January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Interim’ S-B school chief may stay longer

Suttons Bay’s interim, part-time superintendent soon may be working more with “interim” dropped from his title. More...

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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

Cade, Harris shoot Buckley past Glen Lake

Denver Cade darted toward the basket, elevated between two defenders and left a contested layup just short of the mark. Cade calmly collected the rebound, contorted his body — and willed the ball off the glass and in. More...

3s rain down as Hursey, Miller duel

‘Garretts’ good again

Leland boys basketball coach Jon Kiessel came into the matchup at Suttons Bay hoping Thomas Hursey’s relatively quiet start to the season could continue for at least one more game. That didn’t happen. More...

Bushen: Atmosphere electric in Buckley

What a spectacle it was at Buckley Community Schools on Tuesday.  Multiple news outlets were on site. All conceivable parking spots were taken. The gym was at capacity. The fans were rowdy.  And Buckley came to play.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Keeping Cozy

Peninsula pets and farm animals rely on their owners for warmth in winter

As temperatures fall and snow levels rise, Leelanau County residents bundle up with hats, gloves and more, but furry creatures like dogs, cats and even farm animals rely on owners to keep them warm enough through the winter.  More...

Eagle population on the up and up

The significant community attendance at the Wings of Wonder bald eagle release on New Year’s Day made it clear that folks in Leelanau County are excited to see the living incarnation of our national emblem up close and personal.  Luckily, More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nathan Porritt

Name: Nathan Porritt  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: My whole life, so since 1982.  Age and birthplace: I am 36 years old and I was born at Munson Hospital.   More...

Views

Save voices, opinions for park management plan

Park manager Kasey Mahony was somewhat surprised at one reaction to a press release announcing the opening of a fat-tire bike trail in Leelanau State Park.  Opposition.  More...

Prosecuting opioid addiction

Drugs are fun, exciting and profitable.  While watching two young defendants in court who are charged with playing a role in the heroin death of a Suttons Bay man, you get a feeling that they once may have held that thought.  They look and More...

Heard around Leelanau

“(I) haven’t given it a thought.”  Sugarloaf, Sugar Loaf and SugarLoaf owner Jeff Katofsky, on what he considers the proper spelling for the resort he plans to renovate and open. More...

Courts

Holland faces 2 felonies for credit card fraud

A 26-year-old Leelanau Township woman faces two felony charges after allegedly racking up nearly $9,000 of unauthorized purchases on her parents’ credit cards.  Mariah Crowgey Holland, 10460 E. More...

86th District Court

Editor’s note: District Court sessions were held last Thursday and Tuesday, which accounts for the lengthy amount of court news this week. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 3 4:39 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller reporting something large and metal in the roadway. Too large for caller to move. 12:31 p.m. — Bingham Township — Red GMC towed from the business. More...

Pinning down the name ‘Sugar Loaf’

The marketing and communications director of Sugarloaf Mountain Resort said he’s not surprised that people are confused about whether the name of his favorite ski area should be spelled “Sugarloaf,” “Sugar Loaf” or &ldqu More...

Inmates caught swapping notes

Facing life in prison

It didn’t take long in jail for a man and woman charged with selling heroin to a Suttons Bay man who overdosed and died to get into more trouble.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Snowmobiles going fast   It will be loud Saturday in Empire Township at the Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race.  The race and day are named after an Empire resident and church organist who died while snowmobile riding.  More...

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...

Local legislators showed up to vote

Leelanau County voters were represented for nearly every vote of the state legislature in 2017.  Roll call votes were reported last week by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.  Curt VanderWall, freshman representative from the 101st Dist More...

Outdoors

Leelanau a snowshoer’s delight this weekend and beyond

When conditions are right, Leelanau County is nothing short of a gold mine for snowshoers.  Tom Ulrich is well aware.  “People come out to play in the snow,” said Ulrich, the deputy superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National More...

Snowmobiler tests thin ice near Nedows Bay

Editor’s note: The Enterprise invites all ice fishermen, cross-country skiers, downhill skiers, fat-tire bikers, ice boaters, snowmobilers, hockey players, and other outdoor sports enthusiasts to email snow and ice reports to jason@leelanaunews More...

Drag race to return with beer, live music

Last year, conditions were anything but optimal. More...

Letters

With hunting, think of the individual deer that’s killed

To the editor:   “The pen is mightier than the sword” and, while it may not be mightier than a rifle, as long as we have free speech and freedom of the press, one can try!  More...

Good guys get mailbox back up

To the editor:   The reason I am able to put this letter in my mailbox is because of two men, Bill Meserve and Jim Kaiser, of Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.  More...

Cancel bike trail permit in favor of passive recreation

To the editor: More...

Columns

G-L grad joins Pope at Mass

It’s cleanup time, and it happens every year about this time. In November and beginning in December all the lights, decorations and trees — including those at Arts Bar — are put out in anticipation of Christmas. More...

Omena players certainly know their trivia

The Omena-Northport area was well represented at the regional competition of Team Trivia at the Village Inn in Suttons Bay on Saturday. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 10, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Northport Residential Property LLC (Jason A. Sparling) Construct single family dwelling, one story on slab, SIP construction, main floor and detached garage at 656 N. Thunder Road ($186,630).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 29, 2017 Gordon H. Waldenmyer, Initial Trustee of the Gordon H. Waldenmyer Trust Agreement of Gordon H. Waldenmyer to himself, Trustee of the Self Trusteed Trust Agreement of Gordon H. Waldenmyer, Section 12 in Empire Township. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township Tom and Sally Wille – (James Ross) Excavate for 22 pier footing to support new deck at 6538 Dunns Farm Road ($80). More...