December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Big winds wreaking havoc

Donna Hillard feels like she lives in the Bermuda Triangle.  But instead of disappearing herself, it’s electrical service that’s been going “poof!”  It’s been gone for days at a time.  Wind gusts ranging f More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Glen Lake Community Library Notice to the Public

There will be a public hearing on the proposed 2018 budget at the regular board meeting of the Glen Lake Community Library on December 13, 2017, at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the library in Empire. More...

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

Miller, Popp propel Leland past Wildcats

Last year, Leland guard Garett Miller began an impressive junior season with 26 points in a 48-31 loss at Northport. “We took it on the chin in that first game last year,” Leland coach Jon Kiessel said. More...

St. Mary snaps road losing streak

Schaub, Eagles open 2017-18 with big win at Marion

On Tuesday, Harrison Schaub and his St. More...

Post players steer Norsemen past TC Christian

Keith, Shananaquet combine for 42 in win at TC Christian

The secret to Suttons Bay’s success this season may very well be secondary scoring, offensive production from players not named Thomas Hursey.  Two senior forwards named Garrett were happy to oblige at Traverse City Christian on Monday.&nb More...

Life in Leelanau

BOOKS, NOOKS & BEYOND

More than books: Leelanau libraries expand offerings

With the holiday season in full swing, we here at the Enterprise thought we’d take an in-depth look at some gifts that keep on giving to the communities of Leelanau — libraries.  More...

County host to 4 public libraries

Four public libraries are located on the Leelanau Peninsula, and you’ll find an overview of each in our coverage this week. Elmwood and Solon townships are served by the Traverse Area District Library. More...

Merz guided Leland library to new heights

Dedicated board and millage

When Sylvia Merz joined its staff in 2002, the Leland Township Library was only open 24 hours per week, books were stamped in and out by hand, there was a paper card catalog, a typewriter was used for business, public programs were limited to persona More...

Views

Elmwood plans rely on intersection design

We hope you plan to participate in a two-day open house next week to gather up ideas about the future of M-72 as it passes through Elmwood Township. More...

Thoughts on Christmas planning

Like you, we’re inundated with online crap.  Sorry to be so crass, but it’s true. You name the subject, and it’s at your fingertips in some form. More...

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Courts

Hearing postponed for man charged with heroin death

A 21-year-old former Wisconsin man charged with delivery of a controlled substance causing death was in court again on Tuesday.  Preston Weaver was arraigned last week in connection with the heroin overdose death of 31-year-old Kevin D. More...

86th District Court

David C. Thomas, 32, P.O. Box 265, Northport — Sentenced to 25 days in jail for operating while intoxicated/ impaired, second offense; to pay $1,225 in fines and costs, plus restitution of $879.  More...

Did accident lead to drinking? Strange case.

Drinking is the cause for many automobile accidents. More...

Santa Claus Came to Town

KIDS INTERACT with Santa Claus and his elf, Rachel Van Thomme, shortly after the big guy arrived Saturday in downtown Suttons Bay. It was a big weekend across the county for Santa visits and present making. See more coverage, Section Two.   More...

Heroin busts continue

Probe reaches T-C, Benzie

The heroin problem is spiraling out of control in Leelanau County. So says Sheriff Mike Borkovich, who is currently training all his deputies on Fentanyl and carfentanil — drugs that are mixed with heroin and causing deadly overdoses. More...

Eike gives back by volunteering — a lot

People who make county a better place

Editor’s note: This week we begin a three-part series on members of the Leelanau community who impact the lives of others all year-long. Their work is especially appreciated at Christmastime. More...

Local News

‘Day of infamy’ lives on in memories of county residents

The number of people who remember exactly where they were and what they were doing 76 years ago today is only getting smaller – even here in Leelanau County where the percentage of senior citizens is among the highest in the state. More...

County Dates

Friendship offers Christmas party   Try stopping to the Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday for the annual Celebrate Christmas party. More...

Neighbors complain about coffee roasting, but state says facility is OK

Property is zoned commercial

While neighbors say trouble is brewing at Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company’s new roasting facility in Kasson Township, company owners say they are operating well within local zoning and state regulations. More...

Outdoors

Garton gets another 10-point

Cary Garton will have none of the “slow season” narrative frequently referenced by county deer hunters. “If guys put in the time, they’re going to get deer here,” Garton said. More...

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TEDDY SPITZNAGEL’S first hunting season started slow and ended with a bang. More...

Venison steak secrets revealed

To the aspiring grill master, it’s a million-dollar question: What’s the secret to a good venison steak?  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

Hard to Give in Northport

To the editor: I don’t write many letters to the Editor but I think this needs to be said publicly. More...

Road Comm. does great job

To the editor:   I would like to commend and thank the Leelanau County Road Commission for the great job they do to maintain our roads in top quality condition and safety all through the year.  Merry Christmas.  Robert Duff S. More...

No need for more big trails in national park

To the editor: More...

Columns

Big winds, now and then, and 40-year-old cherry orchard

Some of you may have been hearing large equipment noises emanating from the top of Omena Heights this past week. KAL is up there pulling out the oldest block of tart cherry trees.  More...

Little Glen Lake news with glaring birthday exemption

The weather changed this week as we knew it would. It still hasn’t been bad, so enjoy it while we can. I personally would rather have snow than gloom and rain and cold, but we will see.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO December 6, 2012 Organizers of the private non-profit Sugar Loaf Mountain Club have formally abandoned their effort to work a deal with Sugar Loaf Resort owner Kate Wickstrom to offer crosscountry skiing and other activities at the defun More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire John S. Tris and Mary Severson Tris (Castles and Cabins Inc.) Construct single family dwelling, one story, wood frame, unfinished basement, main floor, two covered porches, deck and finished attached garage at 10903 W. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 22, 2017  Virginia A. Marach to The Virginia A. Marach Revocable Trust, Section 14 in Kasson Township.  Keith S. and Heather W. Lowe to themselves, Trustees of the Keith S. and Heather W. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham  Justin Knapp – (Gray’s Excavating) Excavation for a single family home, garage, decks, patio and pole barn with driveway and septic system at 7202 S. Lake Leelanau Drive ($125).  Centerville Township  More...