February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Up again: required septic inspections

But will County Board consider?

Some public officials may be thinking that the time is right to revisit adoption of an ordinance requiring Point of Sale (POS) inspections of private septic systems when property is sold. More...

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Remembering Roy: Drag race rumbles Empire Airport

Roy Taghon would’ve been proud. Snowmobile enthusiasts lined the orange-meshed fence at Empire Airport Saturday to see 14 riders blast 24 sleds across the course in the Roy Taghon Memorial Snowmobile Drag Race. More...

Hopes high for G-L skiers as team approaches home stretch

Glen Lake ski coach John Kasben said both of his teams have a shot at notching a win on Feb. 17 in regionals. Kasben’s Lakers showed why last Wednesday with another strong showing at Crystal Mountain. More...

Cox rolls season-best as Lady Lakers cruise

Glen Lake bowling teams picked up two of a possible three victories at Lucky Jack’s on Saturday. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday. TODAY 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

State has blame for Flint Water

To the Editor: Eric Winkelman’s recent letter praises Governor Snyder for his handling of the Flint water crisis, and blames the city of Flint. More...

Variety Show a big success

To the Editor: More...

Enterprise wrong; all blame falls to Republicans

To the Editor: Say what? More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO February 3, 2011 More...

Omena News from years ago

Editor’s note: The following history information was gathered by Omena columnist Ruth Steele Walker from past editions of the Leelanau Enterprise. * * * More...

Omena News: Kinker fundraiser pulls in over $5,000

The Omena Wine and Literary Society, aka OWLS, recently met for their monthly meeting at the home of Judy Smart. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 22 Kathleen L. Lievense to herself as Trustee of the Kathleen L. Lievense Trust, Unit 10, Cedar Creek Commons in Elmwood Township. John A. Ingwersen and Mary L. Kuhn to themselves, Section 32 in Elmwood Township. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township – Heidi Kruse and Kenneth Nielson – (Nielson Construction Services LLC) Excavate to remodel existing house, garage addition, new drain field, septic and well at 3387 N. Lake Leelanau Drive ($125). More...

Deaths recorded in county

Ernest J. Serocki, 90 of Kasson Township died January 22, 2016 in Kasson Township. Martha L. Roberts, 75 of Northport Township died January 26 in Northport Township. More...

 

Series concludes

In the fourth and final installment of our series, The Art of Teaching, staff writers Patti Brandt, Amy Hubbell and Jason Bushen spend time in classrooms visiting with teachers and students. More...

S-M coach proposes at midcourt

To surprise of girlfriend and players

Christmas is a popular time to become engaged, and Valentine’s Day seems meant for such a moment. St. More...

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Local News

Low earners may qualify for home grants

Some won’t need to be repaid

For the first time, some low-income county residents soon will be in line to receive grants to fix up their homes that they won’t have to pay back. More...

Special meeting set by board

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners has set a special meeting for Tuesday in the commissioners’ meeting room of the County Government Center in Suttons Bay. The meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. More...

County Dates

County offers two meetings More...

Outdoors

Skiers have enough snow to stay happy

Colder more snow predicted

For those who prefer the moderate influence of El Nino that kept temps above normal for much of the first half of winter, the good news is that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year. That foretells an early spring. More...

Life in Leelanau

ROTARY HITS 70 YEARS: OLD & STRONG

Grange wives once cooked on wood stoves for Rotarians

Louis Hartesvelt was a young dentist when he bought an existing practice in Suttons Bay and became acquainted with Rotary International. “Owen Bahle approached me about joining and I agreed. More...

Chamber directors work for communities

Volunteers, they are backbone of events

Brian Bush couldn’t help but laugh when asked why he agreed to serve another two-year term on the Suttons Bay Chamber Board of Directors. More...

S-B working toward balanced budget

The Suttons Bay Township Board held a special meeting last week to work on a draft budget for fiscal year 2016-2017, which begins April 1. More...

Views

Public monies should not be spent on ‘vote yes’ campaigns

Governor Rick Snyder last month signed what civic and school leaders across the state lambasted as a law that took away their First Amendment rights to free speech, and 18 of them followed up with a federal lawsuit filed, apparently, on behalf of the More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“This makes the process fairer because nobody is at the top of the list in all precincts, but it does make the process a little more complicated to administer.” Leelanau County clerk Michelle Crocker, in explaining why candidates in the P More...

Courts

86th District Court

Martin Romo, 48, 679 Lake Leelanau Dr., Lake Leelanau — Pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for Feb. 16. More...

Three drunk driving arrests made Saturday

Three people were arrested by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office for driving drunk in unrelated incidents on Saturday. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Friday, Jan. 29 9:37 a.m. — Solon Township — Neighbor has been sick. She was punched in the stomach by her boyfriend in Grand Traverse County. Hasn’t been in church for a couple days. No tracks in drive. Door locked. More...