May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Turf decision splits G-L schools

It’s the fourth quarter for a decision over whether to spend from about $735,000 to $880,000 to install artificial turf on the Glen Lake football field. Opposite sides have marched out Facebook posts to further their views. More...

Mixed forecast for the weather

The best weather for outdoor activities was predicted to occur early in the long Memorial Day weekend. Following is the forecast as provided by the National Weather Service for Lake Leelanau.   More...

Local News

‘Zip and the Zipsters’ reunite on birthday

Tillie Garvin got a big surprise Tuesday when she walked into the Leelanau Sands Showroom.  Dozens of friends and family had gathered for a surprise party celebrating her 80th birthday. More...

Spring Fling raises more than $40,000 for scholarships

The 12th annual Spring Fling dinner and dance Saturday night raised over $40,000 for the Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund.  More...

Fleis scholarship winners announced

A record number of scholarship applications were made and 72 were reviewed by the Fleis Education Fund selection committee.  Tina Poulias, who is studying medicine at Grand Rapids Community College, won the scholarship in memory of Jim and Rita More...

Outdoors

Fishing report: Lakers biting, kings next?

It appears the 2017 charter fishing season has picked up where 2016 left off—with limit catches of lake trout.  Leland charter captain Wes Smith said he anticipates a great summer after seeing customers fill coolers with lake trout on Satu More...

Winners boat 10.7 lbs. of walleyes

Team Dead Eye captured top honors and $1,075 in the first Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Walleye Tournament on Saturday, tipping the scales with five walleyes weighing 10.68 pounds.  Team members Chris Donaghy and Dave Little were one of 23 tandem More...

Journey back through time with the kids in Glen Haven

Join Sleeping Bear Dunes park rangers and volunteers on Saturday at Glen Haven Village and the Maritime Museum for a unique look back in time at Glen Haven Days.  The annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Can Russians manipulate Dems?

To the editor:   The media and democrat leaders would have you believe the Russians converted millions of democrat voters to vote for Trump. What an insult to the democrat voter!  David A. More...

Obama back as organizer; paid well for book, speeches

To the editor:   Obama’s back: “Point is, I’m still fired up and ready to go. More...

Columns

Memorial Day holds important meaning

First and foremost, with Memorial Day coming up I hope everyone remembers what it is really all about. More...

Folks heading to Omena for summer

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is upon us already.  * * *  There’s a lot happening in and around Omena. The Leelanau County Farmers Market is open Saturday in Suttons Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 24, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Thomas Capen (Self) Construct residential alteration for unconditioned shop: install vinyl siding over T 11 existing siding, replace 4 windows and 1 new window w/ 2”x8” header at 116 E. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 3, 2017  Nancy Raymond to Michael Raymond, Section 30 in Glen Arbor Township.  James W. and Gael M. Custer to Loren Venegas and Debroah Fishaw, Lot 2, Section 3 in the Village of Northport ($540,000).  Rebecca S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  James and Elizabeth Ness – (J.P. More...

FLAGS ON GRAVES

Patriotic Leelanau County residents have been busy in the past week honoring veterans who are buried in local cemeteries.  Among those recognizing veterans was Joshua Somero, a Northport sixth grader pictured to the right. More...

Blooms can still entertain

Peak blossom season in orchard-rich Leelanau County — a treat for residents and visitors — usually occurs in mid-May.  A drive might be required to the Peninsula’s more northern reaches, but there are still some blocks of cherr More...

5 Things to Do

Leelanau County has laid out the welcome mat for Memorial Day weekend with a long list of events. Following are five of our suggestions — along with, of course, relaxing on the Leelanau Peninsula.  1. 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

Lakers, Norse nab six wins at conference meet

County boys collected six individual track titles at Benzie Central on Tuesday while competing in the 2017 Northwest Conference championships.  More...

13 county athletes qualify for state finals

Throw bros make the cut, hope to keep streaks alive

In November, seniors Duke Angers and Tony Duperon came up one win short of a state championship. A little more than six months later, they’ll have another chance. More...

Lakers, Norse go tit-for-tat, split twinbill

If Tuesday’s doubleheader was any indication, then softball fans could be in for a dandy when Glen Lake and Suttons Bay meet in round one of the district tournament on June 3.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Time for Treasures

Pickin’ the peninsula: With $25 in hand, writer gathers slew of garage sale gems

Traverse City residents Frances Hodges and Carolyn Penney were among the early birds Friday at Cedar Creek Commons community garage sale. “We have enough stuff. We just like to see what everybody’s selling,” Hodges said. More...

Treasure hunt: Weekend sales across the county

Looking to find your own treasures? Following is a list of sales planned over Memorial Day weekend in Leelanau County.   Yard Sale — Today, Friday and Saturday, 9 to 3:30 p.m, 5868 S. More...

Empire to hold village-wide sale

The Village of Empire will be a picker’s paradise Saturday, June 3, as the community hosts its inaugural village-wide garage sale.  More than 20 garages are lined up to be open for business with household treasures ranging from lawn furnit More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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...

Views

The essential parts remain, with change

It’s New Year’s Eve for Leelanau County, but you won’t find much for big parties.  “Summer people” are busy opening cabins, local workers are strained to prepare for the holiday weekend and the busy army of retirees More...

‘Right and proper’ way to observe Memorial Day

Recalling what former Suttons Bay resident Dick Grout had to say about Memorial Day 10 years ago in the Leelanau Enterprise:  More...

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Courts

Man passed out charged with felony drunk driving

A 37-year-old Suttons Bay man pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated after a deputy found him passed out in a truck that was stopped in a traffic lane on South Lake Shore Drive in S More...

86th District Court

Charla M. Hall, 21, 3025 County Road 633, Grawn — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to serve 120 days in jail; probation revoked; referred to community corrections; all fines and costs preserved.  Martin C. More...

Beware of strange bills and separate cars, trees

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is warning area businesses that fraudulent $100 bills have been passed at businesses in Suttons Bay and Greilickville.  During the past month the Sheriff’s Office has handled a couple of complaint More...