June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

What’s in the audit

An extensive review of alleged improprieties in the county Treasurer John A. Gallagher III’s office yielded only “technical violations” and minor inconsistencies with state law. Examples include: More...

Bumper crop expected

Be careful what you ask for. Cherry growers across the Leelanau Peninsula are staring at a bumper crop, raising questions about how to get those cherries to market and what they’ll be paid for them. 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

Lights-out Lakers put 6 on peninsula Dream Team

That adage about defense winning championships rang true on more than one occasion for Matt Schweikart and his Glen Lake teammates. More...

Mokanyk hopes to elevate Suttons Bay volleyball program

Kelly Mokanyk was hiking the Adirondack Mountains when she got the news. “I’m trying to catch my breath,” Mokanyk said. “I applied when I was in Costa Rica and found out I was hired while I was up on a mountain.” More...

Schweikart breaks five records, earns all-state first-team honors

Leelanau County coaches weren’t the only ones impressed with Matt Schweikart’s record-setting season. 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 8:30 a.m. More...

Views

County should lessen blow or simply forgive unpaid BayView taxes

The BayView condominium project put Leelanau County governments in a pickle. It’s up to them to get out. More...

What’s in a name? A marital decision.

A column by Patti Brandt

I’m getting married in about six weeks and I’m finding there are a lot of decisions to be made before the big day takes place — even when you’re planning a very casual affair. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 8 Michael D. and Deborah A. Rowley to Adam G. and Jessica T. Renaud, an undivided 1/8 interest in Unit No. 1, the Fish House Condominium in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed). More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township – John Pardington – (Jeff Ewing Traverse Outdoor Inc.) Phase I – excavation to remove existing plantings and to install pavers for patio and walkway and sand between the house and the old breakwall; Phase II – More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP – Ronald S. and Marilyn J. Pokrak Family (Self) Permit to complete single family dwelling; refer to PB16-106 for previous permit and inspections (change of general contractor), no change to plans at 4177 S. More...

Circle of Life

PHILIP KORSON of Lake Leelanau, kneeling, is one of the first people to be blessed by his grandson, Ben Rexroat, who was ordained into the priesthood Saturday in Gaylord. More...

Costly report yields little

Price could hit $30,000

Leelanau County Treasurer John A. More...

Bingo! Gaming funds land on unanimous vote for LCN

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week reversed direction one more time on whether to endorse an application for tribal “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds for the nonprofit Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) organizati More...


Special Sections

Local News

New exhibit, gallery space to open in Leland

An exhibit featuring the art of Keith Burnham and 13 other area photographers from past to present will open Saturday at the Leelanau Historical Museum (LHM). More...

New Omena exhibit to open

The Omena Historical Society plans to open its new exhibit on Sunday. An opening reception has been set for 4-6 p.m. at the Putnam Cloud Tower House, site of the Omena museum. More...

County Dates

Good price on good stuff More...

Outdoors

Kids Fishing Day to feature guided hikes, 2,500 stocked bluegills

Veronica Valley County Park will be the place to be Sunday as Kids Fishing Day returns for the 12th straight year. Laggis’ Fish Farm has stocked some 2,500 bluegills for the event, which is slated to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Guided walks, Trust Fund talk at fishing day

While bluegills will offer entertainment Sunday for kids, people of all ages are invited to take a guided hike — two hikes, actually — of publicly owned land along Mebert Creek. More...

Life in Leelanau

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Tick population jumps, on the move

Becky Hill has seen a tick or two. She’s even had to pull a few out of her skin with a pair of tweezers she always keeps on hand. More...

Little parasite, big problems

Lyme disease, caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, is transmitted to people and animals by the blacklegged tick, with studies showing an infected tick must be attached to its host for 36 to 48 hours in order to transmit the bacterium. More...

New, familiar faces at the Lakeshore

Many changes have occurred over the years at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, but Peg Burman’s dedication to the park is not one of them. Burman has worked mostly as an interpretive ranger since she started at the park on June 4, 1989. More...

Columns

Glen Lake News: Get out for tennis tourney

Happy Summer. * * * I hope all the dads out there had a great Father’s Day and were treated like royalty for the day — as it should be. * * * More...

Omena News: Omena ‘town hall’ meeting every year?

The Township meeting last Thursday evening at the Omena Community Room was very well attended. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO June 23, 2011 More...

Courts

86th District Court

Lesley A. Valentine, 25, P.O. Box 5941, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to probation violations; sentenced to 10 additional days in jail; probation continued with twice daily PBTs. Robert E. Herman, 54, P.O. More...

2 cited for drunk driving, another person ticketed for careless driving

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people involved in separate driving incidents on Saturday. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, June 15 4:41 p.m. —Glen Arbor Township — Contractors swearing and throwing fists around caller doing work. Caller trying to get paid. 6:44 p.m. More...