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Judge tosses Groening’s lawsuit

Former Glen Lake Superintendent’s federal lawsuit against Glen Lake Community Schools was dismissed this week.  Federal District Judge Gordon Quist issued an opinion Tuesday, dismissing a case that was filed in October 2015 just months aft More...

Local News

Enterprise claims 9 awards in national newspaper contest

The Leelanau Enterprise brought home nine awards in the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest held by the National Newspaper Association. Co-publishers Alan and Debra Campbell gave full credit to the Enterprise staff. More...

County Dates

Fire up grill for Lions Club   The Cedar/Maple City Lions Club is planning a timely fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, offering to fill up your 20-pound propane grill tank for $7.  More...

Gaming fund requests needed to balance the county budget

Leelanau County is asking the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to provide $131,483 in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds to pay for services the county government provides the tribe.  More...

Outdoors

We asked anglers for their best day on Lake Leelanau

‘I don’t think it’s a piece of wood’

People fish for reasons that go far beyond their catch, which helps explain their stories when asked about their favorite day fishing on Lake Leelanau. More...

Community support strong for student biking program

Inland Seas to buy 26 bicycles

A group of Traverse City West Senior High School students ended up raising more than twice as much money as they’d hoped to buy bicycles for the Suttons Bay-based Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA).  More...

Tip for beating Fourth crowds: set your alarm

The Fourth of July draws the biggest crowds of the year to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with many looking for some beach time.  But what if that “perfect” beach includes solitude?  Tom Ulrich, Deputy Superintendent at 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...

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.   More...

When a public notice fails in its mission

Solon Township is wasting money on two public notices.  That hurts to say. We’re big proponents of the public’s right to know what local governments are doing. More...

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Courts

30 years for sexual assaults

A 34-year-old Peshawbestown man was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges of having sex with a child.  Jon Nathaniel-Nunghons Brenner pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl between March More...

Drunk driving arrests keep deputies busy

An early morning patrol on Sunday resulted in an arrest for drunk driving. That and other information was provided the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, June 21  11:48 a.m. — Leland Township — Lost iPad Pro somewhere between Lake Leelanau and Leland.  4:08 p.m. More...

 

It’s bikes v. cars on county roadways

M-22 work stays on schedule P. 10

Tensions are rising in the county with an increased volume of vehicles and bicycles sharing the same road.  Some are saying that using the word “sharing” may be an over-reach.  Eric Shawbitz of Lake Leelanau vented his frustrati More...

Cleveland allows bikers to stop, refresh

A bike ride drew the attention of the Cleveland Township Board at its meeting this month.  The board voted 4-0 to authorize the Michigander Bicycling Tour to stop at the township’s park on Little Traverse Lake on July 18 to provide a rest More...

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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

Bonzelet, Lakers lead Leelanau’s all-star team

Allie Bonzelet and the Glen Lake girls soccer team didn’t mess around in conference play this season.  The Lady Lakers, who shared the 2015 and 2016 championships with Leland, steamrolled league opponents to the tune of a perfect 8-0 recor More...

Borkovich signs with Braves

Borkovich gets his shot in Gulf Coast League

A dream came true for a Leelanau County kid in Orlando this week — and it had very little to do with Walt Disney World. More...

Northport names new boys basketball coach

For the fourth time in less than a year, a varsity basketball coach has been named in Northport. More...

Life in Leelanau

Summinars set to kick off in Leland Sunday

Where can you learn about Great Lakes islands, the Farm-to-Table movement and the experiences of World War II veterans?  You don’t have to go far to learn more about these and other subjects which will be featured in this year’s Leel More...

More speakers in trio of series

Special speakers will be visiting three Leelanau County churches this summer. Here is the list of speakers and where they will be when:  Omena Presbyterian Church speaker series:  July 2 — The Rev. Jim Porter, copastor, St. More...

Behind the scenes at Polka Fest

Larry Bruckner, Adolf Novak, Butch Garvin and Rich Hounsell have a lot in common. More...

Letters

Departing teacher offers good-byes; good thoughts

To the editor:   Since I was recuperating from surgery at the end of the school year, I did not get the proper chance to say my goodbyes to students, staff, and community of Glen Lake Community Schools.  More...

Calls for ‘vote’ on zoning ordinance

To the editor:   How about more lawsuits? How about spending more $$$ on so-called professional planners? And maybe extra meetings for planning commissioners and trustees of the Charter Township of Elmwood?  More...

‘Bloated’ schools should spend less, consolidate

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Busy first weekend of summer; community mourns loss of Centner

Plans for 105th birthday

The first official weekend of summer was busy, fun, and alternately beautiful and rainy. Fortunately, the sun did shine on the Omena Historical Society museum’s opening reception on Sunday. More...

Search begins for marching kazoo players

Get ready for the infamous, more popular than ever, bigger and better Glen Arbor “anything goes parade.” For those interested in entering, the parade lines up in Glen Haven no later than 11 a.m. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 28, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Westie Cottage Trust (Armour Siding Co.) Construct residential exterior alteration, single family dwelling, wood frame, two story: Vinyl siding, new aluminum window/ door trim, aluminum fascia & Soffit at 10166 W. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 8, 2017  Mark and Marjorie A. Leggett to themselves, Trustees of the Mark R. Leggett and Marjorie A. Leggett Joint Declaration of Trust, Lot 2, Section 15 in Bingham Township.  Theodore L. Phelps and Dorothy E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Don Labadie – (T Basch Inc.) Excavation for new home at 6855 S. More...