September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

PLAN YOUR COLOR TOUR

While peak (or a peek of) fall color may be weeks away, our annual Leelanau Color Tour guide is coming out in this edition. More...

Largest housing project cited by state DEQ

Concerns about Brewery Creek

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has filed a violation notice against developers of The Moorings, the largest single residential project currently being developed in Leelanau County. 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

Angers, Apsey lead Lakers past Portagers

Next up: Charlevoix

Nick Apsey follows his fullback through a big hole, sheds a tackle, spins out of another, stiff arms two defenders and gallops into the end zone. Apsey’s 27-yard touchdown run— his fourth score of the game—gave No. More...

Charpentier, Lady Lakers defend Lake City title

Sunny Charpentier and her Glen Lake teammates refused to let scattered showers rain on their fast-paced parade. More...

Photo

GLEN LAKE junior Laura Romanowski came up short against quality competition at the Williamsburg Flint Fields on Saturday, finishing shy of reserve champion honors. More...

Life in Leelanau

Northport students build hoop house

Using power tools to build raised planting beds was just one of the hoop house lessons the project hopes to deliver to students of all ages at Northport Public School. More...

Libraries to step up programs

Three county library boards are working to put into action plans voters supported in the Aug. 2 election. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Scot Laing

Name: Scot Laing. Town or township of residence: Cleveland Township. Resident of county since: 1999. I designed and built my dream log home after living on Old Mission Peninsula for eight years. More...

Views

Hearts, minds differ on who can own M-22 symbol

No private individual should own the M-22 symbol. We say that with much angst, as it’s a tribute to the Myers brothers that so many people think over-wise. More...

We still live in a safe place

We understand should the friendly folks of Leelanau County want to lock their doors following a rare armed robbery that occurred two weeks ago in Empire. More...

Political Cartoon

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Courts

No charges yet for bank robbery

A 69-year-old Benzonia man suspected of robbing the Empire Huntington Bank branch at gunpoint on Sept. 7 had a probable cause conference on Tuesday, though no plea deal was offered. William F. More...

Winowiecki pleads not guilty to felonies

A 42-year-old Cedar woman pleaded not guilty at her 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday to several felony charges related to an Aug. 25 scuffle with Leelanau County deputies. More...

Wiggs charged with drunk driving for 4th time

A 34-year-old Cedar man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a charge of felony drunken driving. Christopher M. Wiggs, of 10901 S. Kasben, is currently free on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond. More...

One prediction: vibrant fall colors

Tourist season growing

One area forester is predicting a dramatic color season this year in Leelanau County. That’s good news for those people who like it when the days get a little shorter. More...

New trail opening pushed back again

The newest section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is set to be fully open in mid- October — just in time for fall colors but quite a bit later than first anticipated. More...

Vintners refill red wines

Sunshine, warm weather and the promise of a heavy, vintage crop have local vineyards buzzing in more ways than one. More...


Special Sections

Local News

With tears, retired Wendels accepts plaque

A longtime member of the fire and rescue community was recognized Tuesday by the Glen Arbor and Empire township boards. Judy Wendels-Ohlfs retired from the Glen Lake Fire Department in late summer after 40 years of service. More...

Van Raalte family donates bench for township library, historical society

Descendants of John and Luella Van Raalte have donated a bench for public use in Leland. As a “thank you” to the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical Society, the VanRaalte family provided a bench near their entrance. More...

County Dates

Climb, Uncaged coming Saturday Big crowds are expected at Northport and Empire for the Empire Hill Climb and Leelanau Uncaged events. More...

Outdoors

MSU baseball team climbs dunes, hooks into lakers out of Fishtown

Also watch MSU top Notre Dame

Outfielders caught and no hitters struck out when the Michigan State University baseball team was taken on charter fishing trips Sunday out of Leland. More...

Volunteers sought to fight invasives

Bring your work gloves, some water and a desire to better the environment to a workbee planned for 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Clay Cliffs Natural Area. More...

Youth hunters harvest nine bucks

Three 8-points harvested

Memories were made in deer blinds throughout the peninsula on Saturday and Sunday as Leelanau County kids participated in the 2016 youth hunt. Proud parents and grandparents have sent in photos of 11 smiling kids so far. 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

League of voters trying to inform the electorate

To the Editor: More...

Long list of problems caused by Clintons

To the Editor: More...

Time to start defending America; point guns outward

To the Editor: Normally, I would focus on local politics and the issues facing voters in Leelanau County. Not this year. We have much bigger problems facing our nation with decline being a real possibility if Hillary is elected. More...

Columns

Omena News: Get Uncaged, but don’t forget to attend historical society’s garage sale

It was an interesting weekend at the Omena Historical Society (OHS) museum. Visitors to the museum were Graham Dawson and his wife, Amy, from Pennsylvania. More...

Glen Lake News: Weather holds up around Glen Lake as seasons change

The scenery is changing and the weather is beautiful. This has been a great season. * * * More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO September 22, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE – Paul and Heidi Skinner (David G. Grubaugh) Construct commercial addition to existing commercial retail space, main floor, covered porch at 10126 W. Front Street ($83,250). More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 9 Edward J. and Marlene E. Hahnenberg, Trustees of the Edward J. Hahnenberg and Marlene E. Hahnenberg Asset Trust Estate to themselves, Lot 1, Section 25 in Suttons Bay Township. Edward J. and Marlene E. Hahnenberg to Elizabeth M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leelanau Township – James Pickell – (Frederickson Service) Grooming beach area at 11225 N. Shore Drive ($125 permit fee). More...