May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Leelanau Enterprise this week includes two special publications for readers. 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

THRICE as NICE

Explosive start not enough for Norse as Lakers lock up 3rd straight outright NWC title

All bets were off in Glen Lake on Tuesday as county rivals collided with a share of the Northwest Conference championship on the line. More...

Glen Lake boys win regional; 20 county athletes heading to states

For the first time in 23 years, the Glen Lake boys track and field team is tops in the region. More...

Lakers set relay record in Mesick

The Glen Lake boys flashed back to 1993 again in the Northwest Conference Championships at Mesick on Tuesday as the relay team of Colton Schopieray, Tyler Kolbusz, Peyton Picard and Josh Sterzer broke the school record in the 4x400 meter (3:32.20), b More...

Life in Leelanau

7 for 7

Community congratulates Native American seniors during Pow Wow in S-B

Perfection was the theme at Suttons Bay High School on Friday as all seven seniors who are Tribal members celebrated their impending graduation, and the community pulled off a Pow Wow without a hitch. More...

S-B principal: Cultural diversity may help district regain Schools of Choice students

Less than 500 students are currently enrolled at Suttons Bay, a district that boasted more than 1,000 students 10 years ago. More...

Leland students join effort to save monarch butterflies

The importance of milkweed in the life cycle of monarch butterflies is not lost on some of the county’s youngest students. More...

Views

Words from a soldier

In Flanders Fields More...

Teaching future business leaders

Stan Pasch, who as defensive coordinator helped take the Suttons Bay football program to great heights during his long career, has been recognized nationally as an outstanding coach ... for business skills. More...

Cartoon

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Courts

86th District Court

Viktor V. More...

Driver charged after chase across county

A 22-year-old Peshawbestown man was arraigned on felony charges of fleeing and eluding a police officer, failure to stop for an accident and reckless driving after leading Tribal Police on a chase that reached speeds of 90 mph. Ali A. More...

Felony charged for drunk driving

A 52-year-old Suttons Bay man was arraigned on felony drunken driving charges in 86th District Court on Tuesday. Dwayne E. Brown, of 4812 N. Setterbo Road, did not enter a plea on the charges. More...

 

Help wanted signs go unanswered

One less day for breakfast?

The early bird gets the worm. But people looking to the Early Bird for breakfast in Leland this summer may have to choose their days. More...

Open Meetings investigation done; will charges follow?

A Michigan State Police detective has concluded his investigation into whether the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners violated the Open Meetings Act. Leelanau County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. More...

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Special Sections

Local News

Craig graduates summa cum laude

Lydia Anne Craig, daughter of William Craig and Catherine Fiebing of Suttons Bay, graduated summa cum laude May 14 from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. More...

County Dates

Second forum for school pool project More...

Home sales sizzling long before usual start to sales season

Memorial Day represents the traditional start of the selling season for real estate agents in Leelanau County. Of course, that depiction takes for granted that there had been a slowdown. More...

Outdoors

Fishing forecast: Anglers prep for busy bass opener, optimal weather

Leelanau County lakes are staged to offer a memorable Memorial Day weekend for local and visiting anglers alike. More...

Feline fever: Big cats reported on peninsula

Third-generation summer resident Catie Woods Abell had gone her whole life without seeing a bobcat at her family’s lakefront home in Omena. That changed last week. Woods Abell spotted a bobcat on her back deck at about 9 a.m. More...

‘Sun’ party signals start of summer season

One of the first rites of summer — the “Here Comes The Sun Party” — will be held Monday at The Cove in Leland. 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 9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Changes in online booking site cause rental concerns

To the Editor: Many of us list our Leelanau County vacation rental properties on VRBO, but vacation rental owners in the county should be aware that the “by owner” part of that advertising model is fading fast. More...

Dems, GOP closer in age; Dementia a factor?

To the Editor: Just happened to read Mr. Zemaitis ad in the May 12 edition sec 1 page 17, over my Sat AM coffee. First off, I am devout and practicing non-partisan. Second, I too approve of diversity on the County Board, gender, age and family ties. More...

Obama wrong to bring Syrian refugees to U.S.

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Columns

Omena News: Hoping weather forecast is wrong

The Omena Women’s Club’s May meeting was held during a tour of the American Waste recycling facility in Traverse City. More...

Glen Lake News: Tourists season begins this weekend — and then stops

Is this weekend the beginning of summer? We will see. If the weather holds out this will be a big weekend; if two or three days before the weekend are bad weather it may not be so big. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO May 26, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 13 Barbara L. Richman and Gary D. Schultheiss to themselves, Section 28 in Leelanau Township. Kenneth J. and Michelle U. Homa to themselves, Lot 55, Larue’s First Addition to the Village of Empire in the Village of Empire. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township – Maureen Doran – (TBD and Grand Traverse Organics) Excavation for small outbuilding/shed and rip rap along shoreline at 8082 W. Latter Road ($125). Leelanau Township – More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE – Village of Empire (Empire Chamber of Commerce) Construct Tent for Empire Asparagus Festival, 1 tent 40’ x 140’ at W. Front Street ($1). VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY – More...