April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Timer used for comment

Do audience members who speak up during “public comment” opportunities at meetings of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners all get “equal time?” More...

Federal program to help

The Empire Village Council on Tuesday also heard a presentation from Lisa Fought, a senior rural development specialist with the Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP). 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

Cooper, Lakers cap sweep with walk-off win

Tuesday was a night to remember for Glen Lake starting pitcher Zach Cooper. Cooper not only celebrated a 7-1 victory and a 3-2 walk-off win over Northwest Conference foe Frankfort, but also a coveted milestone in the school record book. More...

Suttons Bay, St. Mary split Tuesday twinbill

“The best defense is a good offense” adage often holds true for pitchers like Trevor Petroskey. First-year St. More...

St. Mary sweeps GTA, Suttons Bay

St. Mary softball players have been having plenty of fun so far this spring. From entertaining cheers to on-field antics, the Lady Eagles flash smiles and laugh like it’s no one’s business. More...

Life in Leelanau

Primping for prom

County students prep for special night in Peshawbestown

Emily Beyer of Suttons Bay will attend her first prom Saturday. It will also be her last. Beyer was a Rotary exchange student in Chile last year and missed out on her first year of eligibility. More...

Suttons Bay students get graphic pre-prom reminder

The smashed up Jeep Cherokee sitting in front of Suttons Bay High School was totaled in a rollover accident caused by a drunken driver. More...

Having a conversation with Mark Benedict

Name: Mark Benedict. Town or township of residence: Solon Township. Resident of county since: 2009. Age and birthplace: Age 62; born in Delray, Mich. More...

Views

Candidates on left, right; hopefully, some in middle

We’re thrilled at having so many candidates for local offices in Leelanau County. More...

Consider common enforcement for short-range rental rules

As discussion continues across the Leelanau Peninsula about short-term rentals, one common issue needs addressing: Who would enforce such local laws? More...

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Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, April 20 8:06 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller reports a purple bike tied to a post across the road from her residence. More...

Magistrate Court

Patrick C. Varley, 62, 8050 E. Donner Road, Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $200 fines and costs. Scott A. Bailey, 19, 3782 Murray Lake Ave. NE, Lowell — Expired plate; $110 fines and costs. Roberta J. Tarker, 45, 577 W. More...

 

Directories out; play Trivia game

Did you get your Leelanau Pages community directory? Directories have been delivered by mail throughout Leelanau County and to parts of Grand Traverse and Benzie counties. More...

Spring has sprung

SAM STABER, 11, puts some bounce in his step at the Empire Beach earlier this week. Staber, of Empire Township, is a student at Glen Lake School. More...

Empire looks into sewer

Business district only

Empire Village will spend up to $10,000 to pay for a feasibility study to determine options for a wastewater system. More...

Cabin fever, love can lead dogs astray

$1,000 reward for ‘Cricket’

Sizable awards have been offered for the return of two lost dogs, and county dispatchers are handing an increasing number of calls from families searching for family pets. It’s an unwelcome sign of spring, county Sheriff Mike Borkovich says. More...

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8 Glen Lake eateries plan special week

Blu owner Randy Chamberlain came forward with the Restaurant Week idea at a Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting two years ago — and he’s had little time to look back since. More...

GOP offers $1,000 for top essay on patriotism

The Leelanau County Republican Party is sponsoring a scholarship essay contest in conjunction with its Lincoln Day Dinner, which will be held June 4. Some $1,750 will be awarded among the top three essays. More...

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BEN AND Lillie Diotte of Cedar donated money to Leelanau Christian Neighbors at The Leland Mercantile during a food drive on Saturday. The food drives were sponsored by the Leelanau Democratic Party. More...

Outdoors

Anglers gear up for Scott Brow Fish Derby

Rain or shine, faces are bound to light up in Northport on Saturday as the annual Scott Brow Fish Derby returns to the Old Mill Pond. More...

Daughter tags first turkey, dad proud

Few things say father-daughter time in Leelanau better than turkey hunting. More...

Conservancy plans busy 2 weeks as spring awakens

The Leelanau Conservancy will offer three hikes and has one workbee scheduled over the next two weeks. On Saturday, docents Ann McInnis and Ed Ketterer will lead a spring bird hike at the Lighthouse West Natural Area north of Northport. 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

Support for two millages for Leland School

To the Editor: More...

Lake Leelanau needs to act as a community

To the Editor: More...

More government, less fighting

To the Editor: Dear Commissioner Rushton: You are the government, as are your constituents. It’s your job to regulate and enforce county code. If you can’t do it, who can? More...

Columns

Prose for National Poetry Month

Omena’s Club 21 will meet next Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Omena Fire hall. A coffee and dessert meeting, anyone is welcome to come and enjoy the evening. More...

Time for Restaurant Week

Glen Arbor Restaurant Week starts Fridiay and extends through Saturday, May 7. Get your reservations early and enjoy. * * * More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO April 28, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 15 K. Meg Davis, Trustee of the Trust Agreement of Katharine M. Davis to Counterpoint LLC, Lot 3, Section 3 in Leelanau Township. David W. Sterrett to William F. Klintworth and Reid R. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township – Ted Livernois – (Nate McManus) Convert dirt driveway to brick driveway at 7930 S. West Bayshore Drive ($125). Cleveland Township – More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE – Stephen C. and Kathleen M. Weller (Heart Homes Inc.) Construct residential detached garage with covered porch, one story, wood frame, interior unfinished at 9965 W. South Street ($10,280). BINGHAM TOWNSHIP – More...