under a plea bargain arrangement to drunk driving; sentencing scheduled for May 27 at 10 a.m.; bond continued. Leaha G. Cary, 21, 6619 S. Lime Lake Rd., Cedar — Pleaded guilty under a plea bargain arrangement to drunk driving; sentencing scheduled for May 27 at 10 a.m.; bond continued.

Cedar woman hospitalized, released after 1-car crash A 23-year-old Cedar woman was hospitalized last week after a 1-care accident in Centerville Township. Terry Kabelman was northbound on Lakeshore Drive (Co. Rd. 643) south of LaVassar Road when she swerved to avoid an animal in the road, according to undersheriff Scott Wooters. Her vehicle flipped, rolled and landed upside-down against a

tree. Rescue crews had to extricate Kabelman from her car. There were no passengers. Kabelman was transported to Munson Medical Center where she was listed in fair condition Friday morning and improved enough to be released over the weekend.

Northport woman injured in rollover A 45-year-old Northport woman was injured in a 1-car accident over the weekend in Leland Township. Laura Irvine was northbound on Eagle Highway about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when her vehicle crossed the centerline, struck a culvert and rolled over, resting on its top, accord-

ing to Leelanau County undersheriff Scott Wooters. Irvine was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ambulance to Munson Medical Center. She was listed in fair condition Monday morning.

Rebecca A. Winowiecki, 37, P.O. Box 39, Maple City — Pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of 911 emergency telecommunication services; sentencing scheduled for May 27 at 10 a.m.; defendant remanded to jail until sentencing. Jennifer B. Wilson, 52, 7216 S. Glen Lake Rd., Glen Arbor — Arraigned on two counts of uttering and publishing; a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 27 at 10:45 a.m.; bond continued. Dustin T. Popa, 21, 2790 E. Popa Rd., Cedar — Found guilty by court of a bond violation; bond reinstated with same terms and conditions. Craig P. Anderson, 21, 11465 Ramblewood Dr., Cedar — Pleaded guilty under a plea bargain arrangement to careless driving; $40 fine; $90 court costs; $40 state judicial fee; $294 Circuit Court appointed attorney program fee.

Magistrate Court proceedings Darrin R. Hughes, 37, 5033 N. Eagle Hwy., Northport — No proof of insurance, $25 fine and costs; defective equipment, taillights and one headlight, fine and costs suspended. Hendrix R. Kohler-Petroskey, 18, 228 W. 15th St., Traverse City — Failed to yield right of way; $8 fine, $122 costs. Jessica M. Roesler, 21, 1651 E. Bellinger Rd., Cedar — Violation basic speed law, driving too fast for conditions; $8 fine, $122 costs. John H. Stanz, 53, 8857 S. Dunns Farm Rd., Maple City — No proof of insurance; $25 fine and costs. Sogge, Inc., 2233 M-37 S., Traverse City — Overweight vehicle, 5,600 lbs. over weight; $600 fine, $130 costs. Michelle L. Shaw, 36, 619 Barlow St., Traverse City — Defective equipment, window tint; fine and costs suspended.

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A 52-year-old Glen Arbor woman could spend up to 14 years in prison after being charged with two counts of uttering and publishing false checks. Jennifer B. Wilson of 7216 S. Glen Lake Rd. was arraigned in 86th District Court before Judge Thomas J. Phillips on the felony charges. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 27 at 10:45 a.m.. She is lodged in the


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Beer tent added to Walleye Festival By Chris Olson Of The Enterprise staff

The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Class of 2012, with funds helping to pay for the Junior/Senior Banquet If you’re looking for warmer weather and the class’ service trip in May 2012. and fun events, Leelanau County may Runners and walkers who register early just be the place to enjoy the weekend. will receive a free t-shirt. The fun events are pretty much a “The t-shirt is really neat. It has an lock, with two festivals (see Asparagus interesting graphic that includes the tail Festival story, right). The weather, well, of a walleye and the head of an eagle,” it’s always problematic this time of Venie said. year. Registration forms for the one-mile But cloudy skies might help the fish- fun run/walk or the four-mile course ing, which is a big can be found at part of the Lake http://eagleeyeLeelanau Walleye Festival set for index.htm. The onetomorrow and mile fun run and Saturday, with most walk will start at events happening 10:15 a.m. at the Saturday. Credit the Lake Leelanau Post Lake Leelanau Office. Venie said Improvement the route heads to Association for WALLEYES are king in Lake M-204 and up the sponsoring and Leelanau. hill to the Lake organizing the festiLeelanau BP gas staval. tion, then returns down Main Street to The key event of the weekend will the post office. The four-mile run will be the all-species fishing contest. A start at 11 a.m., with a starting line captain’s meeting is scheduled for formed in front of the St. Mary School today at 8 p.m. at Dick’s Pour House. and Church Parish. Snacks and a cash bar will be avail“The course will go up one of the able. side streets, then out to 204, probably Tony West is back as lead organizer around where the Feed and Seed store for the festival. After taking a few years used to be, then up the hill to Popp off, the Lake Leelanau Community Road,” Venie said. From Popp Road Association (LLCA) brought the tradithe runners will turn left on to Lingaur tion back last year. By making a few Road and take it down to Lake Shore changes, the biggest being switching Drive and back up to the finish line. “It the fishing contest from exclusively is a hilly, challenging run,” she said. walleye to all species, the festival There is plenty of space left for both brought a crowd of about 500 or so to races. “There are two other races hapthe village to watch a parade, participate in children’s games and see fish pening that same day, so we’ll see how it goes,” Venie said. come in from the tournament. The festival will also have a beer tent West said it was a challenge getting this year. The tent, sponsored by a local everything organized last year; preparations have gone a little easier this beer distributor, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. The tent will be secyear. “We have lots of volunteers and our tioned from the rest of the festival by sponsors have been great. It looks like fencing. There will be only one entrance we’re going to get some good weath- and exit. West said all volunteers who er,” West said. So far 20 teams have will be serving beer are Training registered for the fishing tournament, Alcohol Management (TAM) certified, which equals the total number of teams reflecting their completion of a course required by the Michigan Liquor that competed in 2010. “Last year we had a lot of guys reg- Control Commission of all bartenders ister in that final week. They were wait- and wait staff serving alcoholic bevering to see what the weather would do, ages. “I’ll also have a couple people and it’s the same way this year,” he selling tickets who will keep a close said. The fishing tournament will run eye on people as they come in and out from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with weigh-in set of the tent area,” West said. Activities will be centered on St. for 4 p.m. The Walleye 18-Hole Golf Scramble Marys Street north of M-204. Family will be held Friday at Sugar Loaf-The fun activities and food sales will start at Old Course. The shotgun start takes 1 p.m. The Walleye Festival Parade, place at 1 p.m. with prizes at most golf which runs from St. Mary street west along M-204 to Gertrude Street, will holes. The festival will add some new start at 2 p.m. “We have everything down there so all wrinkles. The St. Mary School Class of 2012 is sponsoring the inaugural the events are in one area. We’re going to Walleye Festival Hill Challenge/Eagle have pony rides, children’s games, the Eye Run. Class advisor Liz Venie said weigh-in will take place there. It’s going to be great time,” he said. the idea first came up last fall. “Some of our cross country kids Go to http://www.lakeleelanaumi. wanted to put together an event that com/Lake%20Leelanau%202011%20 included the community, involved the walleye_festival.htm for more informacommunity. The first thing we thought tion for registration forms and more of was the Walleye Festival,” she said. information.

EMPIRE VILLAGE residents Linda Payment (left) and Heidi Skinner got in the asparagus spirit — and costumes — for a past festival.

Local asparagus questionable for festival There’s a chance that the veggie of choice will be available for sale at the Eighth Annual Empire Asparagus Festival. But growers had their eyes to the ground, hoping that frost wouldn’t nip what has already turned out to be a delayed crop. Harry and Barbara Norconk will have a vendor’s booth at the festival in Empire for Saturday. The Norconk Farm, located just south of the BenzieLeelanau County line on Aral Road, is known for its asparagus. Harry Norconk said is hoping to have fresh-cut asparagus at a festival booth. “If it doesn’t freeze tonight (Monday), we’ll have fresh asparagus for Saturday. It froze last night (Sunday), but it only twinged the roof tops, it didn’t get down to the ground level,” Norconk said. The family made its first cutting last

week, but it was sparse. “We only took about four inches off, not too much,” he said. The best weather for growing, and harvesting, the asparagus stalks provides daytime highs in the 70s, no freezes at night, and sunshine. “Seventy to 72 is a good temperature for growing. If you’re in the 60s, that’s too low. The 80s is good, but then it grows too fast,” he said. The festival, organized by the Empire Chamber of Commerce, has events scheduled for tomorrow night, Saturday and Sunday morning. Chamber president Paul Skinner said they will have everything ready to go for the weekend. “We’ve got our volunteers ready to go, the vendors are all lined up. Now we just need some decent weather and people to show up,” he said. Go to and

click on the asparagus festival icon to find a complete listing of events, vendors and sponsors. One highlight is always the Empire Asparagus Poetry Contest; winners will be announced on Saturday. The vendors area on Front Street will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A 5K fun run will start and end at the Empire Village Beach, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and racers taking off at 9 a.m. The “green” parade, with no motorized entries allow, will kick off at 3 p.m. All are welcome to take part, but floats and entries must salute asparagus. At 7 p.m. the Asparagus Bar-B-Q begins at the Township Hall on Front Street. On Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon, master chef Sam Barr will create breakfast masterpieces as part of the Empire Eagles Famous Breakfast in the Empire Township Hall.


2011 Suttons Bay Buccaneers Youth Tackle Football Sign-Up The Suttons Bay Buccaneers registration for the 2011 YMCA Pop Warner football season is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Suttons Bay (corner of Lincoln and Madison Streets). Eligibility is based entirely on age and weight, not grade. To be eligible: • Peewee: 8-10 years old on Aug. 1, 2011 and weigh 60-105 lbs (or older/lighter - 11 years old and weigh 60-85 lbs) • Midgets: 10-12 years old on Aug. 1, 2011 and weigh 85-135 lbs (or older/lighter - 13 years old and weigh 85-115 lbs) All children who are a resident of Suttons Bay School District, as well as neighboring communities, are eligible. (No timely registrant has ever been turned away). If you are going to play this year, it is important that you sign up now, so that we can get an accurate head count and have adequate time over the summer to prepare. Effective this year, late registrants will be charged a graduated late fee, solely for the purpose of encouraging timely registration.

If you have any questions please call Michelle or Al Crocker at 271-4762 THE WALLEYE Festival parade (2010 version shown above) will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday.


Note: Pop Warner Football is not a school related activity. It is a community based, YMCA program. At sign-up, only a $40 registration fee and a birth certificate is needed. All players will need a sports physical by the first day of practice in August. New players will need to purchase a helmet, shoes and pants with pads, over the course of the summer. Shoulder pads will be provided for all players that do not already have them. A very limited number of helmets are available for use on a first come / first served basis. Total cost for new equipment should run approximately $100 - $150.

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A BRAVE VISITOR to Glen Haven beach captured the colors of Sleeping Bear Bay on Sunday despite Lake Michigan-driven cold temperatures and nippy winds. — Photo by Don Miller

Cedar plans community ‘garage’ sale ‘Why not hold a big one here in Cedar?’” Bunting said. Bunting asked Solon Township Board trustee George Rosinski to see if the board would have any problems with a community-wide sale along the sidewalks through Cedar. The board had no problems with it. “Flaska Insurance Agency will have its courtyard open and they will be selling some stuff they want to get rid of. The lady who owns the quilt shop (Liberty Bell Quilts) is going to have some items for sale as will Liz Saile. The ice cream shop owner (Bret Crimmons) is letting us use the green

space next to his shop, and Rich Zywicki is opening up the space next to the hardware store,” Bunting said. So far 27 people have signed up to be part of the sale. Bunting said other residents will also be holding their own garage sales. “People are asking to setup by the playground so their children can come with them. It really is going to be a great day,” she said. The cost to “rent” a selling space on the sidewalk is $10. Bunting said the fee will go to for advertising, with any money left over donated to the Cedar fire department.

Painter’s work to be auctioned after demo

SCENES FROM Empire painted by Harriett Mittelberger will be on display in Glen Arbor.

Empire featured in G-A show A mini-show of paintings by Harriett Mittelberger is being featured through May 27 at the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA). Mittelberger’s show, entitled “Empire State of Mind,” represents the first of seven “mini-shows” to be held over two-week periods at GAAA. Mittelberger earned a bachelor of arts in communications from Michigan State and a master of fine arts in direct-

ing from George Washington University. Her career includes 32 years of teaching in Maryland and watercolor study under Suzanne Wilson, Stefanie Vallee and Tony Couch as well as oil painting by Peggy Hawley and Douglas Davis. Further information is available by calling 334-6112.

Master painter Jerry Caron will offer a free demonstration of his technique for painting landscapes and still-life on Friday, at 1 p.m. at the Old Art Building in Leland. “It’s like magic,” commented a viewer of one of Caron’s previous demonstrations. “First there are a bunch of pretty meaningless colors on the canvas … and then out of no where this beautiful picture just emerges.” The demonstration will culminate in a completely finished work of art that will immediately be auctioned off, with all proceeds to benefit the Old Art Building. The event is open to members of the northern Michigan arts community as well as the public at large. Caron will respond to questions from the audience. Admission is free of charge, but those planning to attend are encouraged to phone 256-2131 to reserve a place. Caron will be available to briefly critique artwork brought in by attendees.

Confections the center of exhibition Sweet Summer, a painting exhibition of cupcakes, donuts, pie slices and other food for the senses, will open Friday, May 27, at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor. Eastport artist Margie Guyot returns to Center Gallery with new oil paintings that celebrate the food she loves as well as local landscapes that inspire her.

Center Gallery will host a pie party Sunday, May 28, from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy desserts created by Cherrie Stege and inspired by Guyot’s paintings. The exhibition will continue through June 30. Further information is available at 334-3179.

The show will run approximately one hour, and be open to the public. The school is located at 11930 S. W. Bay Shore Dr.

Advertising deadline will be moved up for the June 2nd issue. Display Ads must be turned in no later than: Thursday, May 26th by Noon. In-column liner classified ads must be turned in no later than Thursday, May 26th by 4:00 PM. Late Classifieds will be accepted until 10:00 AM Friday, May 27th. Our normal office hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Pathfinder plans one-hour drama The Pathfinder School drama program will present Murder on the Orient Express Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. in the school gym.

Will be closed Monday, May 30th to observe a day dedicated to the men and women who have died in our nation’s service.

A SELF-PORTRAIT of artist Jack Warden.



If you’re into garage sales, Cedar will be the place on Saturday. Residents and business owners in Cedar are planning a community-wide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The effort is being organized by Dottie Bunting, who with her husband, Greg, owns Bunting’s Cedar Market. “I had been thinking about holding a garage sale at our home, but I wasn’t sure if people would be able to find our house,” she said. She was talking about her garage sale dilemma with patrons at the store said they were considering holding garage sales as well. “We all thought,

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Sidewalk connects ‘cultural campus’ It seems only appropriate that a sidewalk connecting M-22 to the Leelanau Community Cultural Center would be built of more than cement. About 10 volunteers on Tuesday laid native stones in a flowing pattern as cement dried on the sidewalk, which is part of a renovation project for what has become affectionately known in the Leland community as the “Old Art Building.” The sidewalk will provide a better way for people to get to the Old Art Building, operated by the LCCC. The sidewalk will also connect to the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical Society Museum. The library and museum are located on Cedar Street behind the Old Art Building. The LCCC has been working toward sidewalk construction for almost 5 years as plans were discussed among the LCCC, Leland Township, the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical Society. All four organizations shared in the the cost of the sidewalk. Scheduling between the four entities and discussions about safety issues held the project in the planning phase. LCCC had to decide between building a path on the other side of the Old Art Building property along the Leland River or building the sidewalk along Cedar Street. Leland Township was particularly interested in the safety that would be provided by a sidewalk, and its interest in the project finally swayed the LCCC’s decision. Previously, people walked down Cedar Street to get to the buildings, which created dangerous situations with car traffic. Traffic on the street was especially heavy when an event or class was held in one of the buildings. The center chose to leave the lake side of the property as a natural space with benches and walking paths.

DAN LISUK, president of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, pushes stones into the concrete on Tuesday. The sidewalk will help bring the Old Arts Building, the Leland Museum and the Leland Township Library together as a cultural campus. spaces of concrete to decorate; volunteers created their own designs. The LCCC received a grant from the Leland Community Improvement Association to plant ornamental trees between the sidewalk and the road. A committee is still deciding which species of tree to plant. There will also be space for parking along the side of the road. The new sidewalk will promote safety, and the flowing design of stones in the concrete will lead visitors to a special part of Leland made up of the museum, the library and the Old Art Building.

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‘Fiber frenzy’ offers sale of used goods in Leland Fiber Frenzy, etc., a gigantic sale of “gently used” handmade textile art, will be held Memorial weekend at the Old Art Building in Leland. The sale will provide a change to scoop up arty, unusual, wearable fiber art and jewelry while supporting the expanded annex of the Old Art Building. A sneak preview sale will be held Friday, May 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Light refreshment will be served with an admission charge of $5. The actual sale will be held Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A half-price sale will be held from 2-3 p.m. with free admission all day on Saturday. Area residents have been asked to donate handmade items from their closets, drawers and trunks that are

LEIF SPÖRCK was among volunteers who met on Tuesday to put design of stones on a new sidewalk that will connect the Old Art Building in Leland to M-22.

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no longer used. The sale will include wearable garments, jewelry and accessories, hats, scarves, handbags and shawls; children’s items such a baby blankets, puppets, kids’ clothing, booties and sweaters; and art for interiors, including needlework, linens such as tablecloths, doilies, table runners, placemats, afghans, rugs, art of traditional quilts, tapestries, dolls, fiber sculptures and vintage textiles. Items may be dropped off on Thursday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Donors will receive a tax deductible receipt, and a 15 percent voucher to select area stores. Further information is available by calling 256-2131 or 946-1019.

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Judy Livingston, program director for the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, is happy to see the sidewalk constructed for more than safety reasons. “It’s going to make it a clean visual sweep to the buildings,” Livingston said. “We’d like to work to make it a cohesive group back here.” LCCC president Dan Lisuk agreed. “It will connect us all as a cultural campus.” The sidewalk is decorated with native Leelanau stones that were donated to the center. Jasper, feldspar, petoskey, bluestones and many other beautiful and colorful rocks were laid in the concrete. Volunteers laid stones in 5-foot lengths of cement in artistic patterns that flowed from one side of the sidewalk to the other. There were 40

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The Glen Lake Association is exploring options to dredge Hatlem Pond in Empire Township, placing sediments in an upland retention pond that has not been built. Hatlem Pond, which is located on private property, has six feet of silt covered by 18 inches of surface water, according to a letter written to Empire Township by Rob Karner, watershed biologist for the Glen Lake Association and teacher at the Leelanau School. Heavy rains force Hatlem Pond to overflow, according to Karner, carrying silt downstream it discolors water along the south shore of big Glen Lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could see Hatlem Pond becoming a pond that has a routine dredging schedule that would prevent any more of this siltation to come down,â&#x20AC;? said

Karner. Siltation in small quantities is natural, and is not an issue. But because so much silt has built up in front of the dam, heavy rain causes a lot of sediment to flow at once to the lake, Karner believes. The problem is complicated because Hatlem Creek already suffers from an â&#x20AC;&#x153;already significant E. coli problem,â&#x20AC;? he added. The dam holding water from Hatlem Creek to create Hatlem Pond appears to be intact and fully functional, Karner said. Still, the Glen Lake Association would like to have an engineer make sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working properly. Karnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter, dated April 18 and addressed to Empire Township supervisor Bill Bolton, asks the township to

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Boat house addition will help sailing school Work began last week on an addition to the Northport Youth Sailing School (NYSS) boat house at the Northport village beach. The 14-by-15-foot addition will house Optimist sailing dinghies and Laser sailboats used by NYSS for sailing classes. According to NYSS organizer Donna Chapman, volunteers working on the project include Al Flees, Fred Batt, Rob Brown and his sons Jacob and Caleb, along with Roger Church, Tom Gallery, Gus Geil and Jim Chapman. NYSS this summer will begin its

third year of teaching youths age 8-16 how to sail in beginning, intermediate and advance courses. Classes begin July 18 and run for four weeks. In addition, NYSS will host a Junior Counselor Training Program sponsored by U.S. Sailing the weekend of June 4 and 5. The class is designed to teach youths 14 and older the skills needed to work on a waterfront setting. Additional information on both the sailing school and the Junior Counselor Training Program may be obtained by visiting online or phoning 386-7401.

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Bird die-off in park to be explained A public information session explaining why birds have been dying near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be presented Thursday, June 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Munnecke Room at the Leland Township Library. The session is titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bird mortality related to botulism intoxication.â&#x20AC;? The session is designed to inform members of the public about how botulism is affecting the Lake Michigan coastline, and suggest ways citizens can get involved in helping. The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service are organizing the presentation in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the Michigan Sea Grant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other organizations. Anyone seeking more information may contact Steve Farha of the U.S. Geological Survey by phone at (734) 214-7245, or via email at sfarha@usgs. gov; or Emily Tyner of the National Park Service via email at emily_tyner@ The Leland Township Library is located at 203 E. Cedar Street in Leland.

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A total of 78 Glen Lake middle school students were on the honor roll for the third nine-week marking period. Those receiving all A’s were: • 8th grade students Madeline Bredin, Skylar Gleason, Corrine Gretzmacher, Kaitlin Grigg, Eleanor Hill, Madison Hill, Noah Kelly, Jessica Lee, Jane Lively, Siaira Milroy, Bryanne Palmer, Jessica Penny, McKenna Turrill, Charles Velis and Alexandra Wuerfel. • 7th grade students Alexandra LaCross, Christopher Lodge, Garrett Schaub and Seneca Stairs. Those receiving a 3.33 or above grade point average were: • 8th grade students Abigail Barrett, Quintin Brown, Logan Deater, Nolan Deemer, Kyle Drake, Keefer Edwards, Robert Ewing, Breanna Flores, Drake Hendershot, Jessie Hood, Maryann Horn, Joseph


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Earning honors were: Shelby Fetterolf, Carrie Gleason and Samantha Sterkenburg. 11th graders earning all A’s were Chelsea Belanger and Martin Cervantes. Earning highest honors were Ashley Couturier, Carly Fisher, Ashley Nowak, Jared Ornelas, Surbhi Punhani, Eli Saffell, Hanna Schaub, Constantza Snyder and Katie Staudacher. Earning honors were Paul Bardenhagen, Hannah Burns, Carolyn Eitzen, Peter Fellows, Victoria Kelly and Noe Mosqueda. Seniors earning all A’s were Alexandra Arens, Clayton Beyers, Lea Bjoergul, Sarah Jane Crimmins, Erin Dingrando, Aaron Jolliffe, Kenyon McFarlane and Yuchen Zhao. Earning highest honors were Luke Speicher, Rebecca Thomas, Clayton Wolin and Jordan Yaakoby. And earning honors were Paul Bahle, Anja Beyer, Meagan Flohe, Jonas Geweke, Calvin Gibson, Peter Rennie and Su Yong.

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A total of 121 students in the seventh through twelfth grades were named to the second semester, third quarter honor roll at Leland Public School. 7th graders earning all A’s were Daniel Bardenhagen, Evangeline Grobbel, ViAnna Hennig, Danielle Merwin, Elizabeth Munoz, Katia Skarupinski, Luke Wiesen and BenZion Yaakoby. Earning highest honors were Shelby Budzinski, Ethan Cline, Emma Hawley, Aslan May, Clarke Morgan, Michael Osorio and Angelica Rodriguez. And earning honors were Elijah Berg, Devon Kleinschmit, Cole Prevost, Nicholas Rybka and Madison Trumbull. 8th graders earning all A’s were Anna Bahle, Kate Bishop, Vivien Fierberg, Jessica Fleis, Aurelia Guest, Kati Kattelus, Jaden Prevost and Nathan Schwarz. Earning highest honors were Mathhew Bechtel, Elizabeth Borre, Analise Buhr, Gunnar Carlson, Amanda Cole, Spencer Crimmins, David Grzebienik, Miranda Harrison, Mariah

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County students take care of business while visiting nation’s capital Four county students placed in the top 10 in their respective events at the Business Professionals of

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America National Conference last week in Washington, D.C. Savannah Gross placed the highest of county students attending the conference, taking second in the administrative support research project category. Gross attends Leland, but participates as a member of the St. Mary team. Michelle Rath placed fifth in human resource management and Lindsey Korson was eighth in presentation management. Colin Korson, a 2007 St. Mary graduate, also attended the conference to compete at the collegiate level for Northwood University. He earned a first place in advanced accounting. Also attending the conference representing St. Mary were Erin Dingrando (Leland), Aaron Helwig, Layton Korson, Michelle Rath, Kevin Schaub and advisor Mary Ann Korson. Suttons Bay also sent a contingent to the national conference. Members of the Parliamentary Procedure team took individual tests and then did a group presentation.

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Hard work in garden paid off year-round for S-B family Now that winter is finally in the past many of us are planning and planting gardens. I always approach such tasks with a eye to the past and wonder what type of plants Leelanau County residents used to cultivate. If you have seen my columns you know that I sometimes use the diaries of Sarah Palmer as inspiration and fodder. Mrs. Palmer resided on Richter Road in Suttons Bay for much of her life, and kept a dairy from about 18731915. So I picked the year 1890, read through all her entries and came up with a survey of her year in her gardens. She definitely had a green thumb and grew many flowers along with her vegetables. She often made up bouquets and gave them away to friends and neighbors. So set back and relax and live a whole year in Sarah’s garden: Jan 1: “I picked a pretty pansy today from my flower bed.” Jan 8: “I have an arbutus in bud from the woods”. (She must have been successful in extracting a trailing arbutus from the woods to her home?) Jan 23: She received Vick’s floral guide, a popular journal about plants and also a seed company which was eventually sold to the Burpee Co. April 21: She planted her tomato seeds. April 22: Planted cabbage seed. April 26: Her husband sowed the peas, not sure if those were cow peas or garden peas. They also ate the last of the fruit preserves from the previous season. April 28: “Sent roots and arbutus to

charley’s folks…” May 5: “Melville (her husband) set out his sweet apples…” May 13: “Worked in the flower beds”. May 16: “We have peas, onions and lettuce in and a few potatoes.” She means they are planted, they weren’t on the table yet! May 24: “The folks are all planting corn.” Probably field corn and not the sweet stuff we eat fresh. May 26: She planted her seeds in the flower bed. June 2: “The cutworms are pretty bad this year”. June 4: “I set out tomato plants every night but the cut worms bother me a good deal.” Sounds like she was hardening off her tomato plants before setting them out for good. June 9: “The flowers I have in blossom now are Flags, daiseys, tulips, pansys, Lilacs, and golden buttons.” Her spellings. By Flags, might she mean blue flag Iris? June 14: “Planting potatoes.” June 16: Her first peony bloomed. June 18: The children picked the first strawberries for dinner. And she hoed a row of sweet corn. June 20: Weeded her beets and carrots. June 23: “Hoed all the forenoon and most of the afternoon.” June 24: “Mosquitoes bad tonight.” June 25: “I sent Miss Dorland a boquet.” June 26: “Our folks finished planting potatoes.” June 27: “I finished hoeing the garden today. Now I have red roses. Syringas. One yellow rose. sweet Williams. snap dragons. golden but-

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July 12: She made cherry pie and a raspberry pie and had raspberries for dinner and supper. July 16: “The flower that I have the most of now are corn lilies, pansies, white roses, petunias, white daisies, Larkspur, sweet Williams, poppies, & portulacca. Had string beans for dinner.” July 17: To take a tangent for just a moment, she offers this animal inventory. “We bought a cow and little heifer calf two weeks old of Mr Cozart yesterday, so we have two cows & two heifer calves. We have a span of horses & last years colt, three big hogs & eight little pigs, seven sheep & seven lambs, 3 hens with chickens and one brood that are weaned. I think we have 7 hens & a big rooster, and a canary bird.” July 23: “My flowers now are white roses, 2 kinds of Marigolds, stereiums, white daisys. petunias, a few morning glories. Lichness, larkspurs, poppies, corn Lilies, and portulacca”. (again Sarah’s spelling here, not sure what all of these flowers are… if you know please contact me!) July 25: “Hoed the cabbage and killed a lot of cabbage worms. Ate the last of the old potatoes.” July 27: “New potatoes for dinner.” (I am impressed that she was able to stretch the potatoes all year. I’m sure the old potatoes were getting rather mealy and must have been full of sprouts. The new potatoes must have tasted great!) July 29: “Paris greening the potatoes.” Some type of spray, maybe a copper, put on the potatoes. August 1: “Spent the forenoon picking cabbage worms.” August 8: “I preserved 6 ½ lbs of the late cherries today. I have some very nice double poppies, some china pinks, & flox, white daiseys, lilys, portulaca 7 kinds, petunias stercions, lots of morning glories, larkspurs, candy tuft, marygolds, pansys & some clarkia, Sunflowers & holy hocks. Very hard rain & wind & thunder & lightening to night. The wind laid down a good many things in the garden & flowers.” (We have all had the rain knock down some tall flowers, she must have been frustrated enough to note in her diary.) August 16: “made two apple pies.” (First mention of new apples.) August 17: “ I cooked New potatoes, string beans, & summer squash for dinner & cut up cucumbers. I have a pretty purple Dahlia, one Zinia, some flox, lots of petunias & portulacca & marigolds morning glories & fouroclocks.” August 20: “boiled corn for dinner” (first mention of what is probably sweet corn) August 22: “I went over all of the cabbage to day & killed the worms, they never were so thick on our cabbage before.” (can’t you just feel her frustration!) September 5: “went blackberrying over to Lee’s point and got 25 quarts.” September 17: “cooked winter squash for dinner” (seasons are changing, she is already eating the winter squash) September 22: She brought in the plants she wanted in the house and made elderberry pies. September 28: Went to Lee’s point to check on Peaches, but they were still hard and under ripe. October 4: (another slight digression

to show a busy day despite the death of friend) “Pared apples to dry. I am saving garden seeds, cooked the big rooster for dinner. I went over to Mrs Coles this afternoon & saw her die. I churned, made five loaves of bread. I scalded all of the bedsteads up stairs. Cora is helping clean up. We sold 11 bushels of fall apples to Leander for 50 cts a bushel. Melville & Perry are husking corn. I boiled cabbage for dinner. Melville & Perry cleaned up a grist of wheat to take to Traverse. Melville went to a caucus to night.” October 8: “They start digging potatoes.” October 11: She made 8 pumpkin pies. Her husband and sons have dug more than 100 bushels of potatoes by this day. October 20: Andrew Weisler’s cow got into her cabbages and ate 12 of them. After all those cut worms she loses 12 to a pilfering cow. How awful. October 28: But she still had cabbage to spare, and sold 40 heads of cabbage to Mrs. Fogarty besides what she kept for herself. November 8: “Planted tulips and put dahlia toes in sand.” (I never heard anyone call dahlia tubers ‘toes’ but it seems to fit, sand helps keep them through the winter.) November 10: “Finished bringing in the cabbage.” November 24: “buried the potatoes today”. (Potatoes can be stored by burying in straw lined pits in the field, below the frost line. Sometimes kept in cellars too, buried in dry sand or grain chaff.) About the author In late summer, Susan Odom plans to open Hillside Homestead in Leelanau County, where visitors can experience a turn-of-the-century farm along with historic farm dinner experiences, B&B style lodging and special events set to the year 1910. More information is available at


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60 YEARS AGO May 17, 1951 Leelanau County’s resort business should be good this summer. Given a break in weather, it will be above average. That’s the news brought back from Grand Rapids by Albert L. Wrisley of Northport Point, vice president of the West Michigan Tourist and Resort association, who attended the annual Spring tourist conference last week. *** Six Coast Guard vessels, one of them a heavily armed destroyer escort, have been on maneuvers this week off South Manitou Island. *** Saturday night’s frost, which dropped temperatures to as low as 24 degrees, cost thousands of dollars in losses for Leelanau’s fruit growers, farmers and gardeners. County Recorder Fred Hahnenberg found 1½ inches of ice in a pail at his farm near Lake Leelanau. 115 YEARS AGO May 14, 1896 The summer resort at Fouch will open June 15th. *** Supervisor Krubner of Cleveland Township made us a pleasant call on Monday. *** H.M. Gilman caught a Black Bass in the river Tuesday that tipped the scales at 5 lbs. & 8 oz. *** Provemont. We understand that Alfred Couturier is to start a temperance saloon in the near future and as Fred promises to keep nothing stronger than alcohol, we wish him success.


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The county Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of the former Enterprise building at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Administrator John L. McCurtain presented the board with a negotiated settlement with Richard C. Kerr, establishing a price of $282,000 for the former home of the county’s weekly newspaper. 35 YEARS AGO May 20, 1976 Leelanau Township has the highest total property valuation of Leelanau County’s 11 townships, according to the 1976 tax equalization report compiled by the County Equalization Department. The valuation for Leelanau Township, the northernmost local unit in the county, is pegged at $28.1 million. *** State Rep. Connie Binsfeld of Maple City will face opposition in the Republican primary in August for the 104th District seat tjat includes Leelanau County. On Monday, Robert Lee, 35-year old news and public affairs director for WWTV in Cadillac, announced his candidacy for the post. A third Republican, Rudy Savage of Traverse City, would also seek nomination in the Aug. 3 primary. *** A former Elk Rapids and Mesick school teacher and administrator is the choice for superintendent of Glen Lake Community Schools. He is Raymond C. Kahler, 53, who is completing his 13th year as superintendent of schools at Sandusky.


A LOVELY garden and porch scene taken around 1900. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Josephine Svoboda Johnson, Anton Svoboda, and Mr. Shalda; in the front row are Anna Svoboda and Mrs. Shalda. — Photo courtesy of the Leelanau Historical Museum.

5 YEARS AGO May 18, 2006 Dr. John G. and Elnora Milliken are 0-for-4, an average that seems out-of-place in their highly successful lives. The Millikens have attempted four times in the last decade to have the 230 acres that they have amassed in Elmwood Township developed, with the latest failure coming last week. A Wisconsin-based company that developed waterparks in the Dells region withdrew its application, with a spokesperson for the firm stating that reaction from Elmwood Township led to the decision. *** Allegations of impropriety against the tribal Election Board have resulted in the unprecedented postponement of a general election that was slated to be held next week for members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. On Friday, tribal court chief judge Katherine J. Scotta granted an emergency motion to stay the election for 45 days pending an investigation into complaints that were filed by a Tribal Council candidate who narrowly lost an April 2 primary election race. *** An unexpected infusion of $419,000 in federal and state grant funding will allow Suttons Bay Township and the Michigan Department of Transportation to acquire a new 47-acre “45th Parallel Park” on M-22 south of Setterbo Road. Officials hope to establish a 4-acre waterfront roadside park on M-22 with an adjacent 43-acre “natural area” west of an old railroad rightof-way paralleling the state highway. 10 YEARS AGO May 17, 2001 A new plan to swap state and private land on South Fox Island was unveiled this week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the public is being invited to participate in yet another round of hearings. State and federal officials have struck a deal with private landowner and developer David Johnson to keep the southern 10 acres of South Fox Island in public ownership. If the new plan is approved, most of the state’s land would be consolidated in the northern one third of the island, while Johnson’s land would be consolidated in the southern two-thirds of the island — minus the 10-acre parcel at the southernmost tip. *** The auditorium planned for construction at Suttons Bay High School may end up costing much more than anticipated, but building four new classrooms and a shop at the high school will likely cost a little less. ***

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fast, lunch and ice cream. I’m certain that everyone wishes them the best of luck, especially their new neighbors. Sunday the Empire Eagles will host a breakfast from 8 a.m. till noon at the Empire Town Hall. While we are on the subject of Empire happenings, the Empire Area Museum will be presenting the film “Whaddaya Give” produced by the Leelanau Historical Society. The 90 minute movie is of a play written by local author and essayist Anne-Marie Oomen, who was inspired by the Roen brothers lives and posthumous estate auction that drew national attention to this tiny village. As an add, of course popcorn will will be served. If you want to see something really interesting about the new Sleeping Bear Trail, check out sleepingbeartrail. org/. It really shows off our area. I am convinced that we will have summer soon. By request, Go Bulls. P.S. from Dotti: Special Happy Birthday wishes to a good buddy of mine, Scotty Thompson.


This is going to be a busy weekend, Empire Asparagus Festival will kick off on Friday night from 6-10:30 a pig roast under the big tent including Right Brain Brewery and entertainment by K-Jones Benzie Playboyz. Saturday starting at 10 a.m. 5K fun run. Starting at 11:30 a.m. the Asparagus recipe contest and cook-off will be held at the Empire Town Hall. The main thing however is the Asparagus Eats and Beer Tasting which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. While tasting and eating, don’t forget to get in the Empire Lions Clubs 50-50. After the festival, Joe’s Friendly will have a Bar-BQ from 6-10:30 and dancing with music by Who Hit John. I guess you will have to be there to answer that question. How about marching in the parade starting at 3 p.m. in the Kazoo Band? Dick Figura will be leading the band again. The Empire Lions Club is participating by giving free t-shirts to anyone marching in the band. Kazoo’s will also be issued if you don’t have

one of your own. There will be a rehearsal on Friday evening, but if you are unable to make it, just show up on Saturday because as the leader of the band says, “the Kazoo Band is not exactly rocket science.” For a souvenir, the t-shirts will be sold at the festival also. Hey, congratulations Cameron Kerr on earning your instructor’s license. Mary Beaird has returned to her home on big Glen Lake after attending her high school class reunion in Illinois. It was Mary’s 65th class reunion, and there must have been other people there on top of it. Get well wishes to Jodie Dodson and to Delores Strobel. Happy Birthday wishes to Frank Siepker, Robert Jillson and Margaret Hodge. Just a reminder to Jim Martin, per the conversation at the Chamber meeting, the invitation still stands. Congratulations to Thomas, Carol and Cora McCahill, new owners of the Dairy Bar or deli or whatever it has been. The McCahill’s are owners of the On The Narrows Marina. I understand that the plan is for a restaurant, break-

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We’ve waited a long time for this weather, but it does seem like spring has finally arrived. Last Sunday night’s warnings of frost and freezing was more than a little disconcerting for farmers and gardeners, but the warmup seems to have begun. Our orchard was one of the sites on the 2009 Blossom Tour, and we all thought that was a really late year for blossoms. The tour was on May 16 that year and our blossoms just opened the day before. I’m writing this column on May 16 and we are days away from seeing a cherry blossom up here. Interestingly, in the May 29, 2008 column, I commented on how late everything was. There still hadn’t been any asparagus at the Farmers Market on May 24 that year. There may be asparagus at this weekend’s market this year. Speaking of which, the first Farmers Market of the 2011 season was a great success in spite of the chilly, off-and-on rainy, weather. The new location at Suttons Bay’s North Park, at the intersection of M-22 and M-204, boasted 13 vendors and over 150 customers at the opening day. It’s springtime in Paris, too, as Dick and Nana Kennedy can report. They just returned from a delightful week there – sunny, warm days; charming sidewalk cafes; lots of wine and baguettes; miles of walking and window shopping; beautiful flower-filled parks; marvelous museums and concerts. They found it to be an incredible city, and a truly “carpe diem” trip. Marcia Biskupski and daughter Alison are here from Chicago for the summer. Mike and Kathy Bosco were here for a long weekend, and Mike stopped by the Farmers Market. Margaret Travis was also at the market, as were quite a few Omena residents Congratulations to John and Mary Helen Ray on the birth of their granddaughter Tatum Elizabeth Ray. Her parents are Michael and Samantha Ray of Phoenix. She arrived on May 11, the same day as John’s forty-first 39th birthday. What a special birthday present. Fred Putnam is in town to work around the farm. While here, he also went to see the Graduation Pow-wow at Suttons Bay High School. It was a great event. The senior class was escorted into the gym by Native American dancers. Three of the Native American seniors shared their life stories and goals in a motivational video presentation. Omena resident Nicole Grant was on the organizing committee and also part of the video. Debby Disch also attended the pow-wow, and she and Kanda McKee went to the silent auction that evening that raised funds for the SEEDS after school program.

Ed Oberndorf was in town for a brief visit to the area, possibly giving new meaning to the term “brief visit”. He drove from Cleveland, stopping part way, arrived on Friday, and left Saturday afternoon. His nephew, Bill Oberndorf, who lives in San Francisco, was awarded Alumni Man of the Year at University School in Cleveland and he asked his Uncle Ed to make the presentation. Bill has been involved in many areas of philanthropy, with a real passion in the area of school choice. He and John Walton co-founded the Alliance for School Choice that works nationally to bring about K-12 education reform and expand school choice for low-income families. Ed came up to meet with Al Noftz of Northport, who helped him develop an interesting video presentation. The format of the presentation, including many pictures of Bill’s classmates and colleagues, will be a surprise for Bill. Ed will be the first uncle to honor a nephew since this award was initiated in 1949, and this will be the first video format ever presented. Ed was hosted for one night at the Balas B&B, where the company was outstanding and the rates were the best in the Omena area. He also enjoyed lunch on Saturday with Bruce and Judy and Harold and Kanda McKee. Jenny and Molly Smith were in town for a long weekend visiting their parents Rink and Karon Smith. They returned to South Haven on Sunday. Congratulations to Emma Preston First on her graduation from Washington State University on May 7 with a BA in Apparel Merchandising. Emma is the daughter of Cynnie Renz Dotzauer of Snohomish, Washington, and the granddaughter of Bill and Rat Renz. Bill and Rat took the train from Cincinnati to Washington for the event. They had a great trip out, even though

floods in North Dakota caused them to detour between Fargo and Minot. They met a man from Traverse City on the train, and enjoyed beautiful scenery. Other attendees at the graduation included Cynnie’s double cousin, Marjie Smith, who is also Emma’s godmother, Emma’s step father, Ron Dotzauer and his mother Mavis, Emma’s sisters, AJ Dotzauer, from Ellensburg, Washington, and Ellie First from Bozeman, Montana, her father, John First, and her boyfriend, Lane Myers, and his family. Emma has accepted a management position with Target in Portland, Oregon, where both of Marjie’s brothers, Preston and Tim Smith, live. A number of Rule cousins are at the Rule Cottage this week working on several projects. The group includes Luke Robinson from Cincinnati, Jim Wickemeyer from East Leroy, Michigan, Steve Hessel from Corvallis, Oregon, and Jamie Cromartie and his son Ben from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. They will be joined at various times by their Omena cousins, Rink Smith and his wife Karon, and Debby Disch and her husband Les. Les and Debby’s nephew, Aric Browning, will also be on the work crew (as well as the after work crew). Tonight, May 19, will be the first of the Savings Birds Thru Habitat Speaker Series. Piper Goldson will be speaking about the works of John James Audubon and John Gould. Saturday, May 21, is the Walleye Festival in Lake Leelanau. The fishing tournament begins at 7 am. The festivities begin at 1 p.m., and the parade is at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, is the NMC Barbecue. I’m not forgetting the birthdays this week – there actually aren’t any in my little black book. So, Happy National Bike to Work Day to everyone on May 20.

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 8190 Lincoln Rd., Beulah 231-882-4241


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 785 Beulah Hwy. (U.S. 31 N.) 231-882-4506 Sunday Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.

Burdickville Glen Lake Community Reformed 4902 W. MacFarlane Rd. (Co. Rd. 616) 334-4563 Pastor Andy Bossardet Adult Sunday School Class: @ 8:30 a.m. Worship & Sunday School (K-5):10:00 a.m. Nursery care provided during worship FW Friends: (K-4) Wednesday @ 3:30 Route 3:16 (5th & 6th) Wednesday @ 3:30


Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. (Extraordinary Form) Go to & click on calendar for all masses/devotions/confessions


nearly every month since first gathering on April 4, 1945, in Glen Arbor.

Keswick United Methodist Church will host its second free movie night Saturday in the church multi-purpose room. Open to the public, the Dreamworks movie Prince of Egypt, rated PG, will be shown. The movie tells the story of Moses (voice by Val Kilmer), who is raised the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and is a fitting rival for his stepbrother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes). When he learns of his roots, Moses flees to the desert, learns of his heritage and heeds God’s calling to free his enslaved people from Egypt. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The movie will begin at 7 p.m.. Pop and popcorn will be provided. Movie-goers can bring their favorite pillow and blanket, or a lawn chair. The church is located at 3376 S. Center Hwy., south of Suttons Bay.

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St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Father Michael Janowski 326-5255 Saturday Mass at 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m.

Gill’s Pier St. Wenceslaus Church Father Andrew Buvala, O.F.M. Mass: Sunday 8 a.m.

Glen Arbor First Church of Christ, Scientist Harbor Hwy., Glen Arbor, Mich. Phone 334-4961 Church Services: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday evening meeting at 7:30 p.m. Reading Room: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 11-2 Wed. 6:45-7:20 p.m., 2nd & 4th Saturday 10-12 Childcare provided

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 6012 Lake St. (In the Heart of Glen Arbor) Pastor Daniel L. Krause 334-4180

Good Harbor St. Paul’s Lutheran L.C.M.S. Corner of M-22 & Townline Rev. Robert W. Wurst, Jr. 228-6888 Divine Service: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:45 a.m. Bible Class & Sunday School: 11:00 a.m.


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Northland Community Church 9105 E. Fouch Road Pastor Caleb Palmer 231-946-9693 Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. with nursery Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. For all ages

Lake Leelanau St. Mary Church Father Michael Janowski 231-256-9676 Mass: Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; Confessions: Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday School: 8:30 a.m. Bible Class: 8:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10 a.m. Barrier Free Nursery available

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 Choir Wed. 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m. Thursday Mass: 9:00 a.m.

Suttons Bay St. Michael’s Church Corner of Elm and Broadway Father James Doherty Parish Office 271-3744

Leland Community United Methodist Church 106 N. Fourth St. Joseph Graybill, Pastor Phone 256-9161 Family Service: 9:25 a.m. Traditional Service: 10:55 a.m. Coffee Fellowship: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nursery Provided - Barrier Free

Maple City Maple City Community Church 89 Church St. 228-6900 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass: 9:00 a.m. Tues. 5:00 p.m., Wed. - Fri. Mass: 8:30 a.m.

First Evangelical Lutheran E.L.S./W.E.L.S. Fellowship 321 St. Mary’s Ave. 271-3271 Pastor Ron Pederson Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran, E.L.C.A. Pastor Paul Kuhlman 203 Lincoln St. Phone 271-3671 Worship: 8:30 a.m. Family Service: 10:00 a.m.

Northport St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church Warren at 7th Street 386-5037 Rev. Tom Otis, Rector Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. Coffee Hour 10:00 a.m.

Keswick United Methodist Church 3 miles S. of Suttons Bay on Co. Rd. 633 Pastor Chuck Williams Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m.

Northport Covenant Church 409 Shabwasung (M-22) 386-7362 Pastor Jerry Lange Christian Education Hour 9 a.m. Worship & Nursery 10:30 a.m.

Trinity United Church of Christ 103 Warren Street Office 386-5801 Rev. Karen Schulte Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice: 10:00 a.m. Nursery Provided

Bethany Lutheran ELCA 220 W. Nagonaba, 386-5037 Tom W. Otis, Pastor

St. Gertrude’s Church Warren at 7th Street Father James Doherty Parish Office: 271-3744

Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS Rev. Lawrence K. Matro, Pastor Phone 256-9464

Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 10:30 a.m.

Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Home of Angel Food Ministries “Jesus is Lord”


Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.

1 p.m. Memorial Day. The quilt measures more than 8 feet by 10 feet, depicting an Irish chain in warm colors. It’s valued at $1,200. The quilters have put more than 300 hours of handwork on the piece, which can viewed in the church vestibule over the weekend and at the sale. Tickets are $1 apiece or 6 for $5. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Mary parish and school. For more information, contact the St. Mary School Development office at 256-9670.

Leelanau Community Church Full Gospel 245 S. Lake Leelanau Drive 256-7838 Rev. Lucy Schaub, Pastor

Empire United Methodist Church Rev. Brenda E. Gordon 326-5510

First Baptist Church Our Father’s House (SBC) Pastor Richard Blaser 7474 M-72 W. 947-9176


Moses’ quest told in movie at Keswick

When Leonardo da Vinci was painting the Lord’s Supper, an aide carelessly spilled the paint. The artist threw down his brush and bitterly berated the boy. Brokenhearted, the boy ran out of the studio. The artist picked up his brush and started to paint the face of our Lord, but he couldn’t. His creativity was gone! Running to the boy, he said, “As Christ forgives me, I forgive you. Come back. My mistake of anger was worse than your mistake of spilling paint.” The boy returned, and the artist painted the face of our Lord in a matchless manner. Destroy anger, or anger will destroy you!

Cedar Holy Rosary Church Rev. Fr. Donald Libby, Pastor Phone 228-5429

St. Mary to raffle off quilt valued at more than $1,200 St. Mary parish in Lake Leelanau will hold its annual Memorial Day Quilt Sale and Raffle over three days, May 28-30. The event, which will take place in the parish social hall, will be held Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday May 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual raffle will be drawn at

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Suttons Bay Congregational Church 218 W. Madison St./2 blocks W. of M-22 Rev. Robin Long, Pastor Phone 271-6036 10 a.m. Worship & Sunday School Everyone Welcome!

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Three Leelanau County seniors have been awarded scholarships worth $1,500 each by the Leelanau County Prospectors Club. Some 19 students who reside in or attend school in Leelanau County applied for the scholarships, with eight interviewed by a panel of three judges who are not affiliated with the Leelanau Prospectors. The panel of judges also determined which applicants to interview. Those selected for scholarships were: • Sara Jane Crimmins, a Leland student who plans to attend the University of Michigan to study liberal arts and the field of nutrition. She is the daughter of Bret and Molly Crimmins of Leland. • Noah James Reyhl, a Suttons Bay student who plans to attend Grand Valley State University to study physical therapy. Reyhl is the son of Karen and Rick Reyhl of Bingham Township. • Erin Marie Dingrando, a Leland student who plans to attend the University of Michigan to study business administration and communications. She is the daughter of Mary and Jerry Dingrando of Suttons Bay Township. The Leelanau County Prospectors Club, which is 66 years old, is comprised of up to 60 men from throughout Leelanau County. They have been holding dinner meetings at various venues across Leelanau County


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Continued from Page 1 Although spotty frost was recorded at sites throughout the county early Tuesday morning, it didn’t freeze at the research center, farm manager Bill Klein said. On Monday, a crew headed by Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension integrated fruit practices (IFP) and integrated pest management (IPM) district educator, was in the orchard counting blossoms on sweet cherries as part of a research project.

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A bee disorder caught national attention about three years ago when apiarists around the country reported unusually large losses in honeybee populations. Although the disorder remains nationally, it hasn’t been a problem in Michigan this season, according to Nikki Rothwell, coordinator at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture station. “I think the populations of our Michigan bee colonies have been pretty good this year,” Rothwell said. “They’ve rebounded from two or three years ago.” Although populations are stable, cold and windy weather has kept honeybee activity low so far this spring. Researchers still don’t know the exact cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), but believe viruses, mites, and even pesticides can play a role. Because no cause has been established, long-term solutions have yet to be found. Jeremy Jelinek, owner of Jelinek Apiaries, operates his business in Gills Pier and has lost some of his bees because of the unseasonably cold weather this spring. He has not had trouble with CCD, despite taking his bees to Georgia and California for the winter where Jelinek sells pollination services to farmers in those warmer climates. CCD has mostly affected beekeepers who transport honeybees around the country, Rothwell said, because moving bees such long distances can be stressful for them. Beekeepers who stay in place for the winter see less of the mysterious CCD phenomenon, but deal with other difficulties like keeping bees alive in such low temperatures. To minimize CCD and other stresses on his bees, Jelinek focuses on keeping his bees as healthy as possible when they’re traveling. “Nutrition, in our business, is one thing we really work hard at,” Jelinek said. “Anything to help soothe their digestive system and nerves.” Pollen substitutes can be fed to bees to supplement the pollen they get on their own from plants that could be laden with pesticides and other chemicals. About 90 percent of Jelinek Apiaries’s business is pollination services.

Remaining income comes from honey production. Most of the business’s honey is sold to national honey wholesalers, and the rest is sold locally at farmers markets. Prices for pollination haven’t changed much in the last few years, Jelinek said, and usually range between $45 and $150 per colony depending on farm location and how long bee colonies will be out in the fields. Pollination services have gotten more expensive in other parts of the country, especially out west, where Jelinek says demand for services is growing. Zachary Huang, an Associate Apiculture Professor at Michigan State University, estimates that honeybee pollination is nearly a $1 billion industry in Michigan. Many important Michigan crops, like cherries, asparagus, soybeans, apples and blueberries, depend on pollination from honeybees. Jerry Brandt, owner of Fairview Orchards, uses traditional honeybees to pollinate his cherry crop only about half the time. For the rest of his pollination, he turns to other species including Hornfaced bees imported from Japan. Brandt works with Apiary experts at Michigan State University to research alternative pollinators, and has nearly 60 nests of his own bees. But 60 nests isn’t enough to pollinate all of Brandt’s orchard lands. To complete the process, he turns to a pollination service. Brandt only needs the service once a year, and has seen prices gradually rise as beekeepers have trouble raising bees. Going to the trouble of raising his own bee colonies and purchasing a pollination service is worth the effort for Brandt, who says pollination is a key aspect of growing any fruit. “Without pollination you don’t get a whole lot of fruit,” Brandt said. There are things that any farmer or gardener can do to encourage native pollinators to visit. Huang suggests that farmers avoid using pesticides and other chemicals, or at least use them responsibly, to keep pollinators healthy. Anyone interested in raising bees should purchase them from local retailers, because they’ll be more acclimated to Michigan’s climate, and should promote good bee nutrition to keep them healthy.


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Waterfront Studio Renovated studio-style unit at the Homestead’s Tall Timbers. 352 sq/ft living area w/ kitchen & full bath. Direct walkout to Crystal River + 215’ shared Lk MI beach. $129,900 MLS# 1725090 Directions: From Glen Arbor, NE 2 miles on M-22 to left at Homestead; follow Homestead Rd toward Beach Club; Tall Timbers on left; downstairs building C


Lake Michigan View 2.77 acre site. Public beach access within walking distance. $335,000 MLS# 1718301


Please join us on Saturday, May 21st from Noon to 3:00 p.m. as we tour three of The Homestead’s finest homes. Feel free to begin your tour at the home of your choice where one of our associates will be pleased to answer your questions and guide you to your next stop. See you Saturday!

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Crystal River home. 4 BR/2.5 BA w/direct river views & frontage. Cherry floors & cabinetry, granite, woodpaneled sunroom, gas f/p, tile accents, bead board wainscoting & more! $649,000 MLS# 1714196 Directions: From Glen Arbor, NE on M-22 to left on W Overbrook Dr. Left again on Millside to first house.

May. 22 (Sun) – Interlochen Annual Spring Auction. Vehicles, trucks, recreational, pontoon, trailers, construction equipment, tools, electrical, antiques & collectibles, antique toy collection, furnishings & more. May. 28 (Sat) – Saginaw Bankruptcy - Real Estate. No reserves, no minimum. Parcel includes 5 rental apartments & 36 storage units. June 1 (Wed) – Traverse City Contents of approx. 35 storage units - to be sold separately.

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Great for Apples, Hops or Grapes. Air drainage on 3 sides. Lake Michigan view from deer blind. $4,000 an acre. Very Private.

Nearly an acre on Little Traverse Lake! Park-like site offers direct “sandy bottom” lake access, a small gurgling creek on E boundary, & thick wooded borders to either side for privacy. $199,900 MLS# 1720374

Sand Piper 18 & 19 3 BR/2.5 BA Lake Michigan waterfront townhouse unit @ Homestead Resort. Great golf, sking, tennis, & nearby shopping/dining in Glen Arbor village. 609,900 MLS #1725188 Directions: From Glen Arbor, NW 1 mile on M-22 to left on Overbrook Dr. Follow signs to Sand Piper unit 18-19

Bob Price

Lake Michigan Waterfront Rob Serbin

152’ beautiful sandy shoreline & Sleeping Bear Bay sunset views. Offered three ways: spacious 2400 sq/ft, 3 BR/2 BA main home & 1500 sq/ft 3 BR/1.5 BA guest home for $1,295,000, just main home at $995,000, or guest cottage and deeded frontage for $495,000. MLS# 1726340, 1726339, & 1726338

Ron Raymond

Storage Garage & 3 Lots just north of Karlin, close to Crystal Mountain. $24,500 MLS# 1715721 15 Minutes to TC or Empire 2.2 acres in quiet country setting. Wooded w/pines & emerging hardwoods. No special restrictions. $39,900 MLS# 1718550

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Close to Esch Rd. beach. Very private. 1700’ National Park frontage. $79k. Great deer hunting. 231-325-4602.

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ter corner of said Section 17; thence North 89 degrees 41 minutes 16 seconds West, along the East-West quarter line of said Section 17, 1,320.69 feet to East one eighth line said Section 17; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes 34 seconds West, along said one eighth line, 334.48 feet; thence South 89 degrees 43 minutes 53 seconds East, 1,321.17 feet to the East line of said Section 17; thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds East, (also recorded as South 00 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds East), along said Section line, 334.48 feet to the Point of Beginning. Easement Description for Parcels “B”, “C” and “D”: Together with and subject to a 16.50 foot (one rod) wide, non-exclusive easement and right of way, recorded as being situated in the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter (Liber 126, Page 412) and the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter (Liber 126, Page 413), and located “approximately equidistant” between the Easterly and Westerly lines of the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter and the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter , Section 17, Town 31 North, Range 11 West, the physical and perpetual location for more than 60 years (based upon aerial photographs and other evidence) of the centerline of said easement and right of way being more fully described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 17; thence South 89 degrees 59 minutes 32 seconds West, along the North line of said Section 17, 476.23 feet to a point within the right of way of State Highway M-22 and the Point of Beginning of said easement centerline; thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 31 seconds East, 80.12 feet; thence South 22 degrees 39 minutes 40 seconds East, 87.82 feet; thence South 09 degrees 43 minutes 09 seconds East, 292.91 feet; thence South 14 degrees 41 minutes 19 seconds East, 369.24 feet; thence South 03 degrees 22 minutes 11 seconds West, 112.66 feet; thence South 13 degrees 39 minutes 3 seconds West, 228.97 feet; thence South 08 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds West, 111.28 feet; thence South 01 degrees 04 minutes 38 seconds East, 136.66 feet; thence South 05 degrees 57 minutes 20 seconds West, 381.94 feet; thence South 09 degrees 03 minutes 27 seconds West, 236.03 feet; thence South 05 degrees 45 minutes 55 seconds West, 253.34 feet; thence South 06 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East, 348.69 feet; thence South 03 degrees 12 minutes 24 seconds East, 73.69 feet to the East-West quarter line of said Section 17 for the Point of Ending of said easement centerline. Commonly known as: 000 North Mariah Lane Tax Parcel No.: 45-008-117-003-01 (Parcel “B”), Tax Parcel No.: 45-008-117-00302 (Parcel “C”), Tax Parcel No.: 45-008117-003-03 (Parcel “D”) The redemption period shall be one year from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: May 19, 2011 By: Michael I. Rich (P-41938) Attorney for Plaintiff Weltman, Weinberg, and Reis 2155 Butterfield Drive Suite 200-S Troy, MI 48084 WWR# 10064239 19-9

Reports were heard from Leelanau County Commission; Deb Van Pelt for Tom Van Pelt, Fire Department; Hugh Cook, NEMS; Pat Burguard, and Planning Commission; Ed Reinsch. Opened and accepted bids received for a new tanker fire truck for the Township Emergency Services Department. Denied a request from Pam Barnett regarding storing and settling cremations in the Leelanau Township Cemetery. Approved signing a contract with the Mid-Michigan Library League Consortium for E-Books for the Leelanau Township Library. Approved the reappointment of Galen Leighton to the Township Planning Commission for a three-year term effective July 1, 2011. Approved the reappointment of Joan Jackson to the Township Planning Commission for a three-year term effective July 1, 2011. Approved the reappointment of Lee Bowen to the Township Zoning Board of Appeals for a three-year term effective July 1, 2011. Approved the reappointment of Kendall Probst to the Township Zoning Board of Appeals for a three-year term effective July 1, 2011. Approved the quote from Salamander Technologies in the amount of $3,444.48 for the upgrade to a new MC75 mobile identifier scanner including software and one year maintenance contract. Approved the quote from Kenmark, Inc. in the amount of $357.50 for pavement marking retrace work at Braman Hill and the Township Fire Station in Northport. Approved a quote from Dan Scott Builder for labor in the amount of $1,860.00 for the replacement and refinishing of two pedestrian doors and the removal and replacement of roof shingles at the Township ball park building. Approved Resolution 7 of 2011 the Schedule of Ambulance Fees to amend the mileage expenses from $10.00 to $12.00. Approved the proposal from KAL Excavating for the placement and grading of 23A gravel at Northport Cemetery, Woolsey Airport, Braman Hill, Omena Beach and Omena Cemetery in the amount of $7,225.00. Approved adding endorsement E-R0457-11 to the Township’s deferred compensation 457 Plan with ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company which will provide a Roth 457 option to the current plan. Approve a quote from Leelanau Enterprise in the amounts stated on quote for the printing of Township stationary, envelopes and business cards. Approved entering into a grant agreement with Michigan Department of State for a Qualified Voter File’s Electronic Poll Book laptop and accessories purchase. Public Comment was heard from Peter Wolcott, Tom Shaver, Marsha Buehler and David Brigham. Meeting was adjourned at 8:24PM. Deb Van Pelt Leelanau Township Clerk

FORECLOSURE NOTICE (ALL COUNTIES) AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTIFY (248) 362-6100 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. MORTGAGE SALE – Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Carlton M. Dean II and Angela Dean, husband and wife, and Carter H. Hakala, a single man of Leelanau County, Michigan, Mortgagor to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems dated the 14th day of September, 2007, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, for the County of Leelanau and State of Michigan, on the 21st day of September, 2007, in Liber 954, Page 357 of Leelanau Records, which said mortgage was assigned to The Huntington National Bank, thru mesne assignments, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal of $293,047.65 (two hundred ninety-three thousand forty-seven and 65/100) plus accrued interest at 5.50% (five point five zero) percent per annum. And no suit proceedings at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statue of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on, the 17th day of June, 2011, at 11:00:00 AM said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, the Leelanau County Courthouse, 8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, Leelanau County, Michigan, of the premises described in said mortgage. Which said premises are described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Leelanau, in the County of Leelanau and State of Michigan and described as follows to wit: Situated in the Township of Leelanau, County of Leelanau and State of Michigan: (Parcel B of Survey dated December 15, 1999 File No. 99194-17LL3111): Part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 31 North, Range 11 West, described more fully as follows: Commencing at the East quarter corner of said Section 17; thence North 00 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds West (also recorded as North 00 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds West), along the East line of said Section 17, 668.95 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds West, 1,321.66 feet; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes 34 seconds West, along the East one eighth line of said Section 17, 333.47 feet; thence South 89 degrees 49 minutes 08 seconds East, 1,322.14 feet to said East section line; thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds East (also recorded as South 00 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds East), along said Section line, 334.47 feet to the Point of Beginning. (Parcel C of Survey dated December 15, 1999 File No. 99194-17LL3111): Part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 31 North, Range 11 West, described more fully as follows: Commencing at the East quarter corner of said Section 17; thence North 00 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds West (also recorded as North 00 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds West), along the East line of said Section 17, 334.48 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 89 degrees 43 minutes 53 seconds West, 1,321.17 feet; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes 34 seconds West, along the East one eighth line of said Section 17, 333.47 feet; thence South 89 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East, 1,321.66 feet to said East section line; thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds East (also recorded as South 00 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds East), along said Section line, 334.47 feet to the Point of Beginning. (Parcel D of Survey dated December 15, 1999 File No. 99194-17LL3111): Part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 17, Town 31 North, Range 11 West, described more fully as follows: Commencing at the East quar-

Board Proceedings Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Leelanau Township Library 119 E. Nagonaba St Northport, MI 49670 7:00PM Supervisor Neve called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. Board members present: Jim Neve, Denise Dunn, Deb Van Pelt, Ed Reinsch, and Gary Fredrickson. Ten citizens were present. Also present five staff members. Public Comment was heard from Peter Wolcott and Marsha Buehler. Agenda set as presented. Approved minutes of April 12, 2011 regular Board Meeting as amended. The current bills were approved in the amount of $53,025.76.

FORECLOSURE NOTICE (ALL COUNTIES) AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTIFY (248) 362-6100 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. MORTGAGE SALE – Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Robert G. Stachnik and Judy L. Stachnik, husband and wife of Leelanau County, Michigan, Mortgagor to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated the 19th day of November, A.D. 2002, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, for the County of Leelanau and State of Michigan, on the 2nd day of December, A.D. 2002, in Liber 687, Page 589 of Leelanau Records, which said mortgage was assigned to The Huntington National Bank, thru mesne assignments, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal of $114,415.61 (one hundred four-

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teen thousand four hundred fifteen and 61/100) plus accrued interest at 2.75% (two point seven five) percent per annum. And no suit proceedings at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statue of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on, the 3rd day of June, A.D., 2011, at 11:00:00 AM said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, the Leelanau County Courthouse, 8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, Leelanau County, Michigan, of the premises described in said mortgage. Which said premises are described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Centerville, in the County of Leelanau and State of Michigan and described as follows to wit: Situated in the Township of Centerville, County of Leelanau and State of Michigan: Part of the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 8, Town 29 North, Range 12 West, and bounded as follows: Commencing at the East quarter corner of said section; thence South 00 degrees 16 minutes 50 seconds East along the East line of said Section 442.55 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing along said line South 00 degrees 16 minutes 50 seconds East, 221.28 feet; thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 20 seconds West, 669.32 feet; thence North 00 degrees 16 minutes 50 seconds West, 221.05 feet; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East, 669.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. Commonly known as: 3610 S. Schomberg Road Tax Parcel No.: 45-002-008-003-50 The redemption period shall be one year from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: May 5, 2011 By: Michael I. Rich (P-41938 Attorney for Plaintiff Weltman, Weinberg, and Reis 2155 Butterfield Drive Suite 200-S Troy, MI 48084 WWR# 10052037 5-26

Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having occurred in the mortgage made on December 23, 1996, by John Douglas Roberts, Mortgagor, to Communication Services Credit Union, now known as SageLink Credit Union, and recorded on August 18, 1997, in the Leelanau County Register of Deeds at Liber 450, Page 929, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due and unpaid as of February 28, 2011, One Hundred and Three Thousand One Hundred Fifty Five and 89/100 Dollars ($103,155.89) principal and interest; no suit or proceedings at law or in equity have been instituted to recover the debt, or any part of the debt, secured by the above mortgage, and the Power of Sale contained in the mortgage having become operative by reason of such default and pursuant to the statutes of the State of Michigan. Notice is hereby given that on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Drive, Sutton Bay, MI 49682, that being the place for holding the Circuit Court of Leelanau County, there will be offered for sale and sold to the highest bidder the property described in this Notice, at public sale, for the purpose of satisfying the amount due and unpaid on the mortgage, together with a variable interest rate presently at 4% the expenses and charges of sale, including reasonable attorney fees, provided by law and in the mortgage, and also any sums which may be paid by the Mortgagee necessary to protect its interest in the premises. The parcel will be sold as one unit, as allowed by the mortgage unless otherwise selected by SageLink Credit Union f/k/a Communication Services Credit Union. The land and premises in the mortgage mentioned and described is a remainder interest in the following described real estate, subject to a life estate for Charles M. Kremer and Fernie Jean Kremer, husband and wife: A PARCEL OF LAND ON THE SHORE OF GLEN LAKE, IN LOT 3, SECTION 34, TOWN 29 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, GLEN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, LEELANAU COUNTY, MICHIGAN: COMMENCING 1609 FEET NORTH AND 430 FEET WEST OF THE MEANDER POST AT THE EAST END OF THE SOUTH LINE OF

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LOT 4, SECTION 34, TOWN 29 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 200 FEET; THENCE EAST TO THE SHORE OF GLEN LAKE; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SHORE OF SAID LAKE TO A POINT EAST OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WEST TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. Commonly Known As: 7580 South Glen Lake Road, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636 The length of the redemption period will be six (6) months or shorter if deemed abandoned pursuant to law. MORTGAGEE: Sagelink Credit Union Prepared By: Peter A. Teholiz (P34265) f/k/a Communication THE HUBBARD LAW FIRM, P.C. Services Credit Union 5801 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48908-0857 Telephone: 517-886-7176 5-26

Suttons Bay Township Notice to the Public ORDINANCE NO. 1-2011 IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAND USES This ordinance was unanimously passed by the Suttons Bay Township Board at its regular meeting of April 13, 2011 and ordains a moratorium and prohibition of any development of facilities involved in and activities allowed by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. A complete copy of this ordinance is available for public examination at the Township Office, 321 St. Joseph Suite C, Monday through Friday 9 AM until Noon. Sandra Van Huystee Township Clerk

Public Notice IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN BANKRUPTCY OR HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY AS TO THIS OBLIGATION, THIS COMMUNICATION IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT IN VIOLATION OF THE AUTOMATIC STAY OR THE DISCHARGE INJUNCTION. IN SUCH CASE, PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PART OF THIS COMMUNICATION WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE FOREGOING. OTHERWISE, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES US TO ADVISE YOU THAT COMMUNICATION FROM OUR OFFICE COULD BE INTERPRETED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AS YOU MAYBE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE YOUR HOME To: Paul A. Martin and Jessica R. Martin 13435 South Cedar Road Cedar, MI 49621 County Leelanau State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The person to contact and that has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification with you is: Orlans Associates, P.C Loss Mitigation Department, P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007-5041, (248) 502-1331. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) website or by calling MSHDA. The website address and telephone number of MSHDA is: (www., telephone (517) 373-8370, TTY# 1-800382-4568. If you request a meeting with the servicer’s designate within 14 days after the Notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the date the Notice was mailed to you. If you and the servicer’s Designate reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. You may contact attorney of your choice. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is 1-800-9680738. Dated: May 19, 2011 Orlans Associates P.C Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File Number: 575.0094

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN BANKRUPTCY OR HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY AS TO THIS OBLIGATION, THIS COMMUNICATION IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT IN VIOLATION OF THE AUTOMATIC STAY OR THE DISCHARGE INJUNCTION. IN SUCH CASE, PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PART OF THIS COMMUNICATION WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE FOREGOING. OTHERWISE, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES US TO ADVISE YOU THAT COMMUNICATION FROM OUR OFFICE COULD BE INTERPRETED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AS YOU MAYBE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICE MEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE YOUR HOME To: James W. Flohe and Amanda Flohe 204 Gertrude Street Lake Leelanau, MI 49653 County Leelanau State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The person to contact and that has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification with you is: Orlans Associates, P.C Loss Mitigation Department, P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007-5041, (248) 502-1331. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) website or by calling MSHDA. The website address and telephone number of MSHDA is: (, telephone (517) 373-8370, TTY# 1-800-382-4568. If you request a meeting with the servicer’s designate within 14 days after the Notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the date the Notice was mailed to you. If you and the servicer’s Designate reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. You may contact attorney of your choice. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is 1-800-968-0738. Dated: May 19, 2011 Orlans Associates P.C Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File Number: 426.1472

Public Notice Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Melissa Duby aka Melissa H. Duby, an unmarried woman, formerly known as Melissa Hogan, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated April 30, 2008, and recorded on May 7, 2008 in Liber 977 on Page 787, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Chase Home Finance LLC as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Leelanau county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Three Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand One Hundred Thirty-Eight and 45/100 Dollars ($334,138.45), including interest at 6.375% per annum. Under the power

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of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Leelanau County, at 11:00 AM, on June 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in Charter Township of Elmwood, Leelanau County, Michigan, and are described as: Unit 33, Hill Valley Neighborhood, according to the Master Deed recorded in Liber 801, Pages 59 through 115, inclusive, First Amendment to the Master Deed recorded in Liber 816, Page 762 and designated as Leelanau County Condominium Plan No. 122, Leelanau County Records, together with rights in general common elements and limited common elements as set forth in the above Master Deed and as described in Act 59 of Public Acts of 1978 as amended. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: May 5, 2011 For more information, please call: FCS (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #359943F01 5-26

Public Notice THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Gregory Peplinski, a single man, to Traverse City State Bank fka Traverse Mortgage Corporation, Mortgagee, dated August 27, 2004 and recorded September 1, 2004 in Liber 820, Page 428, Leelanau County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Federal National Mortgage Association by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Twenty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Nineteen and 74/100 Dollars ($29,519.74) including interest at 5.5% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Leelanau County Circuit Courthouse in Suttons Bay, Michigan at 11:00 a.m. on JUNE 3, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Solon, Leelanau County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 3, Block 3, Village of Cedar, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 18. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 575.0090 5-26


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ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Robert L. Classens, Sylvia A. Classens, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated July 19, 2004 and recorded July 26, 2004 in Liber 814, Page 405, Leelanau County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee for the RMAC Trust, Series 2010-8T by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Seven and 1/100 Dollars ($165,127.01) including interest at 5.625% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Leelanau County Circuit Courthouse in Suttons Bay, Michigan at 11:00 a.m. on JUNE 3, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Elmwood, Leelanau County, Michigan, and are described as: Township of Elmwood, County of Leelanau, State of Michigan The North 100 feet of the South 200 feet of that part of Lot 1, Section 16, Town 28 North, Range 11 West, lying West of Michigan Trunk Line Number 22. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 502.0072 5-26

Charter Township of Elmwood Notice to the Public A special meeting of the Board of the Charter Township of Elmwood was held on May 3, 2011 and the regular meeting was held on May 9, 2011. The complete minutes may be viewed online at or at the township office during normal business hours. The meetings may be viewed on Govt. channel 99, digital channel 994, or on your computer at For the television broadcast schedule go to www.upnorth-media. org and click on Govt. Access TV.

Leelanau Township Notice to the Public Special Meeting of the Leelanau Township Board Proceedings May 12, 2011, Thursday 10:00AM Leelanau Township Hall 119 E. Nagonaba St. Northport, MI 49670 THE PURPOSE OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WAS TO ACT ON FIRE TRUCK TANKER BIDS. Supervisor Neve called the Special Leelanau Township Board meeting to order at 10:02AM. Board Members present: James Neve, Denise Dunn, Deb Van Pelt, Gary Fredrickson, and Ed Reinsch. One staff member was also present. No Public Comment. Approved awarding the bid for the tanker fire truck to CSI Emergency Apparatus, LLC in the amount of $254,971.00. No Public Comment. Meeting adjourned at 10:12AM. Deb Van Pelt Leelanau Township Clerk

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Glen Arbor Township Notice to the Public Board Regular Meeting Synopsis April 19, 2011 Supervisor Soderholm called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Glen Arbor Town Hall meeting room. All Board members were present except Trustee Kelly. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Reviewed and approved by motion the regular meeting minutes of 3/15/11 and special meeting 3/19/2011. Cash on hand as of 3/31/2011, $2,423,582.61. Anonymous donation of $5,000 for Glen Arbor Garden was noted. Approved by motion to pay $45,440.89 (Gen’l Fund) and $155,366.07 (Emergency Services) and Debt. Service, fire trucks, for $87,405.63. ESAC and fire department reports were given by Chief Dodson. Physicals completed. Approved by motion to trade-in Tahoe for $7,000; pay $22,988 to Great Lakes Caulking and Waterproofing for 3 applications of garage floor re-surfacing paint; and $61,361 to purchase ‘jaws of life’ hydraulic tools. Zoning Administrator reports 3 land use permits issued. Correspondence reviewed. Approved motion to adopt Public Street Vending Ordinance. Additional motions approved: Resolution #7-2011 authorizing electronic transfers for federally mandated transactions, Mrs. Clean to clean the GAG restrooms for $5,380, to hire Traverse Outdoor to take care of summer maintenance for $3,009, and to appoint Lee Houtteman to Board of Review and maintain Fred Missad as an alternate. Meeting adjourned at 8:44 PM. Copies of Township minutes are available at the Township office and on the website www.glenarbortownship. com. Submitted, Dana Roman, Deputy Clerk.

Public Notice NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Sara K. Wikle and Scott D. Wikle, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter “Borrower”) regarding the property located at: 8457 S Maple City Rd, Maple City, MI 49664-9701. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1302. The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from May 13, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after May 13, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: May 19, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 File # 251867F03

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Leelanau Montessori Notice to the Public Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy, a public charter school in Suttons Bay, will have three openings on the board of directors as of June 30, 2011. Applications are available at the school office located at 310 S. Elm Street, Suttons Bay, MI or by calling (231) 271-8609. All completed applications with resume` must be submitted to the school office by May 23, 2011 before 3:00pm. 5-19

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust TO ALL CREDITORS: The Settlor, Tom R. Thomasma DOB: 5/8/1919 who lived at 6104 Crystal Bend Drive, Glen Arbor, Michigan died 4/15/2011. There is no personal representative of the settlor’s estate to whom Letters of Administration have been issued. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the Tom R. Thomasma Trust dated 5/11/1989 (as amended), will be forever banned unless presented to Patricia Vredevoogd Combs Trustee within 4 months after the date of publication. Date: 5/11/2011 Laura E. Radle P-72886 Bridgewater Place P.O. Box 352 Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0352 616/336-6000 Patricia Vredevoogd Combs 7882 Autumn Woods, SE Ada, MI 49301

General Announcements BELLWETHER GARDENS 28 Years of selling: Perennials & Shrubs Compost, and Garden Accessories 7 miles South of Suttons Bay 10203 E. Shady Lane

231-271-3004 Ken Scott, Photography Photographs of Leelanau County and beyond . . .

GALLERIES Michigan Artists in S.B. The Cottage Book Shop in G.A. Two Fish Gallery in Leland

OR 231-271-6070


Public Notice


Marshall Brothers Construction Inc. Remodeling, Restoration, Tile, Roofing, Siding, Decks, Finished Basements, Additions, Carpentry & More

Free Laptop Computer with any complete project* Deal directly with the owner Scot Marshall


Free Estimates


Thursday, May 19, 2011

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General Announ.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Moving Sale


$750 per month. Some utilities included. Info & Photos Visit Click ‘Condos For Lease’

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back!

16 place settings of Spode Christmas Dishes. Unique Christmas decorations. Table linens, household embellishments. Saturday, May 21, 9 - 5. Rain or shine. No early sales. Cash only. 4934 W Whispering Pines, Glen Arbor.

Perennial Plant Sale

GARAGE & ESTATE SALE May 26 - 27 - 28 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Benefits Leelanau Baby Pantry

Work Wanted

“Will Beat Any Competitor’s Price”

Will do detailed spring cleaning & light yard work. Excellent references. Call Nancy 231-228-2352.

Condos For Lease ~ Cedar ~ ~ Sugar Loaf ~

Mustard’s Lawn Care


Miscellaneous For Sale



Seasoned, split and delivered. 231-386-7816

Seasoned Firewood Ready to burn. Split. Delivered. 231-386-7295



* New Homes * Additions & Remodels * Roofing & Siding * Pole Barns * Garages * Hardwood Floors & Tile * Doors & Windows * Decks Free Bids

Licensed & Insured

231.271.6413 Cell 231.218.3967 Dan & Joe Bardenhagen

7259 Day Forest Road North shore of Little Glen Lake

DON’T MISS THIS ONE! Dressers, desks, bookcases (all in mid-century mahogany and blonde), sewing machine, dining/end tables, coffee table, sofa, chairs, vast assortment of decor and kitchen items, books/cookbooks, LPs/45s, sports equipment, yard implements, tools, antique wood box.

May 27 & 28, Fri. & Sat. Multi-Family 8am - 4pm

Firewood For Sale

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Saturday, May 21 9 am - 2 pm



Lawn Maintenance Spring & Fall Cleanups Tree Trimming/Removal Brush Removal And More.... Insured

6980 E. Alpers Rd. Lake Leelanau.

Spring cleanups, lawncare and maintenance. “We do the work, so you won’t have to!” Call Peter for info. 231-499-8319


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Lawn Irrigation Pump - Water/Ace 1/2 hp, 115/230 volts, HZ60. Used only 3 months. With sand filter. $125. 231-271-3900.

DVD’s, tools, books, golf clubs, housewares, hunting & fishing equipment, baby clothes, toys, furniture, workout equipment, art & craft supplies, electronics, cooking tools, holiday decor, pet supplies, Tonneau Cover, and much more! Rain or Shine! Please, no early sales. 305 N. Plamondon Rd. Lake Leelanau (By the Gas Station)

Pets and Animals

Moving Sale

Golden Valley Horse Ranch in Empire Boarding starting at $325/mo. Looking for part-time barn help. Ros Jennings 334-3590.

(2) Love Seats $95

Yard/Garage Sales

Bunk Bed / Futon $125

Help Wanted LELAND LODGE RESORT Now hiring for the season:

* * * * * *

Full & Part-time Bartenders Servers Sous Chef Pastry Chef Kitchen Staff/Food Prep Dishwasher

Call Michelle


Now Hiring! Waitstaff - Hostess Bus & Dish Staff For the Spring/Summer/Fall season. Tavern and Dining Room Positions Avail. Part-time or Year ‘round. Experience preferred, but we will train.


The Bluebird 231-256-9081 Cedar Rustic Inn Hiring a.m. & p.m. servers. Apply in person at 8699 Good Harbor Tr. Cedar

Jobs Available! Anderson’s in Glen Arbor Now hiring energetic,dependable individuals for summer season. All shifts/positions available; cashiers, deli stockers, baggers, baker. Days, afternoons, nights & weekends, full or part-time. Air conditioned, fun work environment with flexible scheduling. Apply within or call

Jamie 231-218-4713 Visit us on the web at

Leelanau Farmers Markets Applicants sought for Market Master position in Glen Arbor on Tuesday mornings from June 21 - August. 30. Go to for an application Deadline for applications is Friday, May 27

Chef Position Line Cook - Baker Join us at Leland’s busiest Restaurant. Year ‘round or Seasonal Immediate openings Wages based on experience and proficiency. Call

The Bluebird 231-256-9081 ask for Lynn or Skip

Pegtown Station In Maple City hiring experienced Pizza/line cook. Please apply within.

Northport Highlands Now Hiring Full & Part-time, Day & Night Shifts, Year ‘Round & Seasonal. Positions: Caregivers Food Service Activities Coordinator Pool & Fitness Staff RN’s & LPN Nursing Staff Apply in person. No phone calls. 215 S. High St, Northport MI 49670

Dbl. Bed & Frame $50 14’ Alum. Boat $250

Consignment Shop Thurs-Fri-Sat. 10-5. Chestnuts,10566 Eckerle Rd., Suttons Bay. 624-0775

3 Family Sale! Sat 9-5. Sports store inventory. Tackle, rods, reels, portable crib, golf clubs, skiis and more. 7788 Bohemian Rd. Maple City.

Dressers & Misc. Items

231-256-7456 Marine

Cedar Garage Sale Sat. May 21, 8-4 & Sun. May 22, 11-2. 9101 S. Lake Shore Dr.

50’ Boat Slip In Suttons Bay at Bayview. $2,400 season or avail. by mo. 248-521-0442

SeaRay Sundancer 1995 25’ -Loaded, clean, 254 hrs. $17.5K. 231-271-8800

Dock Sections 21 - 10x3 foot sections. Powder coated cedar decks. Call 334-3913.


231-386-1020 2011 BENNINGTON 20 SLI Yamaha 50 4 stroke, only a few left. $16,499

Annual Spring

2003 FOUR WINNS 220 HORIZON - Very nice boat. $23,499


2001 COBALT 227 CUDDY Loaded and like new. $32,900

Sun. • May 22 • 10 AM

2001 MALIBU SPORSTER LX Low hours, mint condition. $15,900

Interlochen Eagles 20724 US 31 • Interlochen

2000 CHRIS CRAFT 210 BOWRIDER - Low hours, great boat. $14,900

Vehicles, trucks, trailers, dump trucks; recreational, motorcycle, boats, excavators, roller packer, backhoe, tractors, fork lift, elec. contractor equip. & supplies; tools & equipment of all types, restaurant equipment; landscaping/ yard & garden, sporting, antiques & collectibles, furnishings, and a whole lot more. 2-3 auction rings throughout the day. Preview: Sat. 5/21, 8 AM – 2 PM

1999 MALIBU CORVETTE SKI BOAT - One of a kind, must see! $55,000 1994 SUNCRUISER 180 PONTOON - 30hp Johnson. $3,950 1988 FOUR WINNS 160 FREEDOM - Great Package. $3,500

For detailed listing & photos, call for a brochure or visit our website.

1964 CHRIS CRAFT CUSTOM SKI BOAT - Great condition, low hours $13,900

Century Asset Management (231) 228-6667

6391 Lake St. Glen Arbor



Call or stop by

(231) 334-4556 Ext 24 Glen Craft Marina

JUST PASSING THROUGH? Take a little of Leelanau with you. Subscribe to 52 weeks for only $24 – in-county $42 – out-of-county Just call 231.256.9827

Now accepting applications for summer positions * * * * *

The ideal candidate will have some bartending experience, be friendly, professional, and a team player. Please call for more information.

Waitstaff Hostess Dishwashers Exp. Prep & Line Cooks A.M. Cleaning Person Apply in person or call


271-6688 mornings or evenings.

Professional All Breed Dog Grooming

Commercial For Lease/Rent

25 years experience Grooming out of my home at reduced rates.

600+ sq.ft. in quaint Village of Lake Leelanau. Uses: retail, office, food? Util. included. $550. 231-360-0026.

Call for appointment

Leland Commercial For Lease

Commercial Space

La Becasse is located in Burdickville, on the south side of Glen Lake. 9001 S Dunn’s Farm Rd., Burdickville 49664

Timber Oak Kennels 231-946-0680

Summer Job

Leelanau Lawn Care

Exp. Painting

Empire/Glen Arbor- Retail sales. Email:

Accepting applications for crew leader & crew. Call Rick 231-386-7767

And Staining - Interior or Exterior Powerwashing - Drywall Repair Ref., Free Estimates. 231-228-4280

Activities/Life Events Assistant Must be a Certified Nurse Assistant for this full time position with benefits. Hours are 12:00 pm- 8:30 pm per day with some weekends & holidays. Apply in person at the Human Resources Office at Tendercare Leelanau in Suttons Bay, 7 am-3:30 pm

PRESERVE HISTORIC SLEEPING BEAR Part-time Summer Position Hiring a qualified individual to help with a variety of tasks related to historic preservation projects, website, outreach, event planning, volunteers and public relations. 12 hrs./wk. PHSB is a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. Contact Susan Pocklington, Director at 334-6103 or email


Call Patrick Ivory 231-941-2133

960 sq ft on Main Street $650 per month.

Bingham Buddies Daycare Openings for infant / toddler care. We specialize in busy parents with busy schedules. Experienced, wonderful references, fun playroom and playground. For interview call 231-947-4026

Apply in person or call:

231-334-3555 4-28-11

Call 231-256-9834

Lake Leelanau Office Space

“My husband does windows and he does them well” 231-835-0268

Hiring: Kitchen and Dining Room Positions for the Summer

Business & Services Sewing Wanted Alterations, sewing, mending, repairs, ironing. Call Maralene at 228-6248.

Dust Bunny Roundup

Advertise your business in the

Leelanau Enterprise

Year around service and repair.

Real Estate Rentals 3 Bedroom House - Lake Leelanau Private setting, stream. $750/mo. 1yr lease + ref. No smoking/No pets. 231-256-9261.

Room For Rent Downtown S.B. 1 bdrm. apart. within walking distance to beach. $525 + util. 231-632-2847.

Country 1 Bdrm. Apt. Suttons Bay area. 6 mo or 1 yr. lease, ref., sec. $450/mo. 231-256-7661.


Tom Mastick, Bldr. Construction projects of any complexity. New Homes - Remodeling - Finish Carpentry. 386-5544.

In Home Health Care Experienced w/ references. Nights preferred. 231-256-9360 or 357-0509.

Coco Sews 994-2020 Expert Alterations Since 1980.

Northport Public School Is seeking applicants for a …….



BOB DOES WHAT? He’s a . . . • Handyman • Licensed Electrician • Repairman • Remodeler • Painter • Builder • Drywaller • Jack-of-all-Trades • Door Fixer • Garage Door Fixer • Window & Door Installer

Big & Little Glen Lake & Empire Lake Michigan & Near Glen Lake

No pets. Call Pam, 231-334-4058 or 231-334-3348

Leland In Town Location! Beautiful, modern, & private 4br., 3.5ba,10 beds, lg. eat-in kitchen. 502-432-6550

Campbells Lake Michigan Beachfront Rentals Fabulous Sunsets Beachcomb for Miles On Good Harbor Bay! Fireplace, 3 BR, 2 BA Call John Campbell


Great views, sunsets of Glen Lake, easy access to beach, firepit, dock. Dog friendly. 231-334-3147. 1 BR cottage on N. Shore. Great spot for touring the County. Avail. June - Sept. $500/wk. 231-228-6180.

Glen Lake, Lake Michigan Owners Thinking of renting? I’d be happy to help you!

Leland Village

The Yankee Craftsman

3 BR/2.5 BA, 2 blocks to lakes / town. Free internet. Avail. 7/9, 8/21 & 8/28. No smoke/pets. $1500. 401-743-2984


Northport, Michigan

Weekly - June, July & August Homes for 4 to 10

Glen Lake Cottages


Bob Campbell

In addition to full approval as a special education certified teacher with an endorsement to teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorder on the teaching certificate. Meets NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher requirement.

Summer Rentals

. . . kind of guy

Elementary Teacher of Children with Autism

Weekly Summer Rental Omena Bay Retreat - Newly renovated modern 3 bdrm., 2ba. home. Call 231-633-9684 or

Please call Pam DePuy, Glen Lake Rentals 231-334-4058 or 334-3348

Get your Honey-DOO list together and CALL:

Professional Staff / Part-time position with immediate opening

Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental Omena, MI on Grand Traverse Bay Attractive cottage on secluded, wooded lot with private, sandy beach. Four bedrooms., two baths, modern kitchen w/dishwasher, screened porch, fireplace, electric heat, DVD, tennis & golf nearby. NO PETS. Avail. most of June - September $1,650/wk. Call 847-256-1026 or email website:

Little Traverse Lake 4-21-11

Inside Storage Cars, RVs & Boats. Call B & L Rentals & Storage. 256-0179

Work performed at Your home or business. Serving Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties!

Buy Me $17.50 can sell your unwanted items!! Call the Leelanau Enterprise 256-9827 email:


To provide one-to-one individualized educational programming for a student with autism spectrum disorder to enable the student to meet his potential and become an independent adult.

L Leeeella an na au u C Ch ha alleettss & & W Wa atteerrssp po orrttss

Too Much Stuff?

Northport Public School is an equal opportunity employer. For a more detailed job description, please visit Northport Public School’s website at: Interested applicants should apply directly to Northport Public School by submitting a cover letter, resume and transcripts to: Jeff Tropf, Superintendent, Northport Public School, P.O. Box 188, Northport, MI 49670.

231-218-6888 Specializing with cozy to luxurious vacation rentals and watersports rentals exclusively on Lake Leelanau. Some units pet friendly and open year round. Large Groups/Weddings Welcome Pontoon/Fishing boats, Jetskis and Mastercraft Ski boat Rentals Available

Quick! Call Quick Storage 231-334-4135 5-19-11

Open until filled.

Maple City Rd Just South of M-22



Please call 231-256-9019

Large studio- 1 block to marina & beach. $500/mo. incl. util. 271-3950.

For as low as $5.19 a week Call for details 256-9827

NFI CERTIFIED GAS TECH Recommended by Ferguson’s Fireplace & Stove Center Fully insured

baabaaZuzu is a fast paced, factory environment. We are looking for energetic, creative people to join our team. Email resumè to

Both locations have high speed hook-up and A/C.

Suttons Bay Studio

Top Hat

Leelanau County based design Company, baabaaZuzu, is Hiring for the following position: Operations Coordinator - Design Color and Design sense essential, sewing experience a plus. Must have previous production and leadership experience.

1750 sq ft on St. Mary’s St. Room for 3 individual offices, plus reception room. $800 per month.

W/D & cable. Leland area. $350/mo. incl. util. 256-7681.

Cleaning Service. 25 yrs. exp. Good ref. 231-256-9360 or 357-0509


In Glen Arbor is hiring Experienced Line Cooks & Waitstaff Call 334-3362

Office Spaces 105 & 275 sq. ft in Suttons Bay. Use of conference room. Copier & fax use available. Larry L. Graves. 271-3721.

Signs include: StoneHouse Bread Happy Hour Tavern and Holy Rosary Church

Kate’s Window Serv.

Glen Arbor

Now accepting applications for the 2011 season. Availability in all positions.

Wood Signs Hand Lettered & Sandblasted Wood Signs for Business & Cottage

Located in downtown Leland just a block from the Harbor and Fishtown. Main Street exposure and across from the Village Green Park. Retail, office, service. Contact: Mark Carlson Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Leland 231-256-9836

GLEN CRAFT Beautiful and secluded resort setting on Big Glen Lake. Short walk to Glen Arbor. Lakefront condos and cottages available. Also offering boat rentals, slips, moorings, and convenience store on grounds. Check us out at or Glen Craft Marina & Resort (231) 334-4556


La Becasse Is hiring a full-time bartender for our service bar.

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Boone’s Prime Time Pub



Thursday, May 19, 2011


Harold’s Haven

Glen Arbor & Little Glen Lake 3 homes available 3 bedroom & 2 baths No smoking, no pets Maximum of 6 people

A Leland Summer! on North Lake Leelanau


Weekly Rentals

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Big Glen Lake




Arts Tavern RE PR D IC U E CE D

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Glen Arbor



George Bulliss 231.334.3006


5705 Lake Street, Glen Arbor


“High Waters” gbulliss

Bluebird Restaurant

3 Br 2 ba $2000 weekly.

Cathead Pt. Cottage


“Little Dipper”

Wet sunset view, wooded, 2BR, 1BA, sand beach w/shared access. Pet restrictions. $1,000/wk. 231-386-5326


Cedar Tavern Downtown Cedar


3 bdrm., 2 baths, 32’ of windows facing beach

734-425-8245 Cell: 734-216-6622

6/25 – 7/2 7/16 – 7/23 7/23 – 7/30

Fishtown, Leland


Funistrada 4566 MacFarlane, Burdickville



4 miles S. of Leland

Beautiful, newly redecorated 3BR, 2BA, modern home w/ loft, sleeps 10+. Beautiful sunsets from huge deck, 5 min walk to Art’s or downtown. June, July & August Dates Available

Please call Pam DePuy 231/334-7000 or 231/590-1351

The Cove


Lake MI Beachfront Glen Arbor

Prime Weeks Avail. On Good Harbor Bay

Good Harbor Grill

T 123

Michigan’s Largest

Western Avenue, Glen Arbor 231-946-4040



Randolph St., TC



Front St., TC

Elk Rapids

S. Dunns Farm Rd, Burdickville


Leland Lodge

Real Estate Sales NEW LISTING

Prime Color Season Dates Available

565 Pearl St., Leland


4079 Oxford-Leland 2+ BR, 2 BA. Lake Leelanau frontage. Details: 202-495-1682. Sale, lease, rent. 5-5-11

The Manor

A PLACE FOR DREAMS. Great view to Power Island. Dazzling sunrises & moonlit reflections. Sturdy home just waiting for your dream renovation. 1-AC w/pole barn. (1725081) 3 BR / 1 BA $475,000 Bruce Mackey, 231-944-9976

on Glen Lake


Pegtown Station

MODEL CLOSEOUT! Edgewater’s phase 1 almost sold out! Just 2 final units w/3 BR / 3 BA. Craftsman-style constr. State beach across road. Gorgeous interior! Hurry! (1717155) 3 BR / 3 BA $329,900 Sue Kelly, 231-218-9800


Have a number of longterm renters (15-20 years)

Call John Campbell 231-256-7002




Little Glen Lake

Gracious main home and charming guest cottage on 100’ of Big Glen’s east shore. Quality built in 2005. Professionally decorated with special attention to details. Many fine features include: cherry & tile floors, light airy kitchen, private master suite w/office, gas fireplace, 2x6 construction - well insulated, spacious finished basement area, lovely patio and landscaped yard. Furnishings are negotiable. $1,495,000. Quaint cottage with 1 bedroom apartment can be included for $1,740,000.

Cedar Rustic Inn

1 Bedroom 1 ba $1000 weekly.

1300 sq. ft., sleeps 8, fully equipped. Cable & WiFi. Private beach. Great Dunes view. Bargain rates before July & after Aug. 13. 937-435-1933. listing #126877.

Bella Glen


Downtown, Maple City



Riverside Inn







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4 BD/ 2 BA 2068 sf. Beautiful updates & great location. Perfect for family, rental, or commercial business. ZONED COMMERCIAL Cement Floor Pole Barn $129,900 MLS# 1723719




VACANT LAND Vineyard Bay Estates, off Bingham Rd. 4-unit dev. 3-acre wooded hilltop parcel w/seasonal views of W. Gorgeous views, hrdwds & 3+ acre sites. Leelanau. Bay & shared fntg. 6 miles to TC in Leelanau County. $215,000+. (1687803+) John Olson, 231-883-7888. $87,900. (1690035) Linda Schaub, 231-642-0342. 14 acres of hardwoods in N.W. Leelanau County. Best value in Leelanau-Suttons Bay. Level lot w/5” well. Close to Lk Michigan & the Happy Hour! High & dry. Donnybrook Farms. U/G utilities, countryside views. $112,000. (1716486) Shelly Brunette, 231-642-6436. $32,500. (1701354) Shelly Brunette, 231-642-6436.

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5944 Glen Woods Dr. Vacant Lot Glen Arbor - 2.40 Acres $194,900

11040 S. Rolling Meadows Dr. Vacant Lot w/Pole Barn Kasson Twp - 5.63 Acres $109,000

Pine Trace 6 4BR/3B Woodstone - Glen Arbor $560,000

Pine Trace Lot #29 Vacant Lot Woodstone $120,000

Twisted Oak Lot #5 Vacant Lot Woodstone $85,000

3690 W. Glenview Dr. 3BR/2B Glen Lake Access $599,500

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FIRE SALE OF 2011! Solid hardwood flooring throughout. 3000+ sq. ft. home w/sunset & countryside views. Stainless appl., large deck, finished w/o LL + 3-car garage. (1722727) 3 BR / 3 BA $234,500 Shelly Brunette, 231-642-6436



Log Cabin on S Lk 22+ acre parcel. Leelanau. Perfect Incredible opportunity to hard sand waterfront. own acreage at this Turn-key w/ excellent price. Pines, hardwoods, rental history. Sunset gentle ridges. Water & NGOF LAND countryside views. views.Very Leelanau LOTS I D $279,000 MLS# 1717527 EN $128,900 MLS# 1725176


VILLAGE CONDO. Suttons Bay sandy beach, pool & clubhouse. Stylish & spacious w/ beautiful f/p, pvt. patio & att. gar. Mint condition. Walking distance to downtown. (1725927) 3 BR / 2 BA $255,500 Shelly Brunette, 231-642-6436


$222,500 MLS# 1726426 1+ acre hilltop parcel. Views of N. Lk Leelanau. Walking distance to Village shops. NEW PRICE $52,000 MLS# 1726426


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Home Inspections


Raymond L. Bufka

Licensed Builder • Custom Homes Remodeling • Additions • Decks • Roofing • Siding 231-645-5600 Steve Habegger

Wooden Furniture Repair Caning ❂ Veneer

House Checks • Opening & Closing Painting • Decks • Flooring Drywall Repair & Much More

General Contractor 10960 S. Shore Dr. Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Provemont Maintenance

(231) 271-3492

Bill VerSnyder (insured) home: 271-4073 • cell: 231–357–2824

Dave DeNoyer

Complete Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Water Softener & Generator Service & Installation “Now Offering Drain Cleaning”


RAY’S SAW SHARPENING Circle, Carbide, Chain & Hand Saws

Personal, Business & Marine Insurance

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CONSTRUCTION Carpentry • Masonry Roofing • Siding Licensed (231) 946-0254 Cell 218-5264 Insured

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Tom Kalchik Enterprises Plumbing & Hot Water Heat Licensed & Insured Boiler #314770 Master Plumber #8109453 5011 N. Swede Road Northport, MI 49670 (231) 432-0444

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Your Leelanau County Full Service Mortgage Lender.

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Serving Leelanau County Since 1919

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BUILDER’S HOME on 9 ACRES Custom features. Spacious rooms, solid oak floors, Amish-made oak doors, trim & cabinets. Gas fireplace in living room, den with Murphy bed, hot-tub room with 1/2 bath, huge pantry with room for a freezer, cook’s kitchen w/island, laundry/craft room, full walkout basement, insulated garage. Near Lake Ann boat launch. $299,900 Chris

Barb Hood

231-275-3300 or 231-342-7499

MLS 1725160

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231-326-4000 or 888-313-3990


N orthern Leelanau Real Estate, LLC Wonderful 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch on double lot in the Village. Remodeled in 2006 including baths, kitchen, living, dining and laundry rooms. Large yard. (1720052) $140,000 Completely renovated 2 bedroom farmhouse situated on an ideal country setting with 4.75 acres, pole barn, pond and great views of the Bay! (1720038) $270,000 Denise Branch, Broker (231)590-7994 Cell Sheri Sutherland, Sales Assoc. (231)620-9338 Cell


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We do everything the big names do, but with small town friendliness and efficiency!

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Serving All Of Leelanau County Bill Walters

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EMPIRE CUSTOM HOME 3BR/2BA in the New Neighborhood. Kitchen w/island for cooks. Main flr. master BR w/bath. Oak flrs, builtins, multiple closets, full bsmt. Glen LK School. $224,900 1720289 Chris

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Competitive Rates Fast Service In Leelanau County

LITTLE PLATTE LAKE Beautiful home w/140’ frontage & Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat’l Lakeshore Park as a neighbor. 4BR/2BA w/2 master suites, sunroom, deck & garage wkshop. $359,900 1721162

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10707 S. Slope Drive • Elmwood


Call Chris


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“Serving Leelanau County Exclusively” Since 1987

Lakefront Specialist Sidewalks Patios Boulder Walls Outcropping Steps Versa-Lok Flagstone & Seawalls

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Family gene puddle in Leelanau since 1857

Jonathan 100A. South Cedar St. PO Box 578, Suttons Bay, MI 49682


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• Blue Water Ridge (Photo Above), SB- Birdseye Panoramic Water Views- $24,000-$99,000 • Donner Rd, SB – 56 Acre Mixture of Rolling Countryside and Hardwoods $320,000 • N Manitou Trail, NP -10 Acres –Dramatic Lake Michigan Sweeping Views $209,000 • 4498 Buteo Dr, Lot #35 Traverse City -Panoramic GT Bay and TC Views $189,000 • Belanger Creek Development, SB -Acreage-Creek Frontage-Bay Views $81,000-$129,000 • 11629 E Belanger Woods Drive, SB –8.4 Wooded Acres- Seasonal Bay Views $99,000 • 10515 S Monaco Way, Lot 18, Elmwood Twp- Wooded -550’ GT Bay Access $85,000 • 1270 S Bay View Trail, SB – Seasonal Views- Shared Waterfront on W GT Bay $59,900 • Vincer Way and Homewood Dr, Village of Northport- $29,900 & $59,900

Please visit for additional information on all building sites.

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Real Estate Appraisal & Consultation


Classifieds in The Leelanau Enterprise get results—in two ways! Your message is carried in the most dominant medium for Leelanau County, The Leelanau Enterprise. It is also published on our website, Just fill in the form below and mail or fax in today.

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Michael L. Sheridan, SRA Senior Residential Appraiser. Appraisal Institute. State Certified General Appraiser.

Vineyard & Winery Properties Specializing in vineyard sites 20 to 150 acres, planted or vacant, I can help you get started or sell you an existing operation. 25 yrs. exp. Dan Matthies Peninsula Properties, Inc. 231-256-9942 or

Little Glen Lake




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Please call Pam DePuy 231/334-7000 or 231/590-1351


Proud, graceful pines embrace historic “Oasis Inn”. Careful attention to detail & modern upgrades in 1993 preserve the integrity & character of this lovely family compound. 206’ water frontage on north shore. Year ‘round colorful sunsets ‘and’ sunrises. Main home features 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths. Beach home on the water has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Wonderful lakeside decks & hot tub, 300 sq. ft. garden shed, plus a 3 stall garage special family memories with one of Glen Lake’s finest offerings. Virtual tour. #1719846 $1,775,000

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PARADESIA POINT, NORTHPORT 4BR/3.5BA Log home, 401’ on GT Bay Lovely porch/deck/terrace w/bay views $1,595,000 MLS-1725653 Dick Wilson 256-9836

BEAUTIFUL WIDE VIEW OF N. LAKE LEELANAU 4BD/2.5BA winterized home, 2FP, hard sandy bottom for swimming, lakeside picture windows $895,000 MLS#1722602 Jim and Becky Stacy 231-218-1479

LK LEELANAU CEDAR/FIELDSTONE Home w/210’hard sand frontage - 4 BR/3.5BA 4,400sf Up North style home on 1.25 acres $1,750,000 MLS#1719796 Judy Levin 231-218-7653




BIG GLEN LAKE - EAST SHORE excellent sandy beach, westerly sunsets 4 bedrooms, 3 baths w/guest house $1,495,000 MLS-1725296 Mark Fisher 231-633-5041

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12563 N ISLAND VIEW DR.- NORTHPORT from Northport take M-201 to Kilcherman Rd. to Rt on Christmas Cove Rd. left on Island View 3rd on left. $625,000 MLS#1725987 Jim and Becky Stacy 231-218-1479


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4881 S MANOR DR. – CEDAR West on Bodus Rd to Manor Dr, go Rt, pass Green Ct, house on Rt $229,900 MLS#1718167 Chuck Yearn 231-432-0665

307 W. VALLEY RD. 3 miles N of M-72 on Maple City Road. Left on Valley Road first drive on left. $348,000 MLS-1725310 Host: Peter Fisher 231-735-4405

UP NORTH CHARM AT ITS BEST adorable cottage w/ shared frontage panoramic views , sandy beach! $222,500 MLS#1726426 Judy Levin 231-218-7653

TIMBERLEE AREA CONDO, VIEWS 2bd /1.5ba garage great rental or vaca home beach membership available $44,000 MLS#1725412 Elizabeth Schaub 231-360-1100

COZY WELL MAINTAINED HOME CLOSE to beaches, parks, marina. 3BD/2BA newer furnace, deck, sidewalks $89,900 MLS#1721853 John Wintzinger 313-4560

IN THE HEART OF HOLIDAY HILLS 6 BED/3.5BA/cust kit/2frpl Fml dining/fam rm/air/deck/patio $299,000 MLS#1720275 John Wintzinger 313-4560

UPDATED CONDO UNIT Close to pool & golf course Great rental, or 2nd home $79,000 MLS-1725397 Mark Carlson 256-9836

ONE BLOCK FROM EAST BAY BEACH near NMC 3BD/1BA, fresh paint, fence garden shed, gorgeous perennials. $189,900 MLS#1724589 Elizabeth Schaub 231-360-1100

3BD/3BA W/100’ PVT LAKE FRONTAGE lge fam room, deck, sprinklers hiking, CC skiing, near Omena $249,000 MLS#1710171 Dick Kennedy 231-499-1831

PANORAMIC LK VIEWS Lk Leelanau access close by 4 BR/3BA, fabulous kitchen $274,900 MLS-1722782 Mike Walker 231-342-8856

CHARMING, 5BD MAINTAINED Farmhouse on 2.7 acres close to TC Large living areas, patio/dog run. $279,000 MLS# 1721658 Pamela Mork 920-0520

SHARED ACCESS S LK LEELANAU 3 BR 3 BA home seasonal views Shared access on Lake Leelanau $279,000 MLS#1718269 Schaub Team 231-883-3545

CUSTOM FARMHOUSE OMENA Bay views, 10.5A, vineyard Quality 4-bd/2.5 ba, & barn $559,950 MLS-1725189 Ann Marie Mitchell 256-9836

204’ NO BLUFF, LK MI HOME 3BR/3BA-4000sf /island views widows watch tower and privacy $1,250,000 MLS#1710772 Gale Fox 271-6161




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THE BEST VIEWS OF SUTTONS BAY 8+/- acres on shared private road newer homes $110,000 MLS#1721712

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SUTTONS BAY 16+/- acres, newer homes in development $169,000 MLS#1721714

SPECTACULAR LAKE VIEWS Lake Mich, Little Traverse, Islands $149,900 MLS-172290



COMMERCIAL LOT/M-204 IN Lk Leelanau, great business opportunity! $59,000 MLS# 1710538

ADJOINS NATIONAL PARK 3.88 acres, mostly open, some woods $96,000 MLS-1719540

GOOD HARBOR BAY AT ITS FINEST Build your dream home on world class beachfnt $899,000 MLS#1716221

1A ELEVATED SCENIC VIEWS 200’ pvt, across rd, N. Lk Leelanau $359,000 MLS-1726118

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LEELANAU COUNTY VINEYARD 15 acres, 11yrs in production, pole barn, well $299,000 MLS# 1726090

GREAT VIEW OF LAKE LEELANAU deep lot, private area of cottages and homes $449,000 MLS#1726050



VACANT LAND 2 ACRES IN “THE ORCHARDS” family neighborhood in area of quality homes $39,000 MLS# 1726258

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129’ direct frontage on Sleeping Contemporary home with 23’ Sleeping Bear Bay. Split Level w/mother-in-law Bear Bay frontage. Open floor plan. apartment. Spacious and open.Adjacent Excellent rental history. to the “upscale” LeBear Resort. Walk to Glen Arbor. $995,000 $495,000



ENJOY COMFORTABLE LIVING SPACE, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 1610 sq. ft., Nice quad level home situated on 2+ acres. Wonderful family home and/or for the buyer looking for lots of storage room, natural fireplace, 26 x 32 outbuilding with additional garage & heated workshop, short drive to T.C. $189,900. (1722983)

EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION IN LEELANAU CO., 2 BR, 2 BA, 960 sq. ft., lots of updates thru-out, hardwood floors, lovely master w/private bath, cozy living room w/fireplace, remodeled baths w/tiled floors, community swimming pool & lots of parking, shared Lake Leelanau frontage available. $69,900. (1724514)

BOTH FOR $1,295,000 Sugar Loaf Area Contemporary home overlooking Sugar Loaf “The Old Course” golf course. Open floor plan. Unfinished basement. Close to Good Harbor Bay & National Park MLS#1713453 $295,000


SHANNON REALTY, INC 231 334-7656 5-12-11


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UNBELIEVABLE NEW PRICE! $149,000! 4.5 Acre Private estate parcel on Mougeys Lake with majestic hardwoods, red pine, cedar, trails, views and more. Terms available. MLS# 1701993 Call Tom @(231) 649-6797

Awe Inspiring View!

This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 walk-in closets in master suite, 2 full baths, formal dinning room, first floor laundry, breakfast nook and 2-car garage. $139,900

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803 W. Front St. Traverse City, MI 49684

Panoramic views of Lake Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Bay. Vantage Pointe 12 condo offers an amazing perspective of the Manitou Islands, Sleeping Bear Dune Point & sunsets that take your breath away. Three level end unit is ‘move in’ ready with wonderful blend of antique & contemporary furnishings along with tasteful artwork. 3,600+ sq. ft. home includes 4 bdrms., 4 baths, 2 lakeside decks, private courtyard & 2 car detached garage. Virtual Tour. #1718845 Fantastic value - new price: $895,000


Please call Pam DePuy 231/334-7000 or 231/590-1351




MILLER HILL BIG VIEWS OF BIG GLEN & Sleeping Bear Bay. Quality year-round 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath built by Traverse Bay Log Homes, all cedar exterior, pine interior, 784 sq. ft. deck, oversized garage in lower level. 15 wooded acres offer a park-like setting with spectacular sunsets. $959,000. Please call John Martin. (1726178)

SKIPPERS WOODS FABULOUS GRAND HOME at The Homestead Resort right on the ski hill/golf course! This custom built ‘91 home is perfect for a large family in ‘all’ seasons & includes a separate 1 or 2 bedroom apt. - great year ‘round rental opportunity! Main level master bdrm. & bath. Terrific location w/access to Glen Arbor & all Leelanau Co. amenities! Virtual tour. $525,000. Please call Pam DePuy. (1716241)

GLEN ARBOR 1,200 SQ. FT. RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE on Western Ave. (M-22) in Glen Arbor. High visibility, open layout, parking. Immediate possession. $1,150/ month + utilities, and percentage of C.A.M., tax & insurance. Please call John Martin for more information. (1713719)



NEW LISTING BRIGHT LAKE A LEELANAU COUNTY TREASURE...gorgeous 11+ acre parcel w/over 800’ on Bright Lake, graceful rolling meadow land & massive trees. Several lovely elevated building sites. Only 25 minutes to Traverse City. A special, special place! $269,000. Please call Pam DePuy. (1725950)

Pam DePuy John Martin David DesAutels Jeff Rabidoux

BURDICKVILLE NEAR BIG GLEN LAKE & several public accesses. Contemporary farm house w/maple floors, radiant heat, 1st floor study, family room, laundry, spacious living & dining area opening to a flagstone patio & covered porch. Kitchen, w/bay window, overlooks the garden & pond. 3 bdrms, 2½ baths, Vermont Castings wood stove, a detached 32’ x 24’ garage, paved drive, & a 20’ x 16’ barn on a park-like 1.6 acres. $329,000. Please call John Martin. (1714186)


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P.O. Box 7, 6400 Western Ave. Glen Arbor, MI 49636

EMPIRE HILLS SUNSET VIEWS over Lake Michigan & the village of Empire. Open building site with big views and a great price. $75,000. Please call John Martin for more information. (1716173) GOOD HARBOR VIEWS SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEWS of Good Harbor Bay & The Manitou Passage. Premier end of the road site, ready for your new home. Close to a sandy Lake Michigan beach in “The Lakeshore”. $299,900. Please call John Martin. (1714897)

SYNCHRONICITY GALLERY VOTED BEST LEELANAU COUNTY GALLERY in 2007 by readers of Northern Express! Breathtaking works of art featuring award winning paintings & ceramics from nearly 100 artists. Viable Glen Arbor business w/2009 gross sales of $243,042. $479,900. Please call David DesAutels. (1714414) OAK HOLLOW ENJOY YEAR ‘ROUND or seasonal living in Glen Arbor. Wooded Lot #13 in Oak Hollow, a quiet ‘in town’ sub north of M-22, is ready for your dream home. A pleasant neighborhood close to restaurants, shops, kayak/bike rentals & Lake MI beach access. $159,900. Please call Pam DePuy. (1719714)

LITTLE GLEN LAKE CAPTIVATING VIEWS of Little Glen from every lake side window. Fantastic, large lakeside deck, easy living open floor plan, tons of room for a large family & your friends too! The perfect home for entertaining at it’s best! Massive stone fireplace warms the living room, kitchen & dining room. Private south shore location. Crystal clear water, sandy lake bottom, amazing views draw you in...too late! You’re hooked for life! Virtual tour. $975,000. Please call Pam DePuy. (1721158) CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP EXCEPTIONAL 10 ACRE PARCEL in the heartland of Leelanau County on S. Rosinski Rd. Hardwoods & spring-fed creek, whoever buys & builds on this parcel will never have a close neighbor. Staked & surveyed, this parcel is off the beaten path. $95,500. Please call John Martin. (1725547) LAKE VIEWS!!! ADJOINS NATIONAL LAKESHORE PROPERTY, with dramatic views of Big Glen, Fisher & Sleeping Bear Bay. Underground utilities at site. Breathtaking views with control. $199,000. Please John Martin for more information. (1725572)


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