July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Grape growers sigh in relief

Hail damage less than expected

It was a helpless feeling, but it’s passed. All Doug Matthies could do was watch as Mother Nature turned his 24-acre vineyard into a driving range, pelting grapes with enough golf ball-sized hail to total four farm trucks. 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

Raising the bar

Summer break has become anything but for high school athletes in Leelanau County

Don Miller remembers what summers were like for high school athletes when he arrived at Glen Lake in 1973. There was no weight training. Summer basketball camps and leagues didn’t exist. There were no open gyms. More...

On your marks: Record turnout expected for 8th annual Fishtown 5K

Rain or shine the sight of hundreds of people gathering in Fishtown for Fishtown on a Saturday morning in July hasn’t gotten old in the eyes of Amanda Holmes. More...

Pegasus sails past Puff, NBYC fleet

Dick Allen’s Pegasus placed first among eight participants Saturday afternoon in race No. 3 of the Northport Bay Yacht Club’s Applebee Series, Flags Flyin,’ on Grand Traverse Bay. 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 a.m. More...

Letters

Cherryland should pay fair price for renewable energy

To the Editor: More...

Be your brother’s keeper and oppose abortion

To the Editor: More...

Miller ‘hardworking, knowledgeable’

To the Editor: With the upcoming elections, some of the elected positions sometimes get overlooked and people don’t really understand the importance and appreciate the hard work that some of our elected officials do. More...

Columns

On Northport artists, Omena Historical Society, and blues

The Northport Arts Association is planning a Wet Paint Show and Sale at the Willowbrook Mill in Northport. Artists will begin painting at dawn and then have their paintings judged and on display starting at 5:30 p.m. to be viewed and purchased. More...

Bear running, artists painting, more tourists at Glen Lake

Who said it’s been a little bit dry and we need rain? Well, we got some. It really rained on Sunday and water was running everywhere. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO July 21, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 8 Ronald M. Dawkins and Kathryn M. Dawkins to themselves, Lot 29, and a 1/13th interest in Lot 12 of Wheldon’s Shores Subdivision in Leland Township. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP – James and Teryl Nowak (William J. Bunek) Construct single family home w/unfinished basement and attached finished garage at 5554 S. Spyglass Ridge Dr. ($328,995); Robert J. and Nancy B. More...

Divorces granted in Circuit Court

Karen M. Waterson v. Alan D. Waterson granted July 13 Aileen L. Gomery v. Clarence K. Gomery granted July 13 Meredith D. Whitford v. Ryan L. Whiteford granted July 13 More...

 

Band members dodge attack in Nice

Peg Kroll, a flutist, was at a rehearsal for the Northport Community Arts Center’s upcoming performance of “Music Man” last week when another band member came in and told her about the hundreds of people who had been mowed down by a More...

Finally! Work returns to old courthouse property years later

Contaminated soils removed from property

It’s happening about eight years later than everybody had hoped, but work to clean up contaminated soils at the former Leelanau County courthouse property in Leland began this week. More...

Elmwood: Where’s our funds?

Recycling wars in Leelanau

What’s good for a recycling site in Solon Township should be equally good for a recycling site in Elmwood Township, Elmwood Township officials maintain. More...


Special Sections

Local News

Hancock park work delayed, but now OK

An update on long-planned improvements to the athletic complex at Hancock Park was given to the Leland Board of Education this week. More...

AC nixed, fans OK’d for Leland gym

Purchase of a bus and ceiling fans for the high school gymnasium were approved this week by the Leland Board of Education. More...

Refill propane during Lions fundraiser

A local propane supplier and the Maple City-Lions Club are working together on a fundraiser. Stevens Propane of 13206 S. Maple City Rd. will offer refills of 20-pound propane cylinders for $7 each from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5. More...

Outdoors

Young anglers fill coolers during day of charter fishing

A grant from the Passing Along The Heritage (PATH) Foundation allowed the Leelanau County Prevention and Diversion team to take area adolescents charter fishing last week. More...

Life in Leelanau

IT'S A RECORD

Visitation numbers continue to climb

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore attendance set yet another record last month — the fifth in the first half of 2016. Some 258,960 visitors made their way to Sleeping Bear, besting the previous June record by more than 1,600. More...

Naturalization ceremony today

Starts at 10 a.m.

Four years ago a Liberian who had fled a rebellion in his home country became a naturalized United States citizen by reciting an oath given at the life-saving museum in Glen Haven. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Michelle Racich

Name: Michelle Racich. Town or township of residence: Northport. Resident since: 1998. Age and birthplace: I’m 55 and I was born in Illinois. More...

Views

The big picture for library millages

our opinion

Question: When is a library millage not a library millage? Answer: When passage of the millage results in more money for a township than the library itself. More...

In gardening, genes lead to potato plants

A column by Amy Hubbell

Green acres is the place to be Farm livin’ is the life for me. Lane spreadin’ out so far and wide Keep Manhattan just give me the countryside. More...

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Courts

Magistrate Court

Russell P. Madsen, 68, 5682 London Dr., Traverse City — Vessel, operating at greater than reasonable speed; $120 fines and costs. Anna K. Bjoraker, 18, 1630 Timberlee Dr., Traverse City — Failed to yield; $120 fines and costs. More...

Heroin bust moves up to Circuit Court

A 51-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly selling drugs to an undercover detective at his Elmwood Township home has waived his preliminary examination on the charges. Gerald W. Boltze III, of 10201 E. Carter Road, Apt. More...

86th District Court

Rene C. Dupuis, 27, 11299 E. More...