September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Indigenous Peoples Day set for Oct. 1

Compromise by county commissioners

The Leelanau County government has selected a day to observe “Indigenous Peoples Day.”  The roughly 800 Native Americans residing in Leelanau County will be recognized on their own day of Oct. More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

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 basketball coach steps down

“Absolutely incredible” is how Clint Couturier summed up his three-year run as the boys basketball coach at Lake Leelanau St. Mary.  More...

Mikesell’s late score seals Suttons Bay win

Lucas Mikesell fired out of the backfield, darted toward the right pylon and looked back to the quarterback. More...

Fab Five leads Leland to big day at Ellsworth

The Leland girls cross country program had never taken an award home from a major invitational prior to the 2017 campaign, but five freshmen — call them the Fab Five — changed that at the Ellsworth House on the Hill Invite on Saturday.&nb More...

Life in Leelanau

Apple harvest begins, quality ‘just excellent’

A medium apple contains about 100 calories and no fat, sodium or cholesterol, making it perhaps the world’s most perfect snack. More...

Grapes get much-needed heat, sun

The return of sunny skies and warm weather over the weekend was a welcome sight to county grape growers. More...

Research station to focus on local varieties in 2018

“A good amount” of the grape varietals planted at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in 2008 will be replaced sometime this spring.  More...

Views

Thumbs up and down on Leelanau discussion topics

Swimming on a color tour?  That’s what will occur this weekend as tourism picks up in anticipation of the changing of the guard in Leelanau’s hillsides. More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Sept. 13  1:15 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Littering on state land. Caller cleaned up but has pictures.  1:35 p.m. — Suttons Bay — Boat property damage accident.  2:11 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Malachi J. Flanagan III, 18, 8 High Road, Bronxville, NY — Refusal of PBT under 21; $205 fines and costs. Kevin D. Burns, 33, 3166 Fortune Lane, Commerce Township — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 71 mph; $120 fines and costs. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 23, 2017  Jill Porter, Trustee of the Elizabeth Electa Porter Trust to Timothy E., III and Janet A. Ryan, Lot 17, Sugar Loaf Bluffs in Cleveland Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Sarah Keever – (Pathway Homes LLC) Excavation to build a new home, well, septic and driveway at 9908 E. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Mitchell Zolik, 98, of Elmwood Township died August 31 in Elmwood Township  Conrad S. Koltys, 92, of Elmwood Township died September 4 in Elmwood Township  Dominic R. More...

WELCOME, AUTUMN

THIS WEEKEND could be summer’s last hurrah with temperatures reaching the mid- to high-80s — and maybe even breaking a record or two. This couple takes advantage of last weekend’s sun at the Glen Haven beach.   More...

Zoning costs a bundle

Total tops $270,000

Local zoning ordinances help control what, where and how things happen on the Leelanau Peninsula.  But enforcement doesn’t happen on its own. More...

No ‘protest,’ but order granted

A new legal battle is brewing between the owner of a controversial “wedding barn” in Elmwood Township, Frank Noverr, and a group known as the Southeast Leelanau Association of Neighbors (SLAN).  More...

Local News

County Dates

Sing-a-long with ShareCare   More...

Moorings development remains on hold

A recent flurry of court-filings in a year-old case involving the largest single housing development project currently planned in Leelanau County is doing little to move the project in a positive direction, according to individuals associated with th More...

New contract for Leland teachers

A new contract has been inked with the Leland Education Association (LEA). During a special meeting held earlier this month, the School Board unanimously approved a two-year agreement with the LEA. More...

Outdoors

Youth Hunt success a mixed bag

Warm weather leads to spotty weekend for Youth Hunt, Liberty Hunt participants

By all accounts it wasn’t perfect, or even good, deer hunting weather.  But nonetheless, many young hunters across the Leelanau Peninsula put venison in the freezer during the state’s early Youth and Liberty hunts.  More...

Perch biting — and so are Lime Lake pike

When it comes to catching — as opposed to hooking — big northern pike, you’re better off if they don’t swallow your lure.  That’s the only way Mike Shimek was able to land a 40-inch, 20-pound northern last week on L 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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

‘Peace Day’ planned in Traverse City

To the editor:   More...

Fortunate to have Heritage Trail; finish the entire length

To the editor:  How fortunate we are to have the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as an asset to our county. The Heritage Trail traversing this park is a joy to use. More...

Kids should be studying rather than working on ‘game’

To the editor:   Tim Skubick’s column on the Department of Education omitting unfavorable facts showing student test scores are poor was interesting. But it didn’t explore why they’re poor.  More...

Columns

Filling up that tired tank across the bridge

If you are reading this column on the day this newspaper comes out — Thursday, Sept. 21 — my wife and I are either on our way to the Upper Peninsula or are just arriving there for a brief and well-deserved break from work.  More...

A ‘career politician’ goes by ‘experienced’

If experience counted for anything today, Hillary Clinton would be president and former GOP candidate Dick Posthumous would be governor. More...

Looking Back

5 YEARS AGO  September 20, 2012  More...