June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public school finances vary greatly

Head of Northport School moves on

Local school districts begin their new fiscal year tomorrow. And the financial scenarios among them are as varied as the students they serve. 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

Explosive Lady Eagles land 5 spots on softball all-star team

The final win of Abbie Thon’s senior season was one she won’t soon forget. Thon, a four-year starter and the lone senior on St. More...

Northport loses two basketball coaches

Big changes are in store for Northport basketball teams this winter. More...

Cox competes in Women’s Open

Nichole Cox is no stranger to the big stage. She’s the two-time defending Division 4 individual state champion and she’s used to competing in big golf tournaments every summer. More...

Life in Leelanau

Welcome To Empire And Please Buy A Pass

Being an ambassador at a beautiful Lake Michigan beach where bikinis abound would seem to be the perfect job for an enterprising teenager. More...

Parking program quickly went from deficit to profit

Paid parking at the Empire beach brought in a net profit of $11,763 in 2015, the first full year of a once-controversial measure that started with the village installing a temporary meter in 2014. More...

Used ‘treasures’ generate funds for St. Mary class

Folks lined steps of old gym

Cris and Dave Verhougstraete of Leland were on a mission Friday morning on behalf of their granddaughter. Hattie Rose, who will be 3-years-old on July 13, would sleep soundly in a white beadboard toddler bed that the St. More...

Letters

GOP, Solon Twp. carry water

To the Editor: Re: Last week’s letter from Nancy Flanagan about Solon Township’s refusal to support the protection of our great lake shores from the aging Pipeline 5 and your guest editorial. More...

Politicians needed who can’t be bought; who look ahead

To the Editor: We just returned from two of our grandchildren’s events, one a graduation, another a large soccer tournament. More...

No tax on vacant condo space

To the Editor: More...

Columns

Omena News: Volunteers start Omena Bay testing

Sunday afternoon was a beautiful day for the opening reception at the Omena Historical Society. More...

‘Go Patriotism’ for Fourth of July

Get ready! It’s the Fourth of July. * * * Here’s the lineup. On Monday the Fourth beginning at 10 a.m. at Old Settlers’ Park the Annual Flag Raising will again be sponsored by the Glen Lake Woman’s Club. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO June 30, 2011 The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners appears ready to pull the plug on a plan to redevelop the site of the former county seat in downtown Leland. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 14 Charles J. and Marilyn Flaska to Flaska, Marilyn M. Living Trust, Section 25 in Kasson Township. Charles J. and Marilyn Flaska to Flaska, Marilyn M. Living Trust, Section 3 in Kasson Township. Gerald Flaska to Flaska, Marilyn M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township – Kelly LaCross – (Leelanau Excavating) Excavation for construction of family residence and septic system at 3570 S. Lakeshore Dr. ($125). More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT – Mill Street Partners (Thomas E. Elon) Construct residential alteration from unfinished storage change of use to finished bedroom and bath with exterior egress at 903 N. Mill Street ($22,500). Philip and Barbara J. More...

Busy times precede the Fourth

Rey and Sharon Guajardo were looking for the perfect spot to watch a Lake Michigan sunset on Tuesday evening. Dune Overlook No. More...

Back taxes lead to lawsuit discussion

Local governments are pushing against the county’s effort to collect back taxes related to the BayView development, questioning how much of the money is really owed. More...


Special Sections

Local News

Flagpole resurrected, to help Old Glory fly over Northport

Old Glory will soon be flying again from a flag pole on top of the hill in Northport. But she won’t be attached to any old staff. More...

‘Dr. Dave,’ wife announce plans to move to Nevada

After 14 years helping patients in Leelanau County, plans are underway for the husband-and-wife owners of Leelanau Urgent Care to move west. Dr. Dave Lemak and his wife and nurse, Janice, plan to move to Reno, Nev. in the fall. More...

County Dates

Week off for pantries, assistance Leelanau Christian Neighbors food pantries in Northport and Suttons Bay, the Leelanau Baby Pantry and the Neighbors Assistance Ministry held in Suttons Bay will be closed on Monday due to the Fourth of July holiday. More...

Outdoors

Home gardening: How to handle disease, pest concerns in tomatoes

New cherry pest targets tomatoes

To spray or not to spray? That is the question home gardeners face every spring when pitted against the threat of disease and pests in their tomato plants. The answer in Bill Belanger’s Lake Leelanau garden is yes, but just once. More...

Heritage Trail has progressed quickly, with obstacles ahead

Ribbon cut in Port Oneida

Kati Rooney has seen trails transform people on both sides of the Leelanau Peninsula. Rooney spoke at the latest Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail ribbon cutting ceremony, held Friday at the Kelderhouse farm in Port Oneida. More...

For now, lake trout are kings of big lake

Leelanau’s attraction for big-water anglers appears deeper than its salmon fishery. Charter boat captains working out of Leland are taking clients over sizeable lake trout schools, and usually limiting out fairly quickly. 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 a.m. More...

Views

Have a happy Fourth

our opinion

Leelanau County may not quite be Independence Hall — but we try. Red, white and blue will dominate the Leelanau Peninsula over the long holiday weekend. More...

Wedding venues: Please turn down the volume

In general, folks in Leelanau are supportive of the hospitality business — partly by necessity. If the Peninsula lacks tourists, it lacks jobs. Then our economy suffers, followed by home values, followed by layoffs ... you get the picture. More...

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Courts

Latest charge for Barlett: perjury

A woman who is currently serving time in the Leelanau County Jail has been charged with perjury after allegedly lying on the stand about having contact with a known felon. Jennifer L. More...

86th District Court

Steven G. Schwarz, 46, 308 5th St., P.O. Box 1091, Leland — Bond review held on charge of drunken driving; bond continued with additional terms. Kathryn V. Allen, 72, 116 W. More...

Weaver scheduled for competency exam following attack on his father

A 30-year-old Traverse City man who is accused of attacking his father has been scheduled for a competency exam. Robert S. More...