November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold snap root of tree concerns

Apple harvest late, ends in hurry

Fresh off a hefty apple harvest, Cedar fruit grower Greg Williams wasn’t sure what impact the sudden cold spell might have on his trees.  “I don’t think it’s going to hurt, but it’s hard to say,” Williams said More...

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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

Lund, Comets headlines Dream Team

Six Leland players land spots on all-county club

Cobe Lund wasted little time in showcasing his goal-scoring pedigree on the Leelanau Peninsula. More...

Four county players land all-state laurels

Cobe Lund and four other county standouts secured spots on Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Division 4 all-state teams. Lund, a striker, picked up first-team plaudits after registering 42 goals and 20 assists as a junior. More...

Grant to keep on running at Aquinas

Two-time all-state performer

It’s safe to say she’s a natural.  Lake Leelanau St. Mary senior Hanna Grant — a second-year cross country runner — signed her national letter of intent with the college of her dreams, Aquinas, on Saturday.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Vets honored indoors as 100 people salute those who served

Change of venue brings vets in from the cold

About 100 people attended a Veterans Day observance Saturday morning that for the first time in memory was held inside the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building in Lake Leelanau.  It was snowing — sometimes heavily — with temperatu More...

One good resident sought to serve on county Draft Board

The U.S. Selective Service System is looking for a Leelanau County resident over the age of 18 who might be willing to serve as a member of a local draft board. A military draft? Yep. More...

Draft Board once did dark work of war

At one time in Leelanau County the local draft board was tasked with the difficult decisions or ordering young men to report for active military service. The following story ran on the front page of the Jan. More...

Views

Government’s role in affordable housing

It was a pleasure reporting on the efforts of a downstate developer who has taken a non-governmental path in tackling the very real issue of a lack of affordable housing in Leelanau County.  More...

Co-ops inspire competition

Basketball season is right around the corner and, for the first time in years, the number of varsity girls and boys teams in Leelanau will dip into the single digits. More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Catherine L. Crowley, 59, 2563 N. Beems Kwa Ma, Suttons Bay — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of driving while license suspended; bench warrant issued with new bond set at $500.  More...

Man arrested after accident

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 27-year-old Traverse City man on Monday after a traffic crash in Elmwood Township.  At about 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to the intersection of South Timberlee Drive and East Fouch Road. More...

Hot tub assault results in jail time for S-B man

A 68-year-old Suttons Bay man who attacked three women in a hot tub in Suttons Bay has been sentenced to 93 days in jail followed by one year probation.  Larry L. Dean, of 712 N. More...

 

Toys 4 Tots

MIKE PRIEST, a teller at Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union places a Toys for Tots collection box and sign at the branch in Lake Leelanau, one of dozens of collection sites around the county. More...

Code dept. study coming

No. 1 source of complaints

Leelanau County will hire a Northwestern Michigan College researcher to conduct an “external analysis” to make the county’s Construction Code Authority run more efficiently.  The Code department conducts plan reviews, issues pe More...

School closed for devoted mother

Kris Popp touched the lives of families across the Leelanau Peninsula.  The St. Mary School community and the county community at large will come together Friday to celebrate her life.  Classes were canceled Friday. More...

Local News

County Dates

Barns, the film, in Empire   More...

Corrections:

A story appearing in the Enterprise last week incorrectly identified the group that recognized George Whitefield of Elmwood Township with a plaque for this contributions to the Northwestern Michigan Fair. More...

FOLLOWING OUR LEELANAU LEGISLATORS

A record of Michigan Legislature actions is compiled weekly by MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. More...

Outdoors

Sleeping Bear Dunes on pace to set record

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is on track to set a new attendance record in 2017. More...

Disease takes toll on bird species

There is no end in sight for bird dieoffs from avian botulism, the paralytic and usually fatal disease that has affected local and migrating bird populations across Lake Michigan since about 2006.  And the common loon is the bird most susceptibl More...

Flight, deer hunters run amok

Weather birds arrive; Empire hunter tags out

Not all county sportsmen are in the woods this week, believe it or not.  “I really enjoy deer hunting, but there’s more to life than deer — like ducks,” said Suttons Bay duck hunter and wildlife artist Chris Smith, reigni 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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Young men helped out and seatbelts held securely

To the editor:   More...

Government spending 34% of GDP; we don’t have revenue problem

To the editor:   In a recent letter, Barbara Abbott’s diatribe about income inequality illustrates an ignorance of basic knowledge regarding taxation or improving an economy. More...

Dynastic, corporate wealth hurts USA; why exempt churches?

To the editor: More...

Columns

Busy holidays planned in Omena, Northport

Landon Browning, son of Omena residents Jim and Kathryn Browning, is now in the co-pilot seat for Envoy Air, an American Airlines group company. Landon is based in New York City where he flies out of both LaGuardia and JFK airports. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO November 15, 2012   More...

Decorations up, but holidays start next week at Glen Lake

It seems that the holidays start earlier and earlier, with many decorations already up. If it keeps going like this, we’ll be seeing Christmas decorations on Labor Day. * * * More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham  Kendall B. and Amy Fox Family Trust (Larry D. Shugart) Construct residential alteration – replace existing deck with smaller deck and stairs at 12422 E. Hendryx Drive ($5,850).  Elmwood Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 30, 2017  Carly E. and Christian A. Schultz to Jason and Stacy Slade, Section 32 in Leelanau Township ($299,900).  Alan J. Zelinski, Co-Trustees of the Revocable Living Trust of Barbara Z. Zelinski to Susan Hadley, Unit No. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  James and Margaret Redmond – (Bay Construction Co.) Excavation for new house, garage, septic system and driveway at 12470 E. More...