May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

S-B faces backlash for memorial rejection

Club members question denial

A controversy is heating up over whether a “Blue Star Memorial” honoring local military veterans should be installed at the Village of Suttons Bay’s North Park near the intersection of M-22 and M-204. More...

Suttons Bay to restart ‘yellow’ bus routes

Jen Lewis of Suttons Bay will be happy to see a big yellow bus pick up her children for school next fall. “I’m excited,” said Lewis, whose children — ages 8 and 10 — attend Suttons Bay Public School. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Kieanna recalled for bringing smiles to others

Payton Carpenter will always remember Kieanna Silvers as her bubbly friend who could walk into a room and bring a smile to everyone there. More...

Hursey receives Cherryland scholarship

A Suttons Bay student is among three high school seniors and two adults awarded 2015 Cherryland Electric Cooperative scholarships. More...

County Dates

Blossom Dance for daughters and dads Daddies and daughters can put on their dancing shoes for the inaugural 2015 Cherry Blossom Daddy Daughter Dance being held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the Old Art Building in Leland. More...

Life in Leelanau

Senior Projects

Many projects benefit more than school community

Many of Leelanau County’s graduating students complete a senior project as the final piece of their degree requirements. The projects vary by student, ranging from community service to exploring individual interests. More...

Field trips add to classroom experience

S-B visited Washington

Meaningful learning does not have to be confined to the four walls of a classroom. Many students, including those at Suttons Bay Middle School, go on field trips each year to experience things outside the community. More...

Having a conversation with Harold Feigel

Name: Harold Feigel Residence: Cedar, Mich. Resident Since: 1951 Age: 64 Birthplace: Cedar, Mich. Occupation: Retired More...

Views

Recalling Northport grocer Samuel McClelland

our opinion

As Memorial Day approaches, consider the plight of one Samuel A. McClelland, a grocer from Northport. More...

Appreciate our veterans

There are always transitions, and in no country on earth do they come as quickly as in America. Freedom does that. Some folks like change, some folks don’t. Regardless, change affects everyone. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“The apples in my front yard are definitely toast.” Nikki Rothwell, executive director of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station, in explaining how she knew early Wednesday morning that a frost had caused at least some dama More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 6 Gerald A. & Barbara J. Zyren to Peter M. & Samuel Robert Braden, Unit 9, Bahia Vista, Elmwood Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). Donald E. Matschke to Michael R. Beauregard, Section 26 Glen Arbor Township. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits More...

Marriages performed

Mark E. Ortman and Deanna B. Taylor, May 9 in Glen Arbor Township. More...

WELCOME WEEKEND

To visitors and summer residents, welcome back. And to year-round residents, welcome summer season. Leelanau County’s doors are swinging wide open for the long Memorial Day weekend, with plenty to do inside. More...

Business open; so are jobs

Pizza, bonuses part of recruitment

A tight labor market in Leelanau is pushing county businesses to offer cash bonuses — and food — to fill openings. One local business last week offered free pizza to spark a conversation with potential employees. More...

New buyer for county property; price now $800,000

County borrowed $527,000 for cleanup

A new prospective buyer of the former county courthouse property in Leland has emerged following the withdrawal last week of a $775,000 purchase offer from Grand Rapids developer and Leland summer resident Joel Peterson. 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

Softball roundup:

Glen Lake splits at Weber Invitational

Two big innings were too much for the still recovering Glen Lake softball team in its 11-1 four inning loss to Rogers City Saturday morning in game one of the Randy Weber Invitational. Rogers City scored five runs in the top of the first. More...

St. Mary outfielder does the unlikely, plays for opponent

If the Detroit Tigers were playing a team that had only eight healthy players, do you think Miguel Cabrera would cross over and play for it? He probably wouldn’t, but that is exactly what happened Monday night for Lake Leelanau St. More...

Sprint to the finish

District 64 teams gear up for postseason

For coach Casey Wilcox and the Northport girls soccer team, the role of “underdog” isn’t all that bad. 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 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

County should take responsibility for lake level

To the Editor: The county has voted for a study to determine if it is necessary to dredge the Narrows at Lake Leelanau or the mouth of the Leland River This study will help officials develop strategies that will mitigate water level fluctuations in L More...

Recollection of a fun, bumpy ride

To the Editor: It was a lovely summer evening in Leland. Margie and I were sitting in her kitchen talking. Russ was out in the garage working on his truck, when he burst into the house, grinning ear to ear. More...

Don’t blame nonprofit fire group in Leland

To the Editor: More...

Courts

One conviction after stolen county goods traded for heroin

Homeowner now has alarm system

After deliberating for several hours, a jury on Friday found William C. Harris guilty of one count of home invasion, second degree, for the 2012 break-in of a home on Sunset Shores in Leland Township. More...

Kasben arrested for multiple sex charges

A 49-year-old Maple City man was arraigned in 86th District Court on several charges of criminal sexual conduct. William M. Kasben, of 1254 Kasson Center Road, was arraigned Monday on two charges of CSC, second degree, with a child under 13. More...

Deputies issue 16 tickets during seatbelt crackdown

Also, woman passes out in parking lot

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office stopped 24 vehicles Monday in Elmwood Township, issuing 16 citations and eight verbal warnings for various violations in the first in a series of grant-funded safety belt enforcement zones, according to info More...