December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges finally filed in Empire heist

$40,000 remains missing

Leelanau County law enforcement officials still believe they have their man, and are filing additional charges including armed robbery to prove so.  The charges allege that a 69-year-old Benzonia man who was in custody for driving away a vehicle More...

Some doctors not accepting new patients

Leelanau County residents are having to drive farther to see their family physicians — that is, if they can find one who is taking new patients.  The Leelanau Urgent Care in Suttons Bay closed in October when Dr. More...

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

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

10 Lakers named to Fall Sports Dream Team

For all but two weeks of the 2016 campaign, Glen Lake boasted the lone football team in Leelanau County. And the Lakers didn’t disappoint. More...

Throwdown in Motown

GLEN LAKE football coach Jerry Angers lifts the Division 6 runner-up trophy following Glen Lake’s 26-14 loss to Jackson Lumen Christi in Friday’s final at Ford Field in Detroit. More...

Bell’s big day leads Lumen Christi past Glen Lake

Coach Jerry Angers hoisted the trophy and released a celebratory roar in the direction of the south sideline, where hundreds of Glen Lake supporters were on their feet roaring right back. More...

Life in Leelanau

Local theatre student earns national distinction, continues to shine on stage

A Leland Comet is being recognized as a bright and rising star in musical theater. Luke Klein, a junior at Leland Public School, has been named a 2017 National YoungArts Foundation finalist in his craft. More...

Musicians share holiday spirit

What is more Christmas-y than a church service that tells the story of Jesus’ birth?  Nothing, says Bobbie Lange, music director at Northport Covenant Church.  And when you add in several toddlers who may sing or may just stand on sta More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Denise Dunn

Name: Denise Dunn  Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township  Resident of county since: I’ve lived here 37 years. My ex-husband changed jobs from downstate. We moved up here in 1979.   More...

Views

Let recount begin, but next time charge more

our opinion

County election workers will be receiving extra checks in time for Christmas shopping, which is one of a few bright spots we can point to in an election recount ordered by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and tacitly supported by Democra More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“Yes. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Michael Chetcuti (Morton Buildings Inc.) Construct new commercial storage building, one story post frame 66’x170’ with finished interior. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 17  Roger C. and Beth L. Noonan, Trustees of the Roger and Beth Noonan Family Revocable Trust to Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Section 16 in Kasson Township ($9,000).  John Klingaman to Richard A. and Sandra J. More...

New assumed names filed in county

Acrylics Dental Lab; 10221 E. Eckerle, Suttons Bay – by Louis J. Forton, 10221 E. Eckerle Road, Suttons Bay.   More...

 

DEATH GRIP

BOB JOYCE, the Department of Public Works superintendent for the Village of Suttons Bay, and county Sheriff’s deputy Greg Hornkohl found two trophy bucks tangled in a death grip while hunting near a beach in Omena. More...

County coffers lose in recount

State guidelines oversee process

Leelanau County’s chief election official was expected to learn today exactly when and where a recount will be conducted of all 15,047 ballots cast countywide in the 2016 Presidential Election.  More...


Special Sections

Local News

Manistee tribe buys Pleva-based lines emphasizing cherries

One of Leelanau County’s most innovative businessmen has sold his business, “Pleva International, Inc.,” to the Manistee-based Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.  And soon his signature meat product, “Plevalean,” More...

Workshop scheduled

A free Golden Conversation workshop entitled “Changing the way we think and talk about issues relating to the end of life” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

County Dates

Suttons Bay plans holiday weekend   More...

Outdoors

Trophies highlight otherwise lackluster firearms season

Weather, smaller deer herd

The firearms deer season, which ended yesterday, was somewhat lackluster in Leelanau County — although there were plenty of success stories reported by successful hunters.  Included was recently seated Kasson Township supervisor Greg Julia More...

Trophy bucks found in death grip

Many deer hunters dream of having a big buck mounted to hang on the wall.  The trophy bucks found in Omena last week that will hang together, however, will bring little satisfaction to Bob Joyce.  “It’s really sad,” said J More...

Take kids hunting; they grow up too soon

(Editor’s note: The following story and photos were provided by a Suttons Bay father of three.)   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

The lunacy of Black Friday sales

To The Editor:   More...

Former clerk offers thanks to supporters

To The Editor: Thank you Bingham Township voters who supported me in my re-election efforts. I appreciate your trust in my ability to perform the job tasks effi- ciently and with integrity. More...

Columns

Omenites decorate their village

Community misses friend Larry Bensley

A fun and ‘omenable’ crowd turned out last Sunday to Deck the Village. The very temperate weather made it a pleasant day for late November to be outside hanging lights and greens. More...

Busy holiday events despite rain

Happy birthday, columnist

Editor’s note: We received a late addition to Glen Lake News from Dotti Thompson: “Please add a Happy Birthday to my husband of 56 years, Bill Thompson, the author of his column.” When you see Bill, offer a happy birthday salute.&nb More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO December 1, 2011 More...

Courts

Collins fails to appear for court date

A 42-year-old Suttons Bay woman was picked up on a bench warrant after failing to appear for arraignment on charges of felony drunken driving and driving on a suspended license.  Crystal M. Collins, of 12199 E. More...

86th District Court

Dustin C. Carnes, 29, 2490 W. School Lake Road, Maple City — Pleaded not guilty to bond violation on charge of domestic violence; bond hearing held; court finds in violation; bond continued with no additional sanctions. More...

Magistrate Court

Michael J. Muloin, 37, 2991 Hayes St., Avon, Ohio — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 74 mph; $240 fines and costs.  Robert J. Mork, 31, 1301 N. Deerfield Lane, Suttons Bay — Expired plate; $80 fines and costs.  Eli J. More...