February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dispatchers move toward unionization

Affects 10 county employees

Dispatchers in Leelanau County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Management department are considering unionizing.  County officials as well as a spokesman for the dispatchers confirmed Wednesday morning that the 10 county dispatchers will vote next month 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. More...

Sports

Lady Lakers lock up Northwest title, push streak to 31 games

Jennifer LaCross embodied the “defense wins championships” adage on Tuesday — at least in the eyes of Glen Lake coach Jason Bradford.  “Defensively, she was all over the place,” Bradford said.  More...

Norse finish season on high note

The 2016-17 campaign hasn’t exactly been a storybook season for the Suttons Bay girls. Year two of the David Wheelock era has been chock full of injuries, lopsided losses, offensive woes and, most recently, a winless streak spanning 41 days. More...

Eagles escape Leland, set sights on Frankfort

How does St. Mary coach Pete Finch plan to limit Frankfort’s Cecelia Schmitt in the opening round of districts on Monday? More...

Life in Leelanau

ROCKHOUNDS

Rock finders flock to beaches to find Petoskeys, Bluestones

Julie Austin says that on average she spends up to 12 hours per week on area beaches collecting rocks.  For the Bingham Township resident, it’s an activity that never gets old.  More...

Open bay causes long-term concern and lost recreation

Not even shelf ice

They’ll be no ice fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay this winter.  Or skating.  And certainly no truck driving.  For the second straight year, it appears that Grand Traverse Bay will stay open — much to the chagrin of winte More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Wendy VerSnyder

Name: Wendy VerSnyder  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau, in Leland Township.   More...

Views

One short step into rental regulation

Thank you goes to Suttons Bay Township for continuing Leelanau County’s journey into regulating the boom in short-term rentals. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“My Leelanau, you taught me the value of  Looking out to seek a pleasant peninsula, and  Looking up, looking down, noticing who and what has come before.  Instilling in me the need to conserve.  Our Leelanau.”   More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Heidi B. Mooney, 29, 12060 E. Davis Road, Northport — Pleaded not guilty to driving on a suspended license; $500 personal recognizance bond set; pretrial conference set for Feb. 17.  More...

Northport man faces third charge of domestic violence

A 23-year-old Northport man was video arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a felony charge of domestic violence after assaulting his father on Valentine’s Day.  Julio A. Southbird, of 10635 N. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 15  12:18 a.m. — Suttons Bay — Family trouble. Verbal argument. Caller would like deputy to respond, explain options and help calm things down.  1:02 a.m. More...

 

Spring tempts while raising concerns

Sappy, early spring

Winter-weary faces were grinning this week with record-breaking warm weather. But not everyone was smiling. More...

Jury sets a record

$5.1 million awarded by Leelanau jury

A Suttons Bay man who was burned over half of his body has been awarded a settlement of more than $5 million, likely the largest personal injury settlement ever awarded by a jury in Leelanau or Grand Traverse counties.  More...

Wedding Time

Inside this edition you’ll find a sure sign of warmth to come in the Leelanau Enterprise Wedding Guide.  The section comes with an opportunity for couples and their friends and family to sign up to win certificates worth hundreds of dollar More...

Special Sections

Local News

Donations pour in for Christian Neighbors

Jeannette “Jan” Hunt would likely have been very happy with the donation of $30,000 recently made to Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) in her name.  The donation comes from St. More...

Photo

DN-CLASS ice boats race on big Glen Lake on thick but wet ice. DN (Detroit News)-class ice boats are the most popular iceboats in the world. DN North America organized a regatta Saturday involving 21 ice boats from around the Midwest.   More...

Glen Arbor officials seek 2 percent raises

Across-the-board 2 percent raises are proposed for Glen Arbor Township officials in the upcoming budget year. More...

Outdoors

Big weekend, big fish

Last good ice?

Mark Steimel wasn’t on the hard water for 30 minutes when he saw the flag go up.  “I thought it was a perch,” said Steimel, one of 73 participants in Saturday’s perch fishing contest on Glen Lake. More...

Huge turnout for chili cook-off

Blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures brought near record crowds to the Glen Lake Winterfest Saturday in Glen Arbor. More...

Weather perfect for Winter Carnival

Planners of the Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival held Saturday at Braman Hill were hoping there would be a little snow left for cardboard sled races after a string of warm days.  There was, but barely.  Temperatures on Sa 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

Great lakes patrol boat needed for northern border

To the editor:  I live in Glen Arbor and was reading some recent news. Some was national, from dennismichaellynch.com. Another story was local, from our Leelanau Enterprise.  More...

Save barn as farming is part of our history

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  Dear ... commissioners  More...

Women’s march part of movement toward equality

To the editor:  The recent eye-opening Women’s March on Washington and around the world just raised the ante. To say that it is important is an understatement. Women have never stood up for themselves in such a global way before.  More...

Columns

Northport Carnival has many winners

In spite of the non-wintery weather, the Northport Winter Carnival was a big success on Saturday. My favorite event is probably the Northport School Cardboard Sled race. More...

Record-breaking President’s Day

Another Presidents Day weekend is in the book and this one will probably make the record book. Weather was outstanding. Thinking back to last year we had a thaw about this time, then temperatures went from almost 50 degrees down to 20 degrees. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO February 23, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Christina B. Pfeufer (Gerard Belanger) Construct single family new additions; two story wood frame, main floor, second floor, covered porch, attached unfinished garage and attached unconditioned green house. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 10, 2017  JoEllen Vinyard, as Trustee of the JoEllen Vinyard Trust to herself, Lot 55, Forest Glen in Glen Arbor Township.  Jola Pepellashi to Arieanna, LLC, Section 18 in Elmwood Township.  Deborah L. Smith to David L. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Beverly Dudash – (RW Popp Excavating) Excavation for crawl space footing drains to a drywell at 12600 S. Cedar Lane ($125 permit fee).  Glen Arbor Township  More...