February 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

No raise for Kasson clerk

No raise is warranted for a township clerk whose duties have largely been reassigned to her deputy.  Such was the sentiment at Tuesday’s meeting of the Kasson Township Board — the first since a Feb. More...

Local News

Growers to vote on assessment renewal

Michigan fruit growers will later this month decide whether to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development program. Ballots will be mailed to Michigan apple, cherry, peach and plum producers of record between Feb. More...

Applications sought for scholarships

The Paul T. and Frances B. More...

County Dates

WARM UP WITH PANCAKES   The Empire Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast Sunday, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Empire Township hall.  WINTER WALK   More...

Outdoors

Panfish limit to change

Many fishers of the most popular panfish in Leelanau County support a reduction in its harvest limit.  More...

Wings of Wonder rescues eagle, released Sunday

Hundreds of people crowded a parking lot at Suttons Bay High School on Sunday afternoon to witness the release of a bald eagle that was stranded on Lake Michigan ice earlier this month before being rescued.  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  10 a.m. More...

Letters

Road crews outstanding

To the editor:   During my 60 year acquaintance with Leelanau County many things have changed; many good, some not so good. Fortunately, Leelanau-ites, both native and imported, have pretty much preserved the culture and charm of Leelanau.  More...

Appauled by commisioner’s actions

To the editor:   I attended the County Commissioners Executive Committee Board Meeting this Tuesday, February 12th.  The state of our county is in good hands. Thank you Chairman Bunek, and Commissioner Rushton.  More...

Immigrants will change Republic

To the editor:   FACT: the United States is a sovereign country. A sovereign country has borders. Federal law indicates that noncitizens cannot enter the U.S. without proper documentation.  More...

Columns

Grass is greener in February

The news here is definitely all about the weather, but since it is being reported everywhere else, including the national news, I won’t be redundant. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO February 13, 2014 More...

Big plans for weekend in G-A

I’m pretty sure this is the last three day weekend until Memorial Day. This is Presidents Day weekend. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Frauke Bentzien and Jane Wiesen (Robert K. Foulkes) Construct residential slab on grad addition: main floor and covered porch, alteration main floor at 11898 S. Lake Street ($33,360).  Village of Northport  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 1, 2019  William C. Rastetter and The Huntington National Bank, Successor in interest to Empire National Bank of Traverse City, Co-Trustees of the Shirley J. Behymer Revocable Trust to Michael L. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Howard J. Vanderstow and Lori J. Nash  Nekita D. Martin and David S. Penney   More...

 

Abortion debate hits county

The showing of a graphic animated video depicting a human fetus being torn apart in the womb failed to convince a majority of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners to adopt a resolution to “urge that a law be passed in Michigan that declar More...

Seat on Northport sewer bd. still vacant

In a quick turn of events, Village of Northport Council is now uncertain whom it will appoint as the at-large representative on the Northport/ Leelanau Township Utilities Authority (NLTUA). At a special meeting Feb. More...

Winter storms keep kids home

In the last 20 days, each of the four public schools in Leelanau County have only had six days of school, as winter storms continue to pelt Leelanau County.  One of those six days was yesterday, which featured a two-hour delay to the start of sc 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

St. Mary holds off Leland

The Lady Eagles swept a second county team.  Leland made the trip to St. Mary Saturday, hoping to split the season in two games against the Lady Eagles. St. More...

St. Mary holds off North Bay, earns 11th win

The middle quarters took a toll on North Bay.  The Lady Eagles (11-2) led from early in the second quarter on, defeating the ladies of North Bay, 44-35, using an 11-4 run in the first half to extend the lead and hold onto it throughout the rest More...

Lady Stags remain undefeated in NWC, down Leland

Kingsley remains the top team in the Northwest Conference.  The Lady Stags completed the season sweep last Wednesday against the Lady Comets, as Kingsley ran past Leland, 77-34. More...

Life in Leelanau

Leland grad watches homeland crumble

Jose Acosta watches with interest as news of civil unrest of his homeland of Venezuela occupy headlines and segments on television news.  “The people are up against a wall,” said Acosta, who came to Leelanau County as a Rotary exchan More...

Former county priest runs from Boko Haram

Many people of faith in Leelanau County are praying for a Roman Catholic priest who served here for several years who is now believed to be in danger in Nigeria.  More...

Blanket project marks 25 years

“Blankets of Hope” an annual Christian service project at Lake Leelanau St. Mary celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.  Monday and Tuesday St. More...

Views

Rd. Commission at critical juncture

We sincerely hope that a newly-reconfigured Leelanau County Road Commission will be able to function up to the level that Leelanau County voters and taxpayers have come to expect over the past couple of decades. More...

Hope, faith and cherries

During a time when even the national anthem has become controversial, the Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) may be the only business organization in the USA that begins its annual luncheon with a prayer.  More...

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Courts

Magistrate Court

Cassidie M. Verellen, 20, of 9811 E. Crain Hill Rd., Traverse City — Speeding 65 in 40 mph zone - $180 fines and costs.  Jason B. More...

Drunk driver arrested

Alcohol is believed to have played a role in a one-car accident earlier this month in Omena.  About 9:30 p.m. Feb. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 6  1:33 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Teal/green mini-van swerving all over the road. No plate available. Male driver in his 60s with female passenger.  2:04 p.m. More...