February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County may seek to hike taxes

For 911, seniors

Leelanau County voters will likely decide this year whether taxes should be raised to support the county’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system and the county’s Senior Services programs. More...

Goats called upon to help fight invasive

Grazing at Clay Cliffs

Clay Cliffs Natural Area is being invaded, and goats just might come to the rescue.  In an attempt to control the invasive garlic mustard, the Leelanau Conservancy has proposed using four-legged ruminants to help eliminate the overbearing, non-n More...

Special Sections

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

Pershinske to represent peninsula in state finals

Glen Lake boys, girls miss cut in tough regional

Slow and steady didn’t win the race.  It did, however, guarantee Andrew Pershinske a spot in the state finals.  Pershinske, a Leland student on the Glen Lake ski team, finished seventh through one round of regional slalom runs at Nub& More...

Pershinske, Lakers win third straight league title

Jess Pershinske captured both individual Lake Michigan Ski Conference regular season “World Cup” titles at Crystal Mountain last Wednesday, finishing first in slalom (30.40, 30.45) and second in giant slalom (21.47, 21.99).  Pershins More...

Glen Lake bowlers gear up for conference tourneys

The Glen Lake bowling team woke a sleeping giant Saturday morning.  Glen Lake got things going with a 136-96 win in the first baker game, but Bellaire stormed back from there with a 156-102 drubbing in the second.  Ken Plamondon bowled hig More...

Life in Leelanau

Prepare to BEE Amazed

St. Mary to host county spelling bee Wednesday

Thirty of the county’s top student spellers will gather at Lake Leelanau St. Mary next week to compete in the annual Leelanau County Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Leelanau Enterprise. The bee will begin at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Feb. 21. More...

‘Personal Projects’ challenge, inspire sophomores at Leland

For 10th-grade students at Leland Public School, learning is hands-on.  This is the inaugural year for Leland’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program, so to meet the school’s new requirements, each student needs to complete a &ldq More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Bob Bunek

Name: Bob Bunek  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau  Resident since: I've lived in the same house all my life.  Age and birthplace: I’m 60 years old and I was born at Munson Medical Center.   More...

Views

On candidates, hunter harassment and grazing

We offer some thoughts and views of recent topics on the Leelanau Peninsula: * * * And the winner will be ... we have no idea. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“The people and community we have is outstanding.”  — Joe Hobbins, retiring Glen Lake Community Schools building, grounds, and transportation supervisor. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Albert J. and Rose A. Kohler (Seeco Contracting Corporation) Construct residential alteration – remove wood lap siding and wood trim and cover with new taped seams, alteration on windows, and doors at 121 N. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 2, 2018  Matthew W. Slaven to Timothy G. Beaton and Deborah K. Beaton, Section 14 in Solon Township.  Lavern Flees to himself, Trustee of the Lavern and Marion Flees Asset Trust, Section 24 in Leland Township.  E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Michael Beno – (Paul Maurer General Contracting) Excavation for new house and detached garage at 2171 S. More...

 

It’s official — Grand Traverse Bay freezes tight

Third time in 5 years

It’s official. West Grand Traverse Bay has frozen, morphing from its hues of winter grey to a brilliant white.  What a change a week can bring. Just last Thursday, ice was only gracing the shores of West Bay. More...

Maple City, home to curling?

The curious sport of curling has once again captured the attention of Winter Olympics fans across the country. That’s no surprise to David Gersenson of Cedar, who hopes to bring curling to Leelanau County. More...

Local News

County Dates

Empire Lions club to serve pancakes   The Empire Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast at the Empire Town Hall Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Northport Village budget includes some raises

A handful of personnel raises were included in the 2018 budget for the Village of Northport, which will go into effect on March 1. More...

Homeowner hopes to expand

The owner of a home in Northport Village is seeking permission to build a second story addition to a home on a nonconforming lot.  Timothy Hogan of Louisville, Colo., wants to add space to his single story home at 110 West Park St. More...

Outdoors

Northport, G-A plan winter festivals over busy weekend

Two county communities will be hosting winter celebrations this President’s Day holiday weekend.  Cabin fever relievers are set for Saturday in Glen Arbor and Northport.  Festivities begin at 7 a.m. More...

Fest in Empire called off

There are plenty of outdoor activities planned this coming weekend through the county.  But one traditional event — the Empire Winterfest which featured the popular polar dip in South Bar Lake — is going by the wayside this year.&nbs More...

Curling debuts in Suttons Bay

The Olympic sport of curling has made its debut in Suttons Bay.  Just kidding.  The reality is that a few folks tried their hand at an activity that looked a little bit like curling at the Ice Rink Park in downtown Suttons Bay on Sunday aft More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Emergency services overcome spotty cell phone for rescue

To the editor:   On Jan. 16 I was cross country skiing in the Palmer Woods and Miller Hill area when I fell going down a steep hill and broke my leg. I was skiing by myself on a beautiful, sunny, 18-degree day. More...

Bar Association should vet judges, not Federalist Society

To the editor:   Not only is our Country suffering from the Flu but it also has contracted a bad case of “Whataboutism.” A recent writer on this page based his entire argument deflecting to “what about this or that” as if More...

Superintendent glad to be back into education

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Omena has big doin’s

Come one, come all. After a two-year hiatus, yours truly is entering the Chili Cook-Off Saturday at the Northport Winter Carnival. More...

Perch, chili on tap

What a great month February is! We get to experience snow, ice, cold weather, not so cold weather, a little sunshine, a little more snow. What fun!  The best thing about this February is the Winter Olympics. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO February 14, 2013 More...

Courts

Bond reduced for defendant

A 41-year-old Suttons Bay man appeared Tuesday in District Court and had his bond reduced.  But he remained lodged at the county jail yesterday morning.  William P. Shananaquet, Jr. of 1025 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., was arrested Jan. More...

86th District Court

Elijah Shomin, 23 of 11235 E. Ode To Min Mikum, Suttons Bay— Arraigned via video on charge of resisting/obstructing a police officer; bond continued; pretrial conference set for Feb. 20. David A. More...

Assault arrest puts L-L man in County Jail

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for domestic assault and interfering with telecommunications after a 911 hang up was received at the Dispatch Center.  Shortly after midnight Sunday morning, county dispatchers received a More...