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Empire Township residents question savings fund in bank

Several Empire Township residents think the township has too much money in the bank, especially when it comes to the Empire Campground, which has a fund balance — or savings account — of $155,410. More...

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County’s health still No. 2

Leelanau County continues to be among the “healthiest” counties in the state. But there is room for improvement. More...

Health dept. meeting state standards

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has received a “clean bill” of health, so to speak. The Board of Health accepted the Certificate of Accreditation on behalf of the two-county department at its regular meeting last Thursday. More...

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MARLIS MANN, the first woman president of the Suttons Bay/Leelanau Rotary Club (1996-97), welcomes Nancy Elmore, a Youth Exchange Host mother, to last week’s Rotary meeting to hear Fred Hall, a Suttons Bay student, report on his stay in Thailan More...

Outdoors

Manitou Passage free of ice

The Manitou Passage is clear of ice this week, according to Leland Harbormaster Russell Dzuba, and that may be good news for those who ply the waters of the Great Lakes for a living. Dzuba is vacationing in sunny Lake Tahoe, but spoke to the U.S. More...

Forester issues warning on pruning oaks

Leelanau County property owners are being warned to refrain from doing any oak removal or pruning between Wednesday, April 15 and July 15 to prevent the spread of oak wilt. More...

Tree caring workshop offered

“Healthy Forests: Caring for our Trees” workshop will be held Saturday, April 18 in Traverse City. 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 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Simplistic thoughts on global warming distort, endanger the planet

To the Editor: Wilma McQueen stated in her 3/19 letter that “climate scientists are pretty much in the camp of those called “deniers.” Last I saw, NASA reported that 97 percent of scientists believe in global warming and human invol More...

Accommodating illegals is suspicious

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Empire Township Board needs to hone listening skills

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Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO April 1, 2010 Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will head to the polls next Wednesday, April 7, to vote in a Primary Election during which they will narrow down a field of 21 candidates running for three s More...

Courts

Tompkins sentenced for unwanted kiss of pupil

Scott L. Tompkins, 64, of Maple City, has been sentenced to serve 93 days for kissing a former Traverse City student. Publicity about the charges led another victim to come forward to report a much more severe crime. More...

Charged with impregnating 13-year-old, man waives hearing

A 33-year-old former Suttons Bay man waived his preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct, multiple variables, for his involvement with a 13-yearold gir More...

Lie to help son turns into misdemeanor

Heather J. Holden, 58, pleaded guilty in 86th District Court on Tuesday to making a false report of a misdemeanor. In return, charges of filing a false report of a felony and allowing a person with a suspended license to drive were dismissed. More...

Fish cuts won’t keep anglers away

Salmon numbers aren’t likely to rebound this season, and next week the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (MNRC) is expected to reduce the number of lake trout that anglers can keep. More...

Leland land sale a go

Developer says he’ll go with old PUD, if needed

The would-be buyer of the former county courthouse property plans to consummate a purchase agreement with Leelanau County even if he’s unable to update a plan approved by Leland Township for the previous developer. 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

MVP Brown, lone repeater on boys Dream Team

All six players chosen to the Enterprise boys basketball Dream Team announced today had one common thread — they were leaders. More...

Suttons Bay boy and girls track teams ready to run

The Suttons Bay track and field team has a full roster this year, with 27 boys and 16 girls signed up. Returning from last year for the boys are seniors Sam Wynsma, Adam Arroyo, Daniel Hutton and Gabe Rittenhouse. More...

G-L girls track has more numbers

Glen Lake will start the new track and field season next Wednesday, April 8, at home with 20 girls on the team, up from 17 last year. More...

Life in Leelanau

A LABOR OF LOVE

For the love of St. Jude’s and in memory of his grandson, Jim Brown continues to make maple syrup from his little shack in Leelanau Township. “The production varies,” Brown said. More...

Maple City family enjoys maple syrup time

It’s the best time of the year for Nathan Zientek. No, he’s not on spring break. Zientek, 20, is out in the woods collecting sap from more than 200 tapped maple trees on the family farm near — you guessed it — Maple City. More...

Tucker’s offers special poppers recipe

County Cuisine

Casual foods like this Cherry Jalapeño Popper recipe, along with build your own burgers, artisan pizza, smoked chicken wings and homemade dishes are offered alongside upscale entrées from Tucker’s of Northport award-winning chef Jeremiah Moore. More...

Views

Uninsured numbers for area barely budge

our opinion

We have been amused by partisan reaction to the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — calls for its repeal, and claims of its benefits. More...

Warn kids about ‘sexting’

One generation ago, responsible parents set a curfew and searched the car in the morning. Today, parents on the lookout for teenage sex can’t even ground their kids to ensure their safety. More...

Four years of good memories in Leelanau

A column by Mike Spencer

Four years ago this June 9, I started creating Leelanau County memories that may last a lifetime. That’s the day I joined the Enterprise staff as a copy editor and Northport Village reporter. As they say, how time flies. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 19 Triton at Morgan Farms LLC to Suzanne A. Mason, one unit, Hill Valley Neighborhood Site Condominium, City of Traverse City ($332,000). More...

Marriages performed

John J. Walter and Sandra J. Tanis — March 20 in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Kenneth J. Lammers and Veronica L. Bowen More...