October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Boards don’t like marijuana proposal

The entire board of the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and at least half of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners hope you’ll vote “no” Nov. More...

Foul play ruled out in drowning

The death of the 34-year old Chicago man nearly 10 weeks ago has been ruled an accident. The Michigan State Police completed its investigation and has determined the cause of death of Gilbert Druja to be an “accidental drowning.”  More...

Local News

County Dates

Local effects of U.S. policy   More...

Day’s body recovered

Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. More...

Slow marina sales in 2017 shows up in Northport Village audit

The good Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.  The phrase works for Northport Village finances, but in reverse order.  More...

Outdoors

Hunters bag birds on first day

Migrating birds are on the move, traveling through Leelanau County.  The birds are migrating down south to find food easier, and hunters such as Chris Butz of Cedar are seeing a ton of birds. More...

Eighth beaver bagged

Ron Baker trapped another one.  Baker trapped his eighth beaver of the year, hiding in a homeowner's window well in Suttons Bay.  “The owner tried to draw the beaver out by putting sticks and boards up," Baker said. 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 7:20-8:20 a.m. — Step Aerobics: Old Art Building, Leland; $8. More...

Letters

Community-minded Long supported

To the editor:   More...

‘Uncaged’ a great free festival

To the editor:   Leelanau UnCaged 2018 defied cold and clouds to warm the streets of Northport with song, dance and laughter. People came early and stayed. More...

SugarLoaf plus for Soutas-Little

To the editor:   More...

Columns

M22 Art2Art Tour popular

Congratulations to all of the organizers and artists who were part of last weekend’s M22 Art2Art Tour around the county. The event was sponsored by the Suttons Bay Art Festival nonprofit. Donna Popke and Bill Perkins were the co-directors. More...

Glen Arbor Art Center gets grant

Not much going on this time of year, boats and docks coming out of the water and some of the summer homes and cottages are already being winterized.  It appeared that the Endurance Evolution Sleeping Bear Marathon last week was a success because More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO October 10, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Village of Empire (Empire Business Association) Construct temporary tent for Empire Hops Festival at W. Front Street ($1).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 20, 2018  Levi P. Meeuwenberg to himself and Brenda L. Meeuwenberg, Sections 29 and 32 in Elmwood Township.  Richard J. and Ellen E. Figura to Richard J. Figura and Ellen E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Stephen Palmer – (Self) Excavation for the development of a garden area with retaining wall at 6850 S. Rolling Hills ($140).  Centerville Township  More...

Breaking News - 2:50 PM

Want to hear state Legislature candidates in their own words?  Free Access 

A link to audio from The Cherry Pie Debate held on Oct. 11, 2018

We’re posting an audio recording of the Cherry Pie Debate that was hosted by the Leelanau Enterprise the Glen Arbor Township Hall. More...

Leland grows, other schools lag

County count falls below 1,800

For every action, there is an equal reaction.  That law of physics also applies to county demographics and the number of children attending county schools.  Last Wednesday’s fourth Wednesday count shows a continued decline in the numb More...

Fall colors nearing peak in county

Seekers of a splash are descending on Leelanau County.  The color splash that typically laces leaves across the peninsula this time of year is starting to show its colors — and in grand style in some locales. More...

THE CHERRY PIE DEBATES

Doors at the Glen Arbor Township Hall will open at 6 p.m. 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

Suttons Bay Football

Next Up: Onekama Portagers (5-1, 3-1 Midwest)  Two teams will meet for the 31st time on the gridiron. Suttons Bay will make the trip to Onekama on Friday, Oct. 12 to face the Portagers at 7 p.m. More...

Glen Lake Football

Next Up: Charlevoix Red Rayders (1-5, 0-2 NMFL - Leaders)  More...

Leelanauts defeat Cadillac, ready for Regionals

The Leelanau Tennis team gained momentum for regionals, as they defeated Cadillac last Thursday.  The Leelanauts will head to St. Francis to compete in this year’s regionals against all the other varsity teams in the conference. More...

Life in Leelanau

Mentors contribute to student success

Maybe the Beatles had it right: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” At least that’s what area schools have found is essential for students - only these friends may be considered anything but typical, based on an age gap t More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Eddie Pleva

Name: Eddie Pleva  Town: Kasson Township  Resident of county since: 2001  Age and birthplace: 19, Warren, Mich.   More...

County Cuisine

Strawberry pie for national day

Strawberries may be out of season but this strawberry cream pie from Chimoski Bakery will never be. This pie might sound familiar as Chimoski Bakery was on TV 29 & 8 Friday September 28 to celebrate National Strawberry Cream Pie day. More...

Views

Life is cheap for three drug dealers

The family business was on display last week in a Leelanau County courtroom. The scene was surreal. Perhaps that was predictable, as a key witness testified against her mother. Her former boyfriend had testified earlier. More...

Celebrate! A week for newspapers, journalism

Journalism matters now more than ever.  That’s the theme this year for National Newspaper Week, which we’re celebrating.  Yes, celebrating. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Just walking in the door, a patient is relieved because they see me.”  — Russell Korson Leland Township firefighter. See our salute to first responders in Section 3.   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Bruce A. Olson, 48, Grand Traverse County Jail, Traverse City — Appeared for show cause hearing; released based on payment plan of $50 per pay period for fines and costs.  More...

Meth-related charges made

A 35-year-old Lake Leelanau woman has been charged with contributing to a meth-making operation.  Patricia W. Paquette of 5680 E. More...

Man charged with arson

A Traverse City man was arraigned in District Court this week on charges in connection with a July incident in Elmwood Township. Arthur L. Jones, 44, of 2540 N. More...