June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Northport’s storied hoops tradition ends

It’s the end of an era.  A little more than 30 years removed from Leelanau County’s last basketball state championship, the Northport boys program is no more — at least for now.  The Wildcats will co-op under the Suttons B More...

Local News

Amid cop shortage, county student pursues law enforcement career

A Leelanau County student is heading to Lansing in July after being selected for this year’s Law Enforcement Career Academy. Rachel VanThomme, now a senior at St. More...

County Dates

Veronica Valley Park committee meeting   The Veronica Valley Park Committee of the Leelanau County Parks & Recreation Commission will meet Monday at 9:30 a.m. More...

Suttons Bay woman dies in crash

A medical condition could have caused an accident that killed an 81-yearold Suttons Bay woman Tuesday. Karol A. Butler was a passenger in a northbound vehicle that veered into the opposite lane, left the roadway and struck a tree. More...

Outdoors

Mayfly hatch slows walleye bite

The fish are out to dinner, as the mayflies have been swarming around the lakes. Warm weather is bringing out the mayflies, and this brings less fish on the line for everyone. More...

Take a hike with dad this weekend

The Leelanau Conservancy will host two separate hikes this Father’s Day weekend.  Docents JoAnne Gerben and Kathy Ricord will lead a hike at the Krumwiede Forest Reserve on Saturday at 10 a.m.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Recognition for Lincoln Day Dinner

To the editor:   As chair of the Leelanau County Republican Party, many deserve special recognition for making our annual Lincoln Day Dinner a success! U.S. Senate candidate John James, our keynote speaker, riveting. U.S. More...

Veterans offer thanks to skippers

To the editor:   We had a great day of fishing.  To Captain Jim Munoz and to First Mate Michael, a big thank you. We had a great day on the water fishing. More...

Editorial took advantage of Empire council members

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 13, 2013 More...

Omena busy with wedding, anniversaries

Omena has a new community little lending library, thanks to Ron Sutton.  More...

In Glen Arbor, busy season officially underway

Unfortunately I’ve been so involved with trying to catch up after summer got here last week that I’ve missed a few things and I apologize.  It’s not like me as the uber patriot to miss what should be important dates to all Amer More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Peter C. and Victoria L. Brunjes (Stonyfield Construction LLC) Remove and replace siding and existing windows on both floors with same size windows at 10145 W. Niagara Street ($38,733).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 29, 2018  Gregory Flees, Trustee of the Frank J. Flees Revocable Trust to Richard L. Flees, Section 29 in Solon Township.  Michael C. Peron and Lizabeth S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Northport  Rick and Andrea Boudah – (North Haven Construction) Excavation for installing a 12x20’ deck and stairs at 215 S. Waukazoo ($90).  Bingham Township  More...

 

Bumper crop, bad timing

Still plenty of cherries from 2017

The federal government is predicting that the U.S. has the potential to pick one of the biggest tart cherry crops in history, which has left those in the industry concerned rather than happy. More...

Sheriff presses new boat

Co. Bd. now on board

Sheriff Mike Borkovich is hoping the third time will be a charm in his effort to acquire what he calls a “Great Lakes Class Law Enforcement Patrol Boat” with rescue capabilities.  More...

Special Sections

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

Gaylord St. Mary’s gets past Glen Lake in regional semis

Glen Lake couldn’t get past the strong pitching, as the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds defeated Glen Lake, 2-1.  In the top of the first, a single followed by two walks loaded the bases for the Snowbirds. More...

Norsemen, Comets crack top 10 at state finals; Hursey takes second

“That’s probably the greatest round of golf shot in Suttons Bay history.”  Technology director and chief operations officer Tim Smith told the school board on Monday night that Thomas Hursey’s first round of golf was one More...

Apsey to walk-on at Central Michigan

Glen Lake LB to join brother for first time

The Apsey brothers have a chance to suit up for the same team.  Glen Lake’s Nick Apsey has accepted a walk-on roll at Central Michigan University. More...

Life in Leelanau

MURAL MAKEOVER

Business owner aims to build 'street life' in Northport

Anyone driving down Third Street can’t miss it. The backside of the building that used to be home to Northport’s North End Eatery has gotten a makeover. More...

Biographer helps Leelanau discover big works of a little-known architect

Most Leelanau County residents do not know his name.  But they do know his buildings.  One of the first licensed architects in Michigan, Jens C. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kevin Dunklow

Name: Kevin Dunklow  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: I lived here all my life until I moved to Traverse City at 23, before moving back last November.   More...

Views

Big diversion a must for tart crop

Tart cherry policy must be a nightmare for Republicans and Democrats alike.  A strictly laissez-faire approach toward the cherry harvest would rarely fit into the profitable confines of balanced supply and demand.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“I’ve heard from parents over the years the kids sing the songs for weeks afterwards. They go away with things and ideas they can take with them.”   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chelsey A. Neuman, 31, of 6653 Cottage Rd., Bellaire — Sentenced after pleading guilty to a probation violation; to serve 15 additional days in jail; probation revoked; unsuccessful.  Margaret E. Steffens, 49, of 1342 N. More...

Charges filed in 2017 ATV accident

A 28-year-old Traverse City man is facing a 15-year felony charge more than a year after an accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old woman. Christopher D. More...

Elmwood man arraigned for meth possession

A 32-year-old Elmwood Township man was arraigned in Circuit Court this week charged with possession of methamphetamine.  Daryl L. Ullom faces two felonies and as an habitual offender could spend 10 or more years in prison, if convicted.  More...